Somalia

AMISOM: Top Al-Shabaab commander killed in major SNA and AMISOM offensive

0 Visits: 385 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:57:05
Mogadishu: April 2, 2016: A top commander of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab was killed last night in a joint operation by the African Union forces (AMISOM) and the Somali National Army (SNA) in Janaale south of the capital Mogadishu.

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GalMudug warns the use of child soldiers by Al-Shabaab and calls international partners to support the rehabilitation program

0 Visits: 520 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:51:18
GalMudug State of Somalia concern and warns the use of child-soldiers by the terrorists group Al-Shabaab and calls international partners to support the rehabilitation program in GalMudug areas. GalMudug captured 110 militias during the fighting with Al-Shabaab and 38 of them are children under the…

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Pentagon: U.S. Military Airstrike in Somalia Targets Senior Terrorist Leader

0 Visits: 585 | Saturday April 02, 2016 - 17:36:10
WASHINGTON, — In cooperation with the Somali government, the U.S. military conducted an airstrike yesterday in Somalia against Hassan Ali Dhoore, a senior leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group, who is part of al-Qaida, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said

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Shabaab Using Child Soldiers In Desperate Effort To Control Somalia

0 Visits: 494 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 16:49:59
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer/AMISOM – Thirteen-year-old Jaffar was among a group of boys captured by Puntland security forces as he fought alongside Al Shabaab in March this year.

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In Somaliland, authorities order newspaper to close down

0 Visits: 480 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 00:39:02
Nairobi, -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to reopen the daily Codka Shacabka (The Voice of the People). The attorney general's office issued an order March 24 for the privately owned paper to immediately cease publication, according…

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Thousands may die from drought in Somalia unless donors give more - U.N.

0 Visits: 484 | Thursday March 31, 2016 - 22:03:28
By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in northern Somalia may die as a result of the El Nino-related drought and a shortage of aid, and the poor rains that are forecast are likely to make things worse, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 9 in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 419 | Thursday March 31, 2016 - 18:07:30
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bombing in central Somalia killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others, a police official said Thursday.

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Opinion; Nationalism, State Formation and Peacebuilding in Somalia.

0 Visits: 1042 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 18:42:38
By: Garad Yusuf Mohamud Nationalism and state formation in Somalia from the perspectives of history and identity politics this article argue that while nationalist movements have at times, when faced with a common enemy, generated temporary cooperation among Somalis, they have been unable to integrate…

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Amisom struggles with resources in Somalia

0 Visits: 582 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 16:54:42
KAMPALA – Al-Shabaab militants are on the run from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) in some parts of the country, but these successes are being challenged by funding cuts by the European Union (EU), stretched resources and a shortage of essential military equipment.

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French navy seizes cache of weapons heading towards Somalia

0 Visits: 530 | Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 16:27:45
French naval forces have seized a large weapons cache from a small ship said to be heading towards Somalia. The cache according to the BBC included assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons.

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International Somali Awards honours key Somali individuals with prestigious awards

0 Visits: 680 | Monday March 28, 2016 - 00:37:46
LONDON – For many Somalis around the world, lack of opportunities and recognitions for their inspiring talents in their host countries and beyond were major challenges that frustrated many Somalis who complained that lack of public diversity and considerations were obscuring what would otherwise have…

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Somalis protest against 'libelous' UN group reports

0 Visits: 446 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 22:11:45
MOGADISHU (HOL) –Hundreds of Somalis have taken to the streets of the Somali capital Saturday, protesting against the United Nations' Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group which they said dedicated its reports on Somalia to 'distort' the facts on the ground.

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Galmudug forces gear up efforts to end Al Shabab menace in central Somalia.

0 Visits: 292 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 21:45:20
Cadaado, 26 March 2016: The heroes of Galmudug State forces are still pursuing Al Shabab militants who recently entered in Galmudug territory with the aim to set up new bases.

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Despite hurdles, Somali High Court reinstates 143 Port Workers, Orders Somali Government to Pay $178,310 for 11 Month Salaries,

0 Visits: 297 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 21:30:59
Mogadishu – SOMALIA: Somali High Court reinstated again 143 port workers, who were illegally kicked out from their jobs by the Mogadishu Port Authority last year, and ordered the Somali government to pay $178,310 for their 11 month missing salaries respectively.

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Money transfer firm Dahabshiil awarded at international Somali gala

0 Visits: 432 | Saturday March 26, 2016 - 20:48:51
Money transfer company Dahabshiil is one of the institutions that were this week recognised for its contribution to recognition of the Somali community in the international society.

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Somalia: Fatuma's family escapes hunger

0 Visits: 332 | Saturday March 05, 2016 - 22:42:07
Fatuma and her family were living a difficult life in a Somali refugee camp about a year ago. Her kids were frequently hungry. School was an unaffordable luxury. A year later, everything has changed.

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Turkish aid agency builds 36 water wells in Somalia

0 Visits: 490 | Friday March 04, 2016 - 22:37:36
KAYSERI, Turkey (ANADOLU)) Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) are building 36 solar-powered water wells in Somalia costing over $6 million, the foundation's vice chairman said on Saturday.

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Road Construction and Maintenance Project Launched in Baidoa, Somalia

0 Visits: 586 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 23:01:19
By; Abshir Nor; Baidoa – SOMALIA (Horn Observer) The international labour organization (ILO) in partnership with Community Road Empowerment (CORE) had conducted two days training on road construction and maintenance using new technologies known as DO-NOU borrowed from Japan.

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Fierce Fighting in Central Somalia Kills at Least 10,

0 Visits: 296 | Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 18:10:23
Dhusamareb – Somalia (Horn Observer) At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday after a fierce between erupted in the town of Dhusamareb in Galgaduud region manned by moderate Sufis; Ahlu Sunna Waljama, witnesses and officials said.

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GalMudug forces attacked Al-Shabaab militia and forced out from the outskirts of Ad & Eel-Abdi villages

0 Visits: 388 | Tuesday March 01, 2016 - 22:25:06
Adado - SOMALIA: GalMudug State of Somalia forces today forced out Al-Shabab to flee from outskirts of Ad & Eel-Abdi villages. Al-Shabab militia was re-grouping in the area in order to attack Ad & Eel-Abdi villages, but security forces attacked them and as a result they fled from the area.

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