A high-ranking Somali official told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that her government does not want the African Union military mission in Somalia (Amisom) to be given a maritime component.
The Security Council today discussed a revised United Nations presence in Somalia to support recent political gains and to address the urgent ongoing humanitarian and human rights situations.
Somalia’s Alqaida wing, The Alshabab has launched a night raid in Baidoa of south-west Somalia.
Weapons still being bought and sold illegally in the Somali capital, despite government efforts to close down the trade.
The former prime minister of Somalia, who oversaw the drafting of the new constitution and helped lead the country toward stabilization, visited Minneapolis over the weekend.