Chronology of Events
UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Dr. Shamsul Bari, issues a strong warning on the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in the country. He urged the international community and the UN to strengthen international...The International Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia meets in New York. A Communiqué is...A remote controlled bomb targets the Governor of Sool in Somaliland, injuring him and three others, killing one guard and a civilian.Somalia's Transitional Federal Government celebrates its first anniversary in Mogadishu as a government of national unity.Al-Shabab confirms officially for the first time that it had joined Al-Qaida's "international jihad".UNHCR reports that since 1 January 2010, 82,000 people have been displaced countrywide, with the majority resulting from the ongoing conflicts as of 29 January. The major areas of the recent displacement are Belet Weyen, Galgaduud and Mogadishu. UNHCR...The 34th Ministerial Summit of IGAD Member States is held in Addis Ababa. The...An explosion near a hotel where a group of "Somaliland" ministers and MPs on a fact-find mission are staying kills the bomber. Following this event, officials impose a curfew and arrest 65 individuals including 20 women some them Quranic school teachers....AGEs reportedly fire mortar rounds at Villa Somalia prompting retaliations from TFG/AMISOM. Three civilians are reportedly killed.