Gobol ka tirsan Canada ayaa meel mariyay sharci dhexdhexaadnimada diinta ah oo lagu muransan yahay kaas oo dadka ka mamnuucaya inay xirtaan indho-shareerka, marka ay bixinayaan ama ay helayaan adeegyada bulshada.
Xoghayaha arrimaha dibadda ee Maraykanka Rex Tillerson ayaa sheegay in Marayku uu doonayo in uu sii xoojiyo xiriirka uu la leeyahay Hindiya iyadoo uu sare u sii kacoyo galaangalka uu Shiinuhu ku leeyahay Aasiya.
Taxanaheenna warqadaha ay soo diraan saxafiyiinta Afrikaanka, ayaa tifaftiraha wargayska maalinlaha ah ee ka soo baxa Nayjeeriya ee Daily Trust, Mannir Dan Cali, wuxuu ka baaraan dagayaa sababta dalka Afrika ugu dadka badan uu halganka ugu jiro inuu wax baro carruurtiisa.
Madaxweynaha Maraykanka Donald Trump ayaa u sheegay carmalad uu ka dhintay askari si dhuumaalaysi ah loogu dilay Niger in "uu ogaa hawsha loo shaqaaleysiiyey" sida ay sheegtay gabar sharci dejinta ka tirsan.
This week, as part the UK’s Presidency of the G8, Foreign Ministers will meet to discuss the need to encourage the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to re-engage in Somalia. The G8 countries are some of the largest shareholders in both the World Bank and the IMF. As a result, the UK is using its Presidency […]
Last Thursday, the Federal Government of Somalia, together with the UK, hosted the latest meeting with a number of key international partners in Mogadishu. The location was significant. This was the first time such a meeting had been held in Mogadishu since the Federal Government came to power last year. It was a real demonstration […]
International Women’s Day is a global opportunity to celebrate and promote the rights of women. It is a chance for all of us, men and women, to unite under a single, common aim – gender equality. This is particularly pertinent in Somalia. Everyone in Somalia has suffered from decades of often unrelenting conflict. But Somalia’s […]
In the lead up to International Women’s Day on Friday, we are featuring the stories of women who work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as guest posts across the FCO bloggers’ network. Jane Stevens and Tracey McLelland are a successful job sharing duo who are part of the communications team working on the upcoming […]
A year ago, few predicted that Somalia would see such significant changes; yet 2012 saw some real progress in Somalia – including the end of the Transition; a new Parliament (with a significant number of new MPs); the election of a new, reform-minded Speaker and President and a desire for a different type of politics. […]
Earlier this year, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague MP, announced a new initiative to prevent sexual violence against women. It aims to strengthen international efforts and coordination to prevent and respond to sexual violence, to erode the existing culture of impunity, to increase the number of perpetrators brought to justice and to support stat […]
So the final piece of the post-Transition jigsaw has finally fallen into place. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon’s 10-person Council of Minister is now approved – overwhelmingly – by Parliament and with it, the final act of a two-month process to find Somalia’s new leaders. Put before Parliament last week, their near-unanimous approval of the […] […]
Yesterday, Somalia marked a major milestone in its recent history. After two decades of civil war, and a year after the Roadmap was agreed, the Transitional Period finally concluded with the election by MPs of new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. This was the first such election inside Somalia for many years and came just weeks after […]
On Monday, Somalia marked a significant milestone in its history. Twenty years after the country fell into conflict, a new Federal Parliament was inaugurated – paving the way to end the Transition in the next few days, and opening the first legislature to be formed inside Somalia since 1991. This is a huge achievement, both for the […]
The following is a guest blog by Fionna Gibb, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Office for Somalia. As Ambassador Matt Baugh is on leave, last Friday I had the pleasure of hosting the British Office for Somalia’s reception in Mogadishu to celebrate the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. As the sun set […]
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IN RESPONSE TO THE “LETTER TO THE DIASPORA” BY THE PRIME MINISTER
Kulan baroorqiid ah oo ay Soomaalida ku nool Masar ku muujiyeen sida ay uga xunyihiin weerarki 14-ki October ka dhacay Muqdisho ee lagu lagu laayay ku dhawaad 300 oo ruux oo Soomaali ah, ayaa xalay ka dhacay safaarada Soomaaliya ee magaalada Qahira.
