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London conference on Somalia attracts international attention

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The London conference on Somalia opens to fanfare on Thursday hoping to improve the situation in a country described as the “world’s worst failed state”. Ahead of the conference the UN Security Council has approved a new resolution bolstering the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia to 17,000 troops, in its fight against the Al-Shabaab rebels.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

23 February 2012 at 02:21

Kenyan military offensive into Somalia, govt info sec interview

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Kenyan military personnel, 2006. Photo: US Air Force

Kenyan military personnel, 2006. Photo: US Air Force

Kenyan soldiers reportedly crossed the border into Somalia on Sunday in pursuit of the Al-Shabaab militant group. A large presence of troops were seen in the area, backed by planes and helicopters, according to Kenyan border officials. This latest offensive against the hardline Muslim group follows a number of kidnappings in Kenya. Two Spanish aid workers were seized by gunmen from the Dadaab refugee camp on Thursday last week.

Interview: Ezekiel Mutua, Information Secretary, Kenyan government

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Written by Daniel Finnan

17 October 2011 at 16:24

Somali TFG must end in August, says UN rep

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Mogadishu, Somalia, March 1993, CC licence: rjones0856

Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government must come to an end in August, a top UN official told RFI. Augustine Mahiga, the special representative for Somalia, said there have been “ups and downs” since 2004, but it will soon be time to “broaden the political base”, ratify a new constitution and run elections.

Interview: Augustine Mahiga, the special representative for Somalia

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Written by Daniel Finnan

27 January 2011 at 20:17