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  1. U of M researchers call for US government to expand role in helping rebuild SomaliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | EurekAlert!

    As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government shift its work from peacekeeping to rebuilding in ways that will help grow Somalia's economy. As the country began to stabilize, many members of the diaspora who had fled during the unrest returned to Somalia with ideas on how to start businesses and help grow the economy.


  2. Heart-rending pictures of Somali refugees forced to pile everything ...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... Somali-born U.S. citizen Liban Haji Mohamed, 29, to its watch list because he allegedly provided support to the Somalia-based Islamist militant group al Shabaab. The U.S. source said Mohamed was arrested several days ago by Somali authorities and ...


  3. Minister for Women call for to increase measures to protect the rights of womenRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago |

    Speaking at a high level panel discussion on sexual violence in Somalia the Special Representative of the Secretary-General , Nicholas Kay and the Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson , Maman S. Sidikou made a joint call for increased measures to protect Somalia's women and girls and reiterated their commitment to support efforts to combat sexual and gender based violence in Somalia. The event was organised by an international Non-Governmental Organisation, Legal Action Worldwide in Mogadishu.


  4. AU and UN envoys call for increased measures to combat sexual...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

    The event was organized by an international Non-Governmental Organization, Legal Action Worldwide in Mogadishu. Other panelists included Somalia's Minister for Women and Human Rights Development, Hon.


  5. Terrorist in FBI's list arrested in SomaliaRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    One of the most wanted terrorists on the list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been arrested in Somalia, the country's intelligence agency said on Tuesday. Liban Haji Mohamed, a Somali-born US citizen and former taxi driver in Washington, was captured while he was travelling from the Somalian city of Juba to its capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported citing the National Intelligence and Security Agency statement.


  6. Somalia's remittance crisis eclipses news of first US ambassador since 1991Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Christian Science Monitor

    A customer receives U.S. notes from a teller at the Dahabshill money transfer office in capital Mogadishu February 16, 2015. Somalia's prime minister last week urged the U.S. government and U.S. banks to support money transfer firms that offer a lifeline for many in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation.


  7. Radio journalists given hefty fines in Somalia, one still detainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | CPJ Press Freedom Online

    A Somali court in Mogadishu on Sunday convicted one journalist of public incitement and two others of publishing false news and imposed harsh fines on them, according to news reports. The journalists are out of prison, but a fourth is still being detained, the reports said.


  8. Former D.C. cabbie detained in Somalia on terror chargesRead the original story

    Tuesday | Big News

    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A former Washington, D.C.-area cabbie who was on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list was detained by the Somalian government. Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, was detained shortly after a warrant for his arrest was unsealed.


  9. Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    ... 2013 file photo, a Somali baby receives a polio vaccine, at the Medina Maternal Child Health center in Mogadishu, Somalia. According to a new report released Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Save the Children, which looked at the 75 countries with the ...


  10. As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerableRead the original story

    Tuesday | Greenwich Citizen

    In this Tuesday, April 17, 2012 file photo, Brahim Abba, 2, has his weight checked in a scale as other mothers and children wait their turn, at a walk-in feeding center for the malnourished in Mao, capital of the Kanem region of Chad. According to a new report released Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by Save the Children, which looked at the 75 countries with the highest levels of child mortality in the world and then analyzed how much they spent on health as well as how many doctors and nurses they have, only Somalia is worse prepared than Chad for an epidemic such as Ebola.


  11. Turf wars or teamwork? The rise of regional aid organisationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | IRIN

    ... the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Yet despite the major roles they have played in crises like those in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Asian Tsunami, many still feel and are also perceived to be - on the humanitarian ...


  12. Obama nominates Katherine Simonds Dhanani as first U.S. Ambassador to Somalia in 24 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Twin Cities Daily Planet

    President Barack Obama has nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in 24 years. She is Katherine Simonds Dhanani, a Foreign Service veteran who has previously served in five other African countries in various capacities.


  13. Ship Carrying Cattle Sinks enRoute to UAERead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Marine News

    A vessel carrying hundreds of cattle exported from Somalia to Saudi Arabia capsized off Oman coast on Saturday after being hit by stormy weather, according to reports from Arab media. The owner of the ship is Emirati and from Ajman while the crewmen were Pakistanis.


  14. Somali Army's Battle With Al-Shabab Leaves At Least 51 Dead - Monday, 02 March 2015 04:56Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Walta Information Centre

    At least 51 people were killed in Somalia in fighting between troops and Al-Shabab Islamist militants late Friday near the southwestern town of Wajid, a government official said. "Our forces attacked Elbar village which is 18 kilometers away from Wajid," Salad Mohammed, deputy district commissioner for the area, said by phone from the town.


  15. UAE airlifts Mogadishu blast victims for treatmentRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | Newstime Africa

    ... ecent years, has recently suffered several significant blows, losing most of its strongholds in southern and central Somalia to government and African Union troops.


  16. Somalia's al Shabaab injures police in Mogadishu car bombRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | AlertNet

    ... on our website. By continuing to browse our site, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. Members of Somalia's police participate in a parade in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 21, 2015. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 28 ...


  17. New management class part of pontiff's changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | NWAonline

    ... he said. "So to be properly equipped from this point of view is not only urgent, it's necessary." MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Four Thai fishermen held captive by Somali pirates for nearly five years, longer than any other hostages seized off the Somali ...


  18. Somali pirates free Thai captives after 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Arkansas Online

    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Four Thai fishermen held captive by Somali pirates for nearly five years, longer than any other hostages seized off the Somali coast, have been released after intensive negotiations, Somali and United Nations officials said.


  19. Somalia: Car Bomb Explosion in Mogadishu Hodan DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 |

    Good fences make good neighbours, they say. But does this aphorism really apply to international relations? As Kenya see more>>


  20. UN Somalia envoy 'excited and worried' about political progress in year aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 |

    Underlining the importance of the partnership between the African Union and the United Nations in Somalia, which he called "unique, strong and essential for success," the top UN official there briefed the Security Council on Wednesday on the challenges lying ahead for the country in 2015. "This year will be decisive in whether and how Somalia can become a unified, peaceful and federal State," said Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Somalia Nicholas Kay, expressing excitement but also worry over risks on the horizon.