Somalia – 10 November 2015

Settle Yemen crisis to help Somalia PM tells UN
Ending the crisis in Yemen is crucial to prevent Islamic State jihadists from shoring up Somalia’s weakened Shabaab, Somalia’s prime minister said on Monday.
Prime Minister Omar Sharmarke told a special session of the UN Security Council on Somalia that the Shabaab’s recent pledges of allegiance to IS are “not to be taken lightly.”
“Resolution of the crisis in Yemen is crucial,” he said.

UN Cites Improvements in Somalia, Looks Ahead to 2016
The United Nations’ top diplomat in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, says the country is steadily transforming from a failed state to a recovering one, as he addressed a special session of the U.N. Security Council on Somalia.
In his final briefing to the Council after more than two years as the U.N.’s envoy in Somalia, Kay told the council that the transformation in Somalia is “well advanced” and said the country is moving away from the chaos that it has experienced for more two decades.
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