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Shabaab photo release shows aftermath of ambush in central Somalia

0 Visits: 728 | Saturday October 31, 2015 - 11:22:33
advertisements Shabaab, al Qaeda's official branch in Somalia, has released a photographs detailing the aftermath of an ambush on "government militias" in central Somalia. It was released on the jihadist group's Shahaada website.

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India, Somalia to enhance cooperation in anti-piracy operations

0 Visits: 742 | Saturday October 31, 2015 - 11:18:52
dvertisements NEW DELHI: India has assured Somalia to assist it in security sector even as the two countries have decided to enhance cooperation in the maritime security and anti-piracy operations.

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OCHA OPERATIONS DIRECTOR: MORE HELP NEEDED FOR PEOPLE IN PROTRACTED CRISES IN SUDAN, SOUTH SUDAN AND SOMALIA

0 Visits: 728 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 19:24:38
(New York, 29 October 2015): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, has called for more help for people and communities who have faced years of crisis in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia.

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Man jailed for two years after attempting to smuggle Somali woman through Stansted Airport

0 Visits: 735 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 14:41:17
Mohamedi was charged with possessing a false ID document with intent. She also admitted her offence, and has been remanded in custody for sentencing on November 27.

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Uganda calls for new approach in addressing extremism in Africa

0 Visits: 705 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 14:37:50
KAMPALA Uganda --Uganda says countries must not be quick at jumping at a military solution to solving extremism in Africa without carefully assessing the root causes.

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Ontario Moves to Ban Random Police Stops — And Issue Receipts for All Else

0 Visits: 709 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 14:13:29
Ontario is on its way to banning "carding," the random and arbitrary police practice of stopping and collecting identifying information, which has been widely denounced as discriminatory.

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Somalia appoints new ambassador to Russia

0 Visits: 726 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 13:59:23
Somalia's government has appointed a new ambassador to Russia, the first diplomat the horn of Africa nation sent to the former Soviet Union after more than two decades of war – sources said Thursday.

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Speech H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia India-Africa Forum Summit New Delhi, India

0 Visits: 717 | Friday October 30, 2015 - 12:57:18
Your Excellency, The Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Narendra Modi, Your Excellency, the Chairperson of the African Union, President Robert Mugabe, Your Excellency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Commission,

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World Bank Takes Innovative Action to Support Remittance Flows to Somalia

0 Visits: 688 | Thursday October 29, 2015 - 11:45:19
advertisements The World Bank has taken an important step today to help support the flow of remittances to Somalia, to ensure they continue to reach people who depend upon them as a critical source of income.

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AU-chartered aircraft crashes in southern Somalia

0 Visits: 729 | Thursday October 29, 2015 - 11:39:35
MOGADISHU (HOL) – A plane chartered by the African Union force in Somalia crashed in a rebel-held area in southern Somalia amid heavy rain and strong windson Wednesday, officials said.advertisements The Kenyan-registered aircraft Dormier DO-328 which was carrying a logistical stuff for the African…

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A Message from the President of the Federal Government of Somalia

0 Visits: 717 | Wednesday October 28, 2015 - 15:18:48
to members of al-Shabaab: "Your options are not limited to choosing between different brands of terrorism. There is another way." Mogadishu, 28 October 2015: The President of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, today issued a message to members of al-Shabaab.

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Despite raging conflict, scores of refugees continue to arrive in Yemen by sea

0 Visits: 723 | Wednesday October 28, 2015 - 11:15:50
The ongoing conflict and the widening humanitarian crisis in Yemen has not deterred nearly 70,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants to reach the country by sea causing the Yemini population to 'bear the brunt,' said the United Nations refugee agency today.

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Behold, I was lost, but now I am found! Confessions of an Al-Shabaab recruit

0 Visits: 740 | Wednesday October 28, 2015 - 11:11:17
What do you do if you have an interesting story to tell but fear the repercussions? You tell it anyway, and if you fear you might not have the spine to take the backlash, you hide your identity. That is exactly what I am going to do, because I have a story that I can't keep bottled up inside me…

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United Nations calls on Nauru and Australia to resolve Abyan case urgently

0 Visits: 654 | Wednesday October 28, 2015 - 11:08:06
UN says pregnant Somali refugee on Nauru is 'very fragile' and condemns culture of impunity for crimes against refugees and asylum seekers on the island

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EHAHRDP celebrates ten years of defending human rights defenders

0 Visits: 771 | Wednesday October 28, 2015 - 09:43:56
Today the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) celebrated its ten-year anniversary of defending human right activists throughout the East and Horn of Africa. To mark this occasion, EHAHRDP has produced an anniversary publication, as well as a series of documentaries about…

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British citizens 'chained and beaten' in Somaliland mental health centres

0 Visits: 690 | Tuesday October 27, 2015 - 17:04:54
Report by Human Rights Watch calls on Britain, the biggest donor to health services in the region, to push for more humane mental health provision to handle a large number of patients

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Operation Atalanta Warship ITS Libeccio Donates Equipment to School in Djibouti

0 Visits: 663 | Tuesday October 27, 2015 - 17:00:26
advertisements Just prior to their departure from the Gulf of Aden and journey home to their base port of La Spezia, crew members from Italian warship, ITS Libeccio, visited the Notre-Dame de Boulaos school in Djibouti.

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The Media's Mishandling Of Abyan's Case Proves We Need To Listen To Rape Survivors

0 Visits: 676 | Tuesday October 27, 2015 - 16:57:31
advertisements I can't speak for all survivors, but when I divulge my most painful secret, it's not to persecute the men responsible. I'm just asking to be believed. I was first raped when I was 14 years old. The second time, I was 15.

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Mother Of Terror Suspect Says Son Is Innocent, Suffering In Jail

0 Visits: 691 | Tuesday October 27, 2015 - 12:28:14
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —The mother of one of the five young terror suspects is speaking out, saying her son is being treated more harshly than the four other suspects. Fadumo Hussein's son, 20-year-old Guled Omar, is being held in the Ramsey County Jail. The five co-defendants are scheduled tostand…

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First Head of U.S. Mission to Somalia in 20 years visits CJTF-HOA

0 Visits: 734 | Tuesday October 27, 2015 - 12:23:22
Retired Ambassador David Kaeuper, U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Somalia stands before the Somali flag during his tour of the Fusion Action Cell hive at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 15, 2015. The Ambassador toured Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's facilities and met with members to learn…

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