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Sara Alisio and her one-month old child Molide Kelbi waits for food aid in Warder district in the Somali region of Ethiopia.  
As the new drought in Ethiopia Somali region, destitute pastoralist are moving and setting down in temporary sites close to permanent water point. Only limited assistance of food for households and water and livestock feed is for now being given in the displacement site.  (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene )

Afrikaa Kibbaa Keessatti Jibbinsi Lammiilee Alaa Deebi’ee Belbele

WAASHINGITAN, DIISII (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — Afrikaa Kibbaa keessatti, jibbinsi dhaloota yokaan lammiwwan alaa waggaa dabre mul’atee ture, eega yeroo haga tokkoof gab jedhe, amma immoo deebi’ee ka’uun isaa gabaasamee jira. Dhiheenyuma kana, buuftaalee daldalaa baqattoota lammiwwan Naayijeeriyaa, Itiyoophiyaa, Somaaliyaa fi Paakistaan irratti miidhaaleen raaw’ataman yaaddessaa ta’uu jaarmayaaleen mirga namoomaa ibsanii jiran. Poolisiin biyyattii garuu, “ajjeechaan […]

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Tigricha Somaaliyaa miila tokkoon dhaabe kana beeytuu?

Tigricha Somaaliyaa miila tokkoon dhaabe kana beeytuu? Via Ferhan Abdulselam Maqaan isaa ‘Gabree’ jedhama. Somaaliyaa keessatti Jeneraal Gabree jechuun beekama. Nama Wayyaanee bakka bu’ee Somaaliyaa keessatti ramadameedha. Dhalootaan Tigreedha. Kan Somaliyaa seene yeroo duraatiif bara 2006. Gaafa jalqaba dhufu ajajaa waraana Wayyaanee kumoota hedduu ture. Bara 2006 keessa magaalaa guddittii Somaaliyaa kan taate Muqdishoo qabachuuf […]

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Ilhaan Omaar; US Congress Keessatti Hidda Dhalata Somaalee Tan Duraa

Ilhaan Omaar; Seenaa Yunaayid Isteets Keessatti Seera Tumtuu Lammii Ameerikaa Hidda Dhalata Somaalee Han Duraa (VOA Afaan Oromoo) — lhaan Omaar, seera tumtuu lammii Ameerikaa hidda dhalata Somaalee han duraa ta’uudhan filannoo Mana Maree Bakka Bu’oota Ummataa godina Minisootaati geggeeffame mootee kaleessa sirna kakuu irratti hirmaachudhan gara hojiitti sentetti.

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Ethiopia deployed its troops to Somalia to strengthen the weak UN-backed government

Ethiopia withdraws from Somalia el-Ali in Hiran region

(BBC) — Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia’s Hiran region, residents say. Al-Shabab fighters have taken control of el-Ali village following the withdrawal, the residents added. Ethiopian forces had destroyed the base before abandoning the area, a radio station run by al-Shabab said. The […]

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© AFP/File | Somali soldiers guard the burnt-out wreckage of a car that was targetted in a bomb attack in Mogadishu, on September 5, 2016

Senior Somali commander killed in suicide car bomb attack

MOGADISHU (France 24) – A senior Somali military commander and four of his security guards were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a military vehicle, officials and witnesses said. ?There was a heavy blast caused by a car loaded with explosives alongside the industrial road, several members of the military were […]

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Al-Shabaab militants have reportedly taken control of Somalia’s Moqokori district from AMISOM troops and allied Somali government forces in Hiiran province. According to an eyewitness, Ethiopian forces serving under the AMISOM mission along with Somali troops were seen evacuating their base in Moqokori and heading towards Mahas. Ethiopian forces stationed in Galgadud province in Central Somalia have also withdrawn from their base in Bud Bud

Al-Shabaab takes control of Somalia’s Moqokori district

(CCTV) — Al-Shabaab militants have reportedly taken control of Somalia’s Moqokori district from AMISOM troops and allied Somali government forces in Hiiran province. According to an eyewitness, Ethiopian forces serving under the AMISOM mission along with Somali troops were seen evacuating their base in Moqokori and heading towards Mahas. Ethiopian forces stationed in Galgadud province […]

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Former Mogadishu mayor, Ahmed Mohamud Tarsan

I will expel Ethiopian envoy if elected President, Tarsan

Mogadishu (Radio Dalsan) — Former Mogadishu mayor who is contesting for Presidential candidate has promised to expel Ethiopian envoy from Somalia if elected President. Speaking to the members of his party during vote hunting mission Ahmed Mohamud Tarsan has said Ethiopia is always working towards the destruction of Somali people and therefore cannot be peacemaker. […]

