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Somali mother of two Amina* was strong and vigorous before she fell into the hands of Libyan traffickers. After more than a year of relentless beatings and electric shocks, she is now broken and unable to walk.
Khalifa used his official Twitter account to blast Somalia for 'denying and insulting' its ally 'in the name of the nation's enemies', despite UAE's support in the fight against piracy ... Somali authorities have since started an investigation to determine whether the money was intended to destabilise the country.

Relations between Somalia and the UAE have been strained since the oil-rich Gulf country's Dubai-owned DP World port operator began operating a major port in Somalia's breakaway territory of Somaliland last year. The UAE also has invited Somaliland officials for state visits and is building a military ...
Few of these attacks ever receive an official confirmation from the Bahrain government. This week a handful of alleged attacks were claimed to have been carried out by a wide array of groups, including the Iran/Hezbollah affiliated Popular Resistance Brigades (Saraya al-Muqawama al-Shabiya) group.
Two senior security officials told VOA Somali three suitcases containing $9.6 million have been put In storage in the central bank of Somalia pending an investigation. Another security official said Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE envoy to Mogadishu, was at the airport to receive ...
In December, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Louisiana shackled 92 Somali immigrants into airplane seats, fired the jet off ... "Marc Moore [ICE Florida's field office director] is the ranking ICE official for the detention centers where the Somalis 92 are being held," the petition reads.

They probably know that, in practice, the authority of the Somali federal government does not extend far beyond the capital Mogadishu. There has been no strong central authority since the fall of President Siad Barre in 1991. An Islamist insurgency began more than a decade ago, and much of Somalia is ...
Heads of state from the five countries met with Somalia's president and regional officials in Kampala on Friday. The troop contributing states want UN to reverse the 2020 drawdown plans. Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said a lot of progress has been made and needs to be cemented. The countries ...
NAIROBI - Somalia's al Shabaab group killed five police officers early on Friday in northeast Kenya, in an area where the Islamist militants have in the past attacked military and civilian targets, a senior official said. "Four police officers and a reservist have died in the attack," said Eric Oronyi, deputy ...
Heads of state from the five countries met with Somalia's president and regional officials in Kampala on Friday. The countries reaffirmed their commitment to continue to assist the federal government of Somalia in its stabilization effort, but they warned that the planned AMISOM drawdown would endanger ...
Officials from the five countries contributing to the African Union force in Somalia are in Uganda's capital, discussing plans to withdraw their troops by the end of 2020. The force known as AMISOM has been battling al-Shabab fighters for 10 years. It's now training local police forces to prepare them for the ...
When waging small wars and building small armies, the devil is always in the detail of local moral authority.[vi] In Somalia, that means authorities who command the respect not only of their fellow clan members but also of the members of rival clans. Do these trans-clan authorities even exist anymore in ...
At least five African Union troops were killed in an ambush in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region Friday by al-Shabab militants, officials and security sources told VOA Somali. The militant group ... Somali authorities said the bomber rammed a minivan full of explosives into base's main gate. It was the second ...
“It is crucial that the drawdown of AMISOM is synchronized with a corresponding strengthening of Somali security forces," said Kutesa. "The failure to carefully manage this process could imperil the political and security gains already made.” The ministers and defense officials meeting in Kampala say ...
DUBAI, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia will hold 19 percent stake of the Somali port of Berbera, following its signing of an agreement Thursday with Dubai Ports (DP) World and the Somaliland Port Authority. As the biggest shareholder of the port of Berbera, DP World announced that it would hold 51 percent ...
An official says Somali security forces in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran province received intelligence information regarding a car packed with explosives in the region. Hussein Osman Mumin, the deputy governor of Hiran on the security affairs told Radio Shabelle that the government troops ...
Muhoozi noted that building a strong and dependable central government will help the Somali government after African Union Mission in Somalia ... Present at the meeting were Chiefs of Defence Forces and staff of TCCs, senior officials from African Union, experts from TCCs and other delegates. Today's ...

troops had shot dead three Somali soldiers in Mogadishu, accusing them of opening fire on a military convoy carrying Uganda's peacekeeping commander Brigadier Paul Lokech. Brigadier Lokech heads. Uganda's contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Somali security official ...
IOM Holds Regional Transnational Crime Workshop for Security Officials from Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania ... Guest speaker Tuemay Aregawi Desta, Head of the Transnational Organized Crime Pillar from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), provided an overview of the transnational ...
The fundamental test that Bihi would face is setting up a policy towards Somalia that includes the official dialogue, while in fact there was an absence of approach to negotiating with Somalia since the talk commenced, due to various reasons. In fact, a dialogue with Somalia was not on the table when ...
Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab. In a report released Wednesday, the rights group said boys are illegally detained and sometimes prosecuted in military courts. Somalia's federal government ...
The U.S. military is fighting a shadow war with Al Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-aligned Islamist group that still controls large swathes of Somalia. American forces are operating from remote, rural bases and striking deep inside Al Shabaab-controlled territory. Somali officials say that the Special Forces raids and ...
NAIROBI, Kenya — A dispute between the speaker of the Somali Parliament and the country's president briefly threatened on Wednesday to turn violent, the latest ... But lawmakers in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, objected, saying that bypassing federal officials violated the sovereignty of Somalia. In March ...
The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said ... Meanwhile, Somali authorities are investigating circumstances in which a clash between African Union mission troops (AMISOM) clashed with Somali ...


 

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