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Armed with a master's degree in public administration from Harvard and work experience of several years as a healthcare specialist with the UN, Dayib wants to use her education and experience to change Somalia's future. "When I started my Ph.D. studies ...

Turkey provides Somalia with military aid, education support, infrastructural development and skills training. Though challenged by threats from the al-Shabaab militant group, droughts and run-down infrastructure due to long periods of war, Somalia is ...
When he was five years old, he and his family fled the war and arrived in Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Hassan began working with MSF in 2011 as a translator.
Born in Kenya to Somali parents, as a child Dayib was deported back to Somalia with her family. When civil war broke out shortly thereafter, the family was forced to leave again, ending up in Finland. "All I want is for my people to reach their full ...
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is set to commence the process of making amends to civilians who suffer harms as a direct result of its operations in the country.
Despite their numerous flaws, the elections should at least provide moderate political stability by appeasing Somalia's powerful clan leaders. This, in turn, will allow African Union forces (AMISOM) and the Somali National army (SNA) to focus on ...
"He started using hashish because of a work assignment as a Reuters journalist reporting from a conflict zone in Somalia," said Nyoman Artana, deputy police chief in the Balinese capital Denpasar. Mr Fox, 54, worked for the Thomson Reuters news agency ...
With the closure of the world's largest migrant camp in Kenya, thousands of Somali refugees could be forced to return to their war-ravaged homeland. The move has been branded a violation of international law. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said ...
Ms Fadumo is angry that the international community, which pours vast sums of aid into Somalia, did not hold Mr Mohamoud to his promise.
The United Nations said it will scale up efforts to help fight radicalisation. UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee said the measures would help prevent youth from engaging in extremist activities.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Kingdom of Jordan during a joint military training exercise between the Kenya Defence Forces and the Royal Jordanian armed forces at Embakasi Garrison on September 26, 2016.
The armed group Al-Shabab continues to sow chaos in Somalia and Kenya, as evidenced by the latest attack that left six dead just a kilometre from the Somali border. Five years on since Kenya first crossed the Somali border to root out Al-Shabab ...
In the now-famous Black Hawk Down incident in 1993, overconfident U.S. forces blundered into an ambush in Mogadishu. Eighteen American soldiers and two troops from the supporting U.N.
17, 2011 file photo, hundreds of newly trained Al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. war-weary Somalis are trying to relax and rebuild their country after decades of violence, but ...
General Legesse rose to prominence during the 1976/77 Ethio-Somali war in which he destroyed five MiG fighter planes of Somalia in an air-to-air combat, and later destroyed a sixth plane that was on the ground along with other enemy arsenal. General ...

