UN condemns arms supply to Somalia's al-Shabab, keeps UN ban

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council condemned the supply of weapons and ammunition to al-Shabab extremists and others in Somalia in violation of a U.N. arms embargo and voted Monday to extend the ban for a year, saying the al-Qaida affiliate’s terrorist activities continue to destabilize the Horn of Africa nation.

It urged Somalia’s federal government to keep working with financial authorities, private sector financial institutions and the international community to crack down on al-Shabab’s ability “to generate revenue and launder, store and transfer resources” for use in terrorist and other activities.
The council’s resolution also expressed concern at “continued reports of corruption and diversion of public resources in Somalia.”

To keep it 💯, Somalia deserves being slapped with these extended sanctions. Gov can’t even keep al shabab from taxing most businesses in their own capital. They can’t even keep daily port shipping manifests from getting in the hands of al shabab. No brainer.