Xoghayaha arrimaha dibadda Mareykanka Rex Tillerson ayaa Arbacadii sheegay in gaboodfallada dalka Myanmar loogu geystay muslimiinta laga tirada badanyahay ee Rohingya ay mas,uuliyaddeeda qaadi doonaan hogaanka millatari ee dalkaasi.
Sarkaal sare oo ka tirsan sirdoonka Soomaaliya ayaa VOA-da u sheegay in qaraxi ay dadka badani ku dhamaadeen ee Sabtidi ka dhacay Muqdisho uu bartilmaameedkiisu ahaa saldhigga ciidan ee ay Dowlada Turkiga dhawaan ka furtay magaalada Muqdisho.
Ciidamada Israel ayaa xalay weerar ku qaaday xarumaha shirkadaha warbaahinta Falastiiniyiinta ee Daanta Galbeed, taasi oo ay ku sheegeen howlgal looga jawaabayo hurinta rabashado ka dhan ah Israa’iiliyiinta.
Magaalada Muqdisho waxa ka dhacay banaanbax ayay dadweynuhu ku muujinayaan dareenkooda, islamarkaana ay uga soo horjeedaan ciddii gaystay qaraxii 14-kii October ka dhacay isgoyska Zoobe ee magaalada Muqdisho.
An Indonesian Supreme Court ruling has ordered Jakarta to end one of the world’s largest water privatization schemes, and the capital city is now scrambling to take control of its waterworks. Last week the court ruled that two private water companies inadequately served the residents of the world’s second-largest metropolitan area. Jakarta’s water utility wa […]
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on mayors of three major cities to resign, including the high-profile mayor of the capital, Ankara, the Hurriyet newspaper reported Thursday, in a push to revitalize his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections. The comments mark Erdogan's most explicit demand yet for a shake-up of veteran politicians, some of who […]
Catalonia’s leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to be held over the weekend to activate measures to take control of Catalonia’s semi-autonomous powers. Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s warning came in a letter to Spanish Prime M […]
Catalonia is one of 17 autonomous areas of Spain, but as home to the country's second-largest city and 20 percent of its economic output, the region holds special prominence as its leaders seek independence. History of separatism — The history of separatism movements in Catalonia stretches back several centuries, including a decision in 1640 to align it […]
Key figures in the push for independence in Spain’s Catalonia region: Carles Puigdemont President of the autonomous region since January 2016 Worked as a journalist before entering politics Served as mayor of the city of Girona Has long been an advocate of independence for Catalonia Mariano Rajoy Prime minister of Spain since December 2011 Championed auste […]
A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one death. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefighters said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or injured. Photos and video posted online show the spectacular b […]
Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night. The format of the show pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, as well as those recovering from hurricanes and wildfires, with a night of somber tributes, inspir […]
The slaying this week of two key Muslim rebel leaders during a prolonged fight with troops in the Philippines will help the country lift martial law over the island of Mindanao unless new violence flares, experts say. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over the island in May to help troops and police raise efficiency in fighting the Ma […]
At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three others were killed in Togo's second-largest […]
Afghan officials say the Taliban have carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp in the southern Kandahar province, setting of several hours of fighting and killing at least 41 soldiers. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, provided the toll from the attack, which began late Wednesday. An Afghan security official, speaking on […]
In military training, the body and mind are often pushed to the limit. In some cases, it could prove to be deadly. "We are killing more Marines and soldiers in training than in combat. Why does that happen? A lot of times it is fatigue," Lt. Col. Warren Cook of the U.S. Marine Corps said. Cook spoke on a panel of military personnel at the Universi […]
The idea of gravitational waves has been around for over 100 years since Albert Einstein posited their existence. But in 2016 scientists proved they were out there using giant L-shaped detectors called gravitational wave observatories. But this week more news was made when scientists were able to watch the creation of gravitational waves. VOA's Kevin En […]
In Iraq, young entrepreneurs cash-in on a food trend popularized in the West. Trucks serving American-style fast food serve meals on-the-go and opportunities for those hungry for work. Arash Arabasadi reports.
