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Senior Somali General Gunned Down in Mogadishu - VOA News - Voice of America

6 hours 31 min ago

Voice of America

Senior Somali General Gunned Down in Mogadishu - VOA News
Voice of America
A senior Somali military officer was gunned down in Mogadishu Sunday evening, security sources told VOA's Somali service. Gunmen armed with pistols fatally ...

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Lufthansa jetliner hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back to Germany - The Japan Times

7 hours 3 min ago

The Japan Times

Lufthansa jetliner hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back to Germany
The Japan Times
BERLIN – A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. The dpa news agency reported that the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in ...

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President Trump approves updated travel restrictions on 8 countries - WMUR Manchester

7 hours 48 min ago

WMUR Manchester

President Trump approves updated travel restrictions on 8 countries
WMUR Manchester
That ban had barred citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lacked a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from entering the U.S. Only one of those countries, Sudan, will no ...

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UNHCR Somalia: Displacements dashboard | Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) Part 1 of 3 ... - ReliefWeb

Sun, 2017-09-24 12:57

ReliefWeb

UNHCR Somalia: Displacements dashboard | Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) Part 1 of 3 ...
ReliefWeb
New internal displacements in Somalia reaching 58,000 were monitored by the UNHCR-led Protection & Return Monitoring Network (PRMN) during August 2017 down from 130,000 in July. Displacements where drought was identified as the primary driver at ...

Somalia Newsletter Issue No. 2 - Drought Response - Providing lifesaving assistance to persons displaced by drought - ReliefWeb

Sun, 2017-09-24 12:52

ReliefWeb

Somalia Newsletter Issue No. 2 - Drought Response - Providing lifesaving assistance to persons displaced by drought
ReliefWeb
Since November 2016, Somalia faces severe drought, forcing almost one million persons to flee from their homes. UNHCR immediately scaled-up the response and has provided lifesaving assistance to almost 600,000 persons affected by drought from 1 ...

Museveni on Somalia: We are not employees of the UN - New Vision

Sun, 2017-09-24 11:15

New Vision

Museveni on Somalia: We are not employees of the UN
New Vision
The UN provides logistics, technical and training support to AMISOM and to the Somali National Army. The UN believes with enhanced support to AMISOM, the African Union Force and predictable funding, along with a co-ordinated effort to build the Somali ...

Gates bolsters relief efforts as drought ravages Somalia - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

Sat, 2017-09-23 18:17

Daily Nation

Gates bolsters relief efforts as drought ravages Somalia - Daily Nation
Daily Nation
From left: Former US President Barack Obama, Melinda Gates and Bill Gates speak during the Goalkeepers event at Lincoln Center, New York, on September ...

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UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #14: 1-15 September 2017 - ReliefWeb

Sat, 2017-09-23 15:20

ReliefWeb

UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report #14: 1-15 September 2017
ReliefWeb
The current projected number of children who are or who could be acutely malnourished, has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 cases of potential life-threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home - Washington Post

Sat, 2017-09-23 12:31

Washington Post

German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home
Washington Post
BERLIN — A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. The dpa news agency reported that the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in ...
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 brought back home | Fox ...Fox News

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Somalia Seeks Easing of Arms Embargo in Effort to Defeat al-Shabab - Voice of America

Sat, 2017-09-23 05:30

Voice of America

Somalia Seeks Easing of Arms Embargo in Effort to Defeat al-Shabab
Voice of America
The Somali government has repeated its plea for world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the aid-dependent Horn of Africa nation continues to ...

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US boosts aid in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia with $575m - Vanguard

Fri, 2017-09-22 14:35

Vanguard

US boosts aid in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia with $575m
Vanguard
“Tens of millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the man-made crises in South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen, all of which are driven by conflict, and Somalia, where ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of a severe ...
Horn of Africa - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017Reliefweb
Global action keeping famine at bay but failing to prevent suffering, UN chief warnsUN News Centre

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Kenya Committed to Stabilization of Somalia, Says FM - AllAfrica.com

Fri, 2017-09-22 14:14

Kenya Committed to Stabilization of Somalia, Says FM
AllAfrica.com
She said Kenya welcomes the international community and friends to partner with Somalia and Kenya by making available additional resources for more capacity building programmes for Somali officials which could be delivered in Kenya's institutions.

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UN Migration Agency, Japan Support Somalia's Drought Committees' Efforts to Improve Humanitarian Response - ReliefWeb

Fri, 2017-09-22 12:59

UN Migration Agency, Japan Support Somalia's Drought Committees' Efforts to Improve Humanitarian Response
ReliefWeb
Mogadishu – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the support of the Government of Japan, donated office equipment to Somalia's newly formed Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management on 20 September. The donation forms part of ...

Status of Breakages along the River Shabelle (Sep 2017) - ReliefWeb

Fri, 2017-09-22 12:02

ReliefWeb

Status of Breakages along the River Shabelle (Sep 2017)
ReliefWeb
The Deyr 2017 (October to December) rainfall forecast points towards near-normal to below-normal rains within the Juba and Shabelle River basins. However, flooding along the two rivers may still occur, especially in areas with open river banks/weak ...

Bulletin: Cholera/AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Update - (as at 20 September 2017) - ReliefWeb

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:52

ReliefWeb

Bulletin: Cholera/AWD Outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Update - (as at 20 September 2017)
ReliefWeb
In the past 4 weeks (Week 34-37), 6 out of the 21 countries in ESAR have reported active transmission of cholera / AWD (Burundi, Malawi, Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania), with Tanzania reporting the highest number of new cases (148) in week 36 ...

China pledges to support Somalia's development - Xinhua

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:47

Xinhua

China pledges to support Somalia's development
Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, Sept. 21, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ying). UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign ...
Somalia: PM Meets With Chinese Foreign Minister in NYNewburgh Gazette

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Somalia: AMISOM Concludes Security Training for Somali Security Officers - AllAfrica.com

Fri, 2017-09-22 08:02

Somalia: AMISOM Concludes Security Training for Somali Security Officers
AllAfrica.com
The AU Mission in Somalia has trained sixty officers from the Somali security forces in the prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers in conflict. The two-week training supported by the British government and the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers ...