Jubaland

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 26th, 2013
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(Nairobi) – Rival clan militias fighting in Kismayo, Somalia, earlier this month caused an unknown number of civilian casualties in apparently indiscriminate attacks on civilian buildings. The United Nations reported that at least 31 civilians were killed and 38 more wounded during the fighting on Ju...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2013
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From being the world’s archetypal basket case for so long, suddenly Somalia is on the “road to stability” while donors and diplomats sing the praises of its new, untested government. The extensive African intervention in Somalia may have helped the country turn a corner, but it’s still too soon to te...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 22nd, 2013
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(IRIN) – Moves to bring three regions in the deep south of Somalia together into the state of Jubaland have turned into a tussle with the central government, with regional powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia playing important roles. After more than two decades of civil war and inter-clan conflict, S...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 6th, 2013
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By Abukar Arman With its meager financial and human resources, the Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS) has been doing better than a satisfactory job. However, in recent months, it has been profoundly frustrated by various challenges. Chief among them is what I would refer to as the first side-effect of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2013
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This week Somalia’s top man is in his 17th trip out of the country he promised will bring prosperity to. As usual the speech fatigued Somalis turned up to listen, yet again, to what he had to say as they did for his predecessors, just to hear a new man with an old message, making […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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By: Abdulkadir Abiikar Hussein To bounce back to normalcy and stability, Somalia is using its traditions. In the Somali traditions, the basic social, political and territorial unit is the clan and its lineage structures. The present government structure was built on 4.5 (4 units, each having 1 and th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 6th, 2013
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By Warsan Cismaan Saalax It took Somalia almost four months from today to get a full government. Mr Mahmoud, the president who took office on September 10, 2012 has become “preoccupied”, so much so that the new cabinet has education and health as sub departments of Social Services and not as independ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 19th, 2012
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The selection of Hassan Sh. Mohamud in September, 2012 as President of Somalia kindled a momentary burst of excitement in a national mood that was, up to that point, epitomized by dour feelings and increasingly pessimistic outlook. Somalis everywhere were thrilled, in the off chance, that with new po...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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By Rashid Abdi Horn of Africa analyst Somalia’s militant al-Shabab insurgent group stares a possible military collapse in the face as a coalition of African forces, fighting on multiple fronts, steadily advances on its southern heartland and the United States steps up drone and naval attacks. I...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 6th, 2011
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Eritrea has rejected Kenyan suspicions that it may be arming Islamist al Shabaab rebels in Somalia, as a diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies. Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula said on Friday he had summoned the Eritrean ambassador and “raised concerns about...