Mogadishu (HOL) - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia on behalf of the Copenhagen Group (C6+) that includes the Ambassadors of Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, the African Union (AU), The European Union (EU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have raised concerns that there are no women on the Constitutional Review Committee and that “excluding women would undermine the legitimacy and authority of the Committee”.
NAIROBI — Kenyan voters waited in line for hours Tuesday to decide a fiercely contested election for president, as concerns about possible ethnic violence put much of the country on edge.
Dadaab is a complex of refugee camps in eastern Kenya which hosts almost 250,000 people. Like any city, it has schools, hospitals and transport systems. Most of the refugees living there are from nearby Somalia - but there are also people from other countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan and Rwanda.
Somalia is at a turning point, in need of a sustainable resolution to decades of instability and threatened by militants including the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab and a splinter of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). It needs the help of the United States.
Worshippers were inside the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, when the explosion ripped through the imam's office.