In the run-up to the November 26 closed door briefing of the UN Security Council on Somalia and Eritrea sanctions, the new Monitoring Group coordinator Jarat Chopra raised to the United Arab Emirates, Oman and others the shipping and sale of charcoal from Somalia in violation of the sanctions.
An Ethiopian military plane has crash-landed and burst into flames at Somalia’s Mogadishu airport, killing four crew members.
The plane belonged to the Ethiopian airforce and sources said it was carrying weapons and ammunition for AMISOM, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia run by the African Union, when it crashed early on Friday.
“It was a military cargo plane and there were six crew on board,” said a security official, who asked not to be named.
As the UN funded African Union “peacekeepers” expand their military occupation of Mogadishu the UN relief agency announces an over 2/3 cut in food aid to one million Somali refugees due to a “funding shortfall”.
The UNHCR apparently has decided that they will provide 30% of the daily minimum food requirement to the million Somali refugees they have been keeping alive rather than cut off aid to any in the UN camps. This as the UN/AU army has been increased by thousands of Ugandan troops along with dozens of additional tanks, heavy artillery and helicopter gun ships. Continue reading UN Cuts Food Ration, Expands War in Somalia→