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  • 'Somalia drought, conflict force one million people to flee'
    18 october 2017 07:13:08
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought, an international humanitarian agency said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Somali bomb attack medical evacuation flight lands in Kenya
    17 october 2017 17:57:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A medical evacuation flight from Somalia with 14 of the injured casualties from the weekend terror bombing, which killed 300 people, has landed in Nairobi, the Kenya Red Cross said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya condemns Somali terror attack, launches humanitarian initiative
    17 october 2017 13:47:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya has strongly condemned the horrific terror attack on Saturday 14, Oct., 2017, in Zobe District, southern Mogadishu, which until now has claimed over 300 lives and over 350 more injured. Full text...

  • Pretoria condemns Mogadishu bomb blast
    16 october 2017 14:56:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on Monday that no South Africans were among the more than 300 people killed in a terror attack on the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Full text...

  • Rwanda FM extends condolences over terrorist bombing in Somalia
    16 october 2017 14:52:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise MUshikiwabo, on Monday sent a message of condolences to Somalia over a terrorist bombing in the capital city, Mogadishu, reiterating Kigali's solidarity with Somali people. Full text...

  • US: Guterres condemns attacks in Mogadishu; commends responders
    16 october 2017 07:33:32
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the first responders and residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for mobilizing to aid in what is being called Somalia's worst-ever bomb attack. Full text...

  • Somalia: UN envoy condemns latest bombings in Somali capital
    15 october 2017 15:49:31
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – United Nations chief in Somalia Michael Keating has condemned Saturday’s bombings which killed a large number of innocent civilians in the capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • Sudan: Somali President on visit to Sudan
    04 october 2017 17:49:58
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – President Mohamed Abdalla Mohamed Ali of Somalia arrived in Khartoum Wednesday on a two-day visit and he was received by Sudanese President Omar Bashir. Full text...

  • Kenya: Somalia minister warns severe hunger still major humanitarian concern
    03 october 2017 15:37:54
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somali humanitarian affairs Minister, Maryam Qasim, warned on Tuesday that severe malnutrition and hunger remained a major threat to the Horn of Africa country despite the successful efforts to stop the region’s worst drought from becoming a major humanitarian catastrophe. Full text...

  • Somalia: IMF insists Somalia must improve fiscal discipline
    26 september 2017 19:05:08
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team on Tuesday recommended four critical measures for the authorities in Somalia to improve fiscal discipline, raise domestic revenue, and avoid new domestic arrears in order to keep the Staff-Monitored Programme (SMP) for the country’s recovery on track. Full text...

  • UN: Top UN envoy to Somalia welcomes parliamentary review of media law
    26 september 2017 06:35:24
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – The top United Nations envoy to Somalia has welcomed the recent introduction of legislation that would amend the 2016 media law, and urged lawmakers to give due consideration to the concerns raised by prominent members of Somalia’s news media about the existing law and the proposed amendments. Full text...

  • Somalia: Federal parliament reviews Somalia’s 2016 media law
    25 september 2017 13:18:26
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Some provisions of Somalia’s current media law do not appear to comply with international standards of media legislation and regulation, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) in Somalia, Michael Keating, said on Monday. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somali senior officer killed in Mogadishu
    25 september 2017 11:50:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A senior Somali Army officer was murdered on Sunday evening in the capital, Mogadishu, by unidentified armed men, the website La Nouvelle Somalie reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Somalia: Head of Somali security, intelligence unit killed in attack
    18 september 2017 10:35:07
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The head of Somalia's Security and Intelligence Unit of Mogadishu, Mahmoud Hassan, succumbed to his injuries, on Sunday evening, following an attack against his car by armed men on board a vehicle, Somali website "La Nouvelle Somalie" reported. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somalia’s international partners welcome election of HirShabelle state president
    17 september 2017 07:42:41
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Somalia’s international partners have welcomed the orderly election of state president for HirShabelle region. Full text...

  • Gambia: CPJ urges Somali authorities to investigate killing of journalist
    16 september 2017 10:31:07
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Somalia to thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim following a bomb blast. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told
    13 september 2017 22:50:33
    New York, US (PANA) – Highlighting complex immediate and long-term challenges in Somalia, the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNSOM) has called for practical support, as well as political encouragement to the Somali leadership, both at the Federal and the state levels. Full text...

  • US: UN envoy stresses urgency of adequate, predictable resources for AU Mission in Somalia
    13 september 2017 07:03:15
    New York, US (PANA) – A senior United Nations official on Tuesday in New York called for greater support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and warned that lack of funding could endanger hard-won progress in the country. Full text...