The U.S. Military is looking at technologies such as wearable sensors, virtual and augmented reality to enhance the training of its recruits. At a recent meeting of military personnel and academics at the University of Southern California's Global Body Computing Conference, commanding officers talked about why there is a need for ever more modern techno […]
Back in the old days, movies were edited by simply cutting out a piece of film you didn't want and replacing it with a new shot. That's almost exactly how the CRISPR gene editing technology works, but on a cellular level. Researchers now say they are close to being able to use this technology to fix some genetic diseases. VOA's Kevin Enochs re […]
The Trump administration's latest order restricting travel to the U.S. was prevented from going into effect by two federal courts, which puts the controversial order on hold while its constitutionality is considered. The administration says it will appeal. The stay did not stop opponents of the measure from taking to the streets Wednesday in the nation […]
U.S. President Donald Trump rejects a Florida lawmaker's account of his phone conversation with the widow of one of four soldiers killed Oct. 4 in Niger. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says she has overheard Trump's remarks to the wife of Army Sergeant La David Johnson and thought they were insensitive. The controversy adds fuel to the anger sparke […]
North Korea’s government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang’s trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations. The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting further pressure on Africa’s endangered r […]
North Korea's government relied for decades on illicit trade for cash, but a new report finds a recent rise in Pyongyang's trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, with four high-profile incidents in the last three years. The report by the Global Initiativ […]
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh, pushed out of their homes in what the United Nations calls "textbook ethnic cleansing" by the Myanmar military. As the crisis continues to unfold, VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports many Rohingya in the United States frantically await word from friends and […]
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SOMALIA FAMINE RESPONSE TOO SLOW, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIED NEEDLESSLY: REPORT
Washington PostThousands protest al-Shabab as new details of Somalia truck bombing emergeWashington PostAfter three days of mourning, thousands of men and women marched through the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday, answering the Mogadishu mayor's call for unity in the wake of the country's deadliest terrorist attack, which occurred over […]
QuartzHow Somalia's deadliest attack ever tore open the heart of a nationQuartzIbrahim Adow is a 24-year-old protocol officer working for Somalia's president. And in the hours and days since the country's deadliest attack took place, he, like many Somalis, have thought about nothing else. He hasn't slept or eaten much, he says ...Why Isn […]
ABC NewsIn Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missingABC NewsAnguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years. Sitting outside a hospital mortuary, Hodan Ali quietly ...After Years of Progr […]
Chicago TribuneSomalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missingChicago TribuneStill, analysts said there was little doubt the Islamic extremist group carried out the bombing, one of the deadliest in sub-Saharan Africa. "No other group in Somalia has the capacity to put together a bomb of this size, in this nature," said Matt ...Somalia truck b […]
Citizen TV (press release)Garissa residents donate blood for Somalia terror victimsCitizen TV (press release)Jubat said that Somalia offered assistance when the town suffered a similar predicament during the Garissa University College terror attack. Dubat Hamey, an elder in the town said the community will form a donation kitty that will raise funds for the […]
WGMELewiston man says his brother was killed in blast in Somalia | WGMEWGMELEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man says his brother was one of the more than 300 people killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia.altro »
Aljazeera.comThe Brief: Mahmoud Hussein in jail, Kirkuk, SomaliaAljazeera.comHeartache continues in Somalia, as the death toll from a truck bombing has risen above 300 people. Has the media covered this enough? And is the world as sympathetic to the victims of this attack as they would be if the blast took place in Europe or ...
Daily NationPope expresses sorrow over Somalia bomb attackDaily Nation"I pray for the conversion of the violent and send my encouragement to all those who, in the face of enormous difficulties, work for peace in this martyred country," Pope Francis said at his weekly audience in St Peter's square. No-one has claimed ...
New York TimesKirkuk, Jeff Sessions, Somalia: Your Monday BriefingNew York TimesThe scene of a double truck bombing in the center of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Sunday. More than 270 people died. Credit Mohamed Abdiwahab/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. (Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning.
