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Somalia Focus

“I am appalled by this act of savagery and condemn it in the strongest terms. I offer my sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured” said SRSG Kay. “Such cruel and cowardly acts of terrorism serve to remind us that the people of Somalia desperately need peace. Terrorism is a threat to Somalis, the...

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...