Somali immigrants: face of local taxi industry

Fri, 2009-12-25 17:28 by admin

San Diego Union Tribune
“It is the easiest thing to do when you come from another country, and you know how to drive,” said Hakeem Kalif, 40, who arrived from Somalia in 1992 and ...
East Africans: face of San Diego taxi industry (blog)

Somali adulterer stoned to death

Sat, 2009-11-07 18:13 by admin

BBC – Friday, 6 November 2009, 15:47 GMT

Islamists in southern Somalia have stoned a man to death for adultery but spared his pregnant girlfriend until she gives birth.

Abas Hussein Abdirahman, 33, was killed in front of a crowd of some 300 people in the port town of Merka.

An official from the al-Shabab group said the woman would be killed after she has had her baby. …

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Somali man marries girl 95 years his junior

Sun, 2009-11-01 08:28 by admin
Somali man aged 112 marries girl of 17

Somali man marries girl 95 years his junior - India Business Blog (blog)
A 112-year-old Somali man has married a 17-year-old girl in central Somalia.
The wedding took place in the village of Guriceel in central Somalia, one of the poorest countries in the world.

UAVs now used to patrol Somali coast

Tue, 2009-10-27 15:02 by admin
MQ-9 Reaper  (Source: U.S. military)


Michael Barkoviak - October 26, 2009 7:48 AM

The U.S. military is using its UAVs to help try and reduce the number of pirate attacks

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Mon, 2009-10-26 21:26 by admin
The new White House web site

By Jamie Monday Oct 26, 2009 12:00pm

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If you have gone to since Saturday you may not have noticed any real changes. On the outside this is true, but underneath the hood they just replaced the entire engine and drive train.

Extremists vow revenge for deadly US special forces raid in Somalia

Sun, 2009-09-20 13:59 by admin
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan (AFP/Getty Images)

From Times Online, September 15, 2009

Philippe Naughton

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Somalia’s extremist Islamist militia has vowed to avenge the killing of an al-Qaeda leader in a dramatic raid by American special forces yesterday.

US commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in a helicopter raid on his convoy as it travelled through the Barawe district in lawless southern Somalia. US officials said that another foreign militant had been killed and two men captured.

Former Somali senior military officials to meet in Washington, DC

Sat, 2009-08-01 08:26 by admin

Source: United Nations Political Office for Somalia

Date: 31 Jul 2009


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Nairobi, 31 July 2009 – The United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) is convening a workshop for former Somali senior military officials under the auspices of the Somali Ministry of Defense from 1 – 5 August in Washington DC.

Somalia deports Chinese cyclist

Tue, 2009-07-21 17:07 by admin
Lee Yue Zhong said he was disappointed not to reach Mogadishu

A Chinese cyclist has been forced to put the brakes on a 12-year world tour, after officials in Somalia deported him for not having the right documents.

Lee Yue Zhong, who says he has visited 114 countries since setting off on his tour in 1997, arrived in the semi-autonomous Puntland region last week.

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Piracy and Washington: The Somalia Crossroads

Tue, 2009-07-14 17:10 by admin

Written by William Minter and Daniel Volman
Monday, 13 July 2009
Source: In These Times

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In October 2008, Human Rights Watch rated Somalia the most ignored tragedy in the world. Almost 1.5 million Somalis are internally displaced, and an additional half million are refugees. Two decades of instability, including a U.S.-backed intervention by Ethiopian troops in December 2006, have failed to put Somalia on the map.

New NATO flotilla takes over anti-piracy patrols

Tue, 2009-06-30 06:55 by admin


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CORFU, Greece (AP) — NATO has replaced the flotilla conducting anti-piracy patrols off Somalia for the past three months with a new force that will continue the operation "indefinitely," a spokesman said Monday.