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A new report says an estimated 43,000 people died last year amid Somalia's historic drought, ...

The Berkshire Eagle 20 Mar 2023
... year amid Somalia's historic drought, half of them children ... Quality local journalism needs your support.

In Somalia, Women Journalists Are Changing the Narrative

Beijing News 02 Mar 2023
But when it came to pursuing a career in journalism - a male-dominated profession in Somalia - her father was against it ... That's a problem common among Somalia's female journalists, many of whom defy family and societal expectations to do work that they believe is integral to their nation's future.

Somali Journalist Freed in Surprise Move Hours After Conviction

Voa News 14 Feb 2023
... in Somalia," he added.� ... "Continuing his prosecution not only casts a chilling effect on media freedom and journalism, but it also significantly contributes to the closing civic space in the country," they said in a joint letter to Somalia's attorney general in December.��.

US military kills senior Islamic State official in Somalia

The Berkshire Eagle 26 Jan 2023
special operations forces have killed a senior Islamic State group official and 10 other terrorist operatives in remote northern Somalia, the Biden administration announced Thursday ... Al-Sudani had originally been designated the Treasury Department in 2012 for his role with al-Shabab, another terrorist organization operating in Somalia.

Empire by Invitation

The Intercept 19 Jan 2023
At the Peace, Security, and Governance panel on December 13, Presidents Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia, and Mohamed Bazoum of Niger joined African Union Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat in appealing for more U.S ... Fearless journalism ... This is clearest in Somalia, where Mohamud recently asked the U.S.

US airstrikes kill 15 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia, AFRICOM says

Stars and Stripes 19 Dec 2022
STUTTGART, Germany — More than a dozen al-Qaida linked militants were killed in separate airstrikes in Somalia, U.S ... The strikes, which came at the request of Somalia’s government, hit on Dec ... American actions are undertaken to support Somalia’s ongoing campaign to disrupt terrorism, AFRICOM said in the statement.

'Our pride': Morocco keeps Africa's hope alive in World Cup

The Berkshire Eagle 09 Dec 2022
In Somalia, where most people consider themselves Arabs, the enthusiastic support for Morocco has led a young man to abandon his longtime backing of Portugal in the quarterfinals ... Abdullahi Hassan Suleyman, a football commentator and journalist based in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, said Morocco’s performance has been unexpected.

The Inside Story-A Free Press Matters TRANSCRIPT

Voa News 03 Nov 2022
We’ll show you the global threat to free and independent journalism. From Mexico to Somalia and Hong Kong… see what’s being done to ensure local media has a voice ... Our journalists know firsthand the risks for media working in some of the most repressive regions in the world—and also how credible, independent journalism can affect change.

Somalia Humanitarian Reporter Killed in Mogadishu bombing

Voa News 31 Oct 2022
Journalist Mohamed Isse Hassan Koonaa was working in Mogadishu, writing a script for a video report on a speech by President Hassan Mohamud, when an explosion occurred at about 2.10 p.m. local time Saturday. � ... � ... He studied multimedia journalism at the University of Garden City in Khartoum, Sudan, and returned to Somalia in 2017 to pursue his career ... .

Police tell Somali state media there are "scores" of casualties after 2 blasts at a ...

The Berkshire Eagle 29 Oct 2022
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police tell Somali state media there ... Quality local journalism needs your support.

Two explosions rock Somalia's capital, killing at least 30

The Berkshire Eagle 29 Oct 2022
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bombs exploded Saturday at a busy junction in Somalia's capital near key government offices, leaving “scores of civilian casualties" including children, national police said ... Associated Press journalist Mohamed Sheikh Nor in Mogadishu, Somalia, contributed ... Quality local journalism needs your support.

8 killed in Somalia as militants attack port city hotel

The Berkshire Eagle 23 Oct 2022
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Eight people were killed after militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayo, an attack that started with a suicide bombing Sunday before gunmen forcibly entered and exchanged fire with security forces ... The group also opposes the presence of foreign troops in Somalia.

Local, int'l journalists groups condemn arrest of Somali press union chief

Anadolu Agency 12 Oct 2022
Abdirahman Yusuf Omar, Somalia's deputy information minister, told the CPJ that Mumin's arrest did not have to do with journalism or his opinions and said he would share information once "security agencies finalize (the) issue."

'So many children dying': Somalia drought brings famine near

The Berkshire Eagle 05 Oct 2022
DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys ... He set off from a seaside city on the northern edge of Somalia two weeks ago ... In Somalia, a nation of poets, droughts are named for the kind of pain they bring ... Associated Press writer Omar Faruk in Mogadishu, Somalia, contributed.