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  • UN: UN Somalia envoy condemns deadly terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel
    28 march 2015 16:34:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Somali Federal Government's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva, Ambassador Yusuf Bari-Bari. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Somalia condemns attacks in Baidoa town
    12 march 2015 21:25:59
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Thursday's attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy welcomes progress in efforts to form assembly in Kismayo
    08 march 2015 07:59:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the Interim Juba Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says journalist detained, three others fined in Somalia
    04 march 2015 15:10:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has said that Mohamed Bashir Hashi, a journalist in Somalia, is being detained while three others faced heavy fines. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials welcome release by Somali pirates of longest-held hostages
    27 february 2015 19:18:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials have welcomed the release this week of four Full text...

  • US: Obama nominates first US Ambassador to Somalia in 24 years
    25 february 2015 19:44:39
    New York, US (PANA) - US President Barack Obama has nominated the first USFull text...

  • UN: UN Somalia envoy condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu hotel
    20 february 2015 20:28:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, has strongly condemned Friday's attack on the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, which was claimed by Al-Shabaab. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Somalia's vital remittance pipelines risk being cut, NGOs warn
    19 february 2015 11:09:52
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Somalia's vital lifeline of around US$ 1.3 billion in annual remittances, representing 25-45 percent of the country’s GDP, is slowly being choked off in the US, UK and Australia, three international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) warned in a report unveiled Thursday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: AfDB awards US$1m emergency relief assistance for drought victims in Somalia
    12 february 2015 17:11:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) -The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) announced Thursday its award of US $1 million emergency relief assistance to Somalia where over one million people affected by drought and famine are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Full text...

  • UN: New Somali govt tasked on 'Vision 2016' agenda
    12 february 2015 00:57:10
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and its partners have urged the new Somali government to move quickly to deliver on its "Vision 2016" agenda, following the approval of a cabinet that includes enhanced participation of women ministers. Full text...

  • UN: UN Somalia envoy 'excited, worried' about political progress in 2015
    04 february 2015 22:52:00
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Wednesday stressed the importance of the partnership between the African Union (AU) and the UN in Somalia, which he called "unique, strong and essential for success" in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says malnutrition rates high in Somalia
    30 january 2015 06:51:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, says malnutrition rates are stubbornly high in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition.Full text...

  • UN: UN, int'l partners call for resolution of Somalia's political crisis
    23 january 2015 05:16:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN and its international partners have voiced concern over delays Full text...

  • Tanzania: UN welcomes Somalia's ratification of children’s rights treaty
    20 january 2015 17:29:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday applauded Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a move regarded as an “important step” towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation and an explicit commitment towards improving the lives of its youngest citizens. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Somali security forces arrest five journalists in two days
    06 january 2015 16:39:23
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Somali security forces arrested five journalists in two separate incidents over the weekend in Mogadishu and three of them were still in confinement Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has reported. Full text...

  • UN: Ban speaks with Somalia's new PM, urges creation of inclusive government
    02 january 2015 22:06:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 0n Friday called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive government, with the full participation of women.Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns deadly attack on AU peacekeepers base in Mogadishu
    26 december 2014 22:36:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN has condemned an attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which resulted in the death of a number of AMISOM soldiers and civilian contractors. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief hails appointment of new Somalia PM
    24 december 2014 19:51:01
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to punish peacekeepers involved in sexual violence
    17 december 2014 15:18:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has launched a bid to effectively protect women in conflict zones by proposing a series of strict measures to punish sexual offenders. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert urges Somali govt, int'l community to strengthen human rights legislation
    13 december 2014 21:48:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Mr. Bahame Tom Nyanduga, on Saturday said the Somali government and the international community must work together to strengthen the country's rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy.Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council calls for unity in Somalia
    11 december 2014 06:01:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council said it has taken note of a recent parliamentary Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says two Somali journalists killed, three injured in bombings
    09 december 2014 17:07:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Two Somali journalists have been killed and three wounded in a twin bombing that targeted a restaurant frequented by journalists and officials in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said late Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Somalia condemns deadly terrorist attacks, calls for political unity
    08 december 2014 17:46:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has condemned Friday's terrorist attacks in Baidoa, which killed at least fifteen people with many more wounded, and called for political unity following the country's parliamentary vote of no confidence in its Prime Minister. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyan military aircraft crashes after air strikes in Kismayu
    04 december 2014 19:27:00
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) combat aircraft has crashed in southern Somalia after developing a technical fault, a military spokesman said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban 'outraged' by deadly terrorist car bomb attack in Mogadishu
    03 december 2014 22:54:58
    New York US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed outrage at a terrorist attack in Mogadishu on Wednesday, which damaged a convoy of UN vehicles and killed and injured several Somali bystanders and security personnel. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Car bomb attack kills 4 in Mogadishu
    03 december 2014 15:24:31
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Four persons, believed to be Somalis, were killed when a car bomb hit a UN convoy near Mogadishu International Airport early Wednesday, according to reports by various agencies.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Forced migrant returnees now bigger threat in Horn of Africa
    26 november 2014 12:53:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ministers in charge of immigration and refugees in the Horn of Africa region met here Wednesday to discuss a response to the influx of forced returnees from Europe and the Gulf region, which is proving to be a crisis. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief denounces murder of Somali radio journalist
    25 november 2014 19:53:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms. Irina Bokova, on Tuesday deplored the murder of Mr. Abdirisak Ali Abdi, a journalist killed in the town of Galkayo, Somalia, and called for a thorough investigation into the crime. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU extends mndate of anti-piracy operation off Somali coast
    22 november 2014 11:13:50
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has extended till 12 Dec. 2016 the mandate of the naval operation Atalanta which is battling piracy off the Somali coast, the Council of member states said in a statement in Brussels Friday.Full text...

  • Belgium: High level meeting on Somalia opens in Copenhagen
    20 november 2014 18:46:34
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - An International High Level Partnership Forum on Somalia opened Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark, to take stock of the progress made in terms of security and development in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country since the last international donors' conference held in September 2013.Full text...

  • UN: UN official urges more support for Somalia's progression
    19 november 2014 20:40:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, says Somalia’s positive strides do not mean "plain sailing", urging the international community to continue to support the Horn of Africa nation in its efforts to stabilize and build sustainable security. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Somalia calls for political stability ahead of Copenhagen conference
    17 november 2014 19:42:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay has met Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy expresses concern over violence, urges restraint in Somaliland
    16 november 2014 22:15:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay has expressed Full text...

  • UN: Security Council urges UN member states to strengthen efforts against piracy
    12 november 2014 19:00:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Wednesday reaffirmed its condemnation Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy lauds progress in Somalia
    12 november 2014 08:53:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia Nicholas Kay has hailed the political and economic gains made in Somalia through the partnerships and collective efforts of Somalis and the international community. Full text...

  • Somalia: Parliament fails to push no confidence vote against PM
    11 november 2014 14:25:57
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - An attempt by Somali Members of Parliament to pass a no confidence vote against Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed failed to kick off Tuesday after three hours of heckling.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian court acquits suspected Somali pirates
    06 november 2014 16:24:39
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Twelve suspected Somali pirates, aged between 20 and 45, were Thursday set free by a court in the Mauritian capita, Port Louis, due to lack of sufficient evidence to prove their guilt. Full text...

  • Kenya: FAO says floods aggravating food security in Somalia
    31 october 2014 11:49:33
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation in the Horn of Africa nation, experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have warned.Full text...

  • Kenya: UN chief lauds Kenya's contribution to peace, security in Africa
    30 october 2014 09:11:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, late Wednesday commended Kenya’s contributions to international efforts to promote peace and security in Africa, particularly in Somalia and South Sudan. Full text...

  • Kenya: Ban hails Somalia's progress towards stability
    30 october 2014 09:03:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somalia has made “remarkable progress” as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said Wednesday in Mogadishu.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: UN Secretary-General arrives in Somalia
    29 october 2014 13:17:08
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, arrived in Somalia Wednesday on an official visit, praising the government for leading a battle against the militant group, Al Shabaab.Full text...

  • UN: 'Vessels off coast of Somalia to be searched for arms, illicit charcoal'
    27 october 2014 18:01:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council said ships off the coast of Somalia suspected Full text...

  • UN: 'Sustained response to Somalia piracy requires effective State governance'
    22 october 2014 20:55:49
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Feltman on Wednesday said that a sustained long-term solution to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia must include the presence of effective Somali government and State institutions that provide basic services and alternative ways for people to make a living. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Somalia condemns attack on AU troops
    21 october 2014 05:35:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Kay has condemned an attack on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces in Hiiraan region and called for calm as Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns deadly terrorist attack in Mogadishu
    16 october 2014 18:28:13
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay on Thursday condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the country's capital, Mogadishu, leaving a number of people dead and many more injured. Full text...

  • UN: '1m Somalis at risk of starvation'
    15 october 2014 08:45:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in Somalia has deteriorated, with more than three million people now in need of assistance, including over one million Somalis who do not have enough to eat, UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Kay has warned. Full text...

  • UN: UN warns of growing humanitarian crisis in Somalia
    13 october 2014 22:36:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, on Monday expressed extreme concern over the unfolding humanitarian crisis in southern, central and north-eastern Somalia where numerous communities remain "desperately" in need of water, food and healthcare. Full text...

  • UN: UN Somali envoy condemns Mogadishu bombing
    13 october 2014 14:48:29
    New York, US PANA) - Mr. Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Full text...

  • UN: Envoy welcomes recovery of Somali's port city from insurgents
    07 october 2014 19:37:12
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the recovery of the port city of Barawe from Al-Shabaab fighters, the first time it has been in Somali control for more than two decades. Full text...

  • UN: Somalia will be united by 2016 - President tells General Assembly
    26 september 2014 22:37:31
    New York, US (PANA) - Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Friday said Somalia is at a critical juncture in its efforts to achieve security and stability, and called for continued support to strengthen the country as a security and ideological "firewall". Full text...

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