Madaxweynihii hore ee Faransiiska Nicolas Sarkozy ayaa loo sii qaaday saldhig booliis si su'aalo looga waydiiyo eedaymo sheegaya in uu dhaqaale uu ku ol'olaystay ka qaatay madaxweynihii hore ee Liibiya Mucammar Al-Qaddafi.
Tijaabo ahaan ayaan dhawr su'aalood oo Putin ku saabsan ugu qornay Google, si aan u fiirino bal waxa uu talo ahaan noogu soo bandhigo. waxaana go'aansanay in aan idiinka jawaabno kuwa aan inta badan la soo hadal qaadin.
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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War-saxaafadeed ay soo saareen taliska ciidamada Maraykanka ee Afrika ee loo yaqaan Africom ayaa lagu sheegay in ciidamada Maraykanku iyagoo gacan ka helaya dawladda faderaaliga ah ee Soomaaliya ay duqayn ay ka fuliyeen 19 kii bishan Maarso meel u dhaw tuulada Mubaarak ee gobolka Shabeellaha Hoose ay ku dileen xagjirayaal, baabuurtoodana ay burburiyeen.
Kooxda Everton ayaa ka fakareysa inay u dhaqaadqo saxiixa xiddiga garabka bidix ee daafaca ee kooxda Manchester United Luke Shaw, sida laga soo xigtay ilo-wareedyo ku dhow kooxda oo la hadlay ESPN FC. Mustaqbalka Shaw ee kooxda United ayaa mugdi sii galay kadib markii macallin Jose Mourinho uu dhaleeceeyey kadib cayaartii FA CUP ay kooxdiisa kaga adkaatay ko […]
Magaalada Jabuuti waxa maanta la so gaba gabeeyey qeybtii hore ee shir dhinaca deeqaha ah oo ay halkaasi ku lahaayeen dalalka Afrikaanka ah, kuwa kulaala xeebbaha Carribbean-ka , Baasifigga iyo Midowga Yurub.
Xidigga kooxda Manchester United Paul Pogba ayaa sheegay inuu jeclaan lahaa inuu maalin un ka dhinac cayaaro Neymar. Wareysi uu laba sano ka hor siiyey website-ka horyaalka La Liga ayuu Neymar ku ammaay Pogba, kuna sheegay inuu jeclaan lahaa inuu ka dhinac ciyaaro xidigga reer France. “Waan xusuustaa wixii uu yiri. Xaqiiqdii aniguna waan jeclahay” ayuu Pogba […]
Madaxweynaha dalka Turkiga, Rajep Deyib Erdogan ayaa shaley ku goodiyey in ay ciidamadiisu isbalaarin ku sameyndoonaan goobaha kale ee jabhada Kurishku ay kaga suganatahay dalka Suuriya, ka dib markii ay ka sareen degmada Afrin.
Xubno ka tirsan Baarlamaanka Soomaaliya oo waday oo moshin ka dhan ah guddoomiyaha Baarlamaanka ayaa mar kale ku celiyey baaq ay soo jeediyeen oo ahaa inuu is casilo guddoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Maxamed Cusmaan Jawaari.
Kooxda Barcelona ayaa aad ugu sii dhawaatay hanashada horyaalka Spain ee La Liga kadib marki ay Axadi 2-0 uga badishay Athletic Bilba, halka kooxda kusoo xigta eeAtletico Madrid ay 2-1 ku khasaartay Villarreal.
British Prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday backed an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, the consultancy at the heart of a storm over the use of Facebook data. "What we have seen in Cambridge Analytica, the allegations are clearly very concerning, it is absolutely right that they should be properly investigated," May told parliament. She s […]
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a commission of inquiry on Wednesday into complaints that Venezuela is not upholding standards including freedom of association and workers' rights to organize, a spokesman said. The decision by the ILO's Governing Body is rare and follows the cancellation of a high-level ILO mission in January b […]
A Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday that Britain may be behind a chemical attack on Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. "Logic suggests that there are only two possible things," Vladimir Yermakov, head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department, told a meeting with foreign ambass […]
Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab plans to open a data center in Switzerland to address Western government concerns that Russia exploits its anti-virus software to spy on customers, according to internal documents seen by Reuters. Kaspersky is setting up the center in response to actions in the United States, Britain and Lithuania last year to stop using the compan […]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized Turkey's military offensive in the northern Syrian town of Afrin and condemned ongoing attacks by Syrian forces in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus. Speaking to lawmakers in the Bundestag lower house of parliament, Merkel said the German government was condemning the air strikes on eastern Gho […]
Saudi Arabia is revamping its education curriculum to eradicate any trace of Muslim Brotherhood influence and will dismiss anyone working in the sector who sympathizes with the banned group, the education minister said. " Promoting a more moderate form of Islam is one of the promises made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman under plans to modernize the […]
When Nestle executive Stephan Canz attended the German school in Nairobi in the early 1980s, it was surrounded by lush coffee farms. Today, the trees have long since been uprooted and replaced by a shopping mall and upmarket homes, driving a sharp drop in production of Kenya's premium beans. "The coffee has disappeared," said Canz, who co-mana […]
Pope Francis announced on Wednesday that he will make the first papal trip to Ireland in nearly 40 years, visiting Dublin for two days in August to conclude an international Catholic Church meeting on families. There had been speculation that the pope would also visit Northern Ireland, whose leaders had floated the idea of a papal visit. But the pope, who an […]
Almost a decade ago, Lee Eun-eui was thrust into a lonely battle against her employer Samsung after she reported unwelcome touching by a superior. Shamed by her supervisors and sidelined by her colleagues, Lee's career as an international sales representative at the company stagnated. "No one will be on your side," Lee says her boss told her. […]
French commuters face major train service disruptions on Thursday due to an unexpectedly large walkout by railway workers angry at the government's plans to shake up the state-owned and highly indebted SNCF rail company. Labor unions said last week they would launch rolling strikes in early April, but France's transport minister said many were plan […]
The U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman will skip a special Russian briefing on the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain, Russian news agencies reported, citing the U.S. embassy in Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry has invited foreign ambassadors to attend a meeting with arms control experts later on Wedne […]
Boko Haram extremists have returned 91 of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said Wednesday. Information Minister Lai Mohammed told reporters in the Nigerian capital that the girls, along with one boy, were dropped off at various spots along a road. The fighters rolled into town around 2 a […]
When Mohammad Ayub Khan heard his nephew had been picked up by Pakistani security officials in Karachi, it brought back painful memories of another nephew who had gone missing in similar circumstances years before. Khan, an ethnic Pashtun, says he had been calling at army and police offices seeking news of Haji Akbar since his nephew was ordered off a bus by […]
Egypt’s incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is seeking a new mandate in a contest that is generating little suspense. To most observers, it appears clear that Sissi will win. But the main question is, by how much?
Afghan officials say a suicide blast has killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 50 others in Kabul. Officials and witnesses say the bomber targeted a crowd during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, Nowruz, Wednesday near a Shi’ite Muslim neighborhood. Islamic State claimed responsibility. An Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman, Nasrat R […]
Police from Austin, Texas, said Wednesday a suspect in a string of deadly package bombings is dead after detonating an explosive device inside his vehicle alongside a highway as officers approached. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters that authorities became confident of the identity of the 24-year-old white male late Tuesday and early Wednesday, […]
Vietnam is edging closer to Australia as it seeks broader international help in checking China’s expansion in the disputed South China Sea. On March 15, the two countries signed a strategic partnership to increase high-level dialogue, marking an upgrade to other partnerships in effect since 2009, the Australian foreign affairs department says. The partnershi […]
You may have seen this on TV: Someone whose heart has gone into a wildly abnormal rhythm, or whose heart has stopped, is shocked when a medic uses defibrillator paddles to restart the heart. The electric shock is so powerful that the body convulses and the patient screams. You can see it on YouTube if you search for “defibrillator shock.” The video makes cle […]
When you are watching a television show and see someone get their heart shocked back into a rhythm, you will see their entire body rise up in the air. That's what happens when a defibrillator is used, because the shock is that powerful. As VOA's Carol Pearson reports, scientists are now working on better, more effective, and less-shocking ways to g […]
The world's last male northern white rhino has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." Northern white rhinos once roamed parts of Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and Central African Republic, and they were particularly vulnerable because of t […]
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SOMALIA FAMINE RESPONSE TOO SLOW, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIED NEEDLESSLY: REPORT
Channel NewsAsiaUS airstrike in Somalia kills 2 al-Shabab extremistsSeattle TimesMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed two extremists with an airstrike in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command says the airstrike on Monday near Mubaarak in Lower Shabelle region killed two al-Shabab fighters, wounded three and ...In Somalia, women defy stri […]
ReliefWebSomalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 21 March 2018ReliefWebThe Gu rainy season occurs in the period between March and June and is marked as the primary cropping season in Somalia. The season starts and ends at different times throughout the country. In the areas bordering Kenya, Middle Juba, northern parts of ...
