Tag: Somalia

Somalia: Somaliland Bans Night Events

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Somaliland authorities have banned all night events in a move it says aimed at curbing immorality In a press conference held by the break away region's Deputy Interior Minister Mohamed Muse all hotels and social gatherings will no longer operate after 11:50 pm. " The Police is ordered to take...

Somalia: A Win for Ilhan Is a Win for Refugees & UNHCR

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analysis Last Tuesday in the U.S. state of Minnesota, thousands of miles away from Kenya, a former refugee made history. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American who once called the East African country home, was elected to the United States Congress. Omar, 36, fled Somalia's conflict when she was just a child...

Somalia: Kismayo Education Forum On Increasing Quality of Education in Jubland State of Somalia

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The Somali Coalition for Education for All (EFASOM) in collaborating with Jubaland State Ministry of Education conducted a two days education forum and focuses on how to increase the quality of education in Jubaland in Kismayo 11th and 12th November 2018. The education forum is mainly focuses on increasing the...

Kenya: Ex-Dadaab Refugee Breaks Record in Congress Elections

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Photo: @IlhanMN/Twitter Somali-American Ilhan Omar campaigning in Minnesota (file photo). By Kevin J. Kelley A Somali-American woman who lived briefly as a refugee at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Garissa County has been elected to Congress in America's midterm elections. Ilhan Omar, who has spoken openly about her time as...

Kenya: Ex-Somali Refugee’s U.S. Congress Win Sparks Debate in Former Home Kenya

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By Nita Bhalla Nairobi — Somali-American Ilhan Omar won a seat for the Democrats in Minnesota - one of the first two Muslim women ever to sit in the House of Representatives The historic win of a former Somali refugee as one of the first Muslim women elected to the...

Somalia: AU Peacekeepers Accused of Killing 4 Somali Civilians

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By Mohamed Olad Hassan Authorities in Somalia are investigating the deaths of four civilians reportedly killed by African Union troops Tuesday, after a roadside bomb targeted the peacekeepers' convoy. The bombing occurred in Mogadishu's northern Huriwaa district, near Ex-Control Balad Junction, and damaged a water truck. Witnesses tell VOA's Somali...

Somalia: Ten Years On, Is Somali Piracy Still a Threat?

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analysisBy Denys Reva On 6 November the United Nations (UN) Security Council renewed the authorisation for international naval forces to carry out anti-piracy measures off Somalia's coast. It is now 10 years since the first resolution was passed in 2008 to respond to piracy and robbery against humanitarian and commercial...

Somalia: What Next for Maverick Politician Sharif Aden?

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The political crisis that hit South West State ahead of the November 17 regional presidential elections may finally have come to an end with the shocking announcement by the region's leader that he had tendered his resignation and will not be vying to retain his seat. Are we witnessing the...

Somalia: New UN Boss Meets With SW Presidential Hopefuls

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United Nations Representative to Somalia, Ambassador Nicholas Haysom together with AMISOM boss, Ambassador Francisco Madeira held hours-long meeting with Southwest Presidential hopefuls. Seven presidential aspirants, including former Al-Shabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow, and a female politician, attended the meeting with the UN and AMISOM bosses. Ambassador Haysom advised the presidential...

Somalia: Journalist Murdered During Afternoon Prayers

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By Saad Muse Mogadishu — GUNMEN believed to be members of the Al-Shabaab terror group have shot dead a Somali radio journalist during afternoon prayers at a mosque. It is believed the journalist, Abdullahi Mire Hashi, has been murdered outside the capital Mogadishu as a protest by the Islamist group...