updated 1:21 PM MDT, Jul 21, 2017

Somalia: Deteriorating food security

25-07-2014 Interview

Three years after the last severe food crisis that affected Somalia, rising numbers of the population are once again suffering acute problems and even more are at risk. Mohamed Sheikh Ali, who coordinates ICRC efforts to develop food production and relief efforts in the country describes the situation.

A sizeable population affected by a devastating cyclone in the north at the end of 2013 had already been struggling to recover their economic means before this most recent drought struck.CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / so-e-00663/ F. RAbdullahi
Why is food insecurity increasing again in Somalia?

Press Statement by the European Union Special Envoy, Michele Cervone d'Urso on attack targeted at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, Somalia

Statement by the European Union Special Envoy, Michele Cervone d'Urso on attack targeted at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu, Somalia


European Union Special Envoy, Michele Cervone d'Urso, condemned last night's terrorist attack on Villa Somalia and expressed his sympathy with the victims and their families. The Somali security forces and AMISOM forces responded swiftly and courageously.

Press release: EU Special Envoy to Somalia condemns the killing of Somali MP Mohammed Mohamud Hayd in Mogadishu


The EU Special Envoy to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso, condemns today's brutal murder of the Somali Member of Federal Parliament, Honourable Mohammed Mohamud Hayd, in Mogadishu and extends his sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in the Parliament. He calls on Somali authorities to bring to justice those responsible without delay.

Long Forgotten Uranium Bonanza Rediscovered, Kilimanjaro Unleashes Somalia Uranium Exploration Initiative

BELIZE CITY, BELIZE--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - The directors and management of Kilimanjaro Capital (GXG:KCAP)(OTC PINK:KIMJF) are pleased to provide an update on the Company's evolving interests in Somalia where Kilimanjaro Capital currently has a 5% earn in interest in the 1,161,400 acres Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi (ACA) Block.

It is all but forgotten that prior to the 1991 civil war, Somalia was one of Africa's largest suppliers of uranium with tons of proven reserves and even more undiscovered. Somali uranium powered Iraq's infamous nuclear program. Brazilian, UAE, American, and Italian companies scrambled for concessions and had big plans for the region including US major Westinghouse. Then the civil war broke out in 1991, the Ministry of Mines and its records were destroyed and all traces of uranium mining disappeared. US State Department declassified documents indicate the disastrous "Black Hawk Down" Mogadishu intervention in 1993 may also have been intended to secure uranium resources from falling into the wrong hands.