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<b>Somalia</b>: One killed in Al-Shabab mortar attack on Palace

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:30
MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least one civilian was killed and several were wounded after mortar rounds landed near the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. The Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it had fired five ...
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In Hargeisa, UN Envoy Calls for Calm and Dialogue Following Clashes

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:18
The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from 'Somaliland' and neighbouring Puntland. “Our position is to try and reduce tensions (and) to increase dialogue very quickly between both sides, so that if there are ...
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Animals dying of disease in &#39;neglected&#39; area of Middle Shabelle

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:56
Herders in Mahaday district of southern Somalia's Middle Shabelle region complain that they are losing their goats to an outbreak of disease caused by water-borne parasites. According to the social welfare representative in the district, Salah Fulel Haji, 430 pastoralist families are being affected by the ...
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How <b>Somalia&#39;s</b> Turbulent History Made Way For Al-Shabab

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:56
The following year, 1993, Somali rebels shot down a U.S. helicopter, Black Hawk Down, leaving one American dead and the president skittish about further involvement. In 1994, the magazine recalls, "The U.S. formally ends the mission to Somalia, which has cost $1.7 billion dollars and left 43 U.S. ...
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Double the number of Christians killed worldwide last year

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:33
North Korea remains number one for Christian persecution, followed closely by Afghanistan and Somalia, where Christians are routinely targeted by violent Islamic mililtants. Open Doors publishes an annual list of the 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most extreme. They gather data on five ...
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<b>Somali</b> man detained by ICE returns home, takes legal action

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:56
Just minutes before the plane meant to take MaxamedAdan back to Somalia against his will was set to take off, immigration authorities yanked the Minnesota man off the plane--a welcome respite from deportation for a man who's been in the United States for more than 20 years. Now, he's back home in ...
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Maritime piracy and armed robbery hits 22 year low in 2017 – IMB

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:56
Nine incidents were recorded off Somalia in 2017, up from two in 2016. In November, a container ... “This incident, alongside the 2017 figures, demonstrates Somali pirates retain the capability and intent to launch attacks against merchant vessels hundreds of miles from their coastline,” Mukundan said.
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Rapists in Somaliland can no longer marry victims, could face 30 years in jail

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:33
Somaliland – with a population of about 4 million – declared independence from Somalia in 1991 following a bloody civil war, but is not internationally recognised as a country. Mahamoud said President Musa Bihi Abdi's government, which came to power in November, was shocked by reports of gang ...
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South Sudan, <b>Somalia</b> on the agenda of President Kenyatta, Zuma talks

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:22
By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 11 – President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Thursday expected to make an official visit to South Africa in his first foreign trip since he was sworn-in for a second term. The Head of State will be hosted by his counterpart Jacob Zuma and they will hold bi-lateral talks on ...
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Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 44 | 25 Dec. 2017 – 7 Jan. 2018

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:11
On 4 January 2018, the Government of Ethiopia announced an allocation of ETB 500 million ($18.6 million) to rehabilitate over 500,000 people displaced by the border conflicts between Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states. The allocation was made after the House of People's Representatives ...
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IOM CCCM <b>Somalia</b> Movement Trend Tracking: Baidoa, 29 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 03:00
This week there were 374 new arrivals and only 21 exits at the Baidoa checkpoints. This represents the fourth week in a row that the number of exits has remained below 100. In general, since midNovember all movements in and out Baidoa IDP sites have remained relatively low compared with previous ...
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UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP (Internally ...

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:48
UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP (Internally displaced persons) settlement evictions in Mogadishu, Somalia. By. APO. -. January 11, 2018. 0 · Share on Facebook · Tweet on Twitter ...
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Sleeping rough – evicted IDPs camp at roadsides in Mogadishu

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:48
Fadumo Ali Yusuf and her seven children have been spending their nights at the side of a busy main road in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after they and ... It is a common practice in Somalia to move IDP families to previously uninhabited areas, or areas of low density population, so that the land ...
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Pirate attacks at two-decade low: maritime watchdog

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:48
Waters off Somalia remained dangerous, with nine incidents recorded last year, up from two in 2016. A dramatic attack on a container ship far off the Somali coast saw pirates firing rockets at the vessel after a failed attempt to board it. "This dramatic incident... demonstrates that Somali pirates retain the ...
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UNHCR <b>Somalia</b> Repatriation Update, 1-30 December 2017

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:03
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees visited Somalia from 17 to 18 December. During his visit the High Commissioner pledged that UNHCR will continue investing in housing, education and livelihoods for returning refugees, IDPs and the local population, and emphasized that UNHCR only assists ...
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UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP settlement ...

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 01:52
MOGADISHU, 11 January 2018 - The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today. More than ...
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USA warns citizens against travelling to Pakistan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:48
At Level Four, ten war zones are ranked as the USA state department said, “Do Not Travel”: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. At Level 3 are the countries the USA has asked its citizens to reconsider traveling to, and Pakistan is ...
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Faces of UCM: Abyana Botan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 23:37
(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Abyana Botan believes self-love is everything. The freshman digital media production major said she grew up feeling a little out of place, but now embraces who she is. “I was basically the only black person in my school, so I'd get bullied for that – not bullied, but just looked at ...
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Recent Clashes between Somaliland and Puntland: The Role of the Farmajo&#39;s Government

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:30
He was then appointed as the Somali Ambassador to Nairobi, Kenya during the tenure of Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud's government. Even in that diplomatic position, Jamal “Gamal” Hassan continued his anti-Somaliland posture. When Farmajo was selected as the president of Somalia, he appointed ...
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EXCLUSIVE: <b>Somali</b> man detained by ICE returns home, takes legal action

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 21:47
(KMSP) - Just minutes before the plane meant to take Maxamed Adan back to Somalia against his will was set to take off, immigration authorities yanked the Minnesota man off the plane--a welcome respite from deportation for a man who's been in the United States for more than 20 years. Now, he's ...
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