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Africa in Transition » Somalia Ready for Oil Exploration.

Engineers and visitors explore an exploratory well near Dharoor town, 350 km (217 miles) from the port of Bosasso on the Gulf of Aden in Puntland, January 17, 2012. (Abdiqani Hassan /Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Alex Dick-Godfrey, Assistant Director, Studies administration for the Council on Foreign Relations Studies Program. Last month, […]

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Nuruddin Farah:My books are a dialogue; a dialogue between society and myself.

The current images of Somalia are those of a country ravaged by a 22-year dictatorship and perpetual civil war. Yet through 12 books and countless essays centered on Somalia, author Nuruddin Farah has refuted those images of his homeland and solidified his place as one of Africa’s leading literary voices. EBONY spoke with the global […]

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Police suspect : ” Somali clans fighting in Virserum / Sweden

There are many indications that there are various Somali clans quarrel Civil Virserum and on Monday led to two men arrested for aggravated assault The two men were arrested on Monday after last Thursday assaulting a man with a weapon and another man so serious that he had to hospitals . – Initial talked about […]

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Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke Appointed his Cabinet

Mogadishu, Somalia: H.E. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke announced members of his new cabinet after extensive consultations with all stakeholders. In his announcement speech, the PM said “In order to achieve a degree of political stability in our governance system, I have nominated a cabinet, which has both continuity and inclusivity. This cabinet will […]

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Defection of senior al-Shabaab official rekindles debate over amnesty programme

MOGADISHU — The defection of former al-Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi has sparked debate on the Somali government’s amnesty offer and the benefits of pardoning al-Shabaab officials who seek to leave the group. Hersi, who surrendered to Somali troops stationed in Gedo region on December 27th, was wanted by the US government for […]

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U.S. military strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader

A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing analysis of the strike, said officials were not fully certain whether the strike had hit the militant. But he added: “We think the targeting was done precisely and accurately.” The official said that Monday’s attack on al-Shabab did not include any U.S. operations on […]

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Al-Qaeda map: Isis, Boko Haram and other affiliates’ strongholds across Africa and Asia

  As al-Qaeda-linked militants Isis seize a vast swathe of Iraq’s northern region, we explore where al-Qaeda’s influence is growing – and fading – around the world

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