Madrid will press ahead with suspending autonomy on Saturday after Catalan leader refuses to abandon independence pushThe Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has led to Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years.The announcement of the u […]
PM’s counterparts at summit will refuse to widen Brexit negotiations but talk up her efforts for fear of weakening her furtherEuropean Union leaders at a crunch summit dinner are set to rebuff Theresa May’s appeal for trade talks while they seek to publicly talk up her efforts in the Brexit negotiations because they fear that the prime minister’s domestic we […]
Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels, Kate Connolly in Berlin and Patrick Wintour in London
NZ First leader announces he has reached coalition deal to form government with Labour, which says it also has backing of Green partyFull story: Jacinda Ardern to be New Zealand’s next prime ministerWho is Jacinda Ardern? 9.41am BST 9.40am BST The Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has had a conversation with Ardern:Congratulations @jacindaardern g […]
In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human helpGoogle’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the ga […]
Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists sayThe abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinato […]
The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government servicesThe Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil when riding public transit or rece […]
Canadian relatives say Joshua Boyle, freed with his family after five years, suffered torture in captivity and requires intensive medical careThe family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle – th […]
The attorney general concedes for the first time it was possible he had discussed Donald Trump’s policy positions with Russian ambassadorThe US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has given a new account of his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election, conceding it was possible that they had discussed Donald Trump’s policy positions. Relate […]
Socialite says she is standing as a protest candidate but analysts suspect it is a Kremlin-backed move to split oppositionKsenia Sobchak, the daughter of Vladimir Putin’s political mentor, has said she will stand in Russia’s presidential election next March, which Putin is expected to win.Sobchak, a socialite and liberal journalist who has taken part in oppo […]
President insists he didn’t say fallen soldier ‘knew what he was signing up for’Soldier’s mother and Florida congresswoman say he did use those wordsThe Guardian is testing a new way to tell evolving stories. View this article in an experimental formatDonald Trump dug in on Wednesday as his comments about fallen soldiers spiralled into the second major dispu […]
Britons snatched by unidentified gunman in Nigeria’s southern Delta state on 13 October, say policeFour Britons have been kidnapped in the southern Delta state in Nigeria, according to the police. The authorities are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on 13 October, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state po […]
Former attorney general says shift ignores bipartisan consensus on reformPolicies ‘are not tough on crime, they are not smart on crime’Donald Trump is pursuing “dangerous” policies on crime that ignore a growing bipartisan consensus on criminal justice reform, former attorney general Eric Holder said on Wednesday at a summit in Washington. Related: Jeff Sess […]
Leo Varadkar denies plans to cut rate from 12.5% to 8%President is proposing to cut US corporation tax to 20%The Irish prime minister has accused Donald Trump of peddling “fake news” after the US president wrongly claimed that Ireland plans to further reduce its much-criticised 12.5% corporation tax.Trump angered Irish officials with his comments at a White […]
Demonstrators defy police to protest against people responsible for devastating truck bomb in MogadishuThousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the attack.Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and wo […]
Game of Thrones actor recounts producer marching her to his hotel room and reacting furiously to a rejection before warning her not to tell anyoneThe Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey has spoken of how she felt “powerless” during an encounter with Harvey Weinstein, adding her voice to the growing number of women who have accused the producer of sexual miscon […]
In 1997 the Kazakh president launched a plan to protect his new capital from the icy winds of the featureless steppes with a ring of trees. Twenty years on, his scientists are still struggling to grow forests in a spot where no trees stood“Do you know why women in Astana don’t get expensive haircuts?” asked television presenter Dinara Tursunova. “Because no […]
Dutch artist says it is not sexual, but Louvre decided giant sculpture of human appearing to copulate with an animal was too rude to be displayedFrom a vandalised butt-plug to a desecrated “queen’s vagina”, Paris has often been at the centre of rows over whether some public art is supposedly too rude to go on show.But the latest spat over a giant metal sculp […]
Body found at site where activist Santiago Maldonado was last seenMajor parties suspend campaigning before midterm elections on SundayMajor parties running in Argentina’s midterm congressional election on Sunday have suspended their campaigns after a body, thought to be that of a young protester who went missing more than two months ago, was found in a river […]
Royal order decrees King Salman Complex be set up in holy city of Medina to root out ‘fake and extremist texts’Saudi authorities have taken an “unprecedented” step to tackle Islamic extremism by setting up a council of scholars to vet religious teachings around the world.A royal order issued this week by King Salman established a global body of elite scholar […]
Harford County sheriff says 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince opened fire with a handgun at an office park, killing three people and wounding two A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Princ […]