UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab.
President of Khatumo State ordered to leave Ethiopia
Ethiopian government has ordered president of Khatumo State of Somalia Mr. Ali Khalif Galyedh to leave Ethiopia. President Ali Khalif was in Addis Ababa to attend Conference on Federalism sponsored by Horn Economic and Social policy Institute(HESPI).
Somali Pirates Still Holding 37 Sailors: UN Official
Somali pirates are still holding 37 sailors, raising serious international concern, UN official Jeffrey Feltman stated.
"Somali pirates are still holding 37 seafarers, which is a matter of serious international concern," Feltman said Wednesday, when reporting a decline in piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.
A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence.