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Al Shabaab oo Weerartey Xerada Daynuunaay
Wararka naga soo gaadhaya magaalada Baydhabo ee xarunta gobolka Bay ayaa sheegaya in iska hor imaad hubaysani uu ka dhacay xerada Ciidanka Daynuunay oo ku taalla duleedka bari ee magaalada Baydhabo.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:08:03 +0300

Barnaamijka Caweyska Washington
Barnaamijka Caweyska Washington ee toddobaadkan waxaan idiinku haynaa qeybo kala duwan oo xiiso leh, kuwaas oo ka hadlaya Ramadaanta iyo wixii kala qabsaday qaar ka mid ah dadka soo soomay.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:34:57 +0300

Martida: Wasiir Xasan Xuseen Xaaji
Barnaamijka Martida ee toddobaadkan waxaa marti ku ah Xasan Xuseen Xaaji, Wasiirka Caddaaladda ee DF ee Somalia, waxaana uu ku jawaabayaa su'aalo la xiriira garsoorka Somalia

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:29:11 +0300

Dhageyso: Barnaamijka Dhacdooyinka Todobaadka
Barnaamijka Dhacdooyinka todobaadka waxaa inala socodsiinaya Jamaal Axmed Cismaan.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:34:18 +0300

Barnaamijka Hambalyada iyo Heesaha
Barnaamijka Hambalyada iyo Heesaha ee toddobaadkan waxaa inoo haya Ibraahim Xasan Daanduray iyo Nuur Xasan Nuur

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:25:26 +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.

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Shabab Kill 31 and Take Hostages in Somalia’s Capital
Members of the extremist group bombed a hotel popular with foreigners and then began firing at a nearby restaurant in Mogadishu.

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:09:31 -0500

U.S. Strikes Shabab, Likely a First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia
Eight militants were believed killed in the airstrike, two and a half months after Mr. Trump cleared the way for strikes with no self-defense rationale.

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:56:59 -0500

Shabab Fighters Kill Dozens, Including Children, in Somalia
The extremist group said it stormed a military base in northeastern Somalia. But the government disputed the death toll.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:23:46 -0500

Somalia and the Limits of U.S. Bombing
President Trump will achieve little by choosing airstrikes and military operations over aid and diplomacy in Somalia.

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:19:23 -0500

Drinking Fanta With Islamist Militants
Visiting Mogadishu in the fall of 2006, I was prepared to confront angry Islam. What I saw stunned me, but not in the way you might expect.

Sat, 13 May 2017 16:40:35 -0500

Navy SEAL Who Died in Somalia Was Alongside, Not Behind, Local Forces
The SEALs were in the country for “an advise, assist and accompany mission,” and Pentagon officials said Somali forces were supposed to lead the operation.

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:34:04 -0500

Somalia Raid Kills Shabab Leader and 3 Associates
The raid, carried out shortly after the killing of a Navy SEAL team member, was part of Somalia’s renewed effort to rout the Shabab, the Islamist militant group.

Sun, 07 May 2017 20:34:24 -0500

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Iftar meals bring spirit of Ramadan to struggling refugees
In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. Ms. Jolie met around 200 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents...

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Lyon restaurant serves up Syrian menu to launch Refugee Food Festival
After last year's success, the festival goes international with events in 13 European cities, starting in the capital of French gastronomy.

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 GMT

As Yemen conditions deteriorate, Somali refugees look to return home
As the bitter conflict in Yemen grinds on and the humanