Mar 24th, 2014
By IRIN A major military offensive by Somali and African Union (AU) forces against insurgents may well contribute to Somalia’s long-term stability, but in the short-term the military action has led to the displacement of around 40,000 civilians, price hikes and the destruction of some basic infrastru...
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2013
Ethiopian withdrawal has forced AMISOM and Somali government to take steps to fill in the potential security vacuum The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday said it was prepared for an eventual Ethiopian troop withdrawal from areas in the south of the country, barely a week after Al-...
Mar 21st, 2013
Ethiopian troops, the strongest military power in Somalia’s southwest ever since their November 2011 invasion, pulled out of the town of Hudur on Sunday, the capital of Bakool region. African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia ...
Nov 3rd, 2012
“Allah created trees, because animals need them as people need land – our life depend on our animals and they depend on trees” Comments by people living in the Bay region of Somalia describing the value of trees to their livelihood Background Somalia, like other countries in East Africa is de...
In East Africa
Nov 18th, 2011
Johannesburg – Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of “imminent starvation”, the United Nations said on Friday in a new assessment. The UN downgraded the situation in three regions – Bay, Bakool, and Lower Shabelle – from lev...