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Rebel taxes and seizures drive hungry children out of pre-famine Somalia

Rebel taxes and seizures drive hungry children out of pre-famine Somalia Islamist group Al Shabaab deny refugees have fled areas they are occupying By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, Feb 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of malnourished Somali women and children are fleeing into Ethiopia to escape Islamist militants who are taxing them and seizing their […]

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant (MPR News) — A prominent nonprofit serving Somali-American youth has refused a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security in light of President Trump’s refugee and travel restrictions. Ka Joog was one of two Minnesota groups that had received funding in the latest round of the […]

“General Gabre” the most corrupt Ethiopian officer in Somalia

Ethiopian military and political backing for sale by a corrupt officer called “Gabre” (Kichuu.com )- The most Ethiopian corrupt military officer who is called Haile Gabre known by Somalis as General Gabre becoming extremely wealthy from the huge sums of money that he is getting from opportunistic Somali politicians who want to buy the sympathy […]

Ethiopian Liyu Police invades Wajale town, Somaliland and harrasses civilians

Liyu Police Member wounded during clashes with Somaliland police January 29, 2017, Wajale (Somaliland informer) – Somaliland Police have captured the member of paramilitary police known as the Liyu Police after a clear violation to the border between Somaliland and Ethiopia. The liyu police were robbing innocent civilians after Somaliland police acted and intervened without […]

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Somalia: AU Should Release Investigation into 14 Civilian Deaths

Somalia: AU Should Release Investigation into 14 Civilian Deaths UN Security Council, Donors Should Prioritize Justice in Somalia Nairobi (HRW) – African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) should release the findings of their investigation into alleged unlawful killings of 14 civilians by Ethiopian forces in July 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. More than six […]

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops

Al-Shabab claims to have killed dozens of Kenyan troops (Garsoor) – Somalia’s al-Shabab group says its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when they attacked a remote military base in the country’s south, while Kenya’s army dismissed the report and said “scores” of fighters were killed. A spokesman for the armed group, which often launches […]

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Ethiopia interferes in the 2017 Somali Election: A Call for Somali Action

(Horseed Media) –On the 10th anniversary of its attempted invasion and occupation of Somalia in 2006, Ethiopia has moved to directly and openly dictate who should be elected the next President of Somalia. The Centre for Dialogue, Research, and Cooperation (CDRC), an Ethiopia-based organisation, published what it called an analysis of the political and security […]

United States Deports 90 Back Home to Somalia – VOA News

United States Deports 90 Back Home to Somalia – VOA News (VOA News) — Ninety Somali immigrants who either ran afoul of U.S. law or had their asylum applications rejected have been deported to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses and officials said Wednesday. Somalia’s ambassador to the United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali […]

Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia: Ethiopia is desperately trying to..

Ethiopia’s Electioneering in Somalia: Ethiopia is desperately trying to By: Abukar Mohamed (kichuu) — Let’s start with the basic facts: Ethiopia is desperately trying to get Hassan Sheikh Mohamud re-elected as a president of Somalia. The evidence of this effort was encapsulated in a recent report by a think-tank affiliated with Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry and […]

Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes

Drought may add famine to Somalia’s humanitarian woes Mogadishu (AFP) – A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320,000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency said Tuesday. “The level of humanitarian suffering in this country triggered by projected conflict, seasonal shocks […]

Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister

Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen is the new immigration minister, Chrystia Freeland is the new Foreign Affairs Minister (update) Toronto (Voice Online) — AHMED Hussen, MP for York South-Weston, and a Member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, is the new of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, while Chrystia Freeland, currently Minister […]

After Invasion, Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability – Somalis Say

Somalia: 10 Years Ethiopia Invasion – Ethiopia Is the Cause of Our Instability, Somalis Say 10 Years After Invasion By: Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu (kichuu.com) — Majority of Somalia nationals think Ethiopia’s invasion and alleged interference is the cause of instability in the Horn of Africa country. From interviews conducted by Radio Dalsan in Mogadishu […]

Burundi joined peacekeeping in Somalia to collect EU money

Burundi shows that African armies join peacekeeping in Somalia not out of pan-African brotherhood but to collect EU money Burundi has threatened to sue the African Union (AU) over failure to pay its peacekeeping troops in Somalia. (Africa News) — Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced on Friday, during a public program, that the Burundian troops […]

Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia

Somali troops withdraws from Moqokori in central Somalia. AMISOM and Somali National Army officials in Hiiraan region were not immediately available for comment. (Radio Kulmiye) — Somali troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiraan region, a day after the troops took the area from al-shabaab […]

UNHCR Envoy for Somalia urged int’ll community to pay attention

UNHCR Envoy for Somalia urged the int’ll community to pay close attention to deteriorating conditions of the Somali Refugees in Yemen By Ahmed Abdi UNHCR Envoy called on the international Community to pay attention to find a sustainable solution to what he called a humanitarian crisis in Yemen on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The Special […]

Ethiopian troop withdrawal from Somalia exposes problems – AMISOM

AMISOM: Since October, Ethiopia has been withdrawing troops from Somalia. The redeployment highlights problems with the international community’s funding of military operations in Africa. (France 24) — The Ethiopian troops had been assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The draw-down could imperil Somalia’s chances of becoming a viable nation state. Many […]

Somalia ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers

(CCTV) — Somalia has been ranked 4th among countries whose people are kind to strangers despite years of conflict, terrorist attacks and general unrest. The latest finding by CAF World Giving Index 2016 states that more people than ever are carrying out random acts of kindness towards strangers. The CAF World Giving Index measures the […]

Somalia: U.K. Government Admits Funding ISIL and Al-Shabaab

Somalia: U.K. Government Admits Funding ISIL and Al-Shabaab (Shabelle News) — The U.K. government is funding ISIS to the tune of $723 million, according to leaked British government documents. The leaked documents reveal the British government is sending $723 million in “aid” to Somalia while admitting it is “certain” to be used to fund terror […]

Fadumo Dayib From Refugee to Presidential Candidate

(The African Way) — Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to set her sights on the Somali presidency. She is determined to stand up to a system that has for a long time put women on the side lines. After being forced to flee Kenya, her Somali born family moved to Finland as refugees. Only learning […]

Ethiopian soldiers killed bomb attack near Kismayo

(Shabelle News) — At least three Ethiopian soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been killed in a bomb attack occurred near Kismayo city in southern Somalia on Saturday. According to local sources,  the AMISOM soldiers were killed after their military convoy came under a remotely detonated land mine attack at […]

‘Anything that flies is an enemy’: Filming al-Shabab with a drone

Al Jazeera’s Hamza Mohamed wanted to film al-Shabab fighters in their training camp using a drone – it was a risky and delicate move. by Hamza Mohamed (Aljazeera) — Hamza Mohamed is a producer for Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera English, covering Sub-Saharan Africa. “Anything that flies that’s not a bird, we consider it an enemy.” […]

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