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Juba - Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save The Children report ... Syria tops the list followed by Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan, Iraq, Congo, Sudan and Central African Republic. Almost 360 million children ...
At least 357 million children live within 50km (31 miles) of an armed conflict and face the danger of being killed each day. Save The Children says ... Yemen is the fourth most dangerous country in the world for children after Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, according to Save the Children. Yemen - one of the ...

Southern Africa is currently hosting over 60,000 registered Somali refugees and asylum-seekers - half of whom live in South Africa. By Markku Aikomus. PRETORIA, South Africa - The generosity of the South African government has ensured that over 300,000 refugees and asylum-seekers live in the ...
Somalia has experienced chaos since 1991, when warlords overthrew President Mohammed Siad Barre. The conflict remains one of Africa's longest civil wars. But in 2006, the war took a different twist with the emergence of the Al-Shabab extremist group, which swept across the country, enforcing a radical ...
Being a child in Syria, Afghanistan or Somalia means living in one of the most dangerous countries in the world for kids, Save The Children has reported. ... According to a report published Thursday by global charity Save the children, more than 357 million children live in war and conflict zones, an increase of roughly 75 ...
How Somali and Zimbabwe social media revealed secrets ... The Somali elections went off remarkably well and served up Africa's most unique legislature. ... Somalia has been blighted by war, famines, and fanatic militia for decades, though it has seen considerable change since the African Union ...

Recent armed conflict between government forces and Al-Shabab militants in the area has left unexploded ordnance (UXO) around rural villages, Jama said. After two decades of internal conflict, "Somalia is significantly contaminated with mines" and explosive remnants of war (ERW), such as grenades, ...
Somalia has the longest coastline in mainland Africa, stretching more than 3,000 kilometers (1880 miles) across the Horn. But for decades, those pristine beaches remained untouched and devoid of people and activities. And as the nation gained a semblance of peace in 2011, Somalis flocked there to ...
He increased America's support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen while more than doubling troop levels in Somalia. Trump also didn't end America's .... the Pentagon says the US military is in Somalia to help stabilize the country by supporting Somali and other African forces. The US now has 500 troops in ...
Sheikh Sufi Imam Hatip high school, which has existed in Mogadishu since 1960, stopped functioning in 1991 due to civil war. According to TDV , a new protocol signed with the Ministry of education of Somalia in 2012 led to the resumption of educational activities. Approximately 2,000 students apply to ...
Mr. Lowcock expressed concern that humanitarian needs in Somalia may persist in the face of the country's prolonged drought and armed conflict, which have ... He also underscored the resolve of international partners to collaborate with the Somali government's strategy to foster sustainable recovery and ...
The two must assure the President that there are credible US military options to stop North Korea if it comes to war and they launch a missile at the US or an ally, while at the same .... They are risking their lives not just in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, but also in Yemen, Libya, Somalia and other remote areas.
A spike of 2,000 persons in conflict-induced displacements was noted in Bari region due to airstrikes and armed conflict between Puntland forces and ISIS in Qandala district. In addition, new clan conflict in Cabudwaaq district (Galgaduud) led to new displacements of more than 2,000. More than 5,000 IDP ...
The presence of al-Shabaab sympathisers and the increased number of Al-Shabaab returnees in the counties are also key hindrances to the war. ... beneficiaries of the conflict through supply of products to the security personnel fighting the Al-Shabaab including the African Union forces in Somalia, earning ...
Eastern regional commissioner Mohamud Saleh says construction of the security 'wall' along the border with war torn Somalia is on course. Saleh said that 'wall' aims at securing Mandera town that has borne the brunt of terrorist attacks by the al-Shabaab terror group operating from war torn Somalia.
When Abdinoor Abdi Mohamed spotted the light of a torch moving through the pre-dawn murk, he and his comrades did what they always do when faced by an al-Shabaab assault - retreated. It looked like another routine humiliation for Somalia's demoralised National army. But a couple of hours later, Sgt ...