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Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Commit Atrocities in Somalia – MP

(AllAfrica) — A member of Interim south west administration (ISWA) parliament accuses the Ethiopian forces in Somalia serving under AU Mission of committing ‘crimes against humanity’. Speaking in an interview with Radio Shabelle, Abdulkadir Mohamed Ali, the lawmaker said Ethiopian soldiers have carried out several mass murder in Baay and Bakool regions. “Ethiopian troops are […]

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Al Shabaab retakes port city from allied troops

(Shabelle News) — Reports reaching Radio Shabelle news desk indicate that Al Shabaab fighters regained Marka after Govt forces and AU forces withdrew the city on Monday. Residents in the town said that the allied forces pulled out of the coastal town, located 100Km southwest of Mogadishu without resistance or firing a gunshot during their […]

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Somali Militants Retake Towns as Troops Retreat

(Shabelle) — Heavily armed Al-Shabaab militants have retaken Gal’ad town in Galgadud region of central Somalia after AMISOM troops retreated in the earlier hours on Monday morning Ethiopian forces of AMISOM contingent moved out at midday and the local administration and all other Somali security forces left a few minutes later, according to the residents. Following […]

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Amisom troops are not being paid properly despite the high risks involved with serving in Somalia

African Union troops in Somalia not paid for six months

By Catherine Byaruhanga, BBC Africa, Somalia (BBC News) — The allowances for African troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia have not been paid for at least six months, the BBC has learned. The 22,000-strong African Union force (Amisom) fighting the Islamist militant group al-Shabab is funded by the EU. An European Union source told the BBC […]

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Uganda says international partners are acting without coordination, and that this is causing problem

Uganda to withdraw troops from Somalia’s Amisom force

(BBC) — Uganda will pull its soldiers out of the African Union mission fighting Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia, its military chief has said. Gen Katumba Wamala said the decision to withdraw Ugandan troops by December 2017 was taken because of frustration with the Somali army and military advisers from US, UK and Turkey. Uganda […]

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Horrified shipwreck survivors watched as hundreds drowned

By Tania Karas, Athens ATHENS, Greece, May 2 (UNHCR) – All Yasin Osman Ibrahim and his three-year-old son Abdulrahman could do was watch in horror as more than 500 migrants and refugees drowned two weeks ago, in one of the Mediterranean’s worst shipwrecks in modern history. Clutching Abdulrahman to his chest, Yasin stood on the […]

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Migrant crisis: Hundreds dead after capsize, say survivors

Source: BBC News [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”12″] Migrant crisis Short migrant journey back to Turkey EU-Turkey migrant deal: A Herculean task Turkey has European Union over a barrel The tricky business of solving Europe’s migrant crisis [/pullquote]Hundreds of migrants drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, survivors have told the BBC […]

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Somalia’s president, prime minister and speaker of parliament have issued a joint condolence to the nation over an unconfirmed report that some migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a trip from Libya to Italy

Somalia’s president, prime minister and speaker of parliament have issued a joint condolence to the nation over an unconfirmed report that some migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a trip from Libya to Italy

Doonii biyya Masrii irraa gara Itaalii osoo deemaa jirtuu dhidhimterraa warri hafan akka jedhanitti, walii galatti namoonni doonii san yaabbatan gara namoota 550 yoo ta’an, kan dhuman gara 500 ti. Oromoon doonii sanirra turan, 250’tti yoo tilmaamaman; walii galatti hanga ammaatti baqattootni Oromoo lubbuun baraaraman 9 qofatu beekkame. Taarreen maqaa isaanii kan armaan gadii ti. […]

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Refugee deal with East African rulers?

Refugee deal with East African rulers?

Message: Nikolaus Steiner, Stephan Stuchlik (WDR) – Georg Restle: “The refugee deal with Turkey has raised primarily a question: How much are the EU and the federal government human rights actually worth? Obviously little. And apparently nothing more, if you look at the next deals that are now to be negotiated. Ironically, one of the […]

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Nine Somalis Dumped in Egyptian Sea After Kidnapped and Organs Removed by Traffickers in Egypt

(Cabays) — The political unrest that rocked Egypt since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 seems to have shaken the country’s law enforcement apparatus, creating loopholes for organ traffickers. The Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions, a non profit international health and human-rights organization, released a study that shines a spotlight an underground trade that world […]

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