Somalia

Somali Livestock Traders Count Losses After Hajj Cancellation Due To Covid-19

Somalia's livestock industry has been reeling since Saudi Arabia canceled the hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, because of COVID-19.  Somalia earns the majority of its export earnings from livestock, and it normally sells millions of cattle and...
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Africom Says Civilian Killed In Airstrike In Somalia

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says an airstrike that was intended to target al-Shabab fighters in Somalia earlier this year killed one civilian and wounded three others, in a rare admission by the Command.   The findings were part of...

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The State Department Spent $1.5 Billion On Somali Democracy And Built A Dictatorship

On July 25, Somalia’s appointed Parliament voted to oust Hassan Ali Khaire, the country’s prime minister. The move, which allows Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, to consolidate greater power, caught the...

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Somalia's Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister

Somalia’s parliament has removed Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre in an unexpected vote of no-confidence, the speaker of parliament said.Holding a press conference Saturday after the voting, the speaker, Mohamed Mursal Abdurahman, accused the...

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Cheap Or Adequate And Accessible To Everyone?

Improving the genetic quality of seeds in Somalia. Credit: Mustafa Saeed /FAOBy Juan Carlos García y CebollaROME, Jul 15 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some lesser-known realities, or some we had not wanted to think about, and...

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Somali General Survives Suicide Bomb Attack, One Other Person Is Killed At Least Two Injured  

Security likely tightens around Somalia’s army commander, General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh, following a car bomb attack on his convoy, which he survived, but the attack killed at least one person and injured two others.  Al-Shabaab militants are...

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Shabaab Tries To Assassinate Top General In Somalia

Shabaab's suicide bombing against Somalia's top general is the latest in the group's recent attacks against government officials. The bombing also continues the current spate of increased suicide bombings across the country.

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Head Of Somalia's Military Unhurt, Civilian Killed In Suicide Car Bomb

The head of Somalia's military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, according to a military spokesman and an ambulance service. The...
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Somalia’s Army Chief Survives Bombing Of His Convoy; 1 Dead

Somalia’s police say the country’s army chief has survived an assassination attempt which took place when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy in the Somali capital Monday
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4 Die As Explosions Rock 2 Somali Cities

Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people.Ali Abdullahi, an official with...

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Why America (and Donald Trump) Are Addicted To Drone Wars

Michael Horton Security, Americas Despite few or no signs of success in countries like Somalia, the Trump administration has doubled down on a core tactic embraced by politicians from both parties in the war on terror: the use of drones. As the...
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450 Billion Locusts Have Been Killed This Year, But Devastating Swarms Still Ravage Africa, India...

Kenya is facing its worst locust infestation in 70 years. India, Ethiopia, and Somalia are also beset by near-biblical plagues.
Related topics: India, Kenya, Ethiopia

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Somalia Must Save Itself From Qatar

Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Security, Africa Qatari influence and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo's over-reliance on Doha have reversed years of security progress. Somalis, both at home and abroad, were optimistic when Mohamed Abdullahi...
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Al-shabab Attacks In Somalia Kill 7

At least seven people were killed in two separate attacks by the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia in the last 24 hours.The deadliest attack took place in the town of Wanlaweyn, 90 kilometers west of Mogadishu, when an improvised explosive device...

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Watch: President Trump Says Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants To Turn Us Government Into Somalia

President Donald Trump warned that Somalian refugee Rep. Ilhan Omar wants to turn the US government into a version of the government from her home nation that she was forced to flee. The president issued the warning about Rep. Omar during his rally...
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Un Urges End To Sexual Violence In Conflict Areas

Forcibly displaced by drought and extremist violence in southwestern Somalia, Fadumo Mohamed Abdi thought she had found safety in the Puntland region's northeastern city of Bosaso.But one day in May 2019, while she and three other women were...

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Uk: London’s Muslim Mayor “seeks Removal Of Slavery-linked Statues” Amid Blm Protests

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been poison for Britain. The situation has deteriorated to the extent that Muslim migrant parents in London have been sending their sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime in his city. Now: London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq...
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Protests

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Us Not 'adequately' Investigating Airstrikes That Killed Somali Civilians, Rights Group Says

Human Rights Watch said Tuesday the U.S. has "not adequately investigated" two U.S. airstrikes in Somalia this year that killed seven civilians. The global non-governmental organization called on the United States to conduct "thorough, impartial,...
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Somaliland Leader: Mogadishu Is Biggest Challenge To Our Recognition

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi says authorities in Mogadishu pose the biggest challenge for the autonomous region’s fight for recognition as an independent state, 29 years after the region broke away from Somalia after the overthrow of...
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Italian Woman, Kidnapped By Muslim Terrorists, Converts To Islam And Returns To Rome (part 1)

Silvia Romano is a 24-year-old Italian woman who, while working at an orphanage on the southeast coast of Kenya, was captured by terrorists belonging to al-Shebaab and taken to Somalia, where she was held captive for 18 months. She was finally...
Related topics: Terrorism, Religion, Rome, Kenya

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