‘We Have to Provide Opportunities’

[Deutsche Welle] In Somalia, about seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid. Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia Michael Keating talks about the task of rebuilding Somalia and the challenges ahead.

[Deutsche Welle] In Somalia, about seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid. Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Somalia Michael Keating talks about the task of rebuilding Somalia and the challenges ahead.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Rebuilding Somalia Takes ‘Strategic Patience’

[Deutsche Welle] Somalia is still on the verge of famine, says Peter de Clercq, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. About seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid.

[Deutsche Welle] Somalia is still on the verge of famine, says Peter de Clercq, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia. About seven million people still depend on humanitarian aid.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

A Broken State Leads to Hunger

[Deutsche Welle] Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.

[Deutsche Welle] Somalia has been in the grip of a civil war since 1991. The state has disintegrated, leaving powerful clans to fill the vacuum. With the government weak and dysfunctional, the country is on the verge of another famine.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Shock and Revulsion Over Mogadishu Bombing

[IRIN] Nairobi -The bomb was as enormous as the flecks of torn skin smudging the ground are miniscule. Entire overcrowded buses were blown up, every passenger killed. No one in the vicinity was spared: shopkeepers at the side of the road selling khat; …

[IRIN] Nairobi -The bomb was as enormous as the flecks of torn skin smudging the ground are miniscule. Entire overcrowded buses were blown up, every passenger killed. No one in the vicinity was spared: shopkeepers at the side of the road selling khat; office managers; children fooling around or running errands for parents; a medical student about to graduate; mothers; fathers; sisters; brothers.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Somalia’s Deadliest Bombing Kills 276, Injures 300

[RFI] At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the deadliest attack ever to hit conflict torn Somalia.

[RFI] At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the deadliest attack ever to hit conflict torn Somalia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

IFRC and Somali Red Crescent Society Mourn Volunteers Killed in Mogadishu Blast

[Shabelle] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

[Shabelle] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

The Death Toll From Mogadishu Truck Bomb Rises to 276

[Shabelle] The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The…

[Shabelle] The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

President Announces National 3-Days Mourning After Deadly Blast

[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared three days of mourning, following a deadly explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday. President Mohamed ordered the national flag to be flown at half-mast in honor of those killed after a truc…

[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared three days of mourning, following a deadly explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday. President Mohamed ordered the national flag to be flown at half-mast in honor of those killed after a truck bomb exploded at a busy junction.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia