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Conservative Talk Show Host Won’t Ride in Taxis with Somali Drivers

Conservative Talk Show Host Won’t Ride in Taxis with Somali Drivers

Right – WING - Watch | Thursday, April 24, 2014 | Conservative talk show host Lisa Benson recently stated that she will not ride in taxis that are driven by Somali drivers because she is afraid for her safety. On Sunday, Benson recalled on her radio show how she recently flew into Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, [...]

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XINHUA | Thursday, April 24, 2014 | MOGADISHU — UN Somalia Mission spokesman on Wednesday denied reports that the world body would withdraw from the Horn of African nation if it suffered “significant attacks” by militants. Spokesman of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Aleem Siddique, said in an email statement that UN has [...]

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Support the Somali Taekwondo team!

HIRDA calls on everybody to support the Somali National Taekwondo team who is participating in the African Taekwondo Championship on May 6th in Tunisia. After emerging from decades of civil war and social upheaval, the Somali Taekwondo Federation uses the sport to improve the image of Somalis and help the country climb out of poverty and [...]

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His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, today closed the National Security Conference held in Mogadishu, telling attendees that “local communities and the security forces must have a close relationship – we are one people with one enemy”. The National Security Conference organised by the Ministry of National Security brought together representatives from all regions [...]

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Somalia:  Searching for Unity in a Fragmented Country

(Somalis prefer unity over disunity but leaders who can accomplished are MIA) Twenty four years have passed since the collapse of Somali government back in 1991. Since then, multiple regional states constituted as separate states, including Somaliland, which emerged as a breakaway conglomerate with no formal recognition from anywhere.  Other eastern communities built their own administrations. In 1998, in the [...]

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Kay ‘Violence May Force Diplomats Out Of Somalia …’

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked. He spoke the same day that two Al-Shabab gunmen killed a Somali legislator as he left his home in Mogadishu, [...]

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PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release) Mogadishu 22nd April: Burundi President, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, today made a historic visit to Somalia to check on his forces serving under the African Union peacekeeping mission as well as pay a courtesy call to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud. During his visit to Somalia, the Burundian President expressed [...]

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Al-Shabaab: We’ll keep killing politicians

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Mogadishu – Islamist rebels shot dead a Somali lawmaker on Tuesday, a day after blowing up one of his colleagues, and vowed to keep killing politicians and wreck efforts to secure the country. Al-Qaeda-linked group al Shabaab told Reuters they wanted to send a message to Western-backed President Hassan Sheikh [...]

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PRESSTV | April 22, 2014 | A second Somali lawmaker has been killed by unknown gunmen in the capital, Mogadishu, in 24 hours, police say. Somali police sources said Tuesday that Abdiaziz Isak died instantly after being hit by several shots in the capital’s Madina District. The incident came a day after Somali parliamentarian, Isaak [...]

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Somali President: “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive contribution to the improving security situation in Somalia.”

Mogadishu, 22 April 2014. His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today welcomed the Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, to Somalia and said, “Burundi’s participation in the AMISOM mission has made a massive contribution to the improving security situation in Somalia.” During his time in Somalia, President Nkurunziza will also meet with the AMISOM Force Commander, Burundian [...]

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