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  • 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...

  • UN: Secretary-General urges continuing support for Somalia's peace process
    25 september 2014 17:08:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said Somalia’s peace process is gathering momentum amid political progress and improving security, but "much work is still ahead" for the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • South Africa: Journalist released after being held for more than 2 years in Somalia
    24 september 2014 12:49:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed the release of German-American journalist, Michael Scott Moore, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the city of Galkayo in January 2012. Full text...

  • UN: Deputy envoy welcomes reconciliation conference in southern Somalia
    17 september 2014 18:45:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Ms. Fatiha Serour Full text...

  • US: Refugee agency says 130,000 Somalis on forced displacement
    17 september 2014 08:22:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said alarming circumstances such as forced evictions, drought, conflict and lack of livelihood have forced over 130,000 people from their homes in Somalia so far this year, with the majority being internally displaced.Full text...

  • Kenya: Australia provides US$5m humanitarian assistance to Somalia
    10 september 2014 13:28:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Australian Government will provide a further US$5 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia to provide Somalis in need with emergency food, water sanitation, shelter and medical assistance.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns latest terrorist attacks in Somalia
    09 september 2014 22:04:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Tuesday called for reconciliation and an end to violence in Somalia, and condemned the terrorist attacks in several locations in country on Monday that resulted in the death and injury of many innocent civilians. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy supports state formation process in south-west Somalia regions
    08 september 2014 22:50:04
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on Monday urged political rivals in the south-western part of the country to take another step towards peace and stability with the establishment of a new interim regional administration. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somalia offers militants amnesty after Al Shabaab leader's killing 
    07 september 2014 08:40:50
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Somali President Sheikh Mohamud, has offered a 45-day amnesty to remnants of the militant group, Al Shabaab, saying those who cut links with the group would be offered government positions.Full text...

  • Kenya: Somali security arrest journo after speaking out against censorship
    04 september 2014 12:38:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali journalist Hassan Gessey, a radio director at the independent Dalsan Radio, is being held without charge by the National Intelligence and Security Agency after criticising a directive to restrict reporting on military operations, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).Full text...

  • Kenya: Over 1m face starvation as food shortage worsens in Somalia
    02 september 2014 12:06:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost as poor rains, conflict and trade disruptions have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said Tuesday.Full text...

  • US: OIC appeals for relief assistance for Somalia
    30 august 2014 14:56:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has appealed to its member states, friendly states, international organisations and non-governmental humanitarian agencies to provide urgent assistance to Somalia and prevent a food crisis of catastrophic dimensions. Full text...

  • Kenya: Somalia sues Kenya over maritime boundary
    29 august 2014 13:50:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somalia has taken Kenya to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a boundary dispute in the Indian Ocean.Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Somali authorities arrest three journalists
    22 august 2014 12:39:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), has expressed ''grave concern'' over the continued detention of three journalists in Somalia, PANA report from here Friday. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy pledges to step up support for peace, progress in Somaliland
    18 august 2014 22:29:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Monday pledged to step up the world body’s support for peace and progress in Somaliland during a visit to the region, which declared itself independent in 1991.Full text...

  • UN: Mission pledges state-building support in Somalia
    17 august 2014 20:02:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Sunday pledged its continued support as the country looks ahead to beginning the process of federalism aimed at building a stronger, more united Somalia.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council pledges support for political reforms in Somalia
    14 august 2014 15:29:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Members of the UN Security Council visited Mogadishu, Somalia, on Wednesday to review progress made by the Federal Government and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s efforts to ensure a sustainable peace, a UN statement said on Thursday.Full text...

  • UN: Expert urges int'l community on humanitarian situation in Somalia
    08 august 2014 17:27:20
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Nyanduga, on Friday urged the international community to "act now" to avert a humanitarian disaster in the country. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration
    30 july 2014 23:00:45
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay welcomed on Wednesday the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country. Full text...

