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  • US: US gives US$146 million for humanitarian support in Kenya, Somalia
    22 august 2016 19:50:12
    New York, US (PANA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya announced that the US is providing more than US$146 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support refugees, voluntary returnees, and drought victims in Kenya and Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya: IGAD condemns Al Shabab terror attack in Somalia
    22 august 2016 18:59:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has condemned the terror attack in Somalia, which killed 20 people on Sunday in Galkayo city of Puntland state and wounded 20 people.Full text...

  • US: US government condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia
    22 august 2016 14:31:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has condemned the terrorist attacks carried out on Sunday against the Ministry of Transport in Mogadishu and government offices in Galkaayo, capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. Full text...

  • Somalia: Keating condemns terrorist attack in north-central Somalia
    21 august 2016 17:58:41
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, has strongly condemned the twin explosions in the city of Gaalkacyo, capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia, early Sunday that killed at least 12 people and injured over 25. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council unhappy with postponed elections in Somalia
    19 august 2016 18:47:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Friday expressed regret over a postponed timeline for this year’s parliamentary and presidential elections in Somalia, calling on all stakeholders to follow the revised 2016 electoral calendar "without further delay". Full text...

  • Somalia: UN rep welcomes enactment of Somalia’s human rights commission law
    15 august 2016 07:12:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – After decades of conflict, the Federal Government of Somalia and its partners have a duty to put in place effective human rights protection institutions, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, has said. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief welcomes election timetable in Somalia
    10 august 2016 15:15:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by Somali electoral authorities of a timetable for the 2016 electoral process, noting that the process for the upcoming polls, which sets October for presidential elections, is an important milestone in the country’s journey towards democracy.Full text...

  • US: US condemns Mogadishu suicide bombings
    27 july 2016 05:45:16
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which took place near the international airport, and restated its commitment to the country's progress towards peace. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR appeals for US$115.4 million to support returning Somali refugees
    26 july 2016 18:39:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday appealed to donors for an additional US$115.4 million to fund the voluntary return and reintegration of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp. Full text...

  • Somali: AMISOM condemns terror attack in Mogadishu
    26 july 2016 18:24:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The African Union Mission in Somalia has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred early Tuesday near the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA). Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns terrorist attack near Mogadishu airport
    26 july 2016 13:56:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Somalia, Michael Keating, has strongly condemned Tuesday's terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed dozens of people. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU names head of maritime capacity building in Horn of Africa
    26 july 2016 11:38:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Commission on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ms Maria-Cristina Stepanescu, a senior police officer from Romania, as Head of the European Union (EU) mission on regional maritime capacity building in the Horn of Africa, EUCAP Nestor. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy urges better protection for children affected by armed conflict in Somalia
    23 july 2016 09:07:17
    New York, US (PANA) - Concluding a six-day visit to Somalia late Friday, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui called for better protection of children caught up in armed conflict and urged the country's authorities to treat former child soldiers as victims in need of protection rather than as criminals.Full text...

  • Tanzania: European Council calls for credible polls in Somalia
    18 july 2016 12:06:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The European Council on Monday adopted conclusions on Somalia, calling for a credible and accountable electoral process, which will ensure the necessary legitimacy for the elected leadership of the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council extends mandate of AU mission in Somalia
    07 july 2016 18:39:03
    New York, US (APAN) - The UN Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to 31 May 2017, and mandated the mission to reduce the threat posed by Al-Shabaab and other armed opposition groups in the country.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel
    27 june 2016 21:33:33
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council late Monday condemned in the strongest terms a recent deadly attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu that killed several people, including a serving government minister. Full text...

  • Somalia: 43 Shebab militants sentenced to death in Somalia
    19 june 2016 19:53:54
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The military court of the semi-autonomous government of Puntland, Somalia, has sentenced 43 Shebab jihadists to death for carrying out attacks earlier this year in the north-east, Somali News Agency reported. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somali Shebab jihadists confirm death of prominent leader
    19 june 2016 19:05:01
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somali jihadist movement Shebab has confirmed the death of Mohamed Dhouyadeyni, one of its most preeminent leaders.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says Al Shabaab attack against Ethiopian troops repulsed
    09 june 2016 15:31:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) said on Thursday troops under the command of its Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) repulsed an attack by terror elements, capturing fighters and destroying weaponry during an attack on its base in Halgan, in the Hiran region of Somalia.Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief denounces killing of journalist in Somalia
    08 june 2016 22:48:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Somali govt. must investigate killing of journalist
    07 june 2016 13:16:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said Somali authorities should thoroughly investigate the killing on Sunday of journalist Sagal Salad Osman and bring those responsible to justice. Full text...

  • Somalia: UN envoy condemns assassination of Somali female journalist
    07 june 2016 10:53:32
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, has condemned the assassination of a female Somali journalist, Sagal Salad Osman, on Monday afternoon in Mogadishu and described the murder as "very distressing". Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel
    03 june 2016 06:55:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the deadly attack on 1 June perpetrated by Al-Shabaab militants on the Ambassador Hotel, Mogadishu, Somalia's capital city.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council approves two-month extension for AU mission in Somalia
    28 may 2016 07:44:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council has approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the Council to consider the outcome of its recently concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country.Full text...

  • Somalia: IMF Managing Director approves Staff-Monitored Programme for Somalia
    27 may 2016 18:02:08
    Washington, D.C., US (PANA) - As Somalia slowly recovers from nearly 25 years of civil war, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday announced approval of a Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) for the Horn of Africa country covering the period of May 2016–April 2017. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council commends political, security progress in Somalia
    25 may 2016 14:07:54
    New York, US (PANA) - UN The Security Council has welcomed the political and security progress in Somalia during a mission to the capital, Mogadishu, on 19 May, where representatives of the 15-member body met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, regional leaders, Somali civil society and women's groups.Full text...

