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Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy and now it is being humiliated How did it come to this? How did Greece end up joining Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe on a list of countries officially in arrears to the International Monetary Fund?
The Independent | 23 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wonkblog: Greece just defaulted, but the danger is only beginning Greece has just joined Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe in the rogue's gallery of countries that are in default to the International Monetary Fund. Not only that, but it's the first rich country to ever do so after it missed its 1.5 billion payment on Tuesday
Washington Post | Jun 30, 2015 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Blind Somali Journalist Defies Odds in Mogadishu Despite improving security in the last few years, Somalia remains one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist even more so for someone who cannot see. Journalist Abdifatah Hassan Kalgacal has been reporting from the Somali capital for the last
Voice of America | Jun 30, 2015 3:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Isis, a year of the caliphate: Who is strong enough to fight the 'Islamic State'? There are seven wars raging in Muslim countries between the borders of Pakistan in the east and Nigeria in the west. In all seven Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and north-east Nigeria local versions of Isis are either already powerful or
The Independent | Jun 28, 2015 5:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN official commends election of speaker of regional assembly The United Nations envoy for Somalia commended today the completion of the establishment of the assembly of Galmudug, a region located in the center of the country.
UN News Centre | Jun 28, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Defence minister says attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait part of global jihadist threat Defence Minister Jason Kenney says at least some of Friday's attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia and Kuwait were co-ordinated. ISIS is gaining ground in Syria, he says, and the minister finds no grounds for optimism in Syria. | Jun 27, 2015 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Somali militants attack African Union base By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb and battled African Union troops at a peacekeepers' base south of Mogadishu on Friday, the latest in a series of attacks in Somalia, military officials and
Yahoo! News | Jun 27, 2015 07:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Extremists storm AU base in Somalia, leaving many dead MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Islamic militants from the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group attacked a remote African Union base in Somalia on Friday, causing many casualties, the AU mission and a local official said. | Jun 27, 2015 02:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Erie, Pennsylvania
Somalia: UN condemns Al Shabaab attack against African Union mission base United Nations officials have condemned today the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base.
UN News Centre | Jun 26, 2015 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tunisia attack likely connected to others around world, professor says A specialist in international relations believes attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Somalia that left dozens dead Friday could have a connection. | Jun 26, 2015 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend