Somalia Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Somalia. (Page 2)

Results 21 - 40 of 2,373 in Somalia

  1. Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers in attack on ba...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Peninsula

    MOGADISHU: Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning three military vehicles, officials said. African Union and Somali troops launched an offensive this year that has driven al Shabaab out of its last major strongholds.

    Comment?

  2. Islamist rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers in attack on baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | AlertNet

    A Somali government soldier talks to blind-folded suspects detained during a security operation against suspected militant Islamist group al Shabaab sympathisers in Hodan district of the capital Mogadishu, December 8, 2014,. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Dec 15 - Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said.

    Comment?

  3. Al-Shabaab blamed for 5 beheadings in one weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia. "The Quran teacher was snatched from his house in Qandho by Al-Shabaab militants on Friday and they dumped his headless, beheaded body near his home town on Saturday morning," local town spokesman Abdiaziz Durow told CNN.

    Comment?

  4. Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, DjiboutiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KXLY-TV Spokane

    A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia. "The Quran teacher was snatched from his house in Qandho by Al-Shabaab militants on Friday and they dumped his headless, beheaded body near his home town on Saturday morning," local town spokesman Abdiaziz Durow told CNN.

    Comment?

  5. The unlikely love affair between two countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | BBC News

    The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way - but why is there such a strong bond between these two countries? Where once rival militias battled for control of these docks, giant container ships now line up to discharge their cargoes of cement, vehicles, pasta and rice.

    Comment?

  6. Meritocracy actually creates ethnic balance, so no need for tribalismRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Daily Monitor

    If we treated every sector as seriously as Uganda Cranes and UPDF Somalia operation, Uganda would no doubt be very far ahead in development and there would be no complaints over nepotism. It was that straight-talking NRM historical Amanya Mushega who, as Public Service and later Education Minister, always rejected the notion of tribal balancing quotas and preferred meritocracy.

    Comment?

  7. hISTORY eNDS EVERYWHERE:Read the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | BrothersJudd Blog

    After years of warfare that decimated an industry that was once the largest in Africa, the banana is making a tentative comeback in Somalia. Farms are stepping up production and eyeing overseas markets that have been dormant for years.

    Comment?

  8. Somalia: UN expert urges Government to ramp up efforts in securing human rights legislationRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | United Nations

    Residents of the village of Modmoday, 40 kilometres east of the town of Baidoa, Somalia, look on as a soldier of the Somali National Army keeps guard. Photo: AU-UN/IST 13 December 2014 – Somalia's Government and the international community must work to strengthen the country's rule of law institutions and safeguard its full transition to peace, stability and democracy, a United Nations human rights expert urged today.

    Comment?

  9. Officer killed by suspected separatists in E. KenyaRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | Newstime Africa

    ... a British protectorate ruled by the Sultan of Zanzibar. The Kenyan government accuses the MRC of collaborating with Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group, which has been fighting the Mogadishu government since the middle of the last decade.

    Comment?

  10. The So Called Somaliland: The New Sick Man of the Horn of AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Harowo.com

    All over Somaliland there is a high degree of anxiety, cynicism and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, which has not been seen since the fall of Siyad Bare's regime. People are unhappy with the country's direction and the situation in the country seems to be very reminiscent of that of Somalia in the latter years of 1980s.

    Comment?

  11. Somali Shebab journalist 'killer' to face trial: govtRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Yahoo!

    A Somali journalist accused of murdering colleagues and working for the Al-Qaeda linked Shebab and arrested in Kenya has been extradited to Mogadishu to stand trial, Somalia's information minister said Saturday. A series of journalists have been killed in recent years in Somalia, one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work as a reporter.

    Comment?

  12. Awdalians Rescinded Somaliland; Declared Self-Rule Following MarginalizationRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | In-depth Africa

    By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye Gudabirsi tribe withdrew Somaliland when President Silanyo pursued economic ethnic empowerment of his tribal backers and massive job displacement and deliberate, hostile marginalization aimed at the Gudabirsi tribe, pioneer of education and higher schooled tribe than any other one in Somalia " Somaliland is particular asset that belongs to us, , any other governmental employee has to be dismissed and their replacements have to be brought from Camels and backwater villages of our own if they're not found in towns!" president Silanyo said in the presence of Gudabirsi's elites. "Gudabirsi you are not true inhabitants of the country instead you're second class citizens and be dealt with you as such.

    Comment?

  13. Maternity Healthcare Registered Charity Unveils New Logo, Website to Save LivesRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | PRWeb

    ... Somaliland government. It recently began training programs in Berbera and Gabilay. Edna's work serves a dire need. Somalia, which includes Somaliland for these statistics, is the worst country to be a mother, according to Save the Children's World ...

    Comment?

  14. Robert Oakley, diplomatic troubleshooter, dies at 83Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Washington Post

    Robert B. Oakley, a career diplomat and three-time ambassador with a reputation for shrewdness in Washington and toughness in crisis zones, and who in retirement obtained the release of an American pilot captured during the "Black Hawk Down" incident in Somalia, died Dec. 10 in McLean, Va. He was 83. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Phyllis E. Oakley, a retired assistant secretary of state and a former spokeswoman for secretary of state George P. Shultz.

    Comment?

  15. Diplomats discuss terrorism in S. Africa gatheringRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | TurkishPress.com

    ... with other countries," the ambassador said. "A threat of terrorism is a threat to all countries," he added. Somalia's Charge d' Affairs in Pretoria, Mohamed Ali Mire, said the Qaeda-linked movement Al-Shabaab had spent a lot of money on propaganda ...

    Comment?

  16. Contaminated drinking water in Somalia blamed for multiple deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | UPI

    Multiple people have died in Somalia after drinking water from a newly constructed well in northern Mogadishu, officials said Thursday. Osman Mohamed, deputy commissioner of Yasdiq district, told CNN that at least 50 people had died from the poisoned water and more than 150 hospitalized.

    Comment?

  17. 'America, Here I Come': Book explores Somali immigrant experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    The story of Hamse Warfa begins in a place not unfamiliar to many immigrants in Minnesota: Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. But where that story culminates , is quite unique: with a memoir Warfa released last month: " America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee's Quest for Hope ."

    Comment?

  18. Arrest Or Kill, We MultiplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Harowo.com

    ... on the negotiating table of the Somali Unity and Federalism. We know that every time a conference is taking place in Somalia or abroad Siilaanyo and his comrades represent Somaliland. That is how far the discrimination goes. How they can justify ...

    Comment?

  19. At least 50 dead in Somalia after drinking from contaminated wellRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | KBMT

    At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu, an official in that East African country said Thursday. Osman Mohamed, the deputy commissioner for Somalia's Yaqshid district, told CNN about the deaths among those who drank from the newly constructed well.

    Comment?

  20. URGENT - Somalia-Drinking-Water-DeathsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | WICU12 Erie

    At least 50 people have died in Somalia after drinking contaminated water from a well in northern Mogadishu, Osman Mohamed, the deputy commissioner for Somalia's Yaqshid district, said Thursday.

    Comment?