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Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes

Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes Mogadishu (AFP) – A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320,000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency said Tuesday. “The level of humanitarian suffering in this country triggered by projected conflict, seasonal shocks […]

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Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister

Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister

Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister, Chrystia Freeland is the new Foreign Affairs Minister (update) Toronto (Voice Online) — AHMED Hussen, MP for York South-Weston, and a Member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, is the new of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, while Chrystia Freeland, currently Minister […]

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After Invasion, Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability – Somalis Say

Somalia: 10 Years Ethiopia Invasion – Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability, Somalis Say 10 Years After Invasion By: Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu (kichuu.com) — Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopia’s invasion and alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country. From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu […]

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Burundi joined peacekeeping in Somalia to collect EU money

Burundi shows that African armies join peacekeeping in Somalia not out of pan-African brotherhood but to collect EU money Burundi has threatened to sue the African Union (AU) over failure to pay its peacekeeping troops in Somalia. (Africa News) — Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced on Friday, during a public program, that the Burundian troops […]

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Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia

Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia. AMISOM and Somali National Army officials in Hiiraan region were not immediately available for comment. (Radio Kulmiye) — Somali troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiraan region, a day after the troops took the area from al-shabaab […]

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UNHCR Envoy for Somalia urged int’ll community to pay attention

UNHCR Envoy for Somalia urged the int’ll community to pay close attention to deteriorating conditions of the Somali Refugees in Yemen By Ahmed Abdi UNHCR Envoy called on the international Community to pay attention to find a sustainable solution to what he called a humanitarian crisis in Yemen on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The Special […]

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Ethiopian troop withdrawal from Somalia exposes problems – AMISOM

AMISOM: Since October, Ethiopia has been withdrawing troops from Somalia. The redeployment highlights problems with the international community’s funding of military operations in Africa. (France 24) — The Ethiopian troops had been assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The draw-down could imperil Somalia’s chances of becoming a viable nation state. Many […]

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Somalia: U.K. Government Admits Funding ISIL and Al-Shabaab

Somalia: U.K. Government Admits Funding ISIL and Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News) — The U.K. government is funding ISIS to the tune of $723 million, according to leaked British government documents. The leaked documents reveal the British government is sending $723 million in “aid” to Somalia while admitting it is “certain” to be used to fund terror […]

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Fadumo Dayib From Refugee to Presidential Candidate

Fadumo Dayib From Refugee to Presidential Candidate

(The African Way) — Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to set her sights on the Somali presidency. She is determined to stand up to a system that has for a long time put women on the side lines. After being forced to flee Kenya, her Somali born family moved to Finland as refugees. Only learning […]

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Ethiopian soldiers killed bomb attack near Kismayo

(Shabelle News) — At least three Ethiopian soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been killed in a bomb attack occurred near Kismayo city in southern Somalia on Saturday. According to local sources,  the AMISOM soldiers were killed after their military convoy came under a remotely detonated land mine attack at […]

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Exclusive: Al-Shabab moves in on central Somalia

As Somalia prepares for polls later this year al-Shabab quietly takes over towns left by withdrawing Ethiopian troops. Hamza Mohamed Mogadishu, Somalia – Somalia-based rebel group al-Shabab has been on the offensive in recent months retaking strings of towns in south and central Somalia. Since the start of this year the group which is linked […]

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US ‘admits Somalia air strike killed allies, not al-Shabab’

(BBC)– An airstrike in Somalia that the US said had targeted al-Shabab actually killed 10 members of an allied local militia, US media report, quoting an unpublished Pentagon investigation. The US says it carried out the September strike to protect Puntland forces who came under fire during an operation against al-Shabab militants. The strike sparked […]

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Ever since al-Shabab was pushed out of the Somali capital, they have been on the back foot losing major towns across the Horn of African country [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

Al-Shabab regains land as Ethiopia pulls troops

Ethiopia unrest and the troop withdrawals have come as a opportune boost for al-Shabab as they seize more territory. by Hamza Mohamed Moqokori, Somalia (Aljazeera) – As the clock ticked past 11am and birds nestling on the short dry shrub trees chirped away, a large group of young men in camouflage uniforms and black face-wraps […]

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US election 2016 result: Historic win for Somali-American woman

US election 2016 result: Historic win for Somali-American woman

(BBC) — Ilhan Omar, 34, has made history by becoming the first Somali legislator in the United States. A former refugee, the Somali-born activist has been elected to serve as an MP in the US state of Minnesota. The Muslim Somali-American woman becomes the highest-ranking Somali elected to office in the US. Her election comes […]

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Somalia: The Forgotten Story

The story of Somalia’s decline from stability to chaos and the problems facing its people at home and abroad. Filmmaker: Hamza Ashrif (Aljazeera) — Somalia’s modern history is a tale of independence, prosperity and democracy in the 1960s, military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s – followed by a desperate decline into civil war and […]

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Ethiopia’s troop withdrawal from Somalia: UN worried over humanitarian crisis

(Geesguud) — The United Nations (UN) is deeply concerned about the continuous withdrawal of international troops from Somalia and the subsequent takeover of such ‘abandoned’ territories by al-shabaab insurgents. According to the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the situation is worsening the humanitarian situation in Somalia battling insurgency. Ethiopia has since […]

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In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, al-Shabab fighters sit on a truck as they patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo / Mohamed Sheikh Nor, File)

Somalia’s al-Shabaab making comeback as Ethiopian troops withdraw

The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (CTV News) —  — Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, are making a comeback, having recently seized four towns and attacked a guesthouse in neighbouring Kenya, killing 12. The resurgence of Al-Shabab, which is allied to al Qaeda, could affect Somalia’s plans to hold elections next month and further destabilize what […]

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Ethiopia withdraws troops in Somalia over ‘lack of support’

(BBC News) — Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU’s recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African Union mission in the […]

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Shabaab takes Somali town after Ethiopia troop pullout

Agence France Presse MOGADISHU (The Daily Star) — Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union’s AMISOM force withdrew. It was the third time this month that the Islamist group moved into a town in […]

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