I've reported on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Bosnia, so I've seen heroism from soldiers of many nationalities, as well as cowardice and abuse. That's not the issue. What matters is that well into the second decade of our forever war, the combat movies that populate our multiplexes and our ...
Business Case Assessment for Accelerating Development Investments in Famine Response and Prevention: Case Study Somalia ... The causes of the current crisis are part of a recurrent dynamic in which protracted armed conflict, state institutional weakness, low economic growth and development and ...
Addis Ababa - drone strikes by the United States military are "wiping out" Shabaab militants in Somalia, the head of the African Union mission in the country told AFP in an interview on Friday. The US has stepped up its operations in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, targeting the al-Qaeda linked Shabaab, ...
The Afghanistan war started in 2001; Iraq in 1991, to be continued in 2003; Libya in 2011; Somalia in 1992; Syria in 2012; and Yemen in 2015. We can leave out the point about how American diplomacy also shouldn't be a victim of budgeting disputes, but it is, in fact, very much to America's advantage to ...
"This agreement will enable the systematic building of justice and corrections institutions at state and federal levels and increased provision of basic justice chain services for the Somali people," the Director of the UN Assistance Mission in Somali's (UNSOM) rule of law and Security Institutions Group ...
Mogadishu, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Somalia government and federal member states on Thursday signed a new agreement seeking to streamline the justice and corrections system, critical institutions shattered by over two decades of civil war. The accord provides a framework within which the federal and ...
Somalia is seeking to end an old arms embargo dating back to the 1992 civil war, Anadolu Agency reported today. "Our appeals for the lifting ... Hagi mentioned that on occasion the armed group al-Shabaab have had stronger weaponry capability in comparison to the Somali national army. The Al-Shabaab ...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Somalia has appealed to the United Nations and the United States to lift the arms embargo they imposed during the civil war. Anadolu Agency caught up with Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Ali-Nur Hagi on the sidelines of an African Union meeting of the Permanent ...
Humanitarian situation: The humanitarian situation in Somalia is likely to worsen with below normal Deyr 'short rains'. This fourth consecutive failed rain season is expected to increase the risk of catastrophe (IPC 5) for the 6.2 million people already at risk. Sustaining the large scale assistance is needed to ...
In December, the IMF commended the Somali authorities on their progress on policy reforms and its successful completion of the country's first Staff Monitored Programme since the end of the civil war. This is setting the country on a pathway that leads both to debt relief, increased public and private sector ...
Somalia has appealed to the United Nations and the United States to lift the arms embargo they imposed during the civil war. Anadolu Agency caught up with Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Ali-Nur Hagi on the sidelines of an African Union meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee ...
The Mpeketoni assistant county commissioner's office which was torched by al-Shabaab militants on June 15, 2014 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Lamu. Since that attack happened, the Jaysh Ayman brigade has continued to launch a constant terror attacks at the Coast. FILE PHOTO | NATION ...
Trump also widened the war. To get around those restrictions the Obama administration placed on operations outside battle zones, the Trump Administration declared regions of Yemen and Somalia to be areas of "active hostilities". As a result, there were more US strikes on Yemen in 2017 than in the four ...
Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in Somalia as US-led airstrikes against Islamist militants increase to unprecedented levels, ..... A US military spokesperson said its forces complied "with the law of armed conflict" and took "all feasible precautions ... to minimise civilian casualties and other ...
We may never know the human or financial cost of the war in Somalia. The Kenyan government, which at the end of 2011 placed its soldiers under the African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom), has never made public the number of its troops killed or amount of money it has spent on the war. Key among ...
Maxamed Adan fled civil war in his home country of Somalia in 1998. Courtesy Maxamed Adan. One of the countries President Trump presumably had in mind when he disparaged Africa is Somalia, a country that he has included in several iterations of his travel ban. Now his government is stepping up ...
The war in Afghanistan had just begun and U.S. Special Operations Forces were the tip of the American spear. .... transnational dangers, that official pointed to Somali militants, only to eventually admit that even the most extreme Islamists there "really have not engaged in acts of terrorism outside Somalia.".
"I need my country," he said of Somalia, which has suffered two decades of civil war that has brought the country to its knees. While Mr Warsama felt Somalia was stable enough for him to return, he still appealed to the international community to help the government to provide basic amenities such as ...
US forces interdicted a Shabaab car bomb intended for Somalia's capital. This marks the third time the United States has conducted a strike in order to prevent an imminent car bomb attack on the capital in the past month. It is also the first publicized US counterterrorism strike in 2018. In the early hours of ...
Twenty years after fleeing war and famine in Somalia, Kahin is peacefully feeding hundreds of Minnesotans every day. He's the owner of The Afro Deli, a successful restaurant that he opened in 2010 after more than a decade of working low-paying jobs. He serves Somali food, but made "Minnesota spicy" ...
27 December 2017 - In a year which saw millions of Somali civilians displaced by armed conflict and thousands more killed and wounded in violence, the United Nations envoy to the country has called for sustained cooperation to tackle a number of pressing challenges. "No one should underestimate the many challenges ...
President Donald Trump claims to have re-invented Christmas. Throughout the month of December, Trump has used every opportunity to appear standing in front of a Christmas tree, and he recently promised supporters that the U.S. would start saying "Merry Christmas" again, instead of the politically ...
Somali refugees in Kenya are free to choose whether to go home, a top U.N. official said on Tuesday, despite many families saying debts accumulated to feed their children after cuts in rations are forcing them to return to a war zone. In October, a funding crisis forced the U.N. World Food Programme to cut ...
It's been two months since a deadly blast ripped through a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing more than 500 people and injuring over 300. The Oct. 14 truck bombing, the deadliest attack in Somalia's history, turned buildings into heaps of debris and death, and left Somalis across ...
At least 2,078 civilians were killed and 2,507 injured in Somalia's armed conflict, mainly involving al-Shabaab terror group, from January 2016 to Oct. 14, ... in the first ten months of 2017, with 71.5 percent attributed to Al-Shabaab, 14.6 percent to clan militia, and 7.4 percent to the Somali National army.
From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few ... The waters off Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, are rich with massive tuna. ... Somalia's ongoing civil war began in 1991 when the government collapsed. Decades of ...
A brutal civil war followed by Al-Shabab's bombing campaign has left a city in ruins. Despite this ... The arrest lasted only five hours but underscores the point that even with official permission and all the right documentation - Somalia is unpredictable. ... Mogadishu is still recovering from decades of war.
Since U.S. President Donald Trump eased combat rules in March and declared parts of Somalia a "war zone," strike operations conducted by the U.S. have ... "In order to finish al-Shabab and eliminate them from the areas they still rule, is to help and rebuild the Somali national army, arm them and provide ...
Ninety-two Somali citizens were flown out of the United States under orders of deportation on Thursday, but their plane never made it to Somalia. The flight landed in ... war, famine and disease have killed hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia since the central government collapsed in 1991. militants ...
Following the outbreak of war in Somalia, refugee agencies resettled in Minnesota. That caused word to spread among the Somali community that Minnesota was a tolerant place with life opportunities, attracting more immigrants. Ibrahim recalled hearing stories before she immigrated of the wonders of ...
Somalia's government says it is closely following with concern the "dangerous" decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital ... said in a letter to the council president that Trump's declaration violates numerous council resolutions and could lead to "a never-ending religious war.
Following the outbreak of war in Somalia, refugee agencies resettled in Minnesota Somalis fleeing the conflict. That caused word to spread among the Somali community that Minnesota was a tolerant place with life opportunities, attracting more immigrants. Ibrahim recalled hearing stories before she ...
Lured by medical care and humanitarian assistance, vulnerable young Somali women have been raped by forces of the African Union Mission in Somalia. "You must be gentle with her, Faarah, she is still deeply traumatized," said Mama Aisha as we approached the rusty green gate of a decrepit building in ...


 

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