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Richard A. McKinney – US Marine Corps, Operation Desert Shield/Stom, Somalia, South America, Philippines, Twenty-Six (26) Confirmed Kills, Blog of Shame

Richard A. McKinney comes to us from Muncie, Indiana. He was born in Hollywood California and grew up in Ohio. McKinney is 51 years old as of April 2019. McKinney is an Islam convert and earlier in his life he served in the United States Marine Corps. His military service seems important to the stor


Economist named as Mali's prime minister amid violence

BAMAKO, Mali – Mali's president has chosen an economist to replace the prime minister following growing violence by ethnic militias in the country's center. Boubou Cisse, the 45-year-old finance minister, is seen as a close ally of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.


Attack on Mali Army Base Kills 11 Soldiers

Gunmen attacked a Malian army base in a dawn raid on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers and burning the camp in west-central Mali, the army and a local lawmaker said. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Central Mali has in the past few years been overrun by jihadists with links to al-Qa


Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar Makes False Statement About the ‘Black Hawk Down’ Incident in Somalia

On Monday, Fox News and others reported that Ilhan Omar, the newly-elected America-hating anti-Semitic terrorist-sympathizing Democrat Member of Congress from Minnesota, issued a tweet in 2017 falsely claiming that “thousands” of Somalis were killed on the day of the “Black Hawk Down” incident.


Mali: Security Council Press Statement on Attack against United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Christoph Heusgen (Germany):. The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on 20 April against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization


New Mali PM appointed days after government resigns

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country. Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse, 41, has been tasked with forming a “broad government” to stem the bloodshed in the countr


Attacked on all sides: Somali civilians bombed by US airstrikes and targeted by al-Shabab

The farmers were al-Shabab terrorists — according to the United States Africa Command or AFRICOM, which leads US military operations in Somalia. But Amnesty has argued that overly broad strike criteria are putting young Somali men — some who are farmers living in remote areas — at risk of being indi


Congress Woman Ilhan Omar’s Hatred for America on Display: Omar Unfavorably Compares U.S. to Somalia

Rep. Ilhan Omar thinks Somalia is ahead of the United States when it comes to justice for women. In fact, there is nothing she thinks is better in the States than in Somalia that I can recall.


Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali’s prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.


Somalia:Work with your Government instead of conspiring with kenya to topple government’

The somali government says it is ready to work with opposition politicians from the betterment of the country. Through the Information Minister Dahir Mohamud Gulleh, the Federal Government of Somalia said they welcomed positive criticism from the opposition and other stakeholders,.


UN says attack in central Mali kills peacekeeper from Egypt

DAKAR, Senegal – The United Nations secretary-general has condemned an attack on a U.N. convoy in Mali that killed a peacekeeper from Egypt. A statement by the spokesman for Antonio Guterres says four other peacekeepers were wounded in the Saturday morning attack between Douentza and Boni in the cen


Blue Helmet dies as roadside bomb hits UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali - An improvised roadside mine has exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in the west African nation of Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others.


Editorial: Why lack of proper regulatory framework could make Somalia’s oil a curse

"Adding Fuel to Fire: Why Somalia’s Oil Could Prove to Be a Curse" The decision by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s government to put Somalia’s oil reserves on the predatory oil and extractive industries’ market argues RASNA WARAH could prove to be a resource curse and a recipe for disaster in


Mali Prime Minister Resigns Following Death of 160 People

Mali Prime Minister and his whole government have resigned from office following a massacre of 160 people. A statement issued by the President’s office noted: “The President accepts the resignation of the Prime Minister and that of the members of the government.”


Pirates Attack Two Fishing Boats off Somalia

On Sunday, two fishing vessels were attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The attempted boardings were both thwarted, but security officials said that they represent a reminder that antipiracy measures are still required when transiting the high-risk area off Somalia.


Latest updates on humanitarian situation in Somalia

This Annual Report presents achievements of the SHF during the 2018 calendar year. However, because grant allocation, project implementation and reporting processes often take place over multiple years as Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are designed to support ongoing and evolving humanitarian re


EU NAVFOR Confirms Pirate Attacks Off Somalia

Suspected pirates attacked two fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia this week, the latest incident underscoring the continued threat to ships and crews in the Horn of Africa region.


Somalia: Somalia: “I deserve the opportunity to learn” – Farhiya’s story

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia. Farhiya, 13, had never gone to school before. She lives with her parents and six siblings in Awdinle village, some 30km from Baidoa town of South West State of Somalia. There was no fully functioning school available fo


U.S. Airstrike Kills a Top IS Group Leader in Northern Somalia

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State in Somalia group involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a Somali official said Monday.


Somalia’s HirShabelle State launches second phase of police recruitment

MOGADISHU — HirShabelle State has launched the second phase of its police recruitment programme with the enlisting of 200 youths from Hiran region. The exercise was conducted in Beletweyne by Somali Police Force and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers.