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AFP | June 21, 2011

 

At least six people were killed Tuesday when a minibus carrying civilians struck a roadside bomb in the Somali capital, witnesses said.

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by VOA News | June 2, 2011

 

MOGADISHU – New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site.

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SPONSOR WIRE

18 May, 2011

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 279th meeting held on 18 May 2011, discussed the issue of the protection of civilian populations in armed conflicts, on the basis of the Progress Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Development of Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians in African Union Peace Support Operations [PSC/PR/2(CCLXXIV)], as well as the statements made by the representatives of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (more…)

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3/28/11

During the annual joint meeting of the Ministers of Finance and economy of the African Union, Commissioner Piebalgs confirmed European Commission’s support to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by announcing an additional EUR 65.9 million to help keep the peacekeeping force in place and provide them with the means to do their job more easily, including medical care, transport and allowances. (more…)

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http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/309171/malaysian-peace-monitors-begin-work-mindanaos-peace-efforts

By Edwin O. Fernandez
March 13, 2011, 8:22pm

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (PNA) – The new batch of Malaysian peace observers that belonged to the International Monitoring Team (IMT) started its job Sunday by meeting local police and military officials and other team members to ensure continuity of religious observance of the government and Moro rebel ceasefire agreement. (more…)

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The News International
Monday, March 14, 2011

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=36090&Cat=2&dt=3/14/2011
ISLAMABAD More than one million Afghan refugees still residing in Pakistan will return to Afghanistan by December 31, 2012 and all-out efforts are being made within the framework of strategy/policy to repatriate maximum number of Afghan refugees in coordination with the Government of Afghanistan and the UNHCR. (more…)

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By MOHAMED SHEIK NOR

The Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The only ambulance service in war-torn Mogadishu said Wednesday that more than 4,200 bystanders have died in warfare the last two years, and a U.S. group that works to prevent civilian deaths said Somalia is more dangerous for civilians than Afghanistan or Iraq.

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