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2015-01-30 UN Forecasts 'Worrisome' 2015 Outlook On Humanitarian Front
[UN News]Malnutrition rates are "stubbornly high" in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said today as he projected a "worrisome" outlook for 2015.

2015-01-30 UNHCR Welcomes Asylum Process Reforms in Greece, but More Needs to Be Done
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday commended Greece for reforming its asylum process during tough economic and political times for the southern European nation, but noted that more needed to be done.

2015-01-30 38,000 Somali Children At 'High Risk' of Starvation, UN Experts Say
[Sabahi]More than 38,000 Somali children are at "high risk" of dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the country, UN experts said Thursday (January 29th).

2015-01-30 Mental Health Issues Part of Al-Shabaab's Legacy in Somalia
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Al-Shabaab's rule over parts of Somalia has left a number of people suffering from mental health problems as a result of the harsh punishments the group meted out, traditional healer Sheikh Ahmed Yusuf told Sabahi.

2015-01-30 New UNHCR Report Warns Against Returning Asylum-Seekers to Greece
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 30 January 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2015-01-30 Al-Shabaab Ousted From Lower Jubba Towns, 2 Commanders Captured in Gedo
[Sabahi]Somalia's Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) forces backed by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have captured three towns in Lower Jubba region, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported Thursday (January 29th).

2015-01-30 The African Union Welcomes the Announcement of a New Cabinet By the Prime Minister
[Dalsan Radio]Mogadishu - The African Union has welcomed the release by Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke of a Cabinet list of Ministers-designate, including 3 women.

2015-01-30 Saving Lives - a Live Report
[GAVI]Gavi Deputy CEO Anuradha Gupta talks about the real-life impact of immunisation with health workers Sawadago Abdoulaye from Burkina Faso and Dr Faisa Ibrahim from Somalia.

2015-01-30 Somali Clans Sign Reconciliation Agreement in Afgoye
[Sabahi]Traditional elders from two warring clans in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region signed a peace agreement in Afgoye on Wednesday (January 28th), Somalia's Garowe Online reported.

2015-01-30 UN Special Representative Welcomes Announcement of the Nomination of a New Cabinet By Somali Prime Minister
[Dalsan Radio]The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the announcement of the nomination of a new Federal cabinet by the Prime Minister of Somalia on 27 January 2014.

2015-01-30 Shakespear in Somaliland - Tonight in Hargeysa
[Dalsan Radio]World famous Shakespeare's Globe theatre company stops over in Somaliland to perform Hamlet

2015-01-30 New Security Measures Along the Kenya-Somali Border
[Ethiopia Government]Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for the Interior, Joseph Nkaissery, has announced measures aimed at improving security in the counties that border Somalia. They include increasing the number of police stations in Wajir, Mandera and Garissa counties and the deployment of the Kenya Defense Forces along the regions bordering Somalia.

2015-01-30 EUCAP Nestor to Set Up a Base in the Puntland Region of Somalia
[Ethiopia Government]The European Union's Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) will set up a base in Puntland. The move comes after between Puntland President, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, and the EU Civilian Operations Commander for all Civilian Common Security Defense Policy Missions, Mr. Kenneth Dean in Garowe on Wednesday (January 27) .

2015-01-29 Somalia's Year of Delivery
[Ethiopian Herald]Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Somalia, has expressed some optimism over progress in Somalia. In an article for Al Jazeera, he looks back on 2014 and forward to 2015, noting that Somalia is succeeding in recovering from decades of internal conflict. From a failed state, he says, it is now a fragile state on the path to stability and eventual prosperity. He does not minimize the challenges but he says despite these Somalia made impressive strides in 2014 with Som

2015-01-29 Al-Shabaab Victims Seek Justice, Govt Support
[Sabahi]Mogadishu -Victims of the harsh punishments al-Shabaab meted out during its rule in some parts of Somalia have asked the government for help as they are still suffering from the ill effects of al-Shabaab's brutal actions.

2015-01-30 An African Union Human Rights' Visit to Somalia
[Ethiopia Government]This week, Commissioner Reine Alapini-Gansou, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa for the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) visited Mogadishu. During her visit Commissioner Gansou met with Ambassador Nicholas Kay and with President Mohamud and also held talks with government ministers and intergovernmental organizations.

2015-01-29 Somalia's Rebirth Validates Ethiopia's Efforts and Sacrifices
[Ethiopian Herald]For the first time in 24 years, last week, Somalia hosted IGAD's Council of Ministers in what has been applauded as a clear testimony of the changing political and security landscape in Somalia. Indeed, the event clearly showed that Somalia was gradually but surely coming out of the chaos, instability and violence of the last two decades.

2015-01-28 Prime Minister Names New Cabinet As Shebab Deserter Calls for Peace
[RFI]Mogadishu -Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has named a new cabinet, a few weeks after a previous cabinet was rejected and dissolved only days after being named. Earlier on Tuesday a former senior commander from Somalia's al-Shebab rebels appealed to the insurgents to talk peace with the country's internationally backed government.

2015-01-28 Prime Minister Sharmarke Appoints 20-Member Cabinet
[Dalsan Radio]Mogadishu -Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has appointed a new council of ministers following extensive consultation with the President, Speaker of the Parliament, Members of Parliament and key stakeholders within the Somali society.

2015-01-28 The Door Is Always Open to Those Who Reject Al-Shabaab's Doctrine
[Dalsan Radio]HE the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud spoke on the Federal Government of Somalia's (FGS) counter terrorism strategy and how this affects the continuing wave of defections from al-Shabaab. This follows the recent de-listing from the UN sanctions list of former senior al-Shabaab commander, Sheikh

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