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  • 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...

  • UN: Paucity of funds threatens UNICEF services in Somalia
    28 may 2014 15:19:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that it will have to suspend essential health services in Somalia unless it receives additional funding within one month, delivering a major blow to millions of women and children who depend on the agency and its partners for help. Full text...

  • Kenya: CAF decries landmine explosion at Somalia football field
    28 may 2014 12:00:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Issa Hayatou of African soccer's governing body, CAF, has expressed sadness at the death of a child following a landmine explosion at a football field in Somalia earlier in the week.Full text...

  • US: UN, international partners call for resolution of Somali political crisis
    27 may 2014 20:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN, European Union (EU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, saying that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'Somalis scapegoated in counter-terror crackdown'
    27 may 2014 12:14:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Somali community is being scapegoated in a counter-terror operation which has seen thousands subjected to arbitrary arrest, harassment, extortion, ill-treatment, forcible relocation and expulsion, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Ban, Security Council condemn attack on Somali parliament
    25 may 2014 14:49:30
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special representative Full text...

  • UN: Envoy warns on challenges ahead in Somalia
    22 may 2014 22:13:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Nicholas Kay, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), says despite political, economic and security progress in the last 12 months, the country is approaching a "danger zone" in a number of areas.Full text...

  • US: UN deploys special force to protect staff in Mogadishu
    18 may 2014 19:26:35
    New York, US (PANA) - A special UN defensive military force recommended by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to protect UN staff and facilities in Mogadishu, Somalia, was deployed on Sunday to shore up the world body's operations in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya: CPJ seeks release of detained journos in Somalia
    13 may 2014 12:35:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded the release of two journalists who were ordered to be detained by a regional court in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland on Saturday, after charging them with libel, false publication, and anti-state propaganda.Full text...

  • UN: Relief official appeals for urgent funding for Somalia
    09 may 2014 21:06:03
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia, Mr. Philippe Lazzarini, says poor rains, high food prices and ongoing conflict have intersected to push Somalia once gain to the brink of crisis. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya rules out Somalia troop withdrawal
    05 may 2014 16:55:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Monday stated categorical that Kenya would not withdraw its troops from Somalia, until the war against the Al-Shabaab militia is won. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns latest terrorist bombing in Mogadishu
    05 may 2014 14:17:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy reaffirms world body's support to boost peace in Somalia
    23 april 2014 23:02:40
    New York, US (PANA) - Mr. Nicholas Kay, UN envoy in Somalia on Wednesday called on the country’s international partners to boost support to aid peacebuilding and humanitarian efforts there, while reaffirming that the world body has no plans to withdraw amid attacks by Al-Shabaab militants. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of second Somali lawmaker
    22 april 2014 20:57:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the murder on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian, Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu, the UN envoy in the country strongly condemned the incident.Full text...

  • Burundi: President Nkurunziza leaves for Somalia
    22 april 2014 14:17:43
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza Tuesday left Bujumbura for Mogadishu on a working visit to Somalia, the state radio reported. Full text...

  • Somalia: MP shot dead
    22 april 2014 11:24:26
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somali Member of Parliament Abdiaziz Isaak Mursal was shot dead Tuesday near his home in the Dharkenley district of the capital city of Mogadishu, near a spot where another MP was killed in a car bomb attack Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU condemns killing of Somali MP
    21 april 2014 18:00:43
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has condemned Monday’s assassination of Somali Member of Parliament, Issak Mohamed, in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns murder of Somali parliamentarian
    21 april 2014 17:04:28
    New York,US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, on Monday condemned the murder of parliamentarian, Mr. Isaak Mohamed Rino, and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice. Full text...

  • Kenya: Somali police urged to release Sky FM journo
    01 april 2014 12:44:13
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Somali authorities to release a radio journalist who has been held without charge in the capital, Mogadishu, since Sunday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU joint military operation advance continues
    20 march 2014 18:51:51
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) troops fighting alongside the Somali National Army (SNA) advanced further out of Mogadishu, capturing Qurulow town in the Middle Shebelle region. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy welcomes progress in regaining key towns in Somalia
    19 march 2014 15:51:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN envoy in Somalia, Mr. Nicholas Kay, has welcomed progress made by the national army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in regaining control of key towns from Al Shabaab insurgents. Full text...

  • Somalia: Drugs, women prison discovered at al-Shabaab stronghold
    17 march 2014 19:42:18
    Buula Burde, Somalia (PANA) - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), assisted by the Somali National Army (SNA), has recovered an assortment of drugs and discovered a women prison in the former al-Shabaab stronghold of Buula Burde in Somalia’s Hiran region after liberating the town. Full text...

  • US: Joint AMISOM-Somali National Army efforts against al-Shabaab will restore peace, security
    13 march 2014 09:36:54
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has expressed the hope that the joint efforts by the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army against the terrorist group al-Shabaab will help restore peace and security to the Horn of Africa nation. Full text...

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