More asylum-seekers died trying to reach Yemen in 2014, than 3 past years combined
New York--More migrants and asylum-seekers are dying in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, this year than in the last three years combined, the UN refugee agency reported on Friday.
MATLOCK, United Kingdom, (IPS) - Since the end of the Cold War, the Mediterranean has become the most lethal of Europe’s barriers against irregular migration, having claimed nearly 20,000 migrant lives in the last two decades.
Rep. Ellison Statement on Minneapolis-Bosaso Sister-City Partnership
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Minneapolis City Council passed and Mayor Betsy Hodges signed a resolution to begin a sister-city partnership with Bosaso, Somalia’s third largest city.
We dissociate ourselves from those people who worship democracy,” says the speaker in the recently released video. “The only one we should worship and follow is Allah.” Switching between Danish and Arabic, the speaker is making a dark sales pitch for the extremist group Millatu Ibrahim, which was banned in Germany two years ago but has now established itself in Denmark.
Guest Post: 'Last Hijack' Goes Home with a Somali Pirate
In 2009 there was a swarm of news reports about piracy off the coast of Africa. I got intrigued by the subject because of the thrilling hijack stories, but almost immediately focused on the Somali side of it. The pictures of the tiny skiff next to the immense sea tankers simply wouldn’t leave me.
Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants
Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Café Bombings
Five civilians were killed and 14 others injured Wednesday (October 15th) when a car bomb detonated in front of Panorama Café in Mogadishu's Hamar Weyne district, the second such attack carried out by the militant group in three days.
Somalia: Food Security At Crisis Level in Somalia's Gedo Region
The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) warned Wednesday (October 15th) that Somalia's northern Gedo region is facing crisis level food insecurity and will require urgent nutritional assistance before the start of the harvest in February.