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Somalia President's Statement on IGAD Submit

0 Visits: 2491 | Saturday May 25, 2013 - 14:50:14
"The Federal Government sent a committee to Kismayo to start dialogue and reconciliation based on a roadmap that outlines the way forward until a federal unit is established in these regions"

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Denmark: No forced returns to ‘volatile’ situation in Somalia

0 Visits: 17062 | Thursday May 16, 2013 - 11:35:53
Forcibly returning people to a volatile security situation in Somalia would violate international law, Amnesty International said as the Danish Refugee Board is due to consider returning five Somali asylum seekers.

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A bright future for Somalia is within touching distance

0 Visits: 14515 | Wednesday May 15, 2013 - 06:03:56
Mogadishu, Somalia - When al-Shabaab terrorists attacked the Mogadishu courthouse on April 14, they were attempting to reverse the country's dramatic trajectory of progress.

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Charlize Theron lobbies for an AIDS-free generation

0 Visits: 23306 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 19:15:48
By Olivier Knox, Sunlen Miller, Richard Coolidge, and Jordyn Phelps. Top Line When Charlize Theron came to Capitol Hill recently, she undoubtedly turned a few heads. But the Academy Award-winning actress didn't come to be seen; she came to be heard.

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Is there life after piracy in Somalia? The headache of Al Shabaab, politics

0 Visits: 19335 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 18:56:07
By FARLEY MESKO. "We have them in camps," Afweyne says, speaking through a translator, "Like snakes in a cage."

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AP: justice department's seizure of phone records an unprecedented intrusion

0 Visits: 17220 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 14:40:38
Ewen MacAskill in Washington. The Guardian. Obama administration took records in apparent effort to track down source who disclosed alleged Yemen terrorist plot story

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Somalia: 'The Tears of Somalia': Turkey's 'Moral' Foreign Policy

0 Visits: 9604 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 14:21:23
'The tears that are now running from Somalia's golden sands into the Indian Ocean must stop' declared Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2011, following a highly charged visit to Mogadishu at the height of the 2011 Somali Famine.

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Man sentenced to 20 years in case of Somalis recruited to fight with al-Shabab in Somalia

0 Visits: 12984 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 12:02:51
Amy Forliti. MINNEAPOLIS - A man who authorities say played a key role in funneling young men from Minnesota to a terrorist group in Somalia was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, while another man who was a foot soldier for al-Shabab received a 10-year sentence

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International talks eye peaceful future for Somalia

0 Visits: 1697 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 11:36:47
London (CNN) -- Somalia's president appealed for support for his struggling country Tuesday, comparing it to a young sapling that needs help to get started.

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UK-Somalia conference: the good, bad and ugly

0 Visits: 68316 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 11:27:15
On May the 7, 2013 the UK held its second 'UK- Somalia Conference.' Attendees included British Prime Minister David Cameron, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President Museveni and recently- elected Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, along with representatives from numerous international organisations…

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MARY HARPER: The other Somalia Conference

0 Visits: 243100 | Tuesday May 14, 2013 - 05:59:12
Here is a From Our Own Correspondent I did for the BBC about the 'real' Somalia Conference. You can listen to it here. It's the one broadcast on 11 May 2013.

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'I love it when Swedish stereotypes fall apart'

0 Visits: 4865 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 18:08:38
With the sun finally showing its face in the far north of Sweden, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly debunks some of the common stereotypes about his corner of the country, and explains how some recent good news may help break the social barrier.

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Best place in the world to be a mother is, Somalia 2nd bottom of the list

0 Visits: 1691 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 10:06:20
CNN Thursday May 09, 2013 Thinking of having a baby? You may want to consider moving to Finland -- the best place in the world to be a mother, according to Save the Children's 14th Mothers' Index.

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Female genital mutilation campaigners face death threats and intimidation

0 Visits: 1657 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 08:44:20
The Guardian, Thursday, May 09, 2013 Women who speak out against barbaric operations against young girls face danger and abuse from their own ethnic groups.

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Mrs. Ballarin's War: an insider piece about the games in Somalia

0 Visits: 11307 | Saturday May 11, 2013 - 19:03:02
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists. BY MARK MAZZETTI | APRIL 15, 2013 The MV Faina, a Ukrainian-owned merchant ship, was hugging the coastline of Somalia as it steamed toward Mombasa, Kenya, in September 2008. But it would not reach its…

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HRW: London Meeting Should Emphasize Rights

0 Visits: 1615 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 12:09:39
(London, May 6, 2013) — International donors meeting in London to discuss the new Somali government's reform agenda should make accountability and women's rights a priority, Human Rights Watch said today in a briefing paper sent to conference participants. On May 7, 2013, over 50 countries will convene…

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THE FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF SOMALIA CONFERENCE, LONDON, 7 MAY 2013

0 Visits: 3031 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 11:14:57
SOMALIA CONFERENCE, LONDON, 7 MAY 2013: COMMUNIQUE START The Somalia Conference took place at Lancaster House on 7 May 2013, co-hosted by the UK and Somalia, and attended by fifty-four friends and partners of Somalia. We met at a pivotal moment for Somalia. Last year Somalia's eight-year transition…

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Kenyan Woman in London Ordered to Repay £300,000 Over Benefits Fraud

1 Visits: 2587 | Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 10:58:36
A Kenyan woman serving a two year jail term in Britain for making false welfare claims worth over (£186,000) Sh26 million over a six year period was Saturday ordered to repay £300,000 (Sh40 million). From Saturday, Ms Gladys Popoola is to repay a total of Sh39,530,270 (£304,079), including…

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Medics Give Hope To Tragic Roona Sun Readers Aid Skull Baby

0 Visits: 2846 | Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 10:46:02
THE toddler whose head ballooned to three times normal size was "thriving" last night after life-saving treatment.

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The deadly job of being a journalist in Somalia

0 Visits: 2331 | Thursday May 02, 2013 - 20:12:09
Last year, 18 members of the media were killed across Somalia, according to figures from the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ). But despite efforts by the government, which earlier this year offered a reward of 50,000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons…

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