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Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement. ...

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the Interim Juba Administration’s (IJA) progress towards forming a regional assembly while on an official visit to Kismayo today. ...

Twenty years ago, when the world convened a landmark conference on women’s human rights, the devastating conflict in the former Yugoslavia prompted deserved attention to rape and other war crimes there against civilians. ...

A senior leader of Al-Shabaab militant group described as an Al-Qaeda-trained bomb expert has surrendered to authorities in Galgaluud region in central Somalia. ...

MOGADISHU — The Somali government will for the first time use drones to combat the Al-Qaida linked militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said on Friday. ...

Mogadishu, 6 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed the interim ceasefire agreement reached today between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa (ASWJ) in central Somalia. ...

A police officer has been shot in the head and killed after exchanging gunfire with two suspects who were trying to rob a video games store. ...

The government announced that its aid agency TİKA has delivered aid worth over $766 million to over 100 countries in six years, showcasing Turkey’s growing “soft power” efforts to reach out to communities in need. ...

Mogadishu, 03 March 2015 – Speaking at a high level panel discussion on sexual violence in Somalia the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay and the Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson (SRCC), Maman S. Sidikou made a joint call for increased measures to protect Somalia’s women and girls and reiterated their commitment...

On Saturday 28 February HIPS released a documentary about the national dialogue on federalism – outlining how the federalism project was executed; the film captures the citizens of the five cities’ diverse view on this pivotal issue. You can watch it here. ...