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News Somalia » Government: Somali Migrants Returning From Libya Tell of Abuse, Horror

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/somali-migrants-returning-libya-tell-abuse-horror/4259510.html
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

"Following the order of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, the government has repatriated 10 Somali migrants from Libya and 30 more will be repatriated soon," said Guled, the deputy prime minister. Seeking to repatriate Somalis The Somali government is ...

News Somalia » Government: Hunted and hated, Somali tax collectors gird for battle

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-tax/hunted-and-hated-somali-tax-collectors-gird-for-battle-idUSKCN1G00XW
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

But much more is needed before the government is self-sufficient, a key step toward accessing about $4.6 billion in international debt relief. The final amount is still being assessed. Somalia has been wracked by civil war since 1991, and the cash-starved ...

News Somalia » Government: Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/somali-refugees-enslaved-libya-return-home-180218123449047.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Eleven refugees who had been subjected to slavery and auctioned in Libya have arrived home after being repatriated by the Somali government and the UN refugee agency. Eleven Somali refugees held captive in Libya for years have returned home. Many African ...

News Somalia » Government: 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

They will continue to displace thousands more. I request on behalf of the government and Somali people for continued support from international partners.” –Hassan Ali Khayre, Somalia’s Prime Minister, in reference to the country’s ongoing crisis.

News Somalia » Government: 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 » Government: 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

Mr de Clercq - who also serves as the Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative for Somalia and the UN Resident Coordinator - was visiting Puntland to meet with security, planning and humanitarian officials from the local government, as well as ...

News Somalia » Government: UNHCR Special Envoy for Somalia commends South Africa for generously hosting thousands of Somalis

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/south-africa/unhcr-special-envoy-somalia-commends-south-africa-generously-hosting-thousands
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

PRETORIA, South Africa – The generosity of the South African government has ensured that over 300,000 refugees and asylum-seekers live in the country in a free and safe environment, noted UNHCR Special Envoy to the Somalia Refugee Situation.

News Somalia » Government: 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

"The church cannot intervene. It can only pray and advise. ... The government should simply try to reconcile with the Somali population by giving good services," he said. While there are almost no churches in Somalia -- after the only one in Hargeisa ...

News Somalia » Government: 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

In these Kenyan officers’ calculation, joining the mission would mean the government would have to find less from the national budget. Combined, these factors gave the Kenyan army a strong institutional interest in crossing over into Somalia. The Somali ...

News Somalia » Government: 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

“The Church cannot intervene. It can only pray and advise. … The government should simply try to reconcile with the Somali population by giving good services,” he said. While there are almost no churches in Somalia — after the only one in Hargeisa ...