  • Egypt: Egypt condemns terrorist attack against Somalia military base
    12 september 2017 11:09:05
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt has condemned the terrorist attack carried out by Islamist militant group al Shabaab against a military base in Hawa, Somalia, killing 10 soldiers.Full text...

  • US: UN Security Council extends African-led mission in Somalia
    31 august 2017 05:38:33
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2018, approving a reduction of its uniformed personnel to a maximum 21,626 by 31 December 2017, with an eye towards the gradual handover over of responsibilities to Somali security forces. Full text...

  • Somalia: UN political affairs chief lauds Somalia’s political progress
    25 august 2017 19:52:50
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Praising the “real forward momentum” in Somalia’s political development, the head of the United Nations political office has reiterated UN support as the Horn of Africa country tackles its challenges, such as the fight against the insurgent group Al Shabaab. Full text...

  • Somalia: 6 men killed, 20 wounded in clashes in Somalia
    21 august 2017 15:28:06
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – At least six persons have been killed and more than 20 injured in clashes between security forces in the Galguduud region and tribal militia who mounted roadblocks in Addado suburb in Somalia over tax levies, according to local media reports on Monday. Full text...

  • Somalia: UN, Somali gov't join forces to boost drought response capacity
    05 august 2017 09:41:08
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – In the wake of a severe drought in Somalia that has displaced more than 800,000 people, the United Nations migration and development entities are helping the Horn of Africa country enhance its national drought response capacity.Full text...

  • Somalia: WB update seeks national conversation on Somalia’s economy
    02 august 2017 19:27:27
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at a steady, nominal annual rate of 5% to 7% over the medium-term, according to the second Somalia Economic Update released by the World Bank Group. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB, Somalia and South Sudan sign US$ 78m agreements to strengthen drought resilience
    01 august 2017 12:54:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed tripartite agreements worth US$ 34.8 million and US$ 43.8 million with Somalia and South Sudan respectively as well with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), under the Bank’s ‘Say No To Famine – Short Term Regional Emergency Response Project – STRERP’. Full text...

  • Somalia: Keating condoles families of slain Ugandan AMISOM soldiers
    31 july 2017 18:48:02
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative Michael Keating on Monday expressed his deepest condolences to the families and colleagues of the Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) who were killed in an ambush in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region on Sunday. Full text...

  • Somalia: New contingent of UN Guard Unit assumes duties in Somalia
    26 july 2017 18:34:11
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The UN Guard Unit (UNGU) in Somalia conducted a change of command ceremony on Wednesday with an incoming contingent of soldiers, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) announced. Full text...

  • Somalia: AfDB briefs donors on new strategy for Somalia
    24 july 2017 13:05:50
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Briefing donors on its new Country Brief (CB) for Somalia and the status of the Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund (SIF), Gabriel Negatu, Director General of the Bank’s Eastern Africa Regional Centre, says the bank intends to enhance its work in Somalia over the past few years and support Somalia’s National Development Plan 2017-2019 by directly supporting the Plan’s goals of developing effective and efficient institutions, restoring strategic infrastructure, and building resilience. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU renews mandate of its mission Somalia
    21 july 2017 20:02:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Friday decided to renew the mandate of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for 12 months, until 31 July 2018, after noting with “serious concern that that Al-Shabaab terrorist group continues to represent a threat to peace, security and stability in Somalia, to the region and, to the wider international community.” Full text...

  • Somalia: Keating underlines vocational training for youth in Somalia
    16 july 2017 08:01:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Celebrating World Youth Skills Day on Saturday, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, reaffirmed the importance of providing vocational training and technical skills to young people in the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • Somalia: On anniversary of Somalia's independence, senior UN official urges political unity
    02 july 2017 19:00:09
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) – Marking the 57th anniversary of Somalia's independence, the top United Nations official in the country has urged all Somalis to seize a moment of opportunity and work towards peace and stability. Full text...

  • Somalia: 'At least 20,000 children at risk of dying in drought-stricken Somalia' - Aid agency
    29 june 2017 10:26:16
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) More than 20,000 children across nine districts in Somalia risk starving to death in a few months unless the international community continues to provide life-saving aid to the drought-stricken country, Save the Children warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • Somalia: SRSG Keating congratulates Somalia on end of Ramadan
    25 june 2017 13:32:24
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, on Sunday congratulated all Somalis on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. Full text...

