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News Topic - Somalia

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Somalia's fragile security puts aid out of reach for many who desperately need it | Kate Holt In Mogadishu and its environs, political instability means vital aid is not getting to families living in dire poverty after being displaced by drought or violenceThe streets of Mogadishu are eerily quiet. Military roadblocks and checkpoints are everywher
The Guardian | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Pirates attack Iranian and Thai ships off coast of Somalia Fred LambertMOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Pirates attacked foreign vessels off the coast of Somalia, capturing an Iranian ship and her passengers, while the crew of a Thai ship managed to escape.
United Press International | Nov 24, 2015 8:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pirates attack foreign ships off Somalia Pirates have attacked Thai and Iranian fishing trawlers off Somalia's coast, seizing the crew of one of them, maritime experts and residents say.
BBC News | Nov 24, 2015 3:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Local restaurant plans to open on Thanksgiving to welcome refugees One local restaurant that's usually closed on Thanksgiving will be opening its doors this year and welcoming in more than 100 refugees from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Cuba and other countries. Vanessa Cantley, co-owner of El Camino, a Mexican restaurant at 131 | Nov 24, 2015 11:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Louisville, Kentucky
Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew, says official By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on Monday amid warnings that piracy might be making a comeback in the Indian Ocean. A
Yahoo! News | Nov 24, 2015 07:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Somalia's Al-Qaeda branch warns members against joining IS Somalia's Shebab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so. "If anyone says he belongs to another
Yahoo! News | Nov 24, 2015 07:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints veteran British political, peacebuilding adviser to head UN assistance mission in Somalia Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).
UN News Centre | Nov 23, 2015 10:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Recent floods damage supply routes, vital infrastructure in Somalia, UN relief wing warns The floods caused by recent heavy rainfalls in South Central Somalia have led to an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, an escalation of local commodity prices, and an epidemic in water-borne diseases, the United Nations relief wing has warned in t
UN News Centre | Nov 23, 2015 8:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can Ethiopias railway bring peace to Somalia? Can Ethiopias railway bring peace to Somalia?
BBC News | Nov 23, 2015 12:42 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Suspected Leader of Pro-IS Al-Shabab Faction Reported Killed A top al-Shabab official believed to be the leader of a pro-Islamic State faction has been shot dead in an ambush in southern Somalia according to local residents Sources told VOA's Somali Service Sunday that Sheikh Hussein Abdi Gedi and four others were
Voice of America | Nov 22, 2015 9:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend