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  • Counterterrorism laws intensify Somali food crisis, experts say

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Counterterrorism laws restricting the flow of cash to Somalia are severely harming efforts to prevent a famine similar to the 2011 catastrophe which killed 260,000 people, experts have said. Somalis living abroad have in the past sent home around $1.3 billion...
  • UN supports Somali stakeholder discussion on Beijing Platform for Action

    news UNSOM, 21 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, 19 July 2014 - The Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights with the support from the UN has today convened a review meeting to collectively discuss the progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) in Somalia. The Declaration ...
  • Somalia MP killed in drive-by shooting

    news Agencies: Aljazeera, 23 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    A Somali MP renowned for her popular folk singing has been killed along with her driver in a shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said, in a second such incident this month. Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead in the Hodan district on Wednesday by gunmen who pulled up near her...
  • Opinion Al-Shabab and the party balloon effect

    news Aljazeera, 19 Jul 2014 (7 years ago )
    From the outset, let me make one thing clear: Al-Shabab and its extremist world view is neither constructive nor sustainable. This extremist neo-Islamist group represents one of two nihilistic worldviews that dominated the 21st century political discourse - global (dysfunctional) jihadism and global...
  • Somali bombing leaves city workers dead

    news Reuters: Aljazeera, 03 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    At least three women have been killed and seven others wounded in the Somali capital after a remotely detonated bomb exploded in a busy market, police and witnesses say. It was not immediately clear who was behind Sunday's bombing. In recent weeks, al-Shabaab fighters have increased gun and bo...
  • Somalia's president expects new military push to begin in days

    news Reuters, 06 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told Reuters on Tuesday he expected a new military drive by African Union and Somali forces to start in the next few days to push al Shabaab militants from more territory. Al Shabaab ruled most of the south...
  • EXCLUSIVE-U.S. to spend up to ${esc.dollar}550 mln on African rapid response forces

    news Reuters, 07 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The United States announced on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises. President ...
  • INTERVIEW-Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N.

    news Reuters: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday. Lazzarini said rapidly rising malnut...
  • Somalia famine: 'We only have days to live'

    news Al Jazeera, 30 Aug 2014 (7 years ago )
    Mogadishu, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has no doubt about who is to blame for the suffering from the latest drought to hit the Horn of Africa country. "Al-Shabab have restricted the movement of goods and people so people are isolated and cannot receive aid or even the normal trade,"...
  • UN alleges 'plot' to steal Somali assets

    news Al Jazeera, 08 Sep 2014 (7 years ago )
    Nairobi, Kenya - A confidential UN report alleges that Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, his former foreign minister and an American law firm conspired to steal public funds by engaging in secret contracts that gave them hefty percentages from the country's recovered overseas assets.