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Somali mother of two Amina* was strong and vigorous before she fell into the hands of Libyan traffickers. After more than a year of relentless beatings and electric shocks, she is now broken and unable to walk.
Khalifa used his official Twitter account to blast Somalia for 'denying and insulting' its ally 'in the name of the nation's enemies', despite UAE's support in the fight against piracy ... Somali authorities have since started an investigation to determine whether the money was intended to destabilise the country.

Relations between Somalia and the UAE have been strained since the oil-rich Gulf country's Dubai-owned DP World port operator began operating a major port in Somalia's breakaway territory of Somaliland last year. The UAE also has invited Somaliland officials for state visits and is building a military ...
Few of these attacks ever receive an official confirmation from the Bahrain government. This week a handful of alleged attacks were claimed to have been carried out by a wide array of groups, including the Iran/Hezbollah affiliated Popular Resistance Brigades (Saraya al-Muqawama al-Shabiya) group.
Two senior security officials told VOA Somali three suitcases containing $9.6 million have been put In storage in the central bank of Somalia pending an investigation. Another security official said Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE envoy to Mogadishu, was at the airport to receive ...
In December, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Louisiana shackled 92 Somali immigrants into airplane seats, fired the jet off ... "Marc Moore [ICE Florida's field office director] is the ranking ICE official for the detention centers where the Somalis 92 are being held," the petition reads.

They probably know that, in practice, the authority of the Somali federal government does not extend far beyond the capital Mogadishu. There has been no strong central authority since the fall of President Siad Barre in 1991. An Islamist insurgency began more than a decade ago, and much of Somalia is ...
Heads of state from the five countries met with Somalia's president and regional officials in Kampala on Friday. The troop contributing states want UN to reverse the 2020 drawdown plans. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said a lot of progress has been made and needs to be cemented. The countries ...
NAIROBI - Somalia's al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya, in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets, a senior official said. "Four police officers and a reservist have died in the attack," said Eric Oronyi, deputy ...
Heads of state from the five countries met with Somalia's president and regional officials in Kampala on Friday. The countries reaffirmed their commitment to continue to assist the federal government of Somalia in its stabilization effort, but they warned that the planned AMISOM drawdown would endanger ...
Officials from the five countries contributing to the African Union force in Somalia are in Uganda's capital, discussing plans to withdraw their troops by the end of 2020. The force known as AMISOM has been battling al-Shabab fighters for 10 years. It's now training local police forces to prepare them for the ...
When waging small wars and building small armies, the devil is always in the detail of local moral authority.[vi] In Somalia, that means authorities who command the respect not only of their fellow clan members but also of the members of rival clans. Do these trans-clan authorities even exist anymore in ...
At least five African Union troops were killed in an ambush in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region Friday by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali. The militant group ... Somali authorities said the bomber rammed a minivan full of explosives into base's main gate. It was the second ...
“It is crucial that the drawdown of AMISOM is synchronized with a corresponding strengthening of Somali security forces," said Kutesa. "The failure to carefully manage this process could imperil the political and security gains already made.” The ministers and defense officials meeting in Kampala say ...
DUBAI, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia will hold 19 percent stake of the Somali port of Berbera, following its signing of an agreement Thursday with Dubai Ports (DP) World and the Somaliland Port Authority. As the biggest shareholder of the port of Berbera, DP World announced that it would hold 51 percent ...
An official says Somali security forces in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran province received intelligence information regarding a car packed with explosives in the region. Hussein Osman Mumin, the deputy governor of Hiran on the security affairs told Radio Shabelle that the government troops ...
Muhoozi noted that building a strong and dependable central government will help the Somali government after African Union Mission in Somalia ... Present at the meeting were Chiefs of Defence Forces and staff of TCCs, senior officials from African Union, experts from TCCs and other delegates. Today's ...

