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Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

From the New York Times By JOSHUA HAMMERJAN. 6, 2017 Harding, one of a handful of foreign reporters who have visited Somalia on a regular basis in recent years, followed the charismatic Nur as he braved death threats and tried to revive the ruined city. Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures […]

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UN renews Somalia-Eritrea arms embargo

By Associated Press November 10 at 3:01 PM UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has renewed an arms embargo on Somalia and Eritrea citing a continuing threat from al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants. The 15-member council on Thursday approved the renewal of sanctions with 10 nations voting in favor and five abstaining. “The sanctions are preventing […]

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Historic victory for Somali-American Muslim woman in US legislative polls

Some good news for our readers.  The United States has its first Somali-American legislator. Ilhan Omar made history on Tuesday night after winning in a state House race. Ilhan, who stood on the ticket of the Democratic Farmer Labour (DFL) – affiliated to the Democratic Party, in Minneapolis District, defeated the nominal Republican opposition. She […]

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In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War

By MARK MAZZETTI, JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ERIC SCHMITTOCT. 16, 2016 Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia in 2012. About 200 to 300 American Special Operations troops work with soldiers from African nations to carry out raids, senior American military officials said. Credit Reuters WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified a […]

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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Supporting Somalia as It Emerges from Decades of Conflict

Supporting Somalia as It Emerges from Decades of Conflict Special Representative for Somalia Michael Keating. UN Photo The Foreign Ministers of Somalia, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia and Italy today led international partners reaffirming their support for Somalia as the country continues its transition from 25 years of war. At a meeting held on the sidelines […]

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America’s Approach To Somalia Has Failed. It Now Has Two Options

From World Politics Review Steven Metz Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 One of the most momentous decisions the United States made after 9/11 was to go on the offensive against violent extremists, seeking to cut them off at their source. This was to be done by helping governments in the Islamic world provide prosperity, security, justice […]

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Peace in Somalia: how can AMISOM succeed?

Institute for Security Studies The African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been active since 2007 – but the mission is struggling to fulfil its peace-support function and is dealing with a plethora of challenges, including an increasing number of attacks from al-Shabaab. The June 2016 attack on the Ethiopian contingent in Halgan highlighted […]

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Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAY Muhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed Surowlays at UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, on August 6, 2011 Kenya’s November deadline to shut down camps and repatriate Somali refugees leaves a community living in dangerous limbo, with […]

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Gunmen take hostages at hotel in Somali capital, police say

DEVELOPING: A team of gunmen took hotel guests hostage after storming the building in a Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu on Saturday, police have revealed. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of the Nasa-Hablod hotel near the capital’s busy KM-4 junction, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought […]

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