Somalia Newslinks 14 July 2011

14 July 2011 —

Horn of Africa drought: Kenya to open Ifo II camp
BBC News
Kenya has agreed to open a new refugee camp near its border with Somalia, as thousands are fleeing the region’s worst drought in 60 years. Prime Minister Raila Odinga said the Ifo II camp, which can fit up to 80000 people, would open within 10 days. …

Record Number of Somalian Pirate Incidents Boost Ship Attacks by 36%
By Alaric Nightingale – Thu Jul 14 09:02:59 GMT 2011 Pirate attacks climbed
36 percent in the first half of the year as the number of attempts off
Somalia in East Africa rose to a record. There were 266 attacks in the
period, compared with 196 a year …

Somalia: UNICEF to resume operating in al Shabaab regions
AHN | All Headline News
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday disclosed that
after a two-year absence it had resumed aid-related operations in Somalia,
including al Shabaab-controlled regions. Maulid Warfa, an emergency officer
with UNICEF in Somalia, …

Pirates disrupting climate change research
ABC Online
Pirate activity off the coast of Somalia has increased dramatically over
recent years, so much so that a quarter of the Indian Ocean is now
considered a “no-go” area. While it is a major problem for commercial
shipping, it is also frustrating for …

Somalia: US$ 800 Delivered to Shabelle Drought Committee
Mogadishu — One of Somali parents on Wednesday delivered 800 US dollars
to the drought committee of Shabelle Media Network to help the drought
displaced Somalis in Mogadishu. Sheikh Yahye Cali Ibar, the dad of
prominent Somali peace activist who was …

US Begins Drone Strikes in Somalia
The New American
On June 23 the United States conducted an unmanned aerial drone attack in
Somalia, killing at least one person and wounding others. The targets of
the attack were members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab, which for
several years has been …

Journalist kidnapping spurs Senate inquiry
Sydney Morning Herald
THE case of an Australian man kidnapped and held hostage in Somalia for 15
months has sparked a Senate inquiry into the government’s response policy
on Australians kidnapped overseas and held for ransom. The Greens triggered
the inquiry after the …

Mud day, singing robot, debt ceiling, drought in Somalia and more in the day …
Washington Post
Women and children who fled from southern Somalia hold cooking pots and
food containers as they wait to receive food at a camp in Mogadishu ahead
of a food distribution by a local NGO. Thousands of people have arrived in
Mogadishu over the past two …

Key events in Somalia’s violent history
Reuters AlertNet
LONDON (AlertNet) – Following is a chronology of some key events in
Somalia’s history since independence. July 1, 1960 – Independence sees
unification of Somali peoples ruled since late 19th century by Britain and
Italy. Oct 21, 1969 – Army seizes …

Donations Pour In For World’s Worst Humanitarian Disaster
Irish Weather Online
Since the drought that hit many regions of the Somali territory, there has
been a large amount of people fleeing Baay, Bakool, Lower and Middle
Shabelle regions in the southern parts of Somalia and heading to Mogadishu.

Somaliland should be recognized as a sovereign state
The Somaliland Globe
Most think of Somalia as a single entity, but it needs to be conceptualized
in terms of three distinct regions: Somaliland, Puntland and southern
Somalia. The first two are functioning states in northern Somalia, whereas
the rest of Somalia is an …

SOMALIA: Joint committee announces consultation meeting will be held in mid of …
Raxanreeb Online
MOGADISHU (RBC) A joint committee that prepares the upcoming Somalia’s
consultation meeting on Thursday declared that the gathering will be held
in the mid of coming August. “We at first, welcome the joint committee of
the preparation of the upcoming …

Somalia: a humanitarian snapshot
Reuters AlertNet
A woman wades through a flooded street in Hamar Jajab district of Somalia’s
capital Mogadishu, July 14, 2011. The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a
major food crisis, with millions of people severely affected in
drought-stricken areas of Somalia, …

Mogadishu: the children caught between fighting and famine
The Guardian
With no other option, thousands of families walked with their remaining
herds to Somalia’s war-torn capital. Many have settled with their emaciated
children and animals across the road from Bakara market – the frontline
of the war against the Islamist …

