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Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin, October 2014 | Issued on 24 November 2014

(November 26, 2014)

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Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack

Kenya said on Sunday its troops had killed dozens of Shebab Islamists in raids inside Somalia after the execution of 28 non-Muslim people on a Kenyan bus. There was no independent confirmation of the strikes
(November 24, 2014)
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Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: police

Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, in an ambush the police blamed on the Shebab Islamic extremists. The latest attack allegedly carried out
(November 22, 2014)
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Freelance Journalist Shot Dead in Puntand, NUSOJ Condemns the Murder

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder against a freelance journalist in the central Somalia town of Galkacyo, Puntland on Tuesday evening, becoming the third journalist killed
(November 19, 2014)
Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Nicholas Kay. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN envoy calls for political stability ahead of Copenhagen conference

The top United Nations official in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has met with country leaders in Mogadishu to discuss the ongoing political crisis days ahead of the first high-level meeting held in Copenhagen to review the embattled nation’s progress to political reconciliation. According to his office, Mr. Kay held meetings with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Speaker of the Federal Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari. Mr. Kay urged the Somali leaders to find a solution that would allow the Federal Government to implement the Vision 2016 plan for Somalia’s political transformation in a timely manner.  These talks came at an opportune time as the Federal Government and Somalia’s international partners prepare for the first Ministerial-level High Level Partnership Forum (HLPF) in Copenhagen on 19 and 20 November. “The HLPF will be a critical opportunity to review progress and chart the way ahead for the implementation of the New Deal Somali Compact,” SRSG Kay said. The Compact brings together national priorities agreed amongst the Somali people, the Federal Government and the international community. Much has been achieved, particularly through the concerted and joint efforts of the Federal Government. “But significant challenges remain. The ongoing political crisis in Somalia is a serious risk to further progress. I call on all parties to find a way to resolve their differences quickly so that the business of statebuilding and peacebuilding can resume and accelerate.” Mr. Kay, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), added. UNSOM, established by the UN Security Council in June of last year, is mandated to support the Federal Government of Somalia with its peace and state building agenda, including the federalism process, review of the provisional constitution and elections in 2016. It also works to strengthen Somalia’s security sector, promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment and assist in the coordination of international assistance.
(November 18, 2014)
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One year on: The ‪Somali‬ New Deal Compact – a remarkable transformation

Mogadishu, Tuesday 17 November: HE President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today led a ‘one Somalia’ delegation to attend the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum in Copenhagen (HLPF Copenhagen), Denmark.  The HLFP Copenhagen is being hosted by
(November 17, 2014)
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One dead as Kenya police raid radical mosques

One man was killed Monday as Kenyan security forces raided mosques in the port city of Mombasa searching for weapons and radical supporters of Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliated Shebab militants, police said. Security forces began the
(November 17, 2014)
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AU Special Representative Condemns Attack on a Somali Journalist in Mogadishu

Mogadishu – November 10, 2014: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia – Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou – has strongly condemned the car bomb attack last night that
(November 10, 2014)
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Sheikh Salim Bakari Mwarangi shot and killed in Mombassa

A religious leader was on Tuesday evening shot by attackers outside a mosque in Likoni Sheikh Salim Bakari Mwarangi was shot while leaving Bilal Mosque after prayers. According to Kasim Mranja, a relative, he was
(November 5, 2014)
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The President: Respect for ‪Somalia‬’s right to self-determination is critical

Mogadishu, 3 November 2014 - As President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, I acknowledge all those who have expended considerable energy and resources in supporting Somalia to achieve the substantial progress we have made
(November 3, 2014)

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