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News Topic - Somalia

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Flexibility, Planning Cut Somali Famine Threat, Report Says People suffering in Somalia's latest drought have fared better when donors deftly shift funding to emergency projects that help residents save money and stockpile food, a charity said Tuesday. Severe drought in the Horn of Africa nation is expected to dee
Voice of America | 20 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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East Africa food relief event packs 115,560 meals in Fort Morgan The Fort Morgan community recently came together in a big way for hungry kids in Somalia and East Africa, packing a total of 115,560 meals here that now are being sent to that continent by the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children.
Fort Morgan Times | 20 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Fort Morgan, Colorado
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Smugglers Target Ethiopian, Somali Teens for Deadly Trip to Yemen Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future. She trekked to the Somali zone of Ethiopia, crossed the border into Somalia and paid to board a boat bound for Yemen. After traveling 18
Voice of America | Aug 20, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uncovering Somalia's forgotten music of the 1970s A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship.
Al Jazeera | Aug 18, 2017 08:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US Says Airstrikes Kill 7 Al-Shabab Fighters The U.S. military says seven al-Shabab militants have been killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Somalia. The military's Africa Command says U.S. forces conducted three precision airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday in Jilib, a town about 200 kilomete
Voice of America | Aug 17, 2017 3:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Former Al-Shabab No. 2 Quits Militant Group The former number-two leader of al-Shabab says he has quit the Somalia-based militant group. Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, made the announcement to journalists at a Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday. I would like to state to the Somali people and the
Voice of America | Aug 15, 2017 1:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.
New York Times | Aug 14, 2017 3:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fighting famine: 'Unprecedented crisis' putting 20 million people at risk, warns UN agency Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, the United Nations food relief agency said, spotlighting today its worldwide campai
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country's Islamist militants.
New York Times | Aug 13, 2017 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Renegade al-Shabab leader defects to government A renegade leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist insurgents, al-Shabab, has surrendered to the government. | Aug 13, 2017 12:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lincoln, Nebraska