troops had shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, accusing them of opening fire on a military convoy carrying Uganda's peacekeeping commander Brigadier Paul Lokech. Brigadier Lokech heads. Uganda's contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Somali security official ...
IOM Holds Regional Transnational Crime Workshop for Security Officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania ... Guest speaker Tuemay Aregawi Desta, Head of the Transnational Organized Crime Pillar from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), provided an overview of the transnational ...
The fundamental test that Bihi would face is setting up a policy towards Somalia that includes the official dialogue, while in fact there was an absence of approach to negotiating with Somalia since the talk commenced, due to various reasons. In fact, a dialogue with Somalia was not on the table when ...
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
The U.S. military is fighting a shadow war with Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-aligned Islamist group that still controls large swathes of Somalia. American forces are operating from remote, rural bases and striking deep inside Al Shabaab-controlled territory. Somali officials say that the Special Forces raids and ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — A dispute between the speaker of the Somali Parliament and the country's president briefly threatened on Wednesday to turn violent, the latest ... But lawmakers in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, objected, saying that bypassing federal officials violated the sovereignty of Somalia. In March ...
The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said ... Meanwhile, Somali authorities are investigating circumstances in which a clash between African Union mission troops (AMISOM) clashed with Somali ...
A resident stands within the debris at the scene after a suicide car explosion in front of Doorbin hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. Text Size: A A ... The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said yesterday.
Somali children suspected of links to the Islamist insurgency are being held in adult jails where they are vulnerable to abuse and tried in military courts, ... said al Shabaab Islamists forcibly recruited thousands of children - some as young as nine - and hundreds have been detained by Somali authorities.
Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire. By: Associated Press. February 23, 2018 Updated: Today at 10:10 am. 0. View Comments. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire. Register to the ...
A Somali police official says two car bomb blasts have rocked the capital, Mogadishu, followed by sustained gunfire. Three people have been killed. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the first blast, apparently caused by a suicide car bomber, occurred near Somalia's intelligence headquarters. The second blast ...
Despite the challenging environment, the Somali authorities remain committed to reform implementation under their program. On June 21, 2017, IMF management approved a second 12‑month SMP covering the period May 2017–April 2018, following Somalia's successful completion of its first SMP.
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities and forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as the ... In another, four men and a 16-year-old boy were shot dead by a firing squad after being accused of spying for the Somali authorities.
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia's Communications Law 2017. Speaking after the endorsement, the minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, H.E. ...
Mohammed Abdi Affey's role as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy on the Somali Refugee Situation was ... with him extensive regional experience, having most recently served as the Special Envoy to Somalia for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development ...
The Daily Beast on Wednesday, citing local farmers and unnamed officials, said U.S. troops fired at civilians, killing 10 and then staged a cover-up. ... The Somalia government, which consistently ranks as the world's most corrupt, has reportedly paid out $700,000 to families in connection with the Bariire ...
At least two Somali soldiers and 12 militants were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants attacked a convoy in central Somalia, according to a senior regional official. Militants ambushed a convoy carrying the Hiran regional governor, Ali Jeyte Osman, and other top military officials, near Hees Village, about ...
A Somali man on Friday posed as a Swedish citizen in order to travel to the United Kingdom by using Manila as a transit point. Raoul Esperas. MANILA - Philippine immigration authorities on Friday intercepted a Somali man who attempted to travel to the United Kingdom by pretending to be a Swedish ...
Ethiopians pay smugglers to guide them through Djibouti or Somalia to coastal departure points, where they are joined by Somali migrants. On arrival ... A security official in the smuggling hub of Hodeida in Yemen reported a chain of smuggling networks including military officials, local sheikhs, members of ...
Despite promising a public investigation, the embattled Somali government made no public statement on the raid and some Somali security officials said privately it ... The United States stepped up operations in Somalia this year after President Donald Trump loosened restrictions on the military in March.
Saadiya Osman Ibrahim is worried: she isn't sure her brother will be able to survive in Somalia following his deportation from Canada earlier this month. ... Canadian officials typically are prohibited from traveling to Somalia to accompany the people they are deporting, although an official with the CBSA ...
“The 2018 Somalia HNO reflects the federal, state and regional level authorities' and the humanitarian community's collective and shared ... Somali-driven process and a culmination of a wide consultative exercise, including the voices of authorities and affected communities in Somalia and we are confident ...
To restore unity, Somali federal and state leaders need to cooperate ... in East Africa since the armed insurgency erupted in Somalia in 2006. ... The decision provoked regional states to contradict the federal government's official position. ... Such a strategy could help consolidate its domestic authority while ...
Renewed Oromo-Somali clashes in Ethiopia kill more than 20: state ... two months ago were much more widespread, with one local official in a ...
The strike, which was coordinated with the Somali government, happened ... to give commanders more authority to conduct airstrikes and raids against ... U.S. officials and lawmakers have warned in recent weeks that the fight ...
Somalia is also working on prosecuting pirates. The Somali government is also committing itself to making sure that we can control our people ...
AMISOM trains Somali officials on rehabilitation and reintegration of former ... The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is training twenty ... if not well integrated,” he explained during the official opening of the workshop ...
The two are said to have sent emissaries - Somali elders - in a bid to talk ... area that extends from Lamu County in Kenya to southern Somalia.
New uniforms increase visibility of Somali Police Force and bring greater security to communities ... Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Director of Rule of ... police personnel from other law enforcement and security officials. ... “The goal of the United Nations is to support the Somali authorities ...
Trump Doubles U.S. Forces in Somalia to Fight ISIS and Al-Shabab, ... military commanders' authority in the battle against jihadis in Africa. ... The U.S. is now transporting more troops to Somalia to advise and train Somali troops in a bid to ... But U.S. officials are also concerned about a growing presence of ...
The strikes by armed American drones, which Pentagon officials ... Thomas D. Waldhauser, waited months before exercising the authorities, citing the difficulty of ... Tricia Bacon, a Somalia specialist at American University in ...


 

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