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Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian navy vessel 'Chimera' in the harbour of Salerno [AP]

End Deaths on the Sea by Ending the Wars around It

Global capitalism and global war have always driven large-scale human migration. By Mark LeVine How to digest the reality of 1,500 dead migrants when most of the victims are lost to the sea; their hopes, dreams and even their names drowned with them? Blame is of course being assigned; or rather deflected,...
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Dahabshiil Group CEO Abdirashid Duale Discusses Somali Remittance Issues with US Officials, Grants Interviews to VOA-(Video + Photos)

Abdirashid MS Duale, Group CEO of Dahabshiil companies meets with US officials on challenges that need to be removed to effect a smooth flow of remittances benefiting Somalis. Mr. Duale, among others, met with the Treasury Department, members of the House of Representatives, the World Bank and went...
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SOMALIA: Al Shabaab Kills Senior Military Officer in Mogadishu

A senior military officer was shot dead in the Somali capital on Thursday, and al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility. The al Qaeda-linked group has stepped up gun and bomb attacks in the Horn of Africa nation. Six people were killed in an attack on a vehicle carrying U.N. staff in the semi-autonomous...
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Benishangul -Renaissance Dam Principles: 3 Leaders’ Declaration Violates Indigenous Rights in Benishangul

By Ahmed Abdi Declaration of  Principles signed by the three countries is a violation of the indigenous rights in Benishangul  To the masses of our proud people at home and diasporas To the men and women who hold the ember, and who are pressuring on trigger in the jungle, mountains and valleys. The...
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Yemeni Refugees Fleeing Saudi Air Strikes Find Peace but Little Else in Somaliland

‘It is driving people crazy,’ says one of hundreds arriving across the Gulf of Aden in Berbera. ‘The air raids are destroying more houses than the fighting’ By Johnny Magdaleno in Berbera It was just after midnight when the livestock ship carrying nearly 200 people fleeing Yemen’s civil war...
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SOMALILAND: Election Commission Fixes Date for Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

By: Yusuf M Hasan Hargeisa (Somaliland Monitor) – “For a number of Technical reasons elections slated in Somaliland mid this year are untenable. This was stated by the National Election Commission-NEC during a press bring in Hargeisa where they proposed 26th June 2016 as polls date. At the briefing...
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Migrants who survived the Mediterranean shipwreck arrive in Catania, Sicily, aboard an Italian coastguard vessel. Photograph: AGF./Rex Shutterstock

Migrant Shipwreck: One Child’s Journey from Somalia to the Shores of Italy

Said, 16, describes ordeal at the hands of traffickers before becoming one of just four children to survive disaster in Mediterranean By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome Said’s journey from Somalia began about a year ago; it has not quite ended yet. The 16-year-old was trying to make his way to Norway,...
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Guleid Ahmed Jama

SOMALILAND: Activist Who Decried Executions Detained

Free, Drop Charges Against Prominent Rights Lawyer (Nairobi, April 22, 2015) – Somaliland authorities on April 18, 2015, detained a prominent human rights activist, apparently for criticizing the government’s execution of six prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Guleid Ahmed...
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Beyond The Violent Headlines, This Woman’s Instagram Shows a Different Side to Daily Life in Somalia

By Dozilet Kpolo Since a devastating civil war that began in 1991, Somalia has faced severe and devastating conflicts. Attacks by the militant Islamic group Al-Shabab in Somalia and surrounding countries have contributed to an international reputation for the northeast African country as a locus of deadly...
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SOMALIA: At Least Nine Killed In Bomb Attack on U.N. Vehicle in Garowe

Two Kenyans and seven Somali guards were killed in a bomb attack on a vehicle carrying workers to the United Nations compound in Garowe in the Somali region of Puntland on Monday, police said. Authorities suspect Islamist al Shabaab militants of carrying out the bombing in the northeastern city, Mohamed...
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