Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday threatened sanctions on anyone blocking reforms intended to end Somalia’s “hopeless, bloody conflict” and counter militant and pirate groups seen as a growing menace to world security. This comes as it was reported that Somali pirates pulled in $170-million from ransoms in 2011, up from about $110-million in [...]
Islamist fighters in Somalia last night warned of deadly reprisals on Britain’s streets if the West mounted military action in the war-torn east African state. As a conference on Somalia’s future closed in London, the country’s President appealed for bombing raids on the positions of al-Shabaab, which recently merged with al-Qa’ida. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed [...]
Midowga Yurub oo ka hadlay Xil ka xayuubintyii ay baarlamaanka Soomaaliya ku sameeyeen Shariif Xasan.
The EU is aware of the developments in the Transitional Federal Parliament and the apparent removal of the Speaker. We are seeking further assessment of the situation. To that end we strongly support the joint mission to Mogadishu by senior representatives from the UN, AU and IGAD and await their findings. Our primary concern remains [...]
A Horn of Africa regional summit has given its blessing to the return of Ethiopian troops to Somalia, but the force will remain outside African Union command. The Inter Governmental Authority on Development, or IGAD, Friday officially asked Ethiopia to support the campaign by Kenyan, Somali and African Union forces against Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels. At [...]
Elite commandos storm lawless Somali war zone to snatch tribal leader(By David Williams and Ian Drury)
British commandos made a dramatic amphibious landing on Somalia’s war-torn shores to seize a tribal leader, the Daily Mail can reveal. In an extraordinary operation in a lawless area teeming with bandits and pirates, elite Royal Marines launched Viking armoured vehicles from landing craft and pushed several miles inland to pick up the clan chief. [...]
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, the chief of Kenya’s armed forces said Saturday, raising questions about whether Kenya risks becoming bogged down in an open-ended occupation of its war-ravaged neighbor. That problem eventually forced both U.N. and Ethiopian forces to withdraw from Somalia, though [...]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the ongoing tragedy in Somalia in an article he wrote for Foreign Policy, one of the leading magazines of the U.S.
“Somalia is suffering from the most severe drought and famine in the last 60 years, which has already resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people and endangers the lives of 750,000 more Somalis,” begins Erdogan in his article titled “Tears of Somalia”. He continues on writing: “This crisis tests the notion of [...]
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Somalia’s al Shabaab leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity for a famine which has put 750,000 of their people at risk of starvation, an analyst with the United Nations said on Tuesday. “Somalia’s famine is less a symptom of conflict or climate than of callous and criminal human conduct [...]
Tuesday, October 04, 2011Al-Qaeda-inspired Shabaab insurgents have claimed suicide attacks that lest at least 65 people dead in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. A car bomb ripped through a government compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, killing about 65 people in one of Somalia’s deadliest ever suicide attacks, officials and witnesses said. The attack came as the rebels [...]
UNITED NATIONS — President Obama declared his opposition to the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood through the Security Council on Wednesday, throwing the weight of the United States directly in the path of the Arab democracy movement even as he hailed what he called the democratic aspirations that have taken hold throughout the Middle East [...]