The United States military says it has carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed four al-Shabaab extremists.
In a statement following on from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday, deeply regretting the Government's declaration that Nicholas Haysom was persona non grata, the 15 Council members expressed their regret, and thanked the veteran South African lawyer and senior UN official "and underlined their full support" for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and its mandate provided last year under Security Council Resolution 2408.
The Trump administration intends to curtail the air attacks in Somalia that have killed some of Al-Shabaab's leaders, a US television network has reported.
The South West communities in general and Baidoa community in particular have been terrorized and deliberately victimized. The terror act has been jointly committed by Federal Government of Somalia, Ethiopian contingent of AMISOM and Federal and regional Somali Police forces.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will appoint a new envoy to Somalia, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, after failing to convince the country to retract its decision to expel the current representative over accusations of interference.
On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office, as inspired young Muslim Americans and refugees watched closely.
Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, has been asked by the Somalia government to leave the country.
Mogadishu – The following international partners* (listed below) are concerned about the recent events in South West State. We extend our deepest condolences for the death of the South West State assembly member and others who have died in the violence in Baidoa. We deplore all violence and any other acts that could exacerbate the humanitarian situation.
Fighting between Somali regional troops and al-Shabab militants Saturday left at least 22 people dead, witnesses and officials said.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings with Ethiopia that opened this year after the former East African rivals made peace and restored relations, an Ethiopian official said Friday.