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How Silicon Valley outsources work to African refugees

Sat, 2011-06-18 08:09 by admin
Workers translated emergency messages during Haiti's earthquake.

By Stephanie Hagarty
BBC World Service

An innovative organisation in San Francisco is working to link the world's digital giants such as Ask.com and Facebook with the poorest and most marginalised people on the planet.

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In Dadaab, northern Kenya, lies the largest refugee camp in the world. There, 300,000 displaced people battle for the resources to survive, relying for the most part on hand-outs and aid.

Dadaab—No room for Somali refugees in Kenya camp

Fri, 2011-06-10 14:59 by admin
A Somali refugee woman who just arrived at the Dagahaley camp, walks past makeshift shelters, in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoy

Photo: A Somali refugee woman who just arrived at the Dagahaley camp, walks past makeshift shelters, in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoy

Source: alertnet // Katy Migiro

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NAIROBI (AlertNet) – A humanitarian emergency is unfolding in the world’s biggest refugee camp in Kenya, where malnourished children arriving from Somalia wait unsheltered in the desert for an average of 12 days to be given food, medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a report on Thursday.

Somali troops close in on Al-Shabab

Thu, 2011-03-10 16:07 by admin

By Agence France Presse (AFP)

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MOGADISHU: Somalia’s pro-government forces closed in Tuesday on bastions of the insurgent Al-Shabab group, in their largest coordinated drive in years to wrest back the country from Al-Qaeda-inspired rebels.

U.S. military: Somali pirates expanding their range

Fri, 2011-01-28 15:17 by admin

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. | BLOGS
Washington Wire
Political Insight And Analysis From The Wall Street Journal's Capital Bureau
By JuIian E. Barnes

Smarter Somali pirates thwarting navies, NATO admits

Thu, 2011-01-20 18:34 by admin

By MichaeI Richards (AFP)

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MOMBASA, Kenya — Somali pirates' use of "mother ships" to attack their prey is complicating foreign navies' efforts to improve safety in the Indian Ocean, a senior anti-piracy commander said Friday.

Help end Female Genital Mutlilation in Somalia and everywhere

Tue, 2010-12-21 18:14 by admin
Scene in Somalia from the movie, "Desert Flower"

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… the issue [in Somalia and elsewhere] is female genital mutilation (FGM), a hellacious practice in which at least 150 million women and girls in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and, yes, America are horribly mutilated. (In case you didn't know, it, the operation is performed on 6,000 girls in America every day). The issue was recently brought to my attention at a screening of Desert Flower, which is set to open in movie theaters soon.

The ambivalent US foreign policy toward Somalia

Mon, 2010-12-06 18:12 by admin

OGADEN ONLINE – by Mohamed Ali, Chairman of the Somali American Peace Council (SAPC)

UN urges Kenya not to send back Somali refugees

Sun, 2010-11-07 14:20 by admin
Militants belonging to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab militia

(AFP)

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GENEVA — The UN refugee agency made an urgent appeal to Kenya Wednesday not to turn back Somalis fleeing across the border from fighting between a pro-government militia and Islamist Shebab fighters.

The biggest source for rebels’ arms is the government forces, official says

Mon, 2010-11-01 10:55 by admin

By: Abdalle Ahmed – RBC Radio

Mogadishu (RBC) Somalia’s former military commander, Gen Yusuf Osman Dhumal has revealed that soldiers working for the UN backed government are selling their weapons to the Islamic militant factions who are fighting against them. …

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Somali military retreats from battle with Al Shabaab terrorists

Sun, 2010-10-31 13:56 by admin

From examiner.com
Jim Kouri
Law enforcement examiner
October 30th, 2010 1:16 pm ET

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Somalia's military forces retreated from a major town [Belet-hawo] on its border with Kenya and Ethiopia when the terrorist group Al Shabaab retook the town on Friday, according to U.S. counterterrorism experts. …