Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh smiles during a rally in Banjul, Gambia, November 29, 2016| REUTERS

Gambia's Former Leader Jammeh Flies into Exile in Equatorial Guinea

Sunday January 22, 2017 - 12:08:14

BANJUL- Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said.

The outreach campaign provided antenatal care, postpartum services, family planning counselling and many other services.| UNFPA Somalia

SOMALIA: Thousands Reached in Somaliland Reproductive Health Campaign

Sunday January 22, 2017 - 11:53:08

HARGEISA- It was early morning when a young sheikh, Abdi Iidan, and his wife joined the long queue leading to a tent in Morodijeex, Somaliland. Mr. Iidan stood out from the crowd; women dominated the queue.

Somalia Press Freedom Report Highlights Continued Violence Against Journalists

Saturday January 21, 2017 - 19:33:52

MOGADISHU- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

Burundian Peacekeepers Serving in Somalia to Get Salary Arrears: AU Official

Saturday January 21, 2017 - 13:06:06

BURUNDI- Burundian soldiers of the African Mission in Somalia are to get their salaries after spending almost 12 months without payment, a senior African Union official said here Thursday while concluding a two-day visit in Burundi.

Kenya, Third Most Represented Country in the Newly Elected Parliament of Somalia

Saturday January 21, 2017 - 11:14:43

NAIROBI- Kenya is the third country with the highest number of MPs in the newly elected Federal parliament of Somalia in terms of nationality.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, hold a breakfast meeting for the Arab League Ambassadors and representatives in Mogadishu.

Somalia: As Drought Worsens Leaders Discuss Implications on the People and Their Livelihoods

Saturday January 21, 2017 - 10:08:26

MOGADISHU- The President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, hold a breakfast meeting for the Arab League Ambassadors and representatives in Mogadishu with the National Drought Response Committee, which consists of FGS FMS, Civil Societies.

Lives of hundreds of thousands of Somali children are at stake as millions of people continue to grapple with the threat of renewed famine that has put at risk the fragile recovery efforts and gains made in Somalia since the 2011 famine, warns World Vision Somalia.

Looming Famine Threatens Child Survival in Somalia

Friday January 20, 2017 - 10:24:19

MOGADISHU- Lives of hundreds of thousands of Somali children are at stake as millions of people continue to grapple with the threat of renewed famine that has put at risk the fragile recovery efforts and gains made in Somalia since the 2011 famine, warns World Vision Somalia.

West African Military Force Enters Gambia to Install New President

Friday January 20, 2017 - 10:07:36

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - West African nations launched a military operation in Gambia on Thursday, Senegal's army said, aiming to install its new President Adama Barrow and remove longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to step down despite an election loss.

Senior AU Official Begins Visit in Burundi Over Somalia Pull Out

Thursday January 19, 2017 - 18:50:30

BUJUMBURA- The Commissioner for Peace and Security for the African Union, Smail Chergui, Wednesday afternoon started a two-day visit in Burundi amidst the east African country's threat to withdraw its peacekeepers from Somalia.

Surviving Gender-based Violence in Somalia's Displacement Camps

Thursday January 19, 2017 - 18:40:06

MOGADISHU- At 25, Fatuma Nur Artan is already a mother to five children. Four-month-old baby Seynab is the youngest, then Abdi, 2; Khadar, 5; Sahra, 7.

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Somalia Press Freedom Report Highlights Continued Violence Against Journalists

MOGADISHU- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

Looming Famine Threatens Child Survival in Somalia

MOGADISHU- Lives of hundreds of thousands of Somali children are at stake as millions of people continue to grapple with the threat of renewed famine that has put at risk the fragile recovery efforts and gains made in Somalia since the 2011 famine, warns World Vision Somalia.

Surviving Gender-based Violence in Somalia's Displacement Camps

MOGADISHU- At 25, Fatuma Nur Artan is already a mother to five children. Four-month-old baby Seynab is the youngest, then Abdi, 2; Khadar, 5; Sahra, 7.

Somalia: New Report Details Troubling Violations Against Children

NEW YORK – In a new report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Somalia, the UN Secretary-General describes how grave violations against boys and girls were committed with impunity over the course of several years.

Somalia's Crooked Route to Democracy

BAIDOA, Somalia— Abdiweli Ibrahim Ali Sheikh Mudey reclined in his plastic chair inside this war-torn city's fortified perimeter and cracked a smile behind his Ray Bans. He had just been elected, unopposed and unanimously, to Somalia's new Parliament.

Maintaining A Healthy Marketplace

Saadiya Ahmed* raises a small axe and splits a butchered goat's leg in two. Then, with remarkable deftness, she cuts the meat into smaller chunks. One of the female butchers at Daraawista market in Beletweyne, Somalia, Ahmed aims to achieve a regular income by selling one goat per day.

Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee To Canada's Parliament

Ahmed Hussen came to Canada from Somalia as a refugee. Now he's the country's newest minister of immigration.

The Misrepresentation of A Migrant Success Story

THERE ARE MANY stories told about Nairobi's Eastleigh. For the Kenyan Asian nostalgics, it was a quiet residential estate where you could hear birdsong. For Western journalists and, more recently Hollywood filmmakers, it has been an exotic and fearful place to locate stories of pirates and Islamic terrorists.

HRW: Civilians in Somalia Are Enduring Abuses by All Warring Parties And Dire Humanitarian Conditions

NAIROBI- Civilians in Somalia, enduring abuses by all warring parties and dire humanitarian conditions, continue to bear the brunt of the country's long-running conflict. Government commitments to improve security in areas under its control, and build capacity of rule-of-law institutions, bore limited results in 2016, According to Human Rights Watch's World Report 2017 issued today.

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