Somalia's federal government pledged action after a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report alleged that state security force members were committing rapes and other abuses against women and girls at camps for internally displaced persons in Mogadishu.
Somalia’s Prime minister Abdi Farah Shidon started his first tour outside of the country since he was appointed on October last year.
African Union and Somali government forces have opened a key route after months of fighting, commanders said Tuesday, reaching the former Islamic stronghold of Baidoa by road for the first time.
Somalia’s first conference on judicial reforms was launched in Mogadishu, which was one of the key priorities of president Hassan Shiekh Mohamud since he was elected on September last year.
Six years ago, when the group of the first Ugandan soldiers arrived at Mogadishu International Airport, they were welcomed by unrelenting mortar and sniper fire. The future was uncertain for Battle Group One under the commander of Col. Peter Elwelu, now, Brigadier and Third Division commander.