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News Topic - Somalia

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Guterres: Thousands of child soldiers fight in Somalia UN's Antonio Guterres concerned over new report saying nearly 6,200 children were recruited over a six year period.
Al Jazeera | Jan 20, 2017 08:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN alarm that most of al-Shabab's force in Somalia are kids UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia. Guterres said it’s estimated over half it
The Seattle Times | Jan 20, 2017 02:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Seattle, Washington
UN alarm that most of al-Shabab's force in Somalia are kids UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed at reports that children may constitute a large part of the force recruited and used by al-Shabab Islamic extremists in Somalia.
Yahoo! News | Jan 20, 2017 02:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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AFCON Soccer Fever Sweeps South Africa Johannesburgs inner city Yeoville area is one of the centers of South Africas massive African immigrant population. Here youll find people from Senegal to Somalia, Mali to Mozambique, and many more nationalities. And there is no shortage of soccer fanatic
Voice of America | Jan 19, 2017 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Somalia urged to enforce law on sexual offences after gang rape of 16-year-old Womens groups demand perpetrators of brutal attack are brought to justice after video footage is posted on social media, sparking widespread condemnationThe gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Somalia, which sparked outrage after a video of the alleged inc
The Guardian | Jan 18, 2017 7:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Video posted of sexual assault sparks outrage in Somalia A video showing four men sexually assaulting a young woman has sparked outrage across Somalia.
Washington Post | Jan 18, 2017 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ugandan soldier executed by Somalia's al Shabaab militants: video By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab militia has executed a Ugandan soldier captured more than a year ago, according to a video released online by the militants and confirmed by their spokesman. Henry Obbo, Uganda's deputy mi
Yahoo! News | Jan 18, 2017 12:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.N. warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought By Neha Wadekar Katy Migiro MOGADISHU/NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions of people without food, water or healthcare in a country cripp
Yahoo! News | Jan 17, 2017 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Five Detained in Somalia Gang Rape Authorities in central Somalia say they have detained five men accused of raping two girls early last month. News about the incident came to light Sunday when video emerged of one of the girls being tortured, stabbed and sexually assaulted. The video was
Voice of America | Jan 17, 2017 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN Seeks Funds for Famine Prevention Amid Drought in Somalia The United Nations wants almost a billion dollars to prevent famine in Somalia; but as a new government establishes itself, there are worries about corruption and political interference with aid delivery. The United Nations warned Tuesday that drought in
Voice of America | Jan 17, 2017 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend