somali government

By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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Somalia is  on the whole debased  by the UN and it has become the norm for the UN to dictate for Somali federal government how to do business in Somalia. In sum, it is no longer a secret that the UN is the entity that runs in the background the political machines and all decision-making […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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– By Annisa Omar It is not everyday that UK Somali journalists meet in London to discuss a law in Somalia – a country known for its lawlessness and for being the epitome of a failed state. But this is not any law, but a law which could potentially be a pillar for democratic progress […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2014
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Mark Twain one said, “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.” When news of his demise spread like wildfire, Twain astutely remarked, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Last week, Somali President Hassan S. Mohamoud had his Mark Twain moment. When Turk...
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...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2013
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Mark Tran, guardian.co.uk, Somali president expected to present plans for rebuilding military, police and justice systems, as civil society calls on nascent government to empower women and provide jobs On Tuesday next week, the UK hosts yet another big conference on Somalia, bringing together officia...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2013
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A fierce battle between Somali government troops backed by their Ethiopian counterparts and Alshabab militias started in different parts of Gedo. The government troops and the Ethiopian army moved from Garbaharey, a town in gedo region and attacked positions of Alshabab in the area. The first fight e...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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By Armin Rosen, Atlantic A recent UN resolution assumes that the country has made serious progress. Here’s why it may be wrong. A Somali government soldier stands guard at the scene of a deadly suicide attack on a restaurant at the Lido beach in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu March 1, 2013. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2013
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By Liban Obsiye & Abdullahi Warfa The children are our future, the argument always goes, but this global cliché is not even recognised it appears in Somalia. The greatest victims of the near two and half decades of war have been women and children who were neither involved nor the cause of the co...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 3rd, 2013
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By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar (Reuters) – A woman who said she was raped by Somali soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her went on trial on Saturday in a case that has sparked international concerns over sexual violence and press freedom in the country. The woman, her husband and journal...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 22nd, 2013
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The UN is trying to pressure the Somali government to halt the criminal activity by their troops and pro-government militias. These men have been more frequently caught by journalists robbing, raping, and killing civilians. The deaths of children are particularly embarrassing to donor nations. Peacek...