ADRA delivering food, water during East African drought
Adventist News Network
ADRA’s Africa Regional Office, based in Nairobi, Kenya, is launching a
multi-faceted intervention in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda to combat
the high rates of malnutrition and protect the affected population from the
threat of the spread of …

More on the New War in Somalia (blog)
While the secret prison that was discussed in length surely was troubling,
it almost seems like the least of worries when compared to some of the
statements made by officials concerning future plans for Somalia. And yes,
that comparison still holds for …

Will US Send More Detainees to Guantanamo?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Several people captured alongside Mr. Warsame were released after it was
determined they did not have strong ties to terrorist groups in Yemen or
Somalia, officials said. Mr. Vietor said Mr. Obama’s advisers were
unanimous in recommending Mr. Warsame …

Malnutrition rate of Somali kids highest in the world: ICRC
Peninsula On-line
GENEVA: Malnutrition rates for children under five in Somalia now stand as
the world’s highest as the country struggles with persistent violence and
an unprecedented drought, the international Red Cross said yesterday.
“The nutritional state of …

Rajanish Kakade/AP
Toronto Star
Somalia drought More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are
confronting the worst drought in decades and n… Faberge art exhibition
More than 100 pieces by Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Faberge will be on
display in an exhibition dur. …

Forget war and hunger: A few things you didn’t know about Somalia
Reuters AlertNet
Boats on the Indian Ocean beach in Haradheere, 400 km (250 miles) north of
Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Nov 18, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Ahmed LONDON
(AlertNet) – Insurgency, anarchy, drought, pirates, hunger… Such woes
are the mainstays of most reports …

Fears of ‘death on an epic scale’ in Somalia crisis
Channel 4 News
An aid worker in Somalia, the centre of the East Africa drought crisis
which has hit 12m people, tells Channel 4 News he fears “death on an epic,
unimaginable scale” if more is not done. Jens Opperman, the head of charity
Action Against Hunger in …

Murdoch’s Bid, Fighting Obesity & the Saints of Somalia
And we’ll have more tonight on the drought in Somalia. The UN is calling it
the nation’s worst humanitarian disaster. Nick Purdon sits down with two
exceptional women, known as the Saints of Somalia, who are fighting to
raise awareness about what’s …

A Lifeline For Somali Rape Victims
Mogadishu (Sunatimes) Lisa ShannonLisa Shannon, center and in black, and
Fartun Abdisalaan Adan, in blue directly behind her, surrounded by
participants in the new organization Sister Somalia, which helps Somali
victims of gender-based violence. …

Mauritius gets 3 mln euros for pirate trials
Reuters Africa
Rampant piracy off the coast of Somalia has made it the world’s most
dangerous shipping lane, earned Somali sea bandits tens of millions of
dollars in ransoms and raised insurance premiums for shipping firms. “If it
(piracy) is allowed to grow at the …

Maroon 5 helps African refugee crisis
Times of India
The group states, “Maroon 5 needs your help! Retweet 1000 times and we will
donate $2500 on behalf of fans to this cause. Maroon 5 for Somalia.” As
many as 380000 people have attempted to escape war and drought in Somalia
by fleeing to Kenya, …

Timothy A. Ridout: Somalia Is Not a State
By Timothy A. Ridout
Instead of embracing and learning from indigenous Somali successes in the
north, the international community undermines them by supporting the
Transitional Federal Government.

America’s Expanding Presence in Somalia – Global – The Atlantic Wire
The U.S. is conducting drone strikes and CIA operations.

More on the New War in Somalia « Blog
By Brian Beyer
While the secret prison that was discussed in length surely was troubling,
it almost seems like the least of worries when compared to some of the
statements made by officials concerning future plans for Somalia. And yes,
that comparison …

SOMALIA: Puntland President Meets Somalia’s New PM, SRSG and …
By admin
A government delegation led by the President of Puntland State of Somalia,
H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole), has held important talks with key
officials from Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG), the UN
Political …

Jeremy Scahill Reveals CIA Facility, Prison in Somalia as U.S. …
By american pendulum
AMY GOODMAN: As famine and drought grip Somalia in what’s being called the
worst humanitarian disaster in the world right now, The Nation magazine has
revealed the CIA is greatly expanding its covert operations inside Somalia.

