PHILIPPI (IRIN) - This week marks five years since tensions between foreigners and South Africans living in impoverished communities across the country erupted in xenophobic violence, leaving more than 60 people dead and tens of thousands displaced, their homes and businesses robbed and abandoned.
A consultative meeting organized by AMISOM was held in London to enhance participation of the Somali Diaspora in the reconstruction process of the country.
The government has deployed the military to Mandera county following inter-clan fighting that has so far claimed the lives of four people and displaced hundreds.
Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
As many as 3,000 African Union peacekeepers have been killed in Somalia in recent years in an attempt to end an Islamist insurgency and bring stability to the Horn of Africa nation, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.