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Mine Action in Mogadishu

By Hodan Osman, Liaison Officer for UNMAS It may have been the excitement of seeing Mogadishu for the first time or apprehension about starting a new job in what is reputed to be one of the most...

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SRSG Mahiga's statement on killing of media worker

Mogadishu, 25 March 2013 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga is shocked and saddened by the killing of Rahma Abdulkadir, a media worker with...

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Statement Condemning Recent Terror Attacks

Mogadishu, 18 February 2013 - The UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) condemns the terror attacks that have occurred in Somalia during the first half of February 2013, including the killing of...

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Statement on Opening of Trial in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 01 February 2013 – The UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) notes that charges have been filed against five individuals in the case opened by the Somali National Police investigating...

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Year End Letter

from Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia Augustine P. Mahiga We have come to the end of an historic year for Somalia, for the region and for the rest of the international...

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What Next for the United Nations in Somalia?

By Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Peter de Clercq Following the euphoria surrounding the end of the Roadmap process and the creation of a new and credible...

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UNPOS Quarterly - Issue 5, November 2012

Open letter to Somali Parliamentarians Special Representative to the Secretary-General Augustine P. Mahiga SRSG Augustine P Mahiga issued this letter to Somali Parliamentarians several days prior to...

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International Day to End Impunity

Nairobi, 23 November 2012 – Today we condemn the targeted assassination of journalists in Somalia. We remember those journalists who lost their lives while exercising their right to freedom of...

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People witness a profound transformation in Kismayo

by Peter de Clercq, DSRSG 22 October 2012 Over the past few weeks the people of Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo have witnessed the story of profound transformation, following the capture of...

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Somali Police Force enters a new era

In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol the streets of Mogadishu. Three decades later in a nation devastated by conflict,...

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