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African Union: Continental drift?

0 Visits: 11068 | Sunday May 26, 2013 - 17:22:36
Azad Essa-Aljazeera. Group celebrates its anniversary, but the verdict is still out on whether it is meeting the needs of ordinary Africans.

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Somalia President's Statement on IGAD Submit

0 Visits: 2648 | 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: 17186 | 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: 14642 | 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: 23508 | 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: 19486 | 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: 17379 | 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: 9750 | 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: 13206 | 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: 1867 | 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: 68466 | 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: 243281 | 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: 4997 | 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: 1825 | 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: 1784 | 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: 11654 | 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: 1736 | 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: 3145 | 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: 2735 | 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: 2993 | 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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