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  • Somalia cracks down on illegal fishing

    news Al Jazeera, 24 Sep 2014 (9 years ago )
    Bosaso, Somalia - A region in Somalia is cracking down on an upsurge in illegal fishing off its coast as fleets flock to waters where foreign naval forces have been taking on the pirates that make fishing a risky business. Describing illegal fishing as "a national disaster", President Abdiweli Al...
  • Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola

    news Reuters - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:47 GMT, 14 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    FREETOWN, Oct 14 (Reuters) - A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday. The soldiers were due to relieve the West Afr...
  • Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants

    news Source: Reuters - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:02 GMT, 17 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    (Adds U.N. monitoring group recommendations, diplomats, paragraphs 7-9) By John Irish PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N inve...
  • At least 3 mln in Somalia in need of aid - UN Secretary General

    news Source: Reuters - Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15 GMT, 29 Oct 2014 (9 years ago )
    Somali refugees cheer upon the arrival of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (unseen) at the UNHCR/Kenya Red Cross hospital at the IFO2 east camp, within the Dadaab refugee complex, near the Kenya-Somalia border October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
  • Somalia fuels child slavery through the use of young soldiers

    news Thomas Reuters, 01 Dec 2014 (9 years ago )
    Child slavery comes in a multitude of forms, as I saw and heard at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust Women Conference, but it’s the thought of Somalia’s child soldiers that most haunts me. Growing up in violent and conflict-ravaged Somalia – a country that’s yet to find a solution to a 23-ye...
  • AMISOM Daily Monitoring Report – Dec. 15, 2014

    news AMISOM Daily Media Monitoring, 15 Dec 2014 (9 years ago )
    Ambassador Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke favourite to be next Somali PM 15 Dec – Source: Hiiraan Online – 131 Words Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, current Somali Ambassador to United States and the former holder of the premiership appears to be the top choice to replace outgoing Somali Prime Minis...
  • Somali troops in deadly clashes with Sufi fighters.

    news Aljazeera: Agencies, 11 Feb 2015 (9 years ago )
    At least 16 people have been killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between Somali government troops and Sufi fighters, witnesses and local elders said. The clashes on Tuesday appeared to be part of a local power struggle sparked by politicians meeting in Dhuasamareb, in the north-central Galgad...
  • Somalia Calls For Closer Security Ties After ‘Barbaric’ Kenya Massacre

    news AMISOM daily media monitoring, 03 Apr 2015 (8 years ago )
    Somalia and Kenya must boost security cooperation between them, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Friday, as he offered his condolences a day after “barbaric” Islamist gunmen massacred 147 students. Mohamud said he mourned the “lives of innocent students” killed in the university in the no...
  • Why is the US sending its warships to Yemen?

    news Al Jazeera, 22 Apr 2015 (8 years ago )
    Whenever the US starts talking about weapons of war, I tend to focus on the details. I have to say there are more than a few of those missing when it comes to what the United States plans to do in Yemen. We know the US is sending the USS Theodore Roosevelt to patrol off the coast. That will bring...
  • Fighting and new air strikes mark next phase in Yemen

    news Al Jazeera and agencies, 23 Apr 2015 (8 years ago )
    Protests, continued fighting and fresh air strikes have marked the start of the Saudi-led coalition's new phase of operations in Yemen. Thousands of Houthis fighters and their supporters took to the streets of the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday to protest against the nearly month-long military offe...