7 hrs ago
The Somali love of 'rude' nicknames
In the West, people tend not to call their friends and colleagues nicknames that pick on negative physical traits.
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19 hrs ago
Walta Information Centre
Ethiopian, Somali institutes sign agreement - Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:32
Addis Ababa, 6 March 2014 - The Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development has established a working relationship with the Mogadishu-based Heritage Institute for Policy Studies.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Baltimore Sun
Somali Puntland worried Islamists may move its way: leader
An expected drive to purge Islamist rebels from southern Somalia risks pushing them north into an area at the tip of the Horn of Africa better known for its coastal pirates than al Shabaab insurgents.
U.N. extends partial easing of Somalia arms embargo to October
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday extended a partial suspension of the decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for eight months while highlighting concerns about the possible diversion of weapons to al Qaeda-linked militants.
RCMP set to tackle extremism at home with program to curb radicalization of Canadian youth
The federal government is preparing to launch a national counter-radicalization program in response to the growing number of troubled Canadians who are being lured into the world of extremist violence promoted by Al-Qaeda.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Voice of America
Al-Shabab Executes Three for Spying
Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has executed three men who it accused of spying for U.S. or Somali government intelligence agencies.
Somalia: The Country's Parallel Armies
We have read recently that Somalia has a National Army , but is that really the case? Upon closer scrutiny one realises that Somalia has parallel armies - 3 of them - which exist independent of each other in different parts of this increasingly splintered.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
KCCI-TV Des Moines
This Is Iowa: Sadiya's Seven
THE THINGS THAT SHE WENT THROUGH AND HER EXCITEMENT TODAY. Like any mom - Sadiya would've loved to hug her kids every day.
Children sing a song of welcome at a primary school in Dadaab, northeastern Kenya, October 9, 2013.
Statement by the UN Special Representative for Somalia on the state-building conferences in Baidoa
MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 3, 2014/African Press Organization / The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, is closely monitoring developments in Baidoa, including the outcome of today's conference, and has taken note of the Federal Government's response.
Ugandan troops to form U.N. guard force in Somalia
Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia walk along a road during an advance on the central Somali town of Buur Hakaba, in this handout photograph taken and provided by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team on February 27, 2013.
Somalia: Multiple Explosions in Mogadishu
An explosion with profound consequences to soldiers from the Federal government of Somalia occurred at a road in-between Arafat and Mahad Alle carwash in the Yaaqshiid district of Banaadir region.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Somalia: Roadblocks Cleared From Lower Shabelle
Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu has received reports that the district commissioner of Marka of the Somali government's regional administration Lower Shabelle, Mohamed Osman Yariisow stated the Somali government forces removed the roadblocks and illegal checkpoints used for accumulating money of locals from inbetween Marko and the KM50 territory in ... (more)
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Minnesota Somali group fights al-Shabab's radical message abroad
While visiting a Somali refugee camp in Kenya, Mohamed Farah was struck by a young man who spends each day just waiting for it to end.
Ghosting Mysterious Graves in Hargeisa is a Waste of Time and Resources: an Expert Report
Social conflict and political violence in Northern Somalia "Somaliland" is a complex subject, and it will be useful to note a few trends in its recent history.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Inter Press Service
Somalia's Sacked Soldiers Threaten Mogadishu's Security
Somali Army soldiers patrolling a street in the capital Mogadishu on Feb. 23, 2014.
Compatibility Issues in Somalia: Governance and Economics
This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, program coordinator, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies program.
Warlords Campaigning for Presidency
Since the devastative and volcanic civil wars erupted in Somalia, the dark-age is reborn in 1977, were rivers of youths' blood spilled, massacres occurred in many cities, the civilisation of Somala is doomed and yet people are still asking themselves the cause and the casualties.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Car bomb kills 11 at tea shop in Mogadishu
Somali policemen carry a dead body after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Witness: Suicide car bomb kills eight in Somali capital
At least eight people were killed when a car bomb exploded near the national security headquarters in Somalia's capital, officials and a Reuters witness said on Thursday.