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Friday, February 21, 2014

Somalia : At least 14 killed in Shebab attack on the presidential palace

 - (AGI) Mogadishu, Feb 21 - At least 14 people were killed in an attack by Shebab Islamist militants on the presidential palace in the heart of Mogadishu on Friday.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Degmo is a cultural boot camp for Somalis in the Welsh countryside

 - From the hills near Hangingheld Farm – an organic, 110-acre smallholding on the edges of the medieval Welsh hunting grounds known as Radnor Forest – you can just spy Offa’s Dyke, the great historic dividing line between Wales and England. Somewhere on the hills, you can probably spot some of farmer Hamish Wilson’s pacific Lleyn sheep or ginger Highland cows. And if you happen to be up around Hangingheld between April and October, you’re likely to see a massive aqal – a Somali nomad’s tent – pitched around the property. Nearby, groups of British Somalis, both old and young, fry up squishy, fermented laxoox flatbread, play games of shax and try their hand at milking cows and cleaning the milk pots with the culay technique – a Somali method of scouring that uses heated firebrands.
Read more at the Vice 
Read also : My trip to Degmo 
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Hundreds in Somalia's capital flee clashes

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Residents in Mogadishu say that hundreds of families are fleeing the Somali capital after a spike in the number of clashes between militants and pro-government troops.

Razor cuts, thorn stitches: Somaliland woman recalls FGM horror

 - HARGEYSA: Malko Jama, a recently widowed Somali mother of eight, still remembers undergoing genital mutilation three decades ago as vividly as if it were yesterday.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Piracy - American security guards found dead in Seychelles

 - NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two American security officers have been found dead on a ship made famous when it was hijacked by Somali pirates, according to  a statement by Seychelles police on Wednesday.

In pics : Construction equipment for Burao - Erigavo road reaches Somaliland

 - The road that links Burao to Erivao is vital for the economy of Somaliland . It will connect the the largest region of the country to the rest of Somaliland.

Ethiopia: Indigenous People Forced From Land (Video)

 - The Ethiopian government has used threats and violence to force people from their traditional land in the Omo Valley. They're being moved to make way for new sugar plantations.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Saudi Arabia: 12,000 Somalis Expelled without Considering Refugee Claims

 - (Nairobi) HRW – Saudi authorities have deported more than 12,000 people to Somalia since January 1, 2014, including hundreds of women and children, without allowing any to make refugee claims.

UK - Up to 14 yrs imprisonment for suppliers of Khat after the ban comes to effect in the coming months

 - Khat will be made a class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act of 197. In the third quarter of last year , the Home Secretary has announced the Government’s decision to ban Khat.

Shot Ayaan to get a new face in Australia

 - Ayaan Mohamed’s face was disfigured when  she was shot as an infant during Somalia’s brutal civil war, but soon the young African woman will have ‘‘a face like everyone else’’.

Monday, February 17, 2014

CNN talks to Somaliland FM about why the world doesn't recognize the country

- Somalliland Bankground - CNN|Added on February 17, 2014
CNNi talks to Somaliland Foreign Minister Mohamed Yonis about why the world doesn't recognize the African country.

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane

 - The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome has hijacked the aircraft and landed in Geneva, Swiss police say.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi wins the 2014 best supporting actor BAFTA

 - Before being cast in the role - his cinematic debut - Barkhad was a limo driver, a store worker and a DJ in Minnesota.

How supermodel Waris Dirie saved girl from FGM

 - By Maddy French , the GuardianWhen she was three years old, Safa Idriss Nour received something no girl in her slum in Djibouti had been given before – a signed contract from her parents stating they would never inflict genital mutilation on her.