The international community had hoped that Somalia would soon stabilize. But the recent attack on a UN compound shows that the security situation is still precarious and the terrorist militia al-Shabab is still active.
Somalia's leaders vowed Thursday that progress would continue despite fresh threats by Islamist insurgents, a day after they staged their most serious attack on the United Nations in the troubled country in recent years.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "shocked" at the news of an attack on a UN compound in Somalia on Wednesday, his spokesman said.
Outraged Somali-Canadian community members are accusing Toronto police and tactical squads of racial profiling and unnecessary abuse of innocent residents during last week's Project Traveller raids in the city's west end.
Kenya will host a major international conference in August to discuss on modalities of repatriating more than one million Somali refugees to their country.