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Ports in Puntland & Somaliland to compete

Ports in Puntland & Somaliland to compete

Plans to develop ports in Somalia’s two breakaway regions could change the face of the Horn of Africa. By Neil Ford Thursday May 25, 2017 Puntland and Somaliland have managed to isolate themselves to some extent from the quarter century of chaos that has engulfed rump-Somalia. Yet their lack of sovereign status has deterred investment […]

Tuesday May 23, 2017 Isis has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a “soldier of the caliphate”. The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 “crusaders” were killed or wounded at the “shameless” concert. “With Allah’s grace and […]

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Tuesday May 23, 2017 UK police on Tuesday raised the death toll in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young fans in Manchester, northern England, to at least 22 people, reiterating that they were treating it a “terrorist incident”. Ian Hopkins, chief constable for Great Manchester, said children were among those […]

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Monday May 22, 2017 U.S. flags hang outside businesses started by African immigrants who have settled in Lewiston, Maine, March 17, 2017. The United States has expelled about 326 Somali nationals since January. That number is greater than the total for all Somalis expelled from the country in 2016. This is the third consecutive year […]

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US and Saudi Arabia sign arms deals worth almost $110bn

Sunday May 21, 2017 The US and Saudi Arabia signed arms deals worth almost $110bn on Saturday, the first day of President Donald Trump’s visit to the traditional US ally. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the arms agreements will help Saudi Arabia deal with “malign Iranian influence”. “The package of defence equipment […]

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Turkey to deliver 15,000 tons of aid to Somalia in Ramadan

Friday May 19, 2017 Turkey is planning to deliver 15,000 tons of humanitarian aid to Somalia during the holy month of Ramadan, Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yildiz said Thursday. Somalia is one of several African states facing famine due to drought. “The hunger threat has repeated in sub-Saharan Africa, notably in the Horn of Africa, […]

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Tuesday May 16, 2017 World leaders have pledged to support Somalia’s new government and its security and economic reforms. However, the government has been tasked with using its support from citizens to deliver on its promises. The three-day Somalia International Conference in London saw President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government get new pledges of more than […]

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Monday May 15, 2017 American UN soldiers patrol in southern Mogadishu, Somalia, in October of 1993. The death of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken and the wounding of two more U.S. troops in Somalia this month marked the first deadly engagement for American forces in the country since the Battle of Mogadishu of October 1993.The two […]

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Munaasabadda 15ka May awgeed waxaan jeclaystay inaan si hordhac ah idiinla wadaago Qormadaan sida fiican noogu ifineysa Aasaaskii Ururkii SYL MAXAAD KA TAQAANA AASAASKII URURKII SYL Maanta waxay Ummada Soomaaliyeed u tahay maalin qiimo weyn ugu fadhidaa, isla markaana kaalin weyn ku leh dhalashadii iyo hanasahadii xoriyada ummada Soomaaliyeed ay hanatey sanadkii 1960-kii. Halgankii ummadda […]

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Sunday May 14, 2017 MARTIN SEEMUNGAL: Djibouti is one of the hottest, driest, places on Earth. Vast areas are semi-arid desert. There are no natural resources. The official unemployment rate is 50 percent. Life for many is difficult. But Djibouti does have one very valuable asset — its location. Where the Red Sea meets the […]

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Why Somalia wants a 25 -years arms embargo lifted

Saturday May 13, 2017 Soldiers from Djibouti serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia display weapons and parade suspected Al-Shabab members during a patrol in the south-central town of Beledweyne in Somalia, May 9, 2013. Somalia has been under a U.N. Security Council arms embargo for 25 years. The conference on Somalia held in […]

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Friday May 12, 2017 Five Kenyans are among 72 people deported from the US over immigration issues. The rest are Somalis. Police and immigration officials said a private plane carrying the 72 individuals landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Friday morning after a long journey that started from several US states. “They were deported […]

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Tuesday May 9, 2017 In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 photo, Amira Hassan, of Burnsville, Minn., plays in the waiting room at the specialty clinic at Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis. Hassan went to the hospital’s clinic for a routine wellness check, but had to wear a mask to protect her from measles after an outbreak […]

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Quarter Century After Black Hawk Down, U.S. Boosts Somalia Role

Monday May 8, 2017 Almost a quarter century since the U.S. withdrew from Somalia after militiamen shot down two Black Hawk helicopters and special forces took heavy losses in a battle in the capital, an al-Qaeda-backed insurgency is once again drawing U.S. attention. The U.S., which already supported the Horn of Africa country’s battle against […]

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Sunday May 7, 2017 Voters across France are casting ballots in a presidential election runoff that could decide Europe’s future, choosing between independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen.   With Macron the pollsters’ favorite, voting stations opened across mainland France at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) under the watch of 50,000 security forces […]

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As rainy season starts, UN health agency warns of cholera outbreak in drought-hit Somalia

