Somali people

By IAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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By Hibaaq Osman Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities. S...
By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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I have been following up what’s unfolding in Kenya, more so on the fate of the Somali refugee community in Eastleigh, in the capital city of Nairobi after the barbaric shooting incident in a church in Mombasa, which was closely followed by three explosions all within Eastleigh’s 12th Street. I have b...
By IAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer, and award-winning political cartoonist based in Nairobi. By launching a campaign against ethnic Somalis, the Kenyan government perpetuates a dangerous policy of exclusion. Speaking recently during the commemoration of the 20th annivers...
By IAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2014
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For the best part of the last three years I’ve been visiting, working and living in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. During that time a lot has changed. Security has improved thanks to al-Shabab retreating from the city.   Mogadishu feels like it is finally being resuscitated from the bloody two-decade...
By IAfrica
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Apr 13th, 2014
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By Billow Kerrow  Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta was in Kigali where he apologised to Rwanda for Kenya’s silence and failure to intervene and stop the 1994 genocide.  The Rwanda genocide was triggered by ethnic profiling of the minority Tutsi community following a spate of attacks. Ultimately, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Hottest News
Apr 12th, 2014
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Somali refugees and asylum-seekers living in Kenya are being trapped in a catch-22 situation by the government’s counter-terrorism crackdown, Amnesty International said as thousands of Somalis continued to be rounded up by security forces in Nairobi. Registration of Somali refugees in Kenya has been ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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Nairobi – The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi. More than 1 000 Somalis are being held by Kenyan police in a soccer stadium, reports said. The refugees were arrested in a week-long sweep throu...
By IAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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Qabil: To Ask or Not to Ask As I write this piece, Kenyan government is interning Somali-Kenyans and Somali refugees from Somalia and confiscating their properties without due-process in Nairobi, Kenya. As I write, there are thousands of Somalis preparing themselves to do the treacherous migration to...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Mar 19th, 2014
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In light of the visit of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, South Africa’s Ogaden community organized a protest outside the Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg calling for freedom and condemning Ethiopia’s occupation and human rights violations committed against the Ogaden. Below is an article publishe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 16th, 2013
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Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu) Troops belonging to the “Liyuu Police” who come under the Ethiopian administration in Somali territories in Ethiopia have came under accusation of massacring almost sixty ethnic Somalis in the cities of Mustahil and Qalafe on the border Somali-Ethiopian ...