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Somalia , Monday 19 February 2018

News Somalia: Somalia: Humanitarian Crisis Far From Over, Says UN Official

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802190399.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over. "We took stock ...

News Somalia: HotSpots H2O: Spotlight on Somalia

News channel or source: http://www.circleofblue.org/2018/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-spotlight-somalia/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Cyclical drought has cursed Somalia for the past 25 years. The most recent dry spell began in 2016, and the country has endured four consecutive failed rainy seasons since then. Low rainfall is largely to blame for the drought, but ineffective governance ...

News Somalia: Ashghal delegation visits Somalia

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/582213/Ashghal-delegation-visits-Somalia
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

A technical delegation from the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently visited Somalia for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), to provide technical services and consultations, and manage the projects ...

News Somalia: What Kenya has to show for sending troops into Somalia seven years ago

News channel or source: https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/02/19/what-kenya-has-to-show-for-sending-troops-into-somalia-seven-years-ago_c1716870
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

On 16 October 2011, Kenyan troops crossed the border into Somalia. The official reason was that Kenya’s national security was threatened by the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. The terrorist group had in fact carried out a number of ...

News Somalia: In Somalia—or Afghanistan—Can Insurgent Defections Change a War’s Course?

News channel or source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-somaliaor-afghanistancan-insurgent-defections-change-a-wars-course-1518085802
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

MOGADISHU, Somalia—When a former deputy head of al-Shabaab turned up last August in a Mogadishu hotel to denounce the extremist armed group, government officials were exuberant. Mukhtar Robow, after all, was among the most notorious leaders of Somalia ...

News Somalia: ISIS sees Somalia as a suitable base due to lawlessness, bishop says

News channel or source: https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/02/15/isis-sees-somalia-suitable-base-due-lawlessness-bishop-says
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) -- As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country. The insurgent group -- linked to mass killings, abductions and ...

News Somalia: Can Somalia’s fishing industry keep pirates out of business?

News channel or source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/can-somalias-fishing-industry-keep-pirates-out-of-business
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few years, increased naval patrolling and security improved the situation drastically and many former pirates turned to fishing to earn ...

News Somalia: Islamic State has landed in lawless Somalia, bishop says

News channel or source: https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/02/15/islamic-state-landed-lawless-somalia-bishop-says/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country. NAIROBI, Kenya — As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a ...

News Somalia: Somalia: Stealthy Pirates And Kiddie Killers

News channel or source: https://www.strategypage.com/qnd/somalia/articles/20180212.aspx
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

February 12, 2018: Piracy is still a problem off the Somali coast, just not the kind that creates headlines in the international mass media. The pirates have adapted and in 2017 there were nine pirate attacks off the Somali coast, up from two in 2016.

News Somalia: Somaliland: Foreign Fleets Plundered Somalia's Fish - Report

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096478099/Somaliland-Foreign-Fleets-Plundered-Somalias-FishReport
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Somalilandsun- The Somali region, at the Horn of Africa, has experienced a high degree of political and social instability at various times since 1950, through various regimes and an extended period of a lack of national government institutions during ...