The UN political affairs chief has underlined the critical need to ensure funding for the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), warning that a shortfall could threaten plans to transfer security to the national forces by the end of next year.
One of the world’s poorest countries, Somalia is coping with conflict, a historic drought and a devastating food crisis. But there’s another side to the country. Just take a look at the capital city. (Image credit: Luke Dray for NPR)
A new administration in Somalia has launched an offensive against Al Shabab, which are also facing an uprising from local militias.
President Mohamud has launched a counterinsurgency campaign against the al-Qaeda-linked group.
Civilians are in increasing danger, while humanitarian needs across Sudan “are growing exponentially”, the head of the UN mission in Sudan told ambassadors in the Security Council on Tuesday.
Mogadishu, Somalia — Hassan Sheikh Mohamud officially took office in the Horn of Africa country after a handover ceremony in Mogadishu. A week ago, Mohamud won the presidency after an intense election, defeating Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as Farmajo, in a third round of voting. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud becomes the first ex-president in Somalia to…
The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday.
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Somalia has been riven by decades of conflict and extreme weather events but, says Adam Abdelmoula, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, there are signs of progress amidst a host of ongoing challenges.
The Somali leader dropped his divisive bid to extend his term, and the country also moved to mend fences with