  • Kenya: Somali singer, parliamentarian shot dead in Mogadishu
    23 july 2014 16:07:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Armed attackers shot and killed Prominent Somali musician and Member of Parliament, Saado Ali Warsame, in Mogadishu, Wednesday, the fourth such incident to target prominent figures this year. Full text...

  • Nigeria: EAJA urges Somali govt. not to push through anti-media legislation
    22 july 2014 15:05:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA) has expressed serious concern over the move by the Somali government, through the Ministry of Information, to push through media laws that could undermine media freedom and freedom of expression.Full text...

  • US: UN provides US$1.4 million to vaccinate Somali children
    15 july 2014 19:51:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Tuesday announced the allocation of US$1.4 million from an Full text...

  • US: OIC condemns assault on presidential palace in Mogadishu
    10 july 2014 18:13:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Amen Madani, has strongly condemned Tuesday's armed assault on the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, the seat of the Somali government, resulting in casualties. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Somali presidential palace
    09 july 2014 18:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Nicholas Kay, the UN envoy in Somalia, has condemned Tuesday night’s attack on the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of attacks by Al-Shabaab militants against the country’s political institutions.Full text...

  • US/UN: Envoy deplores attacks on Somalia's parliament
    06 july 2014 17:46:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay has condemned Full text...

  • Belgium: British General Martin Smith to command 'Atalanta' Operation
    05 july 2014 10:52:18
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – British General Martin Smith has been appointed commander of the European marine operation "Atalanta" to fight maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean, off the Somali coasts.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of Somali parliamentarian
    03 july 2014 18:10:32
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission Full text...

  • UN: Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia
    02 july 2014 22:45:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mr John Ging, has warned that urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in Somalia, urging donors to help the country to step up its response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made.Full text...

  • UN: Ban, envoy welcome new interim administration for south-west Somalia
    24 june 2014 22:26:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN envoy in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, have welcomed the agreement reached to establish a new interim regional administration in the south-western part of the country. Full text...

  • US: CPJ wants death of Somali Journo in car explosion probed
    24 june 2014 12:06:16
    New York, US (PANA) - Authorities in Somalia must immediately investigate the murder of a Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy denounces killing of journalist in Somalia
    22 june 2014 06:16:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN envoy in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has condemned the killing on Saturday of radio journalist Yusuf Keynan in the capital, Mogadishu, and urged that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body urges SA police to stop attacks on Somalia refugees
    12 june 2014 14:21:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Attacks on Somali-owned shops in and around Mamelodi township over the last six days have cost lives and livelihoods and are part of a disturbing trend of violence against refugees and migrants which the police and government are failing to address, Amnesty International said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Immediate action needed to curb measles outbreaks in Somalia
    11 june 2014 15:45:24
    New York, US (PANA) - UN agencies operating in Somalia on Wednesday expressed deep concern that outbreaks of measles have left thousands of children in Somalia at risk of disability or death, calling for urgent vaccination to tackle the highly-contagious disease.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy appeals for end to clan-based fighting in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region
    09 june 2014 17:26:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Monday appealed to all parties in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region to refrain from violent actions, make immediate efforts to de-escalate the situation and resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue and compromise.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somali pirates free crew of sunken ship after three years
    08 june 2014 08:27:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali pirates have freed 11 crew members of a sunken ship, MV Albedo, seized in 2010, UN Special Envoy for Somalia Nicholas Kay has said.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy welcomes release of crew held by pirates in Somalia
    07 june 2014 20:12:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the release on Saturday of sailors on a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years ago, and has called for the release of all remaining captives they are still holding.Full text...

  • US: UN relief chief calls for US$60 million emergency funding for Somalia
    04 june 2014 22:49:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Valerie Amos, on Wednesday called for US$60 million for the next three months to prevent Somalia from slipping back into a major humanitarian crisis as it did during the 2011 famine. Full text...

  • Somalia: Late, erratic rainfall raises concerns about harvest prospects, food security
    02 june 2014 11:51:03
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over a worsening of the food security situation, as food stocks from the last, poor harvest become depleted and prices continue to rise sharply.Full text...

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