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Rapes on rise in Somaliland, say medical officials

0 Visits: 1327 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:44:21
BY ABDI GULED ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia -- An upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland - a normally peaceful enclave considered by many to be a sanctuary from Somalia's decades of violence.

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Somalia: First wild poliovirus type 1 case since 2007

0 Visits: 1275 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:25:22
The Global Dispatch Sunday, May 12, 2013 The wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) that was detected in a young girl from the Banadir region of Somalia has prompted an investigation into the situation, according to a World Health Organization alert today.

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Somalia: EU support for justice and police

0 Visits: 1494 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:21:36
CTA Sunday, May 12, 2013 Somalia will receive €44 million from the European Union to further support its justice system and police force, Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs announced on 7th May, during the Somalia conference in London.

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Sudan Donates One Million Euros for Development in Somalia

0 Visits: 1391 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:17:09
Sudan Vision Sunday, May 12, 2013 The Foreign Minister, Ali Karti announced Sudan donation of one million Euros for boosting implementation of development projects in Somalia.

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Air Uganda to start flights to Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1448 | Monday May 13, 2013 - 06:07:59
The New Vision-Uganda Sunday, May 12, 2013 Uganda is set to start flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, signaling yet another vote of confidence in the economic turnaround of the war-torn county.

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Somalia: Urgent appeal by Digil and Mirifle Traditional elders

0 Visits: 1713 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 10:17:50
Date: May 10, 2013 Mogadishu Somalia- This urgent appeal intends to bring your attention to the plight of the over 360,000 families in the IDP camps of Mogadishu. These camps have become a place where famine entrepreneurs, clan militias coupled with the non-existence of Rule of Law and gross human rights…

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Mo Farah eyeing five Bupa London 10,000 victories in a row

0 Visits: 1468 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 10:07:36
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will target a fifth straight victory in the London 10,000 road race later this month, organisers have announced. Farah has been ever-present since the event's launch in 2008 and has set two British records during his four wins.

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Somalis express cautious hope about London Conference

0 Visits: 1847 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 08:53:23
Xinhua Saturday, May 11, 2013 As the last of Somalia's delegations left the country for London to attend the International conference in the British capital, residents of the capital Mogadishu expressed hope about the outcome of the talks that will kick off on Monday.

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Somalia's security challenge

0 Visits: 1353 | Sunday May 12, 2013 - 08:49:17
FRANCE 24 Friday, May 10, 2013 This week in London, leaders from fifty nations were on hand for a conference aimed at boosting political stability in Somalia. The summit concluded that the country has made significant progress but that there are still big challenges ahead.

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AMISOM denies 3,000 deaths in Somalia since 2007

0 Visits: 1447 | Saturday May 11, 2013 - 18:52:05
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has used its twitter account to dismiss as "simply untrue" media reports quoting figures suggesting that the mission had lost up to 3000 troops since 2007.

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Somalia: Thousands of Peacekeepers Have Died During Mission, U.N. Says

0 Visits: 1544 | Saturday May 11, 2013 - 18:39:03
UNITED NATIONS, May 9 (Reuters) - As many as 3,000 African Union peacekeepers have been killed in Somalia in recent years in an attempt to end an Islamist insurgency and bring stability to the Horn of Africa nation, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.

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Mobile clinic for displaced opens in Puntland, Somalia

0 Visits: 1642 | Saturday May 11, 2013 - 18:22:44
GENEVA, Switzerland, — African Press Organization (APO) —IOM and Puntland's Ministry of Health this week jointly opened a mobile health clinic that will cater for some 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and their surrounding host communities in Garowe, the capital of Puntland, State of Somalia.

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Apple Offering $10k Prize to User Who Downloads 50 Billionth App

0 Visits: 1583 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 16:04:09
Apple's is celebrating its approach of the 50 billion App Store download milestone with a big bucks contest. Be the lucky user to download the 50 billionth app and Apple will send you an App Store gift card worth $10,000. The very next 50 app downloaders after number 50 billion will each get a $500…

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A letter to Willian Hague

0 Visits: 1596 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 12:21:39
Hon William Hague Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Foreign & Commonwealth Office King Charles Street,London SW1A 2AH Our ref: 16/2013 21th April 2013 Subject: Lack of fairness, transparent and equidistance

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HRW: London Meeting Should Emphasize Rights

0 Visits: 1478 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 12:07:41
(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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Somalia wins cash, military aid at London donor summit

0 Visits: 1497 | Wednesday May 08, 2013 - 11:28:18
By Mohammed Abbas LONDON (Reuters) - Somalia won international pledges of extra cash and military assistance on Tuesday at a major conference convened to help the East African country cope with the twin threats of Islamic militancy and piracy.

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Somalia: Somali Cabinet Forms Task Force to Examine Conditions of Refugees in Yemen

0 Visits: 1339 | Thursday May 02, 2013 - 20:12:50
The Somali cabinet on Monday (April 29th) appointed a new ministerial-level task force to investigate the situation of Somali refugees in Yemen and make recommendations, including the possibility of their repatriation, the government announced in a press release.

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Open Letter to Al-Shabaab Leader Reveals - 'Yes, There Are Problems'

0 Visits: 1501 | Thursday May 02, 2013 - 20:11:25
A scathing letter addressed to al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane from one of the group's top foreign fighters has exposed the deepening mistrust and communication breakdown between various factions within the al-Qaeda-allied organisation.

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Norway’s Refugee Dilemma

0 Visits: 1443 | Thursday May 02, 2013 - 20:10:39
700 children who have been legally resident in Norway still live in refugee reception centers. The governement discusses where they should be resettled.

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Attorneys for New Jersey men say Boston bombing influenced sentences

0 Visits: 1471 | Thursday May 02, 2013 - 20:09:24
Two New Jersey men convicted of conspiring to join an al Qaeda-linked militant group have appealed their sentences, arguing that prosecutors were unduly influenced by the Boston Marathon bombing, one of their attorneys said on Tuesday.

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