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Somalia Focus

Somalia continues to make progress in its recovery from the 2011 famine, but some 870,000 people – most of them internally displaced persons (IDPs) – are predicted to require food assistance up to December 2013, according to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) for Somalia. Many parts...

Government troops who are still under training match to Villa Somalia protesting that the federal government has neglected them at all. The young unarmed soldiers who wore military dresses were spotted in large numbers walking along the airport road. Shabelle reporters questioned several young soldiers who informed them that the government has only paid them once for 9...

Abukar Abdulle Mohamed is a busy man. His three phones keep beeping away as he negotiates and shakes hands with a group of mainly middle-aged men. Fifty-four-year-old Mohamed is a livestock trader with more than thirty years experience and has just sold his tenth goat of the day at Hawl Wadaag livestock market in Mogadishu. But he isn’t holding wads of cash in his hands...

United Nations representative in Somalia has endorsed the agreement signed between the government and the Interim Jubba Administration that has the task of defining the  terms of governance in three southern regions. Describing as a significant step at restoring peace in Somalia, regional and international security, Nicholas Kay said: “This agreement unlocks the door...