Security Council approves two-month extension for African Union Mission in Somalia
The United Nations Security Council today approved a two-month extension of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), allowing adequate time for the 15-member body to consider the outcome of its recently-concluded visit to the Horn of Africa country.
Court hands life sentences to Uganda World Cup bombers
Five of seven men found guilty of carrying out deadly bombings in Kampala in 2010 have been given life sentences. They avoided the death penalty for the attacks that targeted fans who gathered to watch the World Cup.
Hearts and minds war: Djiboutian peacekeepers in villagers’ aid
For the Djiboutian peacekeeping forces in central Somalia, delivering basic services for residents in their areas under their control can bring a real change and help them to provide a better security than the guns.
Switzerland to Muslim Students: Shake Your Teacher’s Hand or Pay $5,000
When two teenage Muslim students from Syria told their school in Switzerland that to shake their female teacher’s hand would violate their religious beliefs, administrators were sympathetic. So they made an exception: Unlike the school’s other students, who shake each teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of each class period, the two boys would be exempt from shaking anyone’s hand at all.