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Somali filmmaker hopes ‘Lobby’ prompts dialogue

Somali filmmaker hopes ‘Lobby’ prompts dialogue

    | Muqdisho | QOL | May 27, 2015 - Fathia Absie of Eden Prairie, right, wrote, directed and starred in The Lobby, a film that explores the connection between two cultures that don t know much about each other, despite living side by side. She is pictured here in a scene from the film. (Courtesy photo) […]

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Security Council extends UN mission in Somalia until August

  Troops of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia, line up in a convoy on the road leading up to the Al-Shabaab stronghold of Barawe. Photo: AMISOM/Tobin Jones 26 May 2015 – The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia […]

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Somalia: British PM tells Somali President “Current strategy must Change”

Rome (HAN) May 26, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Security News. The EU must change its strategy in order to prevail the major regional threats facing in Somalia and partcularly Libya. EU ministers have approved plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya. The EU aim is to launch a Somali maritime operation […]

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in Piracy and Security News 26/05/2015 Questions abound over who in Kenya benefited from billions of shillings laundered by two Somali men jailed in Belgium over extortion and supporting sea piracy. The latest United Nations Monitoring Report on Somalia and Eritrea depicts Kenya as a gangsters’ paradise where officials can easily be misled by blue collar criminals […]

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Somalia: KDF ‘Aiding’ Sh22 Billion Illegal Charcoal Trade-UN

New-york A new United Nations report claims Kenyan companies and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) are leading participants in the illegal charcoal export through Somalia’s Kismayo port worth Sh22 billion annually. The UN Monitoring Group for Somalia and Eritrea report repeats claims ofKDF involvement in the illegal charcoal trade through Kismayo which it captured from […]

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Kenya and Ethiopia treat Somalia security with a lot of scepticism to build buffer zone

“Nothing will happen without a UN mandate,” Djibouti’s defence minister, said. Nairobi (HAN) May 25, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Security News | By Tabu Butagira (monitor.co – National) – Somalia’s President has “no control”over forces, allure of “quick money” fanning hostility, says international security expert Felbab-Brown. European diplomats say the EU start using ships, drones and helicopters in the […]

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Corrected Version: Mogadishu, May 23, 2015 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the acts of oppression, media censorship, intimidations, arbitrary arrests aimed at silencing the independent media by the semiautonomous administration of Puntland and Ahlu Sunna Waljama in Guriel’s central Somalia and calls for both administrations to unconditionally withdrew such cruel approaches that […]

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Djibouti: Location, location, location

The US and the Europeans are already there: Now China apparently also wants a military base in Djibouti. Proximity to the trouble spots in the region brings the small state money, but also problems. Just 800,000 people live in Djibouti. The former French colony is barely larger than the German state of Hesse. Yet the […]

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On Tuesday (26 May), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) until 7 August. The current mandate of UNSOM expires on 28 May. While the two previous UNSOM mandates were for a period of one year each, the next UNSOM mandate renewal will […]

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By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel.   A 28-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of tying his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son upside down to a pipe in a basement and whipping the boy with a wire, according to a criminal complaint obtained Friday. Musa H. Muday, 28, was charged Thursday with two counts of physical abuse of a child […]

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