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US airstrike kills 3 al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia - Calgary Sun

Wed, 2018-02-21 16:37

Calgary Sun

US airstrike kills 3 al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia
Calgary Sun
In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia.Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP. MOGADISHU, Somalia — The United States military ...

Somalia's climate change refugees - IRINnews.org

Wed, 2018-02-21 16:18

Somalia's climate change refugees
IRINnews.org
The risks of getting it wrong in Somalia are well known. When an extreme drought struck the Horn of Africa region in 2011, Somali was worst hit. Between 2010 and 2012, the country suffered a famine and nearly 260,000 Somalis died, half of them children ...

“I Am Somali” exhibit gives insight into Somali art, experiences - St. Cloud Times

Wed, 2018-02-21 16:00

“I Am Somali” exhibit gives insight into Somali art, experiences
St. Cloud Times
“It's just all part of the Somali quilt and weaving them into our culture,” said Amanda Falloon, of the Friends group. “I hope it gives people a chance to look at some of our friends more like humans and less like immigrants.” Her hope is a glimpse ...

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabab extremists - Washington Post

Wed, 2018-02-21 15:45

Human Rights Watch

US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabab extremists
Washington Post
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, killing three “terrorists.” The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred Monday near Jilib town in Middle ...
Somalia: Detained Children Face AbuseHuman Rights Watch
US-Led Air Strike in Somalia Kills Three Al Shabaab Militants: StatementU.S. News & World Report

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Somali refugees in Kenya between rock and hard place - Anadolu Agency

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:17

Anadolu Agency

Somali refugees in Kenya between rock and hard place
Anadolu Agency
Around half-a-million refugees stranded in Kenya face an impossible choice: either go home to al-Shabaab-wrecked Somalia under a controversial UNHCR “voluntary repatriation” program or stay and face massive debts accumulated due to food shortages at ...

Turkish soap operas take over Somalia - Ahval

Tue, 2018-02-20 14:51

Ahval

Turkish soap operas take over Somalia
Ahval
Another reason Turkish series are popular in Somalia is likely because the characters are mostly Muslim and therefore easier for Somalis to relate to than those from Bollywood or Hollywood, the channel said on its website. Turkish series are also ...

Kenya: Failure to register Somali refugees putting them at risk of ... - Amnesty International

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:56

Kenya: Failure to register Somali refugees putting them at risk of ...
Amnesty International
Somali refugees still struggle to get registered despite a court order and as a result lack access to much-needed aid.

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Somali nationals benefit from KDF medical camp - Citizen TV (press release)

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:10

Citizen TV (press release)

Somali nationals benefit from KDF medical camp
Citizen TV (press release)
More than 150 Somali nationals have benefited from medical treatment during an ongoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) clinic at Afmadhow in the lower Juba Region of Somalia. This comes amid malicious efforts by Al Shabaab militants to deter the country's ...
Communique of the 753rd PSC meeting on the political stabilization process in Somalia and on the AU Mission in ...ReliefWeb

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We want to overcome famine threat in northeastern Horn of Africa, not just postpone it – senior UN official - ReliefWeb

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:09

ReliefWeb

We want to overcome famine threat in northeastern Horn of Africa, not just postpone it – senior UN official
ReliefWeb
“After a year of very hard collective work, having avoided so far the famine, we don't want to just say we have postponed it, we want to say that we have successfully fought and overcome the famine,” the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter ...
UN Conducting Drought Relief Efforts in SomaliaStudent Operated Press

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Somalia: Cabinet Endorses Director of Somalia's Communications Authority - AllAfrica.com

Tue, 2018-02-20 08:34

Somalia: Cabinet Endorses Director of Somalia's Communications Authority
AllAfrica.com
Currently, he is a Senior ICT Adviser to the Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and Technology of the Federal Government of Somalia, focusing on passage of Somali Communications Act, capacity building for the Ministry, and engagements between the ...
Somali govt approves former Verizon executive as head of new regulatorTelecompaper

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Engaging Early and Together: How Somalia Launched its Breakout from Drought into Resilient Recovery - ReliefWeb

Tue, 2018-02-20 06:28

Engaging Early and Together: How Somalia Launched its Breakout from Drought into Resilient Recovery
ReliefWeb
Recurrent drought, food insecurity, and subsequent risks of famine have created a devastating and increasingly unsustainable cycle of events in Somalia in recent decades. About $6.8 billion has been spent on emergency response to save lives since 2011 ...

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia - Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

Tue, 2018-02-20 06:20

Aljazeera.com

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia - Al Jazeera
Aljazeera.com
Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

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Gustavus professor, student to show documentary on Somali-Americans - Southernminn.com

Mon, 2018-02-19 23:05

Southernminn.com

Gustavus professor, student to show documentary on Somali-Americans
Southernminn.com
The hopes and experiences of several Somali-Americans are shown in “(Mid)west of Somalia,” a documentary by a professor-student team at Gustavus Adolphus College. The film will be shown in its first local public showing at 7 p.m. March 1 at St. Peter ...

Somalia appoints new police, intelligence chiefs - News24

Mon, 2018-02-19 19:26

News24

Somalia appoints new police, intelligence chiefs
News24
Mogadishu - The Somali government announced on Monday it has appointed new police and intelligence chiefs, nearly four months after their predecessors were sacked following the deadliest ever terror attack in the war-torn nation. Former deputy health ...
Somalia Appoints New Security Chiefs to Combat al-ShababVoice of America
Somalia appoints new police, intelligence chiefs - Anadolu AgencyAnadolu Agency

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Somalia: A Sheikh Linked With Being Member of Al-Shabab Charged - AllAfrica.com

Mon, 2018-02-19 09:55

Somalia: A Sheikh Linked With Being Member of Al-Shabab Charged
AllAfrica.com
A Sheik accused of being a member of Al Shabaab and radicalizing Kenyan youths has been charged with 10 counts of terrorism. Guyo Gorsa allegedly committed the offense on or before January 13 at Madrassa Toba within Marsabit town. Gorsa was also ...

Somali migrants speak of horror and abuse in Libya - Citizen TV (press release)

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:51

Citizen TV (press release)

Somali migrants speak of horror and abuse in Libya
Citizen TV (press release)
It was an emotional moment for the nearly dozen Somali migrants who were repatriated to Mogadishu from Libya on Saturday. Some fell to their knees, crying; others placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer; while some chanted the Somalia national ...
Somalia: 11 Somali Migrants Back Home From LibyaAllAfrica.com

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This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing - VICE - VICE

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:55

VICE

This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing - VICE
VICE
Safy Hallan Farah's '1991' zine will feature beautiful images and writing culled from the brightest young minds across the Somali diaspora.

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What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago - The Star, Kenya

Mon, 2018-02-19 03:30

The Star, Kenya

What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago
The Star, Kenya
There's still considerable disagreement about the reasons for Kenya's military action in October 2011. More than six years after Nairobi made the drastic move, Kenyan troops are still in Somalia and Al-Shabaab is still considered a threat to Kenya ...