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News Topic - Somalia

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Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had ad
Yahoo! News | Oct 18, 2014 07:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN: Somalis Need Food, Not Just Security Improvements The United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that political and security improvements are not enough to stop hunger and stave off a worsening humanitarian crisis. At least one million Somalis are at risk of starvation, according to UN officials. Failed
Voice of America | Oct 17, 2014 5:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia: UN condemns second deadly terrorist attack in less than a week The top United Nations official in Somalia today condemned the latest terrorist attack to hit the African country's capital city of Mogadishu leaving a number of people dead and many more injured.
UN News Centre | Oct 16, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Car Bombs Kill 7 in Mogadishu Two car bombs in Somalia's capital have killed at least seven people, including a national intelligence officer. Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for both blasts Wednesday. The first explosion killed two people and was caused by a bomb atta
Voice of America | Oct 15, 2014 8:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Car bomb in Somali capital kills 5, mostly kids MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) A car bomb close to Somalia's presidential palace detonated while a group of children were walking by, killing five people and wounding seven, said a Somali police official.
Journal Review | Oct 15, 2014 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Crawfordsville, Indiana
Sierra Leone soldier with Ebola is not peacekeeper A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of, and had no contact with, a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
WBAY-TV | Oct 14, 2014 9:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Green Bay, Wisconsin
One million Somalis at risk of starvation, UN envoy warns, briefing Security Council The United Nations envoy in Somalia warned today that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the long-troubled country has deteriorated, with more than three million people now in need of assistance, including over one mi
UN News Centre | Oct 14, 2014 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia's President linked to arms trafficking to al-Shabaab terror group Investigators have accused an advisor to Somalias President of involvement in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al-Qaeda, according to a confidential new report.
The Independent | Oct 14, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Soldier gets Ebola but is not among peacekeepers A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of and had no contact with a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
KLKNTV.com | Oct 14, 2014 4:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Lincoln, Nebraska
Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola FREETOWN (Reuters) - A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday. The soldier
Yahoo! News | Oct 14, 2014 11:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend