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28 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 27 September 2016 – The quiet Somali capital is now a hub of electoral activity as the country readies for a more inclusive electoral process that will demonstrate its commitment to democratic reforms. This year’s electoral process promises to be a competitive race, as dozens of local and diaspora Somalis enter the arena.

The biggest focus is on the presidential race, where incumbent President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke are also having a go at the presidency.

27 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Tuesday 9/27/2016 - 21:02 GMT

A Somali journalist working for a popular Mogadishu radio station was killed Tuesday by unidentified gunman in the capital, his employers said.

Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali, employed by the Shabelle station, was shot several times while he was visiting his parents in the Yaqshid district in northern Mogadishu.

The victim worked with the country’s popular Shabelle radio whose owner Abdimalik Yusuf Mohamud said he was a professional, dedicated to his work.

27 Sep 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 17:33 GMT

Yemeni authorities on Monday deported at least 220 African illegal immigrants, mainly Ethiopians, from the southern port city of Aden, security officials said.

The migrants had been rounded up over the past two weeks and were put on a ship bound for Somalia, from where they apparently came, an official in Aden said.

The boat left from the port at Aden's refinery.

Hundreds of illegal migrants have arrived in south Yemen over the past few weeks despite the ongoing war that has ravaged the country.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7778th Meeting (AM)

Al-Shabaab Expected to Intensify Attacks, African Union Official Warns, Stressing Need to Regain Control of Key Areas from Insurgents

Despite yet another delay in Somalia’s planned elections — the first national polls held since 1969 — the country remained committed to advancing hard-won democratic progress and electing a new President on 30 November, the Security Council heard this morning as it was briefed by top officials from the United Nations, the African Union and the Somali Government.

27 Sep 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016

27 Sep 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 15 September 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 11,271 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Al Zawiyah, Tripoli, Tajoura and Zwara. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities confirmed the death of at least 660 people presumed to be aslyum seekers and refugees who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

27 Sep 2016 description


  • There was an 18% increase in the total number of consultation from 63,943 in week 35 to 76043 in week 36. Majority of the consultation were seen in Somali land and Central zone

  • There was a 47% increase in the number of AWD cases reported from 69 in week 35 to 102 cases in week 36. No deaths attributed to AWD was reported during the week

  • There was a 42% increase in the number of measles cases reported from 101 in week 35 to 142 in week 36. No death was attributed to measles during the week.

26 Sep 2016 description

The Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT) has announced new dates for Somalia’s electoral process.The presidential election will now take place on 30 November 2016, while parliamentary elections will be held from October 23 to November 10 for both the lower and upper houses.

The election of speakers of both houses of parliament will be held on 23 November. Addressing a press briefing in Mogadishu this evening, FIEIT chairperson Omar Mohamed Abdulle ‘Dhagey’ attributed the delay to several causes.

26 Sep 2016 description

This is a bi-monthly update that compiles innovative policy, practice and partnerships that aim to strengthen engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action from the Southern and Eastern Africa region. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practices. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Contributions of similar articles are invited.

Kenya: FilmAid Broadcasts Olympics in Kakuma Refugee Camp

25 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Rich countries are violating international norms on refugee protection and asylum, both in spirit and in practice, causing an erosion of refugee protection worldwide that risks overturning the international refugee regime.

  • Restrictive refugee policies in contexts such as Australia and Europe are creating ‘ripple effects’, fostering negative developments in lower-income countries such as Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan.

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly



Decrying ‘Lip Service’ to United Nations Ideals, Speakers Declare Time for New Direction, Embracing Era of Engagement While the United Nations had been founded on the belief that States could solve problems collectively, the time had come to move in a new direction, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers underlined the need to embrace a new era of engagement based on common needs, innovative ideas and mutual respect.

25 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 25 September 2016 – The warring sub-clans of Dir and Hawiye have agreed to come up with an action plan on reconciliation and peace building following the signing of a ceasefire agreement mid this year.

The resolution was made at a two-day meeting, held in Mogadishu and organized by the Interim South West Administration (ISWA), with the support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

24 Sep 2016 description

Despite the international attention that is currently focussed on migratory flows directed towards Europe and other Western countries, the continued flow of Ethiopian migrants and asylum seekers along the southern corridor to South Africa via Kenya, Tanzania and other southern African countries is significant.