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Brandeis withdraws invitation: A degree too hot

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali had been invited to receive an honorary degree. Somalia-born feminist author Ayaan Hirsi Ali has every right to criticize Islam, the faith into which she was born. But this right should not be confused with an entitlement to receive an honorary degree. Brandeis University, a nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college, recently rescinded its invitation […]

News, Somalia

Somalia:Evolution of the Somali society…

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Evolution of the Somali society… Or why Somalia has been struggling to get back on the feet? The essayist is of Somali origin and has lived in Somalia during the time of the “lost paradise”[1]. He grew up in Beletweyne and studied in the cosmopolitan Mogadishu. A scholarship allowed him to take up post-graduate studies […]

Opinions, Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabab Strategy Perplexes Some Experts

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  Washington — About a month ago, African Union troops and Somali government soldiers retook the town of Huddur from the militant group al-Shabab. The capture came relatively easy. When the troops approached, al-Shabab just retreated into the hinterland.   The following day, the town of Wajid also fell to pro-government forces. Several towns were […]

Opinions, Somalia, Somaliland

Somalia: Immorality, Deception and Ignorance

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Somalia was known for its anarchy, piracy, terrorism and illegal migration and warlords. Moreover, Somalia leaders are famous for being corrupt. If you think you are a Somalia expert and you know all about Somalia and need not know more about that miserable country and its regime then think again, because these are only the […]

News, Somalia

Somalia: AMISOM forces rescue hostages from Al Shabaab


April 11th, Dhobley Somalia – In a brief operation on the outskirts of Dhobley town, AMISOM and Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) forces rescued two Kenyan nationals who were kidnapped by the terror group Al Shabaab in 2011. James Kiarie Gichoi, working for aid agency Care International was kidnapped near the Dadaab refugee camp, while Daniel […]

News, Somalia

U.N. Staff Shot in Somalia Were Experts in Cash Transfers, Piracy

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The two U.N. workers shot dead in central Somalia were working on the links between money transfer systems and piracy, the U.N. anti-drugs and crime agency said Wednesday. Former British police officer Simon Davis, 57, and his French colleague, 28-year-old researcher Clement Gorrissen, were fatally shot by a man in uniform just after their arrival […]


Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali


By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and TANZINA VEGAAPRIL 8, 2014   A Critic of Islam   Facing growing criticism, Brandeis University said Tuesday that it had reversed course and would not award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a campaigner for women’s rights and a fierce critic of Islam, who has called the religion “a destructive, nihilistic […]

Opinions, Somalia

Somalia:“UN workers were killed in front of me”-Eyewitness


Galkayo, Somalia – An eyewitness on the killing of two Europeans working for the United Nations in Somalia interviewed exclusively by Somali Investigative Reports (SIR) explained what really happened in Galkayo airport where two UN consultants were shot dead on Monday. Two European, British and French, were shot dead in Somalia’s Puntland region on Monday, […]


Kilimanjaro Moves Forward With Somalia ACA Block – Proven Probable 20 Million Barrels of Oil

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Kilimanjaro is Petitioning World Bank to Continue Funding Belize City: (Marketwired – April 2, 2014)  The directors and management of Kilimanjaro Capital (GXG: KCAP, US OTC: KIMJF) are pleased to provide an update on the Company’s interest in Somalia where Kilimanjaro Capital currently has a 5% interest in the Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi (ACA) Block of 1,161,400 acres […]


Somalia:Al Shabab leader hits popular chord in call to oust Kenyans, Ethiopians

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By Alex Dick-Godfrey, Guest blogger With Kenya’s unilateral decision to enter and create a new buffer state inside Somalia, Ahmed Abdi Godane’s urging this week to kick foreigners out has an audience, and even some logic. In a recent article on the Daily Maverick, Simon Allison identifies the “surprisingly perceptive” core message of Al Shabab leader Ahmed […]


Somali police should release Sky FM journalist

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Nairobi, March 31, 2014-The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Somali authorities in the capital, Mogadishu, to release a radio journalist who has been held without charge since Sunday. Nuradin Hassan is an editor of Sky FM, as well as a news presenter, according to news reports and Sky FM. Mohamed Khalif, chief inspector of […]


Somalia:African remittances higher than ever!


SEF London – The Somali Economic Forum (SEF) recently participated in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and The World Bank Group Summits on Remittances as part of the African Institute for Remittances (AIR) Project. The first such Summit was held in Dakar, Senegal on 3rd March and the second Summit was held in Dare […]


Wide gulf between Somalia’s leader and UNSOM’s Head


Friday, March 28, 2014   The post transitional Somali leaders elected in 2012 were entrusted with the special duty to lead a full-fledged state of Somalia with its sovereignty, unity, economic recovery, security, and institutional capacity restored and to conduct a free and fair national political election in 2016.  Despite the ongoing armed conflict and […]


Somalia to get 4G/LTE


TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent. Compiled by Nafisa Akabor. Somalia will be getting access to next-generation 4G/LTE services through Glocall Telecoms LLC, which has announced plans to deploy a network in Mogadishu. Glocall Telecoms and its subsidiaries plan to deploy the 4G network to schools, government buildings, businesses […]


AMISOM and Somali National Army capture Qoryooley

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Press Release Mogadishu 22nd March 2014- In an operation early this morning, Somali National Army backed by African Union forces overran Al Shabaab outposts to capture the key town of Qoryooley in Lower Shabelle. Located 120 kilometers Southwest of Mogadishu, Qoryooley has been under the brutal rule of the terrorists for five years.  In the […]