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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns killing of parliamentarian and media worker
Mogadishu, 22 April 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the killing of Mr. Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal, a Member of the country’s Federal Parliament. Mr. Mursal was shot dead earlier today in Mogadishu by  unknown gunmen.
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UN Special Representative for Somalia condemns murder of Somali MP
Mogadishu, 21 April 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, has condemned the murder of Isaak Mohamed Rino, a Member of the country’s Federal Parliament. Following the attack the Federal Government called for a full investigation and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
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UN Special Representative for Somalia appeals for calm and restraint in Sool
Mogadishu, 16 April 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, expressed his concern as tensions mounted between forces from Somaliland and Puntland in the northern region of Sool, and in particular the town of Taleh.
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UN Security Council press statement on attack against United Nations personnel in Somalia
New York, 7 April 2014 - The following Security Council press statement was issued by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):

The members of the Security Council are outraged by the killing today of two UN personnel in Galkayo, Somalia.  The members of the Security Council condemned the killings in the strongest terms.  The members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of the victims.  The members of the Council further offered their condolences to the United Nations and the Governments of the Republic of France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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The Security Council, decides to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June 2013, under the leadership of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), for an initial period of twelve months with the intention to renew for further periods as appropriate, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary-General.
[S/RES/2102 (2013)]
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The newly rehabilitated Hamarweyne Police Station in Mogadishu. The station is one of four recently rehabilitated with UN support and funding from the Japanese Government.
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