On the deteriorating situation in Somalia – World Federation of …
The World Federation of Democratic Youth on behalf of member, friendly
organizations and the youth of the world express our deepest sympathy with
the suffering people of Somalia. This suffering is a result of both hunger
and war in the … » Somalia Is Not a State
By Allgedo
Most think of Somalia as a single entity, but it needs to be conceptualized
in terms of three distinct regions: Somaliland, Puntland and southern
Somalia. The first two are functioning states in northern Somalia, whereas
the rest of …

Somali Refugees demand to change Kenya’s name to ‘Somalia …
By dailystandard
Somali Refugees demand to change Kenya’s name to ‘Somalia’. Posted by
dailystandard on July 14th, 2011. -Ag Mtamu. DADAAB, Kenya – Refugees
arriving at the Dadaab camp in Northeastern are now daring the Kenyan
government to send them …

TFG raises security concern over sprawling new regional states in …
By Hgelle
Somalia’s transitional federal government has for the first time criticized
Sprawling Somali regional states created outside the country, saying they
risk further destabilization of the country. Internal affairs and national
security …

U.S. official: CIA interrogating terror suspects in Somalia …
By Valkyries
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Somalia government denies existence of CIA base in Mogadishu …
By Mohamed Abdi
Mogadishu (Alshahid)-The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia denied
the existence of CIA run detention centre in Mogadishu. Acting assistant
minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Isaac Yarow told VOA Somali service the
report …

Jihadi Sites Focusing on CIA sites in SOMALIA – Grendel Report
The CIA’s Secret Sites in Somalia. Nestled in a back corner of Mogadishu’s
Aden Adde International Airport is a sprawling walled compound run by the
Central Intelligence Agency. Set on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the
facility looks …

U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia –
New evidence indicates that Al Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen and the Islamist
militancy in Somalia are possibly plotting attacks against the United

In Somalia, UN official urges massive response for world’s ‘worst …
Having witnessed the dire humanitarian situation in Somalia first-hand, the
head of the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for greater
resources to …

Somalia says US forces snatch militants hit in drone strike …
NAIROBI, Kenya – US military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the
bodies of dead or wounded militants after a US drone strike targeted a
group of …

Vatican Radio – Somalia: a country with no State, no rights, a …
Somalia: a country with no State, no rights, a disappearing Church.

Somalia – worst humanitarian disaster: News24: Africa: News
Somalia – worst humanitarian disaster: News24: Africa: News. The UN says
the Somalia drought refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian disaster in
the world.

Somalia. In July 2008, Sayid Ali Sheik Luqman Hussein was shot dead by
Islamic extremists in Afgoye, near Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The reason?

American Boots on Ground in Somalia
Leon Panetta has been brought in to oversee significant cuts to the U.S.
Defense budget. Meanwhile, we’re in six wars.

Somalia’s Child Refugees Bear the Burden | Foreign Policy Blogs
Sadly Somalia is a country all too often forgotten in the shadows, a
precedent that seems unlikely to change as the country’s children continue
to suffer. …

YouTube – Somalia?
Added to queue somali video The Future of Somalia, from Somali…by
garoowe74 2963 views … Added to queue BBC News Night, SOMALIA WAR 1 by
Unai Aranzadiby …

The Frame: UN: Somalia drought is worst humanitarian crisis
A Somali family from southern Somalia, wait in an open area in Mogadishu,
Somalia, Sunday, …

U.N.: Somalia Drought is Worst Humanitarian Crisis – FoxNews.
Somalis from southern Somalia wait for food aid from a Muslim Aid
Organization, Sunday, July 10, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia, after fleeing
from southern …

US drone strikes in Somalia likely to rally local support for …
African Union peacekeepers from Uganda, wearing their campaign medals,
prepare to leave Mogadishu, Somalia on July 1. Somalia’s Defense Minister
Abdulhakim …

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