Kismayo

By IAfrica
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Apr 28th, 2014
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By Lucas Barasa  Monday, April 28, 2014 When you meet him in the mosque, Sheikh Mohamed looks like he cannot hurt a fly. He wears the demeanour of a shy, polite and courteous man of faith who religiously delivers his sermon at a mosque in Afmadow in southern Somalia every day. As Afmadow’s Chief Kadh...
By IAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2014
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Photo by: Anti-war mural. Mogadishu, 2013. (Somalis prefer unity over disunity but leaders who can accomplished are MIA) By Hussein Abdikarim “Gendisch” Twenty three years have passed since the collapse of Somali government back in 1991. Since then, multiple regional states constituted as separate st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 30th, 2013
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The news from Nairobi over the last few days has been appalling. But, given the frequency of Al Shabaab’s grenade-throwing over the past 18 months, the attack shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to watchers of the region. Yet, despite the magnitude of the death toll, the Kenyan government has s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 26th, 2013
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Over the last 2 years Kenya has been one of the few countries successful in its military engagement with Al-Shabaab – expelling the Al-Qaeda affiliate from Kismayo, Somalia’s third largest city. However, the Kenyan government has also been tolerating the presence of a young Somali-Kenyan radical cler...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2013
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Kenya has dismissed a UN report which accuses its troops in Somalia of facilitating charcoal exports in defiance of a UN Security Council ban. The report, leaked to Reuters news agency, said Kenyan troops helped export charcoal from Kismayo port after militant Islamist group al-Shabab lost control of...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 1st, 2013
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The African Union Special Representative for Somalia (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif has congratulated the Somali people as they mark their Independence Day. “On this day, 53 years ago, proud Somalis stood side by side as they witnessed the historic birth of their nation built on the ideals o...
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 African Union (AU)
May 26th, 2013
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Statement of H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia 22nd Extra-Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of IGAD 24 May 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia H. E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Current IGAD Chair...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 21st, 2013
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By Abukar Arman If the latest development in Somalia gives you the feeling of being trapped in the Twilight Zone—somewhere between relative security and renewed bloodshed—you are not alone. Due to the array of competing internal and external interest groups and the federal government’s lack of clear ...