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Somalia: 8 Simple Steps to Bury Your Own Country, By Abukar Arman

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Cacophony is the coming together of multiple sounds that create an awfully unpleasant, if not unbearable audio to listen. However, chronically discordant politics tend to create its own cacophony that leads to mental and intellectual dissonance that could have far reaching ramifications. So between now and August, when a new president is supposed to be elected for Somalia, a variety ... Read More »

US forces in combat in Somalia as AFRICOM plans for war across continent

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American military forces launched combat actions in the East African country of Somalia on Tuesday, destroying at least three military vehicles manned by fighters with the militia group al-Shabab. US personnel provided “defensive fire,” including salvos of helicopter-based missiles, during fighting near an African Union (AU) checkpoint manned by Ugandan troops. The US troops, who are deployed to Somalia as ... Read More »

Ethiopia is Boiling’: Rebel group’s founder warns of new Arab Spring .

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After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, even violence, Abdirahman Mahdi, the Ogaden National Liberation Front’s (ONLF) foreign secretary and founding member, denies it is time for the Somali rebel group to give up their dream of self-determination and warns of an Arab Spring-style insurrection in Ethiopia. Mahdi was interviewed by Al Jazeera’s MARTINE DENNIS. After 30 years of unsuccessful protests, ... Read More »

Exclusive: U.S.-funded Somali intelligence agency has been using kids as spies

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Boys that ran away from the jihadist terrorist group al-Shabaab and those apprehended say that Somali intelligence agents had for years forced them to work as informants. The al-Qaeda-backed group has been notorious for kidnapping kids from schools and sending them to training camps so as to use them later as combatants in the frontlines of Somali civil war. It ... Read More »

MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT OF SOMALIA AND THE INTER COMUMUNIRY BLACK ORGAN BUSINESS

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MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT OF SOMALIA AND THE INTER COMUMUNIRY BLACK ORGAN BUSINESS you must watch this video 00 Read More »

Shabaab video raises questions over AMISOM’s base defence

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A video released by the Somali militant group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen on 9 April depicting an attack on an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base suggests the Kenyan defenders were well-armed yet put up little resistance. The 48-minute high-resolution video showed militants overrunning the AMISOM base at El-Adde (Ceel Cadde) on 15 January. The Kenyan authorities have acknowledged the ... Read More »

AU mission finally apologises for Somali civilian deaths

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The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has apologised for accidentally killing four civilians after soldiers mistook them for al-Shabab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock. The apology came on Sunday, a day after the incident in Buulo Mareer in the Lower Shebelle region, 80km south of the capital Mogadishu. “A speeding vehicle approached the roadblock and ... Read More »