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Somalia signs deal with militia

Wed, 2010-03-17 17:25 by admin
Al-Shabab is fighting to topple Somalia's transitional government [AFP]

Al Jazeera
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
10:01 Mecca time, 07:01 GMT

Jihadists on the march

Fri, 2010-02-26 17:47 by admin

The Economist
Middle East & Africa.
Somalia's civil war

The strongest Islamist militia is now formally linked to al-Qaeda
Feb 25th 2010 | NAIROBI | From The Economist print edition

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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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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.

From horror to hopelessness

Sat, 2009-04-04 16:53 by admin
From Horror to Hopelessness - Human Rights Watch

Kenya's forgotten Somali refugee crisis
Published by Human Rights Watch

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On the lawless seas, it's not easy putting Somali pirates in the dock

Fri, 2008-12-12 16:54 by admin
Rough Seas

DECEMBER 12, 2008 - WSJ
On the Lawless Seas, It's Not Easy Putting Somali Pirates in the Dock


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In September, special forces in the Royal Danish Navy intercepted two Somali fishing boats in the Gulf of Aden and arrested 10 suspected pirates.

Luxury cruise ship outruns pirates

Fri, 2008-12-05 10:11 by admin
File image of the Nautica in Sydney Harbor

December 1, 2008 -- Updated 1816 GMT (0216 HKT)

Somalia stoning: A story that left me reeling in shock and sadness

Fri, 2008-11-07 19:29 by admin

03 November 2008 at 16:23 by Yule E

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Although I work on human rights issues every day at Amnesty, there are some cases which leave me with pure sadness. And this latest story from Somalia is one such incident.

You may have seen reports last week that a woman was stoned to death for committing adultery in Somalia—the first such execution for two years.

Millions at risk in Somalia as attacks on aid workers escalate

Fri, 2008-11-07 19:18 by admin
Somali children whose families fled Mogadishu protest against the killings of aid workers

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An escalation of attacks on aid workers and human rights defenders in southern and central Somalia is putting at least 3 million Somalis at even greater risk of malnutrition and disease. Many organizations have suspended programmes and withdrawn staff.