  • Kenya: 21 Al Shabaab fighters killed in fire fight with AU troops in Somalia
    25 may 2016 09:41:11
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 21 Al Shabaab fighters have been killed in fire fight with the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), a KDF spokesperson said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council urges swift approval of Somali electoral model
    19 may 2016 22:21:14
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council members concluded a one-day visit Full text...

  • Belgium: EU appoints new Operation Commander for EU NAVFOR Somalia
    18 may 2016 09:40:04
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union's Political and Security Committee on 18 May 2016 appointed Brigadier Robert Magowan CBE, an officer from the British Royal Marines, as Operation Commander for the EU Naval Force Somalia - EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta. Full text...

  • UN: UN calls for urgent global action on droughts in Somali communities
    11 may 2016 14:45:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, on Wednesday called for urgent global action to avert a deterioration of the situation as drought continues to devastate communities in Puntland and Somaliland.Full text...

  • UN: UN expert tasks Somalia on sexual violence cases
    25 april 2016 17:40:06
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Mr. Bahame Tom Nyanduga, on Monday called on the Government of Somalia to enhance the capacity of the judiciary and police force in handling cases of sexual and gender-based violence, and to prohibit the handling of such cases by traditional clan elders.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council expresses concern on security situation in Somalia
    23 april 2016 14:23:52
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing grave concern on the fragile security situation in Somalia, Full text...

  • Somalia: Somalis face formidable challenges as election time nears - SRSG
    19 april 2016 19:09:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Somalia’s security and prosperity depend upon success in reversing dependency upon aid and in addressing the root causes of fragility, conflict and violent extremism, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) Michael Keating said Tuesday when he briefed the UN Security Council. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudanese, Somali presidents discuss cooperation between their countries
    14 april 2016 13:36:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The Sudanese and Somali presidents on Wednesday evening held a working session that focused on regional and international issues of common interest and how they would strengthen their cooperation in all domains. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies support drought-affected communities in northern Somalia
    11 april 2016 15:59:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are intensifying joint efforts to assist communities in northern Somalia coping with a severe drought exacerbated by El Nino conditions, a UN statement said on Monday.Full text...

  • Somalia: Somali president receives Egyptian delegation
    04 april 2016 11:30:24
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, on Sunday held talks with an Egyptian delegation led by the Egyptian deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Idriss.Full text...

  • US: Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Somalia until March 2017
    25 march 2016 05:49:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Stressing the importance of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia to that country's political process, the Security Council on Thursday extended the mandate of UNSOM's work until 31 March 2017. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says six men sentenced for killing journalist in Somalia
    24 march 2016 15:03:51
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A military court in Mogadishu, Somalia, has upheld sentences imposed on six people convicted in connection with the December 2015 murder of Somali broadcast journalist Hindia Haji Mohamed, the Commettee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Full text...

  • Brussels: Top Somali pirate jailed 20 years in Belgium
    15 march 2016 14:09:47
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Mohamed Abdi Hassan, alias Afweyne and popularly called "The King of the Somali pirates", was on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in the Belgian city of Brugges, PANA reported, quoting judicial sources on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Somali court sentences man to death for murdering 5 journalists
    07 march 2016 14:57:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that a military court in Mogadishu, Somalia, has handed down the death sentence against Hassan Hanafi, a former journalist, having found him guilty of direct or indirect involvement in the killing five journalists on behalf of the armed militant group, Al-Shabaab. Full text...

  • UN: UN report highlights food insecurity, malnutrition in Somalia
    08 february 2016 17:44:58
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN food security and nutrition assessment report on Full text...

  • Somalia: UN official visits top leaders in show of support for electoral process
    05 february 2016 06:21:43
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A senior United Nations official has held talks with Somali leaders in Mogadishu in a show of support for last month's “breakthrough” political achievement in selecting an electoral model to be used later this year in efforts to lead the Horn of Africa country out of decades of factional war. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says Somalia’s political success depends on managing threats
    28 january 2016 18:48:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Somalia, Michael Keating, on Thursday said success in the Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns deadly Al-Shabaab attacks against civilian targets in Mogadishu
    23 january 2016 08:45:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack in Mogadishu perpetrated by Al-Shabaab, “which has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries of innocent civilians going about their daily lives”. Full text...

  • South Africa: Pretoria condemns Mogadishu terror attack
    22 january 2016 15:18:07
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government on Friday condemned the "cowardly and barbaric terrorist attacks” at Lido Beach in Mogadishu‚ Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya intensifies retaliatory air strikes in Somalia
    19 january 2016 19:02:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has intensified retaliatory air strikes in Somalia’s Gedo region as the search and rescue operation for soldiers who escaped the deadly attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) continued for the fifth day running, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: "Our soldiers did not die in vain”- Kenyatta
    19 january 2016 18:56:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday vowed to defeat the Al Shabaab inside Somalia, insisting a military offensive launched in the Horn of Africa country after an attack on the African Union in Somalia (AMISOM) military base would nail those who carried out the attacks against Kenyan troops.Full text...

  • UN: Rights experts warn counter-terrorism measures threaten remittances to Somalis
    19 january 2016 05:57:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing concern over the impact on vital remittances from diaspora countries into Somalia caused by “necessary but less considered counter-terrorism regulations,” United Nations rights experts on Monday warned that the measures may “severely affect the human rights” of Somali people. Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns attack on AU base in Somalia's southern region
    15 january 2016 19:33:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ calls for immediate release of detained Somali journalist
    07 january 2016 13:04:41
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Somalia to ''immediately release'' journalist Abdirisak Omar Ahmed or disclose any charges against him.Full text...

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