Somalia Newslinks 22 December 2011: Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

22 December 2011 —

Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia
The Independent
Britain plans to deepen its involvement in Somalia – a land that has become a byword for instability and violence – in the new year. David Cameron describes Somalia as “a failed state that directly threatens British interests” and will convene a summit …

SOMALIA: Rape on the rise amid “climate of fear” in Mogadishu IDP camps
Abdullahi Shirwa, head of Somalia’s National Disaster Management Agency,
told IRIN his organization had forwarded a proposal to the cabinet to
protect all IDPs. “We proposed the creation of a special unit to protect
the camps; we also proposed that any …

Somalia:Puntland President Speech at Constitutional Conference in Garowe
Garowe Online
Today is a historic day – for Puntland and for Somalia as a whole – as
we Somalis take a major step forward in ongoing efforts of the peace
process to complete the Federal Constitution – in an atmosphere of open
debate, mutual respect and shared …

Bank ends transfers to Somalia
Columbus Dispatch
By Mark Ferenchik A bank thought to be the last in this country to handle
money wire transfers to Somalia will stop doing so on Dec. 30. That
concerns some who fear it could create another wave of refugees as Somalis,
reeling from war, …

Somalia: Nusoj Slams Arrest, Detention of Media Director
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has learnt with great
concern of the arrest and detention of the Managing Director of Radio
Galkayo, Abdullahi Hersi Adde, by Puntland police in Galkayo city of Mudug
Region. The Mudug Region Division …

Somalia: Leading Journalist Murdered By Man in Military Uniform
A leading journalist who had recently reported receiving death threats was
shot and killed on 18 December by an armed man in military uniform, reports
the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), along with the Committee
to Protect Journalists …

Somali women defy danger to write basketball history
CNN International
By Teo Kermeliotis, for CNN Coach Mohamed Sheekh gives instructions to his
players during Somalia’s game against Jordan on Monday, December 19. (CNN)
— It’s just a few minutes after the final whistle has blown and the shiny
basketball court of the Al …

19 Somalia al-Shabaab insurgents
NAIROBI (Xinhua) — At least 18 Al-Shabaab fighters plus a senior
administrator were killed on Tuesday after Kenyan troops carried out two
airstrikes in a rebel-controlled village in Somalia near the Kenyan border.
Kenya’s military spokesman Major …

Italian oil tanker is free 10 months after being seized by pirates in waters …
Washington Post
Last month, an Italian cargo ship and its crew were released after being
held for seven months by pirates off Somalia. Copyright 2011 The Associated
Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed.

Mo Farah launches foundation to help Somalia
NAIROBI — Mo Farah described today how winning the world title he had
always coveted in September prompted him to use the accomplishment to help
starving people back in his homeland of Somalia. The athlete who was born
in Mogadishu and moved to …

Tiny state of Djibouti sends Somalia 200 troops
Horseed Media
A Somali government minister says 200 troops from Djibouti have arrived in
Somalia’s capital to join the African Union force that helps protect the
government and fight Islamist insurgents. Interior Minister Abdishakur
Sheik Hassan said Djiboutian …

Lindhout felt ‘fear and panic’ on return to Somalia
Lindhout was there to help deliver aid in the wake of a famine that put
hundreds of thousands of lives at risk, a task she took on a second time
when she made a second trip to Somalia later in the fall. It was a big
decision to return to a country that …

Somali prime minister denies food shortage
As families starve in refugee camps in Mogadishu, Somalia’s prime minister
has denied the capital is in grip of a famine. The United Nations says that
250000 Somalis are suffering from famine in three regions including
Mogadishu, a fact that Abdiweli …

SOMALIA: Kismayo IDPs face hunger, drug shortages
Horseed Media
The plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia’s southern port
city of Kismayo, controlled by Al-Shabab insurgents, has deteriorated, with
thousands facing a food crisis after supply routes were blocked, and drug
shortages as patient …

Wasiirka Aminga oo Amray Joojinta Kulamda Baarlamaanka
Voice of America
Khamiis, 22 December 2011 Wasiirka Aminga oo Joojiyey Kulamda Baarlamaanka
Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha iyo Amniga Qaranka ee Somalia ayaa amray in 4
toddobaad aan waxa kulan ah la qabin karin, ilaa amar laga helo
wasaaradiisa Nuux Muuse Birjeeb | Garoowe …

US Considers Shutting Down Somalia Terrorist Twitter
The government is responding to the Islamist group’s use of Twitter to
report attacks and to taunt the Kenyan military, which sent troops to
Somalia in October to battle the group. Most of the Shabab’s tweets are in
English, not Somali, and are likely …

