Mogadishu

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 29th, 2013
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Osman Hassan The Minister of the interior of the one-clan secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland, Mr Ali Mohamed Waran Cade, has issued a stern warning that they had put their criminal occupation forces in Sool on high alert for imminent action in order to defend what he calls “their territor...
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Aug 16th, 2013
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As the US extends its global terrorism alert to include embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa, this would seem an appropriate moment to examine of the state of al-Qaeda and its affiliate Al-Shabaab in Somalia. A thoughtful piece by Fareed Zakaria explains that al-Qaeda is becoming a ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 15th, 2013
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The Federal Government of Somalia is deeply troubled by the alleged rape of a Somali woman involving a number of personnel from AMISOM at Maslah Military Camp in Mogadishu on the 8 August 2013. “The Somali government will not tolerate violation of human rights, in particular sexual violence towards t...
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Aug 8th, 2013
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Abdusalam Omer – Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia – and accused by latest UN report of being at the centre of corruption involving state assets. The French were right. As their adage goes, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme change,” (The more things change, the more they stay the ...
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Jul 5th, 2013
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By Hassan M. Abukar The week of June 19th was a bloody milestone for the course of jihad in Somalia as the leaders of Al-Shabaab clashed in Barawe, a coastal city in the south. That conflict led to the killing of some of the top echelon of the terror group and the escape of others. […]...
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In Djibouti
Jul 2nd, 2013
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(Reuters) – An Iranian ship laden with arms seized by Yemeni authorities in January may also have been bound for Somalia, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday. Yemeni forces intercepted the ship, the Jihan 1, off Yemen’s coast on Jan. 23. U.S. and Yemeni offic...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Jul 1st, 2013
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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of Somalia as you celebrate your 53rd Independence Day this July 1. Somalia has seen incredible progress in the past year, and the United ...
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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...
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Jun 27th, 2013
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Liban Ahmad, libahm@gmail.com The political conflict is centred on two forms of government – federalism and centralised unitary state, and one political goal, secession, argues Liban Ahmad The political conflict in Somalia is no longer characterised as a conflict between clans vying for the presidenc...
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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...