(As prepared for delivery, Mogadishu, 2 April 2022)
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Mogadishu – Somalia’s maritime capabilities received a major boost today with the inauguration of a new, state-of-the-art facility for the Somali Police Force (SPF) in the capital, Mogadishu, funded by the European Union and developed by the United Nations.
Luuq/Mogadishu – Standing in front of his makeshift home in a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in southern Somalia’s Luuq district, Ahmad Hassan Yarrow looks out towards what remains of the Juba River and shakes his head forlornly.
Mogadishu - International partners* note that more than 80 per cent of the House of the People seats were completed as of the deadline of 15 March set by the National Consultative Council.