Hudur

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 29th, 2014
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By Mohamed Mubarak As the UN warns of an impending famine in Somalia, it is important to look at the track record of aid organisations in responding to emergencies in the country. This will help explain what should be done to aid local communities in becoming better prepared. How we got here The work...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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By IRIN A major military offensive by Somali and African Union (AU) forces against insurgents may well contribute to Somalia’s long-term stability, but in the short-term the military action has led to the displacement of around 40,000 civilians, price hikes and the destruction of some basic infrastru...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 5th, 2013
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* Report blames both militants and Somali forces for abuses * U.N. urges enforcement of ban on Somalia charcoal trade By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, June 3 (Reuters) – The number of children killed, maimed, abused and recruited to fight in Somalia dropped by more than half in the first qua...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 28th, 2013
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IOL New York – Ethiopia on Thursday denied that it was “shirking responsibility” by beginning to withdraw its troops from conflict-stricken Somalia. Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom told the United Nations Security Council that other countries were informed “months” ago about the withdrawal and also c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 25th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Ethiopia will withdraw its troops from Somalia soon, its prime minister said on Tuesday, voicing frustration with the Mogadishu government and African Union peacekeeping forces that are also battling Islamist militants there. After waging an ill-fated war in Somalia in 2006-2009, Ethiopia...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2013
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Ethiopian withdrawal has forced AMISOM and Somali government to take steps to fill in the potential security vacuum The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday said it was prepared for an eventual Ethiopian troop withdrawal from areas in the south of the country, barely a week after Al-...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2013
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The government considers al Shabaab done as a major military force and is now considered a threat as bandits and terrorists. The AU (African Union) peacekeepers and government troops continue to chase the Islamic radicals out of towns and villages in central Somalia. There are not enough troops avail...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 21st, 2013
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Ethiopian troops, the strongest military power in Somalia’s southwest ever since their November 2011 invasion, pulled out of the town of Hudur on Sunday, the capital of Bakool region. African Union forces battling Islamist insurgents in Somalia are preparing troops to take over should Ethiopia ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 21st, 2013
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U.S. citizens Omar Shafik Hammami (R) and Jehad Serwan Mostafa are seen in undated FBI handout photos.  NAIROBI — The U.S. State Department has offered $5 million rewards for information about two American citizens who have joined ranks with the Somali militant group al-Shabab.  One of the militants ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2013
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(Reuters) – A suicide bomber who set out to assassinate a senior Somali security official blew up his car in central Mogadishu on Monday, missing his target but killing at least 10 people in the city’s deadliest attack this year, police and rebels said. Witnesses said the car bomb explode...