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Somalia: Limited Progress in Protecting Civilians

Written on:January 30, 2015
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UN Khatumo Sahdheer.001(Nairobi, January 29, 2015) – The Somali government made limited progress in 2014 in protecting civilians from abusive armed forces in the country’s long conflict, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. Displaced populations were most vulnerable to sexual violence and forced evictions, while the armed Islamist group Al-Shabaab targeted civilians for attack.

BUHODLE : Crowning a Traditional leader or Political showdown between Antagonists?

Written on:January 17, 2015
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Troy City, Ancient Greek– synonymous to Buhodle – Is a city well-known to both history and legend. It’s best known for being the setting of the Trojan War. It was the home of undefeated warriors. Buhodle is also well known to produce brave warriors who defended not only this city but fought on many other fronts against the Imperial British Colony and other state enemies in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Geographically…

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VOTE: Khatumo Person of the Year 2014. Waa kuma “Darwiishkii” Sanadka 2014 !

Written on:January 4, 2015
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Sanad Wanaagsan, Dhammaan Bah-waynta Reer Khatumo ee ku kala nool dacallada adduunka. Waxaan idiin rajaynayaa in Sanadkan uu noqdo kii la yimaada Barwaaqo, Xornimo, iyo Caafimaad dhinaca dhaqan dhaqaale iyo Siyaasadba. Shabakadii hore idiinku soo bandhigtay Astaamihii Calanka Khaatumo, ayaa markale halkan idiinku soo bandhigaysa inaad u codaysaan Shakhsiga Sanadak ee Khatumo 2014. Iyadoo ay runtii aad u adkayd xulashada Shakhsiyaad badan ee si muuqata iyo si dadban-ba uga qayb-qaatay…

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The Threat to Somalia’s Unity from Hassan’s Perfidy

Written on:December 26, 2014
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President Hassan will go down in history as the man who started his office with unparalleled nationwide goodwill no other Somali leader has ever enjoyed since independence and yet chose to betray the nation for his own personal and clannish agenda. As it turned out, his divisive, clan and corruption driven politicking have become the hallmark of his presidency from the moment he ascended his office. But for most Somali…

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NDP’s Faisal Hassan, running for Etobicoke North nomination

Written on:December 21, 2014
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Toronto – After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North. From housing activist to published author to broadcaster to political assistant, Faisal Hassan has a proven track record as a progressive activist in his community. He is a highly respected community leader who has…

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Members of the Security Council expressed concern about the ousting of Somali PM

Written on:December 12, 2014
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Security Council Press Statement on Somalia. The members of the Security Council have taken note of Saturday’s parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, and recent political instability in the country. The members of the Security Council recalled their visit to Somalia, and that of the Secretary-General, during which both underlined the vital importance of a united political leadership in Somalia. The members…

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Dahabshil Money Transfer: Fueling Bloody Civil War in Northern Somalia.

Written on:December 9, 2014
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Dahabshil (a.k.a Dhiigshiil) is one of the merchant for a new generation of money transfer and arms dealers who play a critical role in areas where the weapons trade has been embargoed by the United Nations. Unprecedented U.N. Monitoring group investigations have begun to unravel the mystery of these broken embargoes, many of them imposed on Somalia involved in bloody civil wars. At the heart of this unfolding detective story…

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