Gelle, who fled war-torn Somalia with his family as a child, has spent half his life and nearly his entire Canadian existence in and out of jail.
Her family returned to their native land, but she fled to seek asylum in Finland when Somalia became engulfed by civil war. "The first night I came to this ... Right now, the Somali diaspora contributes up to $2 billion into the economy by sending ...
The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) also announced on Wednesday that its troops had killed seven militants of the al-Shabaab group, wounding a dozen others.
Between December 2014, a year after the repatriation agreement was reached, and September 2016, a total of 30,731 Somali refugees from Dadaab went through the voluntary return process, according to UNHCR statistics.
Between December 2014, a year after the repatriation agreement was reached, and September 2016, a total of 30,731 Somali refugees from Dadaab went through the voluntary return process, according to UNHCR statistics.
Other European nations are also active in Somalia, training Somali soldiers within the framework of an E.U. mission that began in 2010 and currently includes 195 troops.
Other European nations are also active in Somalia, training Somali soldiers within the framework of an E.U. mission that began in 2010 and currently includes 195 troops.
Sept. 26, 2016 - US forces kill four Shabaab fighters during raids on training camps near Kismayo. Sept. 5, 2016 - The US launched two "self-defense strikes" near Tortoroow after a large Shabaab force attacked a "a Somali-led counterterrorism operation.
Sept. 26, 2016 - US forces kill four Shabaab fighters during raids on training camps near Kismayo. Sept. 5, 2016 - The US launched two "self-defense strikes" near Tortoroow after a large Shabaab force attacked a "a Somali-led counterterrorism operation.
Since the end of the Cold War the U.S. has intervened militarily in Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq (thrice, counting the battle against ISIS), Afghanistan, Libya, and (counting drones) Pakistan and Yemen.
The US military continues to classify combat operations against Shabaab, al Qaeda's branch in Somalia, as "self-defense strikes," even though many of the incidents reported, such as the targeting of training camps and raids in Shabaab-held territory ...
GalMudug regional state of Somalia is mobilizing its armies in Mogadishu, Hiiraan and Mudug amid tensions between Puntland and Galmudug following U.S Arial bombardments killed scores of Somali soldiers at Jeehdin Village in Mudug region. Hundreds ...
Naima Mohamed said she came to Utah with her family after fleeing war in Somalia 10 years ago. "I was lost and hopeless because of limited language ability as well as culture shock," she said.
Mohamed Noor and Huda Omar pose for a photograph during their wedding ceremony in Mogadishu, a picture at odds with the city's reputation of war, famine and piracy. Credit: ... The author is surprisingly forgiving of the Somali dictator Siad Barre. He ...
"The war on terror has become an international issue, for Africa, Asia, and Europe, and Somalia is a part of this war," he told Anadolu Agency. He pointed out that Somalia "has become one of the few countries to have managed to reduce the threat of ...
Washington said the United States carried out a "self-defence air strike" after Somali troops faced fire from al-Shabab fighters.
Group is part of grant to increase understanding of Muslim culture in the US through music.
Japanese ambassador to Kenya Toshitsugu Uesawa said his government has set up a defence force base in Djibouti in a bid to maintain surveillance off Somalia coast to contain piracy. Due to increased surveillance, he said attacks had in recent years ...
Mogadishu (FIBA AfroBasket 2017) - For the last two decades, Somalia has been engulfed in war resulting in millions of lives being lost, while an unstable economy has affected every aspect of life in the country.
Waagacusub.net - It is very unfortunate to witness the US war planes tasked to fight terrorism are embroiled in an inter clan fighting in central Somalia. Instead of attacking terrorist stronghold the planes assaulted the regional government military ...
She walked from Ethiopia to Somalia with a group of friends and arrived during the civil war. "We were both refugees," my dad explained.
Djibouti (HAN) September 28.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. By MATHIAS IRINGA. Japan in collaboration with the international ...
An American air strike in northern Somalia killed as many as 22 soldiers, an official from the region alleged, suggesting the United States had been duped into attacking Somali troops. The Galmudug ... Somalia is trying to rebuild after two decades of war.
Tourists are flocking into Somalia, as stability slowly returns to the nation, to visit attraction sites that have been left in ruins after two decades of a civil war that turned the Horn of Africa nation into one of the world's most dangerous places ...
The Obama administration and US military leaders continue to attempt to hide direct combat operations behind the mission of advising and assisting the.
For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn't know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis ...
The current government under President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has made significant security gains by cooperating with the African Union Mission in Somalia and Military Advisers from a few non- African states. The Somali government has considerably ...
Kenya's plan to close the world's largest refugee camp involves illegal forced repatriations of Somalis. Why is the U.N. helping to carry it out?
Attorney-General Githu Muigai (left) and his delegation appear before the International Court Of Justice on September 19, 2016 at The Hague, to try and solve the boundary issue with Somalia. The oral hearings on Kenya's preliminary objections took ...
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At the same time 1500 miles away in sleepy St. Cloud, Minnesota, a radicalized (though heretofore polite, courteous and well-liked) Somali security guard went on a stabbing rampage in a shopping mall. Simple question: Why isn't Canada with many more ...
At the same time, 1500 miles away in sleepy St. Cloud, Minnesota, a radicalized (though heretofore polite, courteous and well-liked) Somali security guard went on a stabbing rampage in a shopping mall. Simple question: Why isn't Canada with many more ...
The second, and more recent, factor is the spillover of radicalisation and violent extremism in Somalia into Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and the larger Eastern Africa.


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