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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Eid festival connects Edmonton Somali community with neighbours

 - (Edmonton Sun) The Somali Canadian Business Council marked the end of Ramadan with food, music and dancing Saturday.

France tests Tiger helicopter in Djibouti

 - (Defence Web) The French army recently completed operational testing of its latest Tiger HAD combat helicopter in Djibouti, with a focus on desert operations.

Saudi Arabia : 70 Ethiopian prisoners escape jail in Riyadh

 -(Arab News) - Around 70 Ethiopians escaped from a detention center in Riyadh.

Somalia Food Security Outlook July to December 2014

 - Report from Famine Early Warning System Network : The population in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and higher will continue to increase through December.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Somalia's police boss called 'war criminal' in Canada

 - (The Star) -Mogadishu’s new police commissioner was once wanted in Canada as a “war criminal” after a refugee and immigration board concluded he was “responsible for the ruthless torture of prisoners” while serving with Somalia’s police force during the 1980s.

Somalia: reported US covert actions 2001-2014

- US and UK covert operations in Somalia - Get the data: Drone wars
The Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is the lead agency in the covert ‘war on terror’ in Somalia, although the CIA also has a strong regional presence.
The US has been carrying out extensive covert military operations inside Somalia since 2001, as a major six-part investigation by the US Army Times recently revealed.

Somalia : Another Lawmaker killed in Mogadishu

 - Mogadishu - Friday 1st August 2014 -  Gunmen shot and killed Sheikh Aden Mohamed  today near his home in Hamar Weyne.

UAE's new visa fees come into effect

 - A new visa fee structure came into effect on Friday designed to encourage growth in the country's economy.

Ebola fears nix Sierra Leone troop trip to Somalia

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A military spokesman for the African Union mission in Somalia says the AU has cancelled a planned troop rotation by Sierra Leonean forces because of the breakout of Ebola.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

USA - Ebola travel warning issued for 3 African countries

 - (USA Today ) -U.S. health officials issued a travel warning Thursday for three West African countries as the World Health Organization increased the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in the region to 729 people.

Miraa Khat bad for mental health, study shows

 - (Standard Digital ) Kenya: New evidence gathered among Somali refugees living in Eastleigh, Nairobi, shows miraa can lead to serious mental health problems especially when chewed in large amounts.

Saudi Arabia : Police officer stabbed to death in dawn attack in Riyadh

 - (Arab News ) A Saudi police officer in Riyadh was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant on his way to the mosque to perform the morning prayers on the first day of Eid.

Creating New Businesses, Jobs and a Better Future in the Northern State of Somaliland

 - HARGEISA, July 29, 2014 (The World Bank ) – Changing professions from orthopedic surgeon to camel farmer may not seem like progress, but for Dr. Ismail Ali, it was an opportunity to blend science with tradition and enjoy a rural lifestyle away from urban sprawl.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UN envoy welcomes agreement of intent to form new central Somalia administration

 - 30 July 2014 – The United Nations envoy in Somalia welcomed today the agreement stating intent and principles for forming a new regional administration in the central part of the country.

London : Somali family living in Tooting streets

 - 30 July 2014 , By Sophia Sleigh, Chief , The Local Guardian - A Somali family have been living on a bench in Tooting for weeks on end.

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil

 - Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

Two journalists arrested in Somaliland

 - 30 July 2014 - Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Baligubadle Online Media editor Ahmed Adan Robleh and Universal TV director Mohamed Aabi, who were arrested in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, on 27 July.

Somalia : African forces capture Al-Shabaab weapons

 - African Union troops from the Ugandan Contingent in Somalia on Monday captured an assortment of weapons and ammunition from Al Shabaab insurgents who heightened attacks on key government installations in Mogadishu during the month of Ramadan.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Market Report: Kenya Business Forecast Report Q4 2014

 - Business: New Market Report: Kenya Business Forecast Report Q4 2014
[ClickPress, Mon Jul 28 2014] Core Views

US: Hani Garabyare's Journey From Somalia to the Senate

 - When Hani Garabyare was a little girl, she prayed that she would be an American.
The 27-year-old Somali native is now an American citizen and finds herself walking up Capitol Hill each day to work in the Senate.

Cartoonist exposes plan of the Somali president and his PM to sell Somali Embassies in Europe

 -29 July 2014 -  Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist living in Canada who promotes social change among all the Somali speaking people Worldwide.

Somali Refugees Find an Unlikely Home … In Istanbul

 - ISTANBUL, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) - Through word of mouth and family ties, Somali refugees seek a temporary home in this nook of Istanbul [Somalia Street], in order to find some respite from the political and natural disasters that have devastated Somalia for decades.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Gunned down in Mombasa – Kenya’s secret war on Muslim clerics

 - MOMBASA, 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - More than 21 Islamic clerics have been gunned down in Kenya’s southeastern port city of Mombasa over the past two years, according to the human rights group Haki Africa.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Alarming rates of malnutrition in Mogadishu: UN

 - 27 July 2014 - MOGADISHU: The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought and conflict.

An Open Letter to the International Community

 - London, UK , 27th July 2014 - With a myriad of dramatic crises from Gaza to the Ukraine vying for our attention it is little wonder that certain issues fail to register either in the media or in our list of priorities. Drought and famine by their very nature tend to be incremental and thus invariably lack the impact factor until things are almost too late. The absence of rain and the scarcity of water whilst lacking the immediate drama of all out conflict or a downed passenger airliner are just as deadly. At present whole swathes of the Horn of Africa are in grave peril due to a paucity of rain, not just this year, but for a number of years.