Posts Tagged ‘Transitional Federal Government (TFG)’

The New York Times | Jeffrey Gettleman | August 1, 2011

The Shabab Islamist insurgent group, which controls much of southern Somalia, is blocking starving people from fleeing the country and setting up a cantonment camp where it is imprisoning displaced people who were trying to escape Shabab territory.


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18 May, 2011

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has on Monday 16th May 2011 relocated its civilian international staff and police officers to Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra said with the deployment of these civilian personnel and police officers including the Deputy SRCC, Honourable Wafula Wamunyinyi, AMISOM’s deployment in Mogadishu is now fully reflective of its multi-dimensional nature as a modern Peace Support Operation. (more…)

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Source: Missionary International Service News Agency (MISNA)
Date: 26 Nov 2010

The conditions of civilians recovering in hospitals is “dramatic” and their conditions, because of the lack of medicine and medical equipment “is a serious cause of concern”, said Mohammed Yousuf, director of the Medina hospital in Mogadishu, one of the largest in Somalia.


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At least nine people have been killed after fighters fired mortar shells at the presidential palace in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, residents have said.

Witnesses said that at least 10 people were hurt in the attack on Tuesday, which comes amid a surge in violence that has killed nearly 200 people in the city since the beginning of May.

“Mortar shells that were targeted at the palace killed nine civilians and injured 10 others around the former national theatre, behind the palace,” Abdifatah Ismael, a resident of Mogadishu, told the Reuters news agency. (more…)

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