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Somali child soldiers ‘punished’ in foreign-funded camps: UN

Somali child soldiers ‘punished’ in foreign-funded camps: UN

Nairobi (AFP) – Former child soldiers in war-torn Somalia are being held in prison conditions in foreign-funded camps, “punishing” rather than rehabilitating them, the top UN children’s envoy said Thursday. Leila Zerrougui, UN envoy for children and armed conflict, said former child soldiers — who foreign donors were funding to rehabilitate their return to society […]

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UN spends millions on security programs for terror-afflicted Somalia without overseeing results, study says

By George Russell | August 21, 2014 | FoxNews.com | EXCLUSIVE: The United Nations Development Program, the U.N.’s flagship anti-poverty agency, spent tens of millions to make terrorism-battered Somalia safer, but never verified that the work was done, or even that its government partners had the capacity to do their jobs,  according to a scathing  internal […]

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the STAR | August 21, 2014 | BY RICHARD MUNGAI | BUSINESSES in Eastleigh are struggling since the start of the security operation dubbed ‘Operation Usalama Watch’, to flush out suspected Al-shabaab insurgents from Nairobi. The Eastleigh Business Community said traders who used to get about 80 per cent returns on their investment before April […]

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Somaliland: The Eye Opener: Hope in the land of Somalis

SOMALILAND SUN | 20 August 2014 | “Having been traveling back home to Somalia since childhood, spending several months during my summer breaks, I never changed my taste for the Somali breakfast of fried liver and anjero (Somali pancakes) and perfectly cooled grapefruit juice. There is no trip where I fail to rush to the […]

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Six Things To Know About U.S.-Somalia Relations

by Michael L. Ly | August 19, 2014 – 1.     Landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) are scattered throughout Somalia as a result of years of civil war and internal conflicts. Since 1998, the United States has invested nearly $19 million in conventional weapons destruction programs in Somalia, including nearly $4 million in […]

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Mogadishu, 21 August 2014 – Dr Ahmed Ali Dahir, the Attorney General has today clarified the incident that occurred on Friday 15th August 2014 related to the closure of Radio Shabelle and Radio SKY FM (operating in the same office) and the detention of station staff. The Attorney General said that the operation was conducted […]

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‘Driven by unemployment, youth in Somalia turned to piracy as a solution’

Mohamed Ali, director of the Iftiin Foundation, explains why Somalia’s employment situation borders on ‘catastrophic’ By Holly Young | Guardian Professional | 20 August 2014 | How would you describe the issue of youth unemployment in the developing world? We are seeing an alarming form of youth marginalisation and exclusion in the economic growth of developing countries across […]

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PRESS RELEASE  (For Immediate Release) AMISOM Protection, Gender and Human Rights Unit convened a four (4) day consultative workshop to work on the drafting of Somalia first policy on Child protection in the country’s capital Mogadishu. The workshop that was conducted jointly by Federal Government of Somalia, civil Society and supported by AMISOM discussed how […]

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PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Release) Kigali, 20 August 2014-The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) have today concluded a three-day conference intended to sensitize Somalia civil society on the role they can play in the implementation of Vision 2016. In Somalia, there has not been a functional civil […]

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The Role of Somali Diaspora in the Reconstruction and Development of Somalia

QOL | Toronto | August 19, 2014 |It is a great honour for me to address this gathering of the Somali Diaspora, and I welcome you, wishing that the discussion that we will conduct on the role of the Diaspora in Somalia’s future will lead to a positive outcome for us and for our country. […]

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