  • Somalia: Keating condemns Al-Shabaab attack on popular Mogadishu hotel
    15 june 2017 15:30:16
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael Keating, on Thursday condemned, in the strongest possible terms, Wednesday night’s attack on the Pizza House restaurant and Posh Hotel in Mogadishu that reportedly killed at least 19 people.Full text...

  • Somalia: Somali security forces end deadly siege on cosy restaurant
    15 june 2017 13:23:15
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has praised the Somali security forces for effectively responding to a deadly attack on a restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu, which left dozens dead early Thursday.Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: Donors agree to fill US$ 105 million infrastructure projects funding gap for Somalia
    03 june 2017 08:13:07
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that a meeting organized for donors and friends of Somalia on the sidelines of the its meetings in India on 25 May, 2017, has started to yield fruits as the stakeholders have now agreed to fill the US$ 105 million infrastructure projects funding gap for Somalia. Full text...

  • Kenya: IMF pledges continued technical support to Somalia
    22 may 2017 18:03:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Somalia's economic growth is projected to decelerate to about 2.0 percent, and inflation to increase to above 3 percent this year as drought persists in the Horn of Africa, a mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday, encouraging authorities in the country to step up efforts to develop local capacity and institutions.Full text...

  • Somalia: Big influx at nutritional feeding centres for children in Baidoa - ICRC
    19 may 2017 10:44:45
    Baidoa, Somalia (PANA) – The nutritional feeding centre for malnourished children supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Baidoa, Somalia, has more than twice as many young patients this year as one year ago, underscoring the large food needs in the country. Full text...

  • US: Humanitarian crisis in Somalia 'deteriorating' - UN official
    18 may 2017 06:15:05
    New York, US (PAN) - The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official has told the Security Council, calling for more than US$800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty. Full text...

  • Switzerland: China gives IOM US$1 million for Somalia work
    16 may 2017 11:58:22
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - William Lacy Swing, Director General of the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) has signed an agreement with China’s Ministry of Commerce for US$1 million of multi-sector assistance, that will support IOM efforts to help internally displaced persons, vulnerable communities and returnees in Somalia. Full text...

  • Switzerland: UN refugee agency revises funding appeal for displaced Somalis
    13 may 2017 07:39:43
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The United Nations refugee agency has increased its funding appeal by US$91 million to meet the humanitarian needs of Somali refugees in the region and the people displaced inside the Horn of Africa country. Full text...

  • UK: AU boss Mahamat drums up global support for Somalia
    12 may 2017 10:27:27
    London, UK (PANA) - African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has underlined the need to redouble international efforts in support of Somalia to allow the administration of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, to overcome the many challenges facing the country. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta urges London Conference on Somalia to increase Somali troops
    11 may 2017 19:35:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday an upsurge in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the return of the people of Somalia to their homeland to help in reconstruction were key planks in stabilising the Horn of Africa country and putting it on a firm trajectory for growth. Full text...

  • UK: Guterres urges international help for Somalia to rebuild security, avert famine
    11 may 2017 18:22:23
    London, UK (PANA) - Opening a major conference on Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to support security efforts in Somalia and aid the more than six million Somalis affected by violence and a deadly drought. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia
    11 may 2017 10:22:35
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN health agency says it is concerned about the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, disease, and health insecurity. Full text...

  • Switzerland: WHO warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia as rainy season starts
    05 may 2017 21:42:39
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Somalia is suffering from the largest cholera outbreak in the past five years and the number of people killed is expected to double by the end of June, the United Nations health agency. Full text...

  • Somalia: Government minister killed in Mogadishu
    04 may 2017 18:04:23
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The government of Somalia is investigating the killing on Wednesday of its Public Works and Reconstruction minister, who was allegedly shot by another government official's bodyguards. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somalia government, AUC seek international support to crush Al Shaabab
    04 may 2017 17:09:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Federal Government of Somalia and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Thursday expressed concern that the militant Al Shaabab group remains a serious threat to the Horn of Africa country and the region. Full text...

  • Somalia: Somalia launches second cholera vaccination campaign in Baidoa
    04 may 2017 10:12:07
    Baidoa, Somalia PANA) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Federal Ministry of Health of Somalia have launched the first round of a preventative oral cholera vaccination campaign (OCV) in Baidoa at the Baidoa Regional Hospital, targeting 224 000 persons aged 1 year and older. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Somali President in Ethiopia on official visit
    03 may 2017 16:47:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed of Somalia on Wednesday arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a two-day official visit. Full text...

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