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US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 10 fighters

MOGADISHU, Somalia –The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia's capital that killed 10 extremists.The U.S. Africa Command says it has carried out 14 such airstrikes so far this year against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which continues to hold some rural

FOXNEWS - 2018-05-24 17:37:40

Piracy made a strong comeback in Somalia in 2017

The number of incidents in the Horn of Africa region doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the annualState of Piracy reportreleased by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program. Showcasing that pirate groups have still retained their ability to organi

QUARTZ - 2018-05-24 13:31:26

Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 24 May 2018

The last few days have seen a reduction in rainfall activities across Somalia and in the Ethiopian highlands. However, river levels remained high with flooding reported in some upper reaches of the Shabelle, while along the Juba river water levels have significantly reduced.

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Somalia: Climate Update April 2018 Monthly Rainfall and NDVI (Issued May 24, 2018)

April 2018 was marked by well above average rains across the country, with the exception of some parts of Bari, Sanaag, Sool and Nugal. Most of the rain gauge stations recorded avereage to well above average rains.

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia | FDD's Long War Journal

Two US military regional combatant commands, CENTCOM and AFRICOM, acknowledged reports of civilian casualties and are reviewing separate recent operations following allegations of civilian deaths.

THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - 2018-05-23 12:36:20

Across Somalia, thousands of students brave the elements to sit crucial exams for university entrance

Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo –With cyclones bearing down on Somalia, causing flooding and upheaval throughout various parts of the country this past week, it seemed natural for much of daily life to come to a halt.

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

From war-torn Somalia to Maine: An immigrant’s story of hope - The Boston Globe

MY HEART WAS BEATING FAST as the plane banked over downtown Boston and descended to Logan Airport. My face was glued to the window as I looked at the skyscrapers of America, then the blue waters of the Atlantic. Even though we were going down, I felt like I was going up to heaven. When the wheels bu

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

“7 Countries In 5 Years:” 2007 Wesley Clark Interview Reveals US Plan To Go To War With Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, And Sudan

After the scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal by the Trump administration, the re-imposition of sanctions against the Persian nation, and the threat to impose the “toughest sanctions in history,” the US gear-up to destabilize or perhaps even go to war with Iran is becoming more and more visible by th

ACTIVISTPOST.COM - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Over 130 People Killed, over 280,000 Displaced Kenya, Somalia floods

271,000 people have now been displaced by floods, with the death toll rising to 118.The number of people displaced is expected to increase to 280,000 by 14 May, as the Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that more heavy rain is expected.Eight temporary humanitarian coordination hubs have been

BLACKCHRISTIANNEWS.COM - 2018-05-22 20:47:50

Somalia’s “strongest cyclone on record” has left dozens dead and thousands displaced

Tropical cyclone Sagar, which means “the sea” in Hindi, formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia late last week. Since landing over the weekend, the cyclone system has caused heavy rains in both the Puntland and Somaliland regions of Somalia, and moved along the coast to strike


Middle East mayhem: After rare tropical cyclone Sagar devastates Somalia, a second aims for Oman

Tropical cyclone Sagar slammed into northwestern Somalia over the weekend, after forming in the Gulf of Aden, killingat least 31 peoplein the region. The storm made landfall farther west in the North Indian Ocean Basin than any previous storm on record.


Somalia: Tropical Storm Alert - Issued: 22 May 2018

Tropical Storm expected to cause moderate rains and winds of medium strength along the coastline areas of Bari region in PuntlandA tropical storm has developed in the northern Indian Ocean and is expected to make a land fall in Oman in 3 to 4 days. The storm poses an immediate threat to the shipping


Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in Somalia 2016

The main objective of the malaria prevention and control programme in Somalia is to prevent mortality and reduce morbidity due to malaria. The groups most vulnerable to the disease, children aged under 5 years and pregnant women, are especially targeted. Effective case management - early diagnosis a


Mercy Corps: Youth Development Programs in Somalia Could Halve Support for Violent Groups

The report, "If Youth are Given the Chance," measured the impact of Mercy Corps' Somali Youth Learners Initiative (SYLI), a multi-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The program improved access and quality of education for more than 100,000 young people thr


Somalia: Belet Weyne Town / Belet Weyne District / Hiiran Region: Imagery analysis: 5 May 2018 | Published 17 May 2018 | Version 1.0

This map illustrates satellite-detected flood water extent and potentially damaged buildings within the town of Belet Weyne in Belet Weyne District,Hiiran Region, Somalia. The analysis was conducted analyzing GeoEye-1 & WorldView-3 images acquired on the 30 April & 1 May 2018. As observed from the s


Gravy Podcast: Where Kentucky Meets Somalia

Gravy returns today with a new episode reported by Roxanne Scott. She takes you to visit the Somali International Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, a shopping center that serves as a haven for the local Somali community.


Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - April 2018 (issued on 17 May 2018)

Moderate to heavy rains continued to fall across Somali and the Ethiopian highlands, resulting in increased river flooding, along the Juba and Shabelle rivers and localized flash flooding. Flooding has also led to fatalities, massive displacement, and damage to infrastructure and cropland, compoundi


AU Special Representative for Somalia reiterates support for transition plan

Ambassador Madeira made the remarks, on Wednesday, while presiding at a medal awards ceremony for 21 staff officers, who will be rotating out of the Mission after completing their tour of duty.


Would AG Sessions Have Sent Ayan Hirsi Ali Back to Somalia to be Killed?

Ayan Hirsi Ali has long been a conservative icon for every ill that afflicts the Muslim world from misogyny to religious extremism. She enduredDavid NcNew Reuters via Newscomgenital mutilation at the hands of her orthodox grand mother at the age of five in her native Somalia. And, later, when her fa


Meet Sheffield’s unlikely new Lord Mayor: A 28-year-old Muslim immigrant from Somalia turned TV star

Magid Magid left war-torn Somalia aged five and arrived in the UK unable to speak English. Just 23 years later, he is Sheffield’s Lord Mayor. Richard Blackledge reports.