updated 1:21 PM MDT, Jul 21, 2017

Reaction by EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo to the terror attack in Mogadishu

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By EU Ambassador to Somalia Ms. Veronique Lorenzo Europe

I am deeply saddened by the attack carried out on Wednesday night by Al-Shabaab at a popular hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, targeting civilians, mainly youth, as they were celebrating Iftar, claimed multiple lives.  The attack manifests a blunt disrespect for the lives of the ordinary people.  I commend the response of the security forces and recognise the many sacrifices they have already made to bring peace to Somalia.
 
I offer my condolences to the victims and the families of those who have lost their lives and wish quick recovery of those injured.

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Death toll in Somalia restaurant attack rises to 31 as 10 hostages freed.



A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital, killing at least 31 people and wounding several others, police said Wednesday night.


Two gunmen were killed in the restaurant attack as 10 hostages were freed.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said there was confusion over whether gunmen fought their way inside the Pizza House restaurant after the blast. The restaurant is just meters away from another one, Posh Treats, that is frequented by the city's elite.

Most of the victims were young men who were entering the Pizza House at the time, Hussein said.

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu, including hotels, military checkpoints and areas near the presidential palace. It has vowed to step up attacks after the recently elected government launched a new military offensive against it.

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Somalia - Situation report 14 June 2017


    Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery.

    FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with cash-transfers for food and water purchases, plus the means to continue farming and veterinary care to keep their animals alive.

    Key FAO deliveries since the start of the crisis include over USD 10 million in direct cash payments to rural families, lifesaving veterinary treatments for 14.7 million animals, 1 000 tonnes of seed to almost 40 000 farmers ahead of the Gu growing season, and 14+ million litres of water supplied to livestock.

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At least 7 killed 10 hurt Clan fighting in Central Somalia

At least 7 people are are killed , and more than ten others were injured in a renewed Inter-clan fighting in central Somalia over the past 2 days.

 The tribal clashes erupted in Benyaley locality on Hiiraan and Galgadud border, after two armed clan militiamen disputed over a grazing land, according to local officials and residents.

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Senior diplomat: Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar



Attache at embassy in South Africa says Somalia will not retain ties to both Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Senior diplomat: Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar


By Hassan Isilow and Mohammed Dhaysane

JOHANNESBURG

Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar as the Gulf state becomes increasingly isolated from its nieghbors, a senior Somali diplomat has told Anadolu Agency.

“Somalia has taken a neutral position,” Abdi Halane Hirsi, spokesman and cultural attache at the Somali embassy in Pretoria, said. “We shall not end ties with either Saudi Arabia or Qatar. Our Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling for dialogue to resolve this issue.”

Hirsi denied media reports suggesting Saudi Arabia had withheld $50 million in aid it earlier pledged to the Horn of Africa country until it cuts ties with Qatar.

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