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UN: Somali Refugees Surpass 1 Million in Horn of Africa

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says the number of Somalis who have fled their country has surpassed 1 million. According to the agency, most of the refugees are fleeing to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent arrivals — like previous ones — cite continued unrest and food shortages in Somalia. However, the outflow of […]

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Eritrea Urges UN to Drop Sanctions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea is urging the United Nations to lift sanctions against the country after a leaked U.N. report suggested Asmara no longer supports Somali al-Shabab insurgents. The report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, obtained Monday by news agencies including VOA, found no evidence that Eritrea directly supported al-Shabab in the past year. […]

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UN: Somali Refugees Surpass 1 Million in Horn of Africa

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. refugee agency says the number of Somalis who have fled their country has surpassed 1 million. A spokesman says the latest data show most of the refugees have fled to neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia. The most recent arrivals — like previous ones — cite continued unrest and food shortages in Somalia. However, the […]

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Eritrea Urges UN to Drop Sanctions

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea is urging the United Nations to lift sanctions against the country after a leaked U.N. report suggested Asmara no longer supports Somali al-Shabab insurgents. The report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, obtained Monday by news agencies including VOA, found no evidence that Eritrea directly supported al-Shabab in the past year. […]

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UN Report: Somali Gov’t Deeply Corrupt

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report obtained by VOA says Somalia’s transitional government is so deeply corrupt that it is ruled by a popular Somali phrase — “What’s in it for me?” The U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea suggests some leaders want to “hijack or derail” Somalia’s political transition process for personal gain. The government’s […]

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UN Report: Somali Gov’t Deeply Corrupt

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report obtained by VOA says Somalia’s transitional government is so deeply corrupt that it is essentially ruled by a popular Somali phrase – “What’s in it for me?” The U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea suggests rampant theft of public funds is behind efforts by some political leaders to “hijack or […]

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UN Keeping Peacekeepers to Stay in South Sudan Another Year

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The UN Security Council says peacekeepers will remain in South Sudan for another year. The 15 member Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to extend the UN Mission in South Sudan to improve security. The resolution also calls on the South Sudan government take more responsibility for protecting its people. The UN Security Council initially […]

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UN Concerned About Rising Terror Threat in Mali

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has expressed concern about the growing terror threat in northern Mali and has asked member states to help identify terrorist suspects. The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday noting the presence of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the north of Mali. The resolution expressed concern about the rising number […]

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UN Concerned About Rising Terror Threat in Mali

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has expressed “deep concern” about the threat posed by terrorists in northern Mali. The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday noting the presence of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the region. The council said it was concerned about increased kidnapping and a proliferation of weapons in northern Mali, […]

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UN Report: North Korea Defies UN Sanctions

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report has concluded that North Korea continues to “actively defy” international sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Burma and Syria and by importing luxury goods. The report by a panel of experts says U.N. sanctions imposed on North Korea following nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009 have slowed but failed to […]

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