Home / News in English (page 20)

Category Archives: News in English

AMISOM takes stock of its operations in Somalia in the last decade

AMISOM takes stock of its operations in Somalia in the last decade

The AU Special Representative for Somalia and Head of AMISOM Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira told a high-level meeting of AU officials, donors and other stakeholders, that the current arrangement that relies on military onslaught against the Al Shabaab militants may not achieve its desired goals, of delivering sustainable stability in the Horn of Africa country. Ambassador Madeira is asking for ...

Read More »

UN Aid Chief: 20 Million People in 4 Countries Face Starvation, Famine

UN Aid Chief: 20 Million People in 4 Countries Face Starvation, Famine

The United Nations says it needs $4.4 billion by July to prevent famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeastern Nigeria. U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien, who just returned from field missions to the affected countries, told Security Council members Friday that the United Nations is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the organization’s creation. He said that without the ...

Read More »

US Deports Dozens of Somalis.

US Deports Dozens of Somalis.

For the second time this year, the United States has deported a group of Somalis to their home country. A plane carrying 68 Somalis landed Friday at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport. The deportees were accompanied by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who handed them over to Somali authorities, officials say. One of those deported, Nur Mohamed ...

Read More »

Organization of Islamic Cooperation warns of growing famine in Somalia.

Organization of Islamic Cooperation warns of growing famine in Somalia.

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said the group is viewing the spread of famine in Somalia with deep concern. The OIC reports that signs of a famine has started to show in Somalia and the Horn of Africa region after a severe drought and shortage of rainfall. The organization stated that the famine is threatening ...

Read More »

African Union force in Somalia needs troop surge, chief says.

African Union force in Somalia needs troop surge, chief says.

The head of the African Union mission in Somalia is seeking a surge in troops to help the country’s military control areas won back from extremist group al-Shabab, saying the Somali National Army has been unable to take charge as expected. Francisco Caetano Madeira’s request for an unspecified number of extra AU troops comes amid widespread concern that Somalia’s military ...

Read More »

KDF soldier killed, five injured in al Shabaab attack near Kenya-Somali border.

KDF soldier killed, five injured in al Shabaab attack near Kenya-Somali border.

A KDF soldier has died and five others injured after two IEDs exploded in different locations in Lamu near the Somali border. The explosions also destroyed armoured vehicles that the soldiers were using for patrols near Sirira and Ishakan on Tuesday afternoon. KDF said the explosive devices have been planted on the roads by the Al Shabaab. More officers have ...

Read More »

Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia.

Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia.

The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for Humanitarian Aid, said that there are disturbing similarities with the situation in Somalia during 2011, when hunger left some 260,000 fatalities. Laerke said that in ...

Read More »

Aid Agencies Working to Stave Off Catastrophic Famine in Somalia

Aid Agencies Working to Stave Off Catastrophic Famine in Somalia

GENEVA — Time is running out for millions of people in Somalia who are on the brink of famine, warns the United Nations. The world body is urging the international community to rapidly respond to its $825-million appeal to stave off a catastrophe in that drought-stricken and conflict-ridden country. Six-point-two million people in Somalia — half the population — are in ...

Read More »

Sudan, Somalia condemn US travel ban

Sudan, Somalia condemn US travel ban

Countries targeted under a new US travel ban passed by President Donald Trump have attacked the move, along with the United Nations. On Monday, President Trump signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations. The order was presented as a means to strengthen US national security against terror threats. On Tuesday however, ...

Read More »

Famine stalks Somalia again.

Famine stalks Somalia again.

I last worked in Somalia six years ago, when famine also loomed, and there were countless stories to tell about starvation, a health crisis and devastation. Knowing it is little different this time round is heartbreaking. A drought that appears to be worsening has left more than 6.2 million people without enough food, if any at all. Last week, the ...

Read More »