Wadatashiga Soomaalida oo Garowe ka furmey
Garowe Online
Shirkan ayaa waxa hadalo ka soo jeediyey Madaxweynaha Somalia Shiikh
Shariif , madaxweynaha Puntland Dr.Cabdiraxman Maxamed Maxamuud,raysal
wasaaraha DF Somalia Prof.Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali,gudoomiyaha barlamanka
Shariif Xasan Shiikh Aadan iyo ergayaga …

UAE/Assistance: UAE’s relief efforts receive accolades at Dubai summit
International Islamic News Agency
By IINA DUBAI (UAE), 25 Muharram/21 Dec (IINA)-A leading humanitarian
agency has sought more contribution from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
and the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) to feed famine hit people
of Somalia who are experiencing …

Editor-in-Chief Receives Somalia News Agency Director
Sudan Vision
Khartoum – Sudan Vision daily Editor-in-Chief Saif Addeen Al-Bashir
received in his office Wednesday Director of Somalia News Agency Abdul
Ghadir Mohammad Othman accompanied by high-ranking delegation. Othman
appreciated the role played by Sudan Vision …

Why Are We Preparing to Fight the Wrong War — Again?
Fox News
We then improvised through shorter conflicts in the ’80s and ’90s in
dealing with a post-Noriega Panama, a destabilized Somalia, and a
post-conflict Balkans with mixed results. In 2006 we came face to face with
the reality that we faced two tough low …

Marginalization Of The Somali Intellectual Class – OpEd
Eurasia Review
The more this trend continues, the more divided Somalia would be. The more
divided Somalia remains, the less likely for it to emerge out of its failed
status. The more Somalia remains a failed state, the more likely the
balkanization process (currently …

9 Underground Economies – And Greece
By Justin Rohrlich Dec 21, 2011 10:10 am From Somalia’s “pirate stock
exchange” to the flourishing illegal organ trade in Egypt, there are some
making money hand-over-fist, under the table. The fortunes of the world’s
legitimate economies may rise and …
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10:52 Turkish doctors start operating on Somalians in Mogadishu
Turkish Health Ministry sent Turkish doctors to two field hospitals in
Mogadishu, Somalia. Turkish doctors are examining patients, and operating
on them when necessary. Turkish doctors have started operating on Somali
people in the capital, Mogadishu. …

Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia | RBC Radio
By gaalkacyo
London (RBC) David Cameron describes Somalia as “a failed state that
directly threatens British interests” and will convene a summit in London
in February to bring together the countries currently active in the Horn of
Africa state. A number of …

Big rush to cash in on Somalia, protect Uganda, save Sudan …
By Joshua Massarenti
In the past one week, China, which has traditionally chosen to concentrate
on its economic interests in Africa and had stayed away from Somalia,
announced that Beijing was keen to work with other parties “to play a
constructive role in …

Djibouti joins the African Union force in Somalia | United Nations …
By Sandra Guy
Djibouti joins the African Union force in Somalia. Listen /. Djiboutian
troops arrived in Mogadishu to join the African Union’s peacekeeping force.
The first troops from Djibouti have arrived in Somalia to serve in the
African Union’s peacekeeping …

European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta …
By EU NAVFOR Public Affairs Office
Anticipating that the pirates will not take a break over the holiday
period, neither will the EU NAVFOR units patrolling around the Horn of
Africa and in the.

SAMOTALIS: Somalia air strike leaves 12 dead
By Samotalis
Reports from Jubaland indicated that on Tuesday afternoon, fighter planes
bombed Hosingo’ village, which is about 160km southwest of Kismayu, the
main port town in southern Somalia. Al-Shabaab authority that controls the
area accused …

Aid helps protects UK – minister |
By agyateng
He ruled out “putting boots on the ground” in Somalia but said the
government was supporting the United Nations and African Union force, which
is clearing terrorists out of the capital city of Mogadishu. He said:
“Our security is not only …

Kenya: Police in Hot Pursuit of Al Shabaab Assassins |
By Heegan
Nairobi ?€” Police have launched an investigation and search for
alleged Al Shabaab assassins said to be targeting a Cabinet Minister and
the Deputy House Speaker for elimination, for leading the fight against the
militias in Somalia. …

UN voices alarm after bomb blasts hit near Kenya refugee camps …
By admin
The camps in Kenya shelter more than 460000 refugees, the majority of them
from Somalia. Following Monday’s attack, another improvised explosive
device (IED) went off near the market in the vicinity of the Ifo refugee
camp. There were no …

By Idaajaa
Two residents of the village of Hosingow in southern Somalia told Human
Rights Watch by telephone that two military planes attacked the village
during the afternoon of December 20. The first dropped a bomb on makeshift
huts, one of which …

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