Saturday May 6, 2017 Malnourished children, many of them suffering from diarrhea, lie on beds in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, while their parents and hospital staff tend to them. UN Photo/Tobin Jones Somalia is suffering from the largest cholera outbreak in the past five years and the number of people killed is expected to […]

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EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia

Friday May 5, 2017 FILE – A naval officer works at the operation room of the EU NAVFOR, the European Union naval force responsible with anti-piracy patrols, at their headquarters in Northwood, England. For the first time in years, piracy has returned to the coast of Somalia, with as many as six incidents reported in […]

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Cholera outbreak kills 618 in Somalia since January

Friday May 5, 2017 An outbreak of cholera/ acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somalia has killed 618 people since January, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest bulletin that the AWD/cholera outbreak is affecting 13 out of 18 Somali regions. The OCHA […]

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Luke Graham Thursday May 4, 2017 An armed Somali pirate sits along the coastline while the Greek cargo ship, MV Filitsa, is seen anchored just off the shores of Hobyo town in northeastern Somalia where its being held by pirates. The economic cost of maritime piracy is increasing once again as Somali pirate networks resume […]

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Born into Drought: Somalia 2017 REPORT from International Organization for Migration Published on 02 May 2017 —View Original Read stories from Somalia http://features.iom.int/stories/born-into-drought/ © IOM In November 2016, rains failed for the third year in a row; forcing Somalia into a devastating drought. From then until March 2017, over 600,000 people have been displaced within […]

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Somalia: Transforming Hope into Stability – ICG Commentary

  Somalia has a genuine opportunity to promote needed political and security reforms following the election of a new president and renewed international interest. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2017 – First Update early-warning report for European policy makers, Crisis Group urges the European Union to seize the momentum by achieving consensus with […]

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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Over 80 percent of livestock has disappeared from several areas of Somaliland: killed by a drought which has hit the autonomous region in northern Somalia. Euronews met a group of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the west of Somaliland close to the Ethiopian border. Most had travelled hundreds of miles in […]

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Monday May 1, 2017 Ikram Mohamed told the audience that she has five children and has chosen to delay the vaccinations of four of them over fears of a link to autism. A national speaker who believes there are links between vaccines and autism told a group of Somali-American parents Sunday night that they should […]

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Somalia and International community prepare ground for a high-level partnership agreement

Sunday April 30, 2017 The Federal Government of Somalia met international partners at a high level meeting today in Mogadishu to prepare for the 11 May 2017 London Conference on Somalia. The meeting presented senior FGS officials with an opportunity to share their policy priorities and discuss the basis for a high-level partnership agreement to […]

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Saturday April 29, 2017 Foreign nationals being arrested in February during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Charles Reed/AP) About half of the 675 immigrants picked up in roundups across the United States in the days after President Trump took office either had no criminal convictions or had committed traffic […]

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Police foil ‘active terror plot’ as woman is shot and six are arrested in north London raid

Friday April 28, 2017 By Rozina Sabur, Martin Evans Police have arrested four people during the operation in Willesden and Kent Credit: Eyevine A police operation in north London during which a woman was shot, foiled an active terror plot, Scotland Yard has said. Armed officers raided a property in the Willesden area shortly after […]

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Interview: Somali coastline still vulnerable to piracy despite a five year lull: expert

Wednesday April 26, 2017 The expansive Somali coastline that is a critical shipping route remains prone to pirate attacks despite a five year lull occasioned by enhanced patrols by international naval forces, an expert has said. John Steed, the Regional Manager of Horn of Africa at Oceans Beyond Piracy told Xinhua in a recent interview […]

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Tuesday April 25, 2017 A Turkish foundation has sent packages of essential food aid to thousands of drought-stricken residents of Somalia. The Turkey Diyanet Foundation, a group affiliated with the Presidency of Religious Affairs (DİB, better known as Diyanet), has distributed 1,500 packages of food aid to needy families in the Shirwac, Arra’ad and Togdheer […]

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Natiijada Doorashadi France oo La Shaaciyey Share Tweet Email Share Natiijada doorashaddii dalka France-ka ee la sugayay ayaa lagu dhawaaqay, taas oo filan-waa noqotay, sida siyaasiyiinta ay sheegayaan. Emmanuel Macron iyo Marine Le Pen, ayaa usoo gudbay wareegga labaad ee doorashada madaxtinimo ee Faransiiska. Musharaxa xisbiga Dhexe Emmanuel Macron ayaa gacmaha kor u taagay inti […]

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Helene Cooper Monday April 24, 2017 The coastline in Eyl, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of Somalia. Defense Department officials warned that Somali pirates are returning to waters off East Africa after five years of calm. Some attacks are believed to have been carried out by pirates from Puntland. Credit Ben Curtis/Associated Press CAMP LEMONNIER, […]

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