Somalia – Arrest of pirate Mohamed Garfanji (17.08.14)
France welcomes the arrest by the Somali authorities on August 17 of Mohamed Garfanji. This arrest confirms that Somali pirates can no longer carry out their illegal activities with impunity. We call on the Somali authorities to bring Mr. Garfanji to justice.
Somalia – Murder of lawmaker Sheikh Adan Madeer (01.08.14)
France condemns the murder of lawmaker Sheikh Adan Madeer on August 1 in Mogadishu.
Somalia – Murder of a female lawmaker (23.07.14)
There should be no impunity for this crime, for which those responsible must be brought to justice.
African Union Mission in Somalia – Appointment of Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou (10.07.14)
France welcomes the appointment of Mr. Maman Sambo Sidikou as the new Representative of the African Union for Somalia and Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Somalia – Attack in Mogadishu (03.07.14)
France condemns the attack in Mogadishu on 3 July which killed several people, including Mr Ahmed Mohamud Hayd, a member of Somalia’s Federal Parliament.
Somalia – Murder of a journalist (21.06.14)
France condemns the murder of Yusuf Keynan, a journalist working for the private radio station, Mustaqbal, in Mogadishu on June 21. We call on the Somali authorities to do everything possible to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of this crime.
Somalia – Attack against the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu (24.05.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated against the Federal Parliament in Mogadishu. We extend our condolences to the families of the Somali victims and the personnel members of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and assure the Somali authorities and people of our solidarity.
Somalia – Murder of two members of parliament (21-22.04.14)
France condemns the murder, on April 21 and 22 in Mogadishu, of Isaak Mohamed Rino and Abdiaziz Isak Mursal, both members of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. There can be no impunity for these acts; the perpetrators must be brought to justice.
Somalia – Attack near Mogadishu International Airport (13.02.14)
France condemns the attack perpetrated yesterday against a UN convoy in Mogadishu, near the international airport, which has reportedly left at least 6 people dead.
Somalia – Attacks in Mogadishu (01.01.14)
France supports the efforts of the Somali authorities to promote stability. It also commends the efforts of the Somali police force and army, as well as the African Union Mission in Somalia, to restore peace and security.
Somalia – Attack in Beledweyne (19.11.13)
We pay tribute to the efforts of the Somali police force and army, as well as the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), to restore peace and security. France supports the Federal Government of Somalia, the African Union and the UN in this effort.
Somalia – Adoption of UNSCR 2124 (New York, 12.11.13)
France welcomes unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of resolution 2124 devoted to the situation in Somalia. By approving an increase in troop strength of 4,400 soldiers for the African Union operation in Somalia (AMISOM), it will enable this operation, with the support of the Somali forces, to step up action against the extremist groups that are continuing to obstruct peace.
Somalia – Attack in Mogadishu (09.09.13)
France condemns the attack perpetrated on September 7, 2013, in Mogadishu, which killed 18 people, according to the latest reports. France reaffirms its support for the Somali authorities and people in their efforts to build a peaceful and democratic society that respects its diversity and human rights.
Somalia – Attack against the Somali president (04.09.13)
France utterly condemns the attack carried out on September 4 against the convoy belonging to President Hassan Sheik Mohamud near the city of Merca.
Somalia – Attack against the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu (29.07.13)
France strongly condemns the attack carried out on July 27 against the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu, which killed a Turkish police officer and injured 3 others.
Attack against the UN in Mogadishu (20.06.13)
France utterly condemns the attack perpetrated on June 19 in Mogadishu, which, according to the latest reports, killed at least 9 people and injured many others. This heinous attack targeted a building housing UN personnel and agencies providing humanitarian and development assistance to the Somali population.
Somalia – Consultations on the fight against piracy (31.05.13)
Consultations on the fight against piracy and on security and development in Somalia were held in Paris on May 31. A delegation of Somali judges, prosecutors and lawyers was received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Somalia – Visit to London by Pascal Canfin (07.05.13)
This conference aimed to strengthen the partnership between the Somali authorities and the international community in order to support the stabilization process under way. It was co-chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud.
Somalia – Appointment of Mr. Nicholas Kay as special representative of the UN secretary-general (30.04.13)
France assures Mr. Nicholas Kay of its full support and pays tribute to the current special representative, Mr. Augustine Mahiga, who has worked with determination for three years to improve the political, security and humanitarian situation in Somalia.
Somalia – Murder of a journalist (21.04.13)
France utterly condemns the murder, on April 21, 2013, in Mogadishu, Mohamed Ibrahim Rageh, a journalist working for Somali National Television. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.
Somalia – Terrorist attacks in Mogadishu (14.04.13)
France utterly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out on April 14 in Mogadishu, notably against the Somali capital’s courthouse.
Somalia - Murder of a journalist (21.01.13)
France utterly condemns the murder of Abdihared Osman, a Somali journalist at Radio Shabelle, on 18 January 2013 in Mogadishu, and extends her sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Somalia – Signing of an agreement with the International Organization for Migration (14.01.13)
On January 9, France signed an agreement with the International Organization for Migration to implement a project aimed at supporting the vulnerable and internally displaced populations in the Somali provinces of Gedo and Lower Juba, as well as in Mogadishu.
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