Somali Children Flee Al-Shabab Recruitment

More than 100 children fleeing areas controlled by al-Shabab militants in central Somalia have arrived in the coastal town of Adale, seeking the government's protection, officials said.

Adale is a key trading town in the Middle Shabelle region, 220 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu.

In an …

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Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Deep Concern over Political Situation in Burundi, Urging All Parties Immediately to Cease Violence

The Security Council, in a presidential statement today, expressed deep concern over the political situation in Burundi � including increasing numbers of refugees and reports of torture, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings � and strongly urged the Government and all parties to immediately cease and …

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