The Star, KenyaCourt frees three accused of leaving for Somalia unlawfullyThe Star, KenyaA Mandera court yesterday freed three persons accused of departing the country to Somalia unlawfully. The court heard from the prosecution that the three left the country via undesignated departure points on the the porous Kenya-Somalia border. Hussein ...
ESI AfricaSomalia: UN office seeks proposals for solar energy enterprisesESI AfricaUnited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Somalia office solicits proposals for solar energy enterprise development in Mogadishu, Kismayo and Baidoa. Any proposal submitted will be regarded as an offer by the bidder and does not constitute or ...altro »
Daily NationSomalia women defy strict rules to play footballDaily NationShortly after sunrise, a group of young women arrives at a football pitch in Mogadishu, where they shrug off their hijabs — some changing underneath the billowing veil — to reveal their team kit. Young Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but ...
The Star, KenyaTwo al-Shabaab recruiters arrested on way to Somalia | The Star ...The Star, KenyaTwo al-Shabaab recruiters are being interrogated by anti-terror detectives after they were arrested last week as they attempted to cross to Somalia.Suleiman Hemed Mwandilo and Salama Salim Mohamed were apprehended in Takaba, Mandera as they tried to ...Fighting l […]
NPRInvisibilia: Inspired By 'American Idol,' A Reality Show In Somalia ...NPRWelcome to Invisibilia Season 4! The NPR program and podcast explores the invisible forces that shape human behavior, and we here at Goats and Soda are joining in for the podcast's look at how a reality show in Somalia tried to do far more than crown a ...altro »
The Daily StarWomen in Somalia defy strict rules to play footballThe Daily StarYoung Somali men stand nearby, some disapproving but all watching closely, as the women jog up and down, dribble a worn-out ball between colourful cones and do sit-ups, less than 200 metres (656 feet) from a heavily guarded security checkpoint. The ...
The StandardTwo Mombasa men arrested headed to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab ...The StandardPolice are holding two men believed to be Al-Shabaab recruiters who were trying to sneak out of the country to join Al-Shabaab in Somalia. The two Kenyans Suleiman Hemed Mwandilo and Salama Salim Mohamed were apprehended in Takaba, Mandera on Wednesday ...altro »
Execs from firm at heart of Facebook data breach say they used ‘unattributable and untrackable’ ads, according to undercover exposeSenior executives from the firm at the heart of Facebook’s data breach boasted of playing a key role in bringing Donald Trump to power and said they used “unattributable and untrackable” advertising to support their clients in el […]
State media hits out at suggestions rapprochement on the peninsula is a result of sanctions and Donald Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaignNorth Korea has commented for the first time on the recent rapprochement on the peninsula, saying warming relations with Seoul and Washington are thanks to its “proactive measure and peace-loving proposal”.North Korea also […]
Police say a package explosion at a FedEx facility near San Antonio is the latest in a series of blasts tormenting central TexasA package destined for Austin exploded on a conveyor belt at a FedEx facility near San Antonio on Tuesday, the latest in a series of explosions tormenting central Texas.Before dawn Tuesday, a bomb believed to contain nails and shrap […]
Beatings, stone-throwing and arson attacks blamed on ‘tribal rhetoric’ from both main partiesThe results of the first round of elections in Sierra Leone have set off a spate of political violence amid accusations of tribalism made against both main parties.Police have sent an extra 4,000 officers on to the streets and diplomats have called for an end to “tri […]
Cooper Inveen in Freetown and Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent
Seven-term incumbent Dan Lipinski faced first serious challenge from progressive Marie Newman, who has refused to concedeIncumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski won a narrow victory after a fierce challenge from progressive Marie Newman on Tuesday in Illinois’s third congressional district. With 95% of the vote reporting, Lipinski, one of the few remaining anti-abor […]
Attack hits area full of shoppers before Mother’s Day, on same day 38 people die in eastern Ghouta A rocket has killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital, as bombardment by the government and its allies left dozens of civilians dead in an opposition stronghold. Tuesday’s attack came as heavy […]
The data mining, which the Gold Coast council says is legal, will be used to market the city to touristsThe Gold Coast council will use a new city wifi service to harvest Facebook data from visitors to next month’s Commonwealth Games.The data mining, which the council says is legal and will be used to help the city market itself to tourists, relies on visito […]
President through whom Aung San Suu Kyi exerted political power steps down for health reasons amid pressure over Rohingya crisisThe president of Myanmar, Htin Kyaw, has stepped down, saying he is “taking a rest” following health issues. Htin Kyaw was an important ally in the government for state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred fro […]
Hannah Ellis-Petersen, south-east Asia correspondent, and Katie Arnold in Yangon
Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone GitaThe Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the island’s traditional culture.The letter from the ministry of education has caused outrage among many Tongans, […]
Hopes for species rest on IVF with two females after death of Sudan, the ‘gentle giant’The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, leaving only two females with which conservationists hope to save the species from extinction.Sudan, the “gentle giant” who lived in the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, was put down on Monday after the pain from a degenerat […]
Figures show a majority of young adults in 12 countries have no faith, with Czechs least religiousEurope’s march towards a post-Christian society has been starkly illustrated by research showing a majority of young people in a dozen countries do not follow a religion.The survey of 16- to 29-year-olds found the Czech Republic is the least religious country in […]
Messages to Russian president from US and EU leaders called ‘nauseating’ and ‘an insult’Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker have broken ranks with western disapproval for Vladimir Putin, issuing their congratulations to the Russian leader for his electoral success even as diplomats were flown out of the UK in retribution for the Salisbury nerve agent attack […]
Anushka Asthana in London, Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Andrew Roth in Moscow
French ex-president questioned over claims Libyan regime gave his election campaign €50mThe former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been taken into police custody to be questioned over allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.Sarkozy, who was France’s r […]
Judge rules Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit can go ahead, while Karen McDougal sues to be released from silence agreementDonald Trump was hit by a fresh wave of legal troubles on Tuesday involving women who either allege they had an affair with him or that he sexually harassed them – while the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the woman previously at the center o […]
In the poorly serviced capital of the Philippines, the poorest citizens have taken to living where no one else will – alongside the dead“I have lived here for 51 years – and I have been trying to leave for 51 years,” says Elvira Miranda. “The government want us gone, and we also want to go. But we need somewhere to go.”Miranda, 68, has been living with her h […]
Cities can be dense without being overpopulated. But in the world’s most crowded city, the drains can’t cope – creating a grim new jobAfter decades cleaning the sewers of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Sujon Lal Routh has seen plenty of misery. But the tragedy of 2008 was the worst. After a day of heavy rainfall left the streets flooded – as usual – se […]
There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in citiesDiscussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s supposed to do. It makes little sense to talk about knots in isolation when it’s the net that matt […]
Two Chinese megacities implemented population caps last year – and official data shows the policy might already be having an effectIn the weaving alleys of Shanghai’s Laoximen district, swathes of residential buildings sit empty. The historic area in the heart of the city is being slowly demolished, and many residents have already abandoned it, leaving behin […]
Relatives and friends invited to remember loved ones before main evidence sessions startThe public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will open with individual portraits of and tributes to the 71 victims of the blaze, it has been revealed.At a preparatory hearing before the main evidence sessions, which are due to start as early as mid-May, relatives and f […]