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Qubanaha VOA, May 23, 2019

Thu, 23 May 2019 02:08:00 +0300

Wareysi Gaar ah: M. Ku-xigeenka Jubaland
Maxamuud Sayid Aadan, Madaxweyne Kuxigeenka Jubaland ayaa wareysigan dheer kaga hadlaya arrimo ay ku jiraan darbiga ay Kenya ka dhisayso xadka ay la leedahay Somalia iyo khilaafka u dhexeeya maamulkiisa iyo dawladda federaalka.

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:55:21 +0300

Qarax dhimasho sababay oo ka dhacay Muqdisho
Ugu yaraan shan qof ayaa ku geeriyootay 10 kalena way ku dhaawacmeen qarax babauur oo maanta ka dhacay bar kontorool oo ku taalla agagaarka taallada Daljirka ee magaalada Muqdisho.

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:01:32 +0300

Mareykanka oo 'laba toddobaad u qabtay Turkey'
Aqalka Kremlin-ka ee looga arrimiyo Ruushka ayaa cambaareeyey kuna sheegay wax aan la aqbali karin waqti la sheegay in Mareykanka uu u qabtay Turkiga, si uu uga laabto heshiis uu ku iibsanayo habka difaaca gantaallaha Ruushka ee S-400, taa beddelkeedna uu iibsado midka Mareykanka ee Patriot.

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:47:21 +0300

Cudurka daacuunka oo ka dillaacay Wajeer
Hal qof ayaa cudurka dacuunka ugu geeriyooday magaalada Wajeer ee Gobolka Waqooyiga Bari ee dalka Kenya. Sidoo kale in ka badan 42 qof oo cudurka uu soo ritay ayaa waxaa lagu dhabiibaya isbtaalka guud ee Wajeer Wasarada Cafiamaadka Wajeer ayaa xaqiijisay jiritaanka daacuunka.  Wariyaha VOA-da, Maxamed Faarax Shire ayaa warbixintan Gaarisa ka soo diray.  

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:15:57 +0300
Somalia, resting place of a Dodgson. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n1 p0429.

According to the Commonwealth Graves Commission, the last resting place of a Raymond Austen Dodgson, died in service of the North Rhodesian Regiment on Aug 18, 1940, is Somalia, in Hargeisa War Cemetery.

I did not know if he was a close or distant relative, but the name Dodgson has been passed down through males since someone could not properly spell "Rogerson" in a village in Yorkshire. I know from the Commonwealth Graves Commission, that 44 named Dodgson died in both world wars, 4 who died in the First World War I have determined were relatives of my father and grandfather.

Of the 18 Dodgsons who perished from guns and explosions in the Second World War, 9 were civilians, bombed from above.

Somalia today continues to suffer massive civilian losses, and is one of many countries where civilian losses from military exercises outnumber military losses. Loss of life from German guns or Al Shabaab guns is still loss of life; their mothers mourn them, and so do I. Some of the videos on this page bear witness to a country emerging out of the ashes.

Update 20170320: Raymond Austen Dodgson was the result of a marriage between the Dodgson and Austen families who separately produced Lews Carroll and Jane Austen. He was a great-grandson of William Oliver Dodgson, London stock-broker and railway oligarch, who was also my ancestor. Which means his father and my grandfather were first cousins. He was my second cousin once removed.

He was the only son of his parents. His father, Richard Heathfield Dodgson, died between the world wars in South Africa, where he had been growing oranges. His mother returned to England, became Mrs Harrison, and deeply mourned her lost son the rest of her life.
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Talking about Somalia at the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Conference. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0918


The annual gathering of politicians and "we the people" started today in Washington, DC.

The first panel I witnessed was chaired by Congressman Keith Ellison, of Minnesota, and include Ambassador Johnny Carson, who was the State Department's number 1 person on Africa, a representative from USAID, and 2 Somali women activists.


The tone was subdued, Somalis are having a hard time in their own country, and Somali youths living in Minnesota often have great challenges.

However, I was hearing that things are being done in Somalia, a great change from the symposium of Somalia held 4 years ago in the offices of the American Bar Association in Manhattan. Then, the former ambassador to Somalia was almost in tears, talking about the history of Somalia and how things were deteriorating even further.


I asked the panel about Turkey, because I know that turkey has a peacekeeping role in Somalia. Yes, indeed, and the country is giving aid, but it is only to Mogadishu.

Page updated Apr 28, 2015.

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U.S. Airstrikes and Raids Killed 120 Civilians in 2018, Pentagon Says
The number of civilian casualties investigated by the Defense Department is far lower than what watchdog groups have also reported.

Thu, 02 May 2019 17:53:28 GMT

Gaslighting an Entire Nation
The U.S. usually underreports civilian deaths caused by its airstrikes. Proving it in Somalia is uniquely difficult.

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 16:15:09 GMT

Cuban Doctors Abducted in Kenya, and Officials Point to the Shabab
Two Cuban doctors were abducted near the Kenyan border with Somalia in a bold attack that officials say was probably linked to the Shabab militant group.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 20:17:32 GMT

U.S. Acknowledges Airstrike in Somalia Caused Civilian Deaths
The announcement comes after Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, the head of Africa Command, ordered a review of all airstrikes conducted in Somalia since 2017.

Fri, 05 Apr 2019 17:56:50 GMT

Deadly Explosion Outside Crowded Restaurant in Mogadishu
The explosion on a busy road in the Somalia capital killed at least 15 people and destroyed two restaurants and cars parked in the area.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:30:20 GMT

This New Generation of Weapons Could Mean More Covert Airstrikes Around the World
The United States has been dropping munitions on Shabab insurgents in Somalia using a dispenser called the common launch tube, which could enable the Pentagon to turn virtually any aircraft into a high-tech gunship.

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:00:01 GMT

Gunmen Storm Somalia Government Building, Killing Minister and Others
Security forces had battled five assailants who entered a building housing two ministries in Mogadishu. The militant group Shabab claimed responsibility.

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:50:37 GMT

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New exhibition in Venice explores the experience of refugees
Rothko in Lampedusa showcases work by artists such as Ai Weiwei and those of five emerging artists from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast and Somalia who are refugees.

Sat, 11 May 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Former Somali refugee inspires children with illustrated book
Habso Mohamud grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya and has something to say to children around the world: "We are the agents of change."

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Seeking safety in Rwanda, Somali refugee finds opportunity and love
Ali Abdi fled conflict in Somalia two decades ago and is now a proud business owner and father in Rwanda's capital.

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR chief praises Ethiopia's innovative approach to refugees
Filippo Grandi visits groundbreaking projects that improve the lives of refugees and their host communities.

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Once his only option, running is now Somali refugee's passion
Inspired by Olympic champion Mo Farah, Guled joined a running club in his adopted Cairo and began chasing his dreams.

Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR flight evacuates 132 refugees from Libya detention
Latest evacuation of vulnerable refugees from Libyan detention centres to Niger for onward solutions brings total helped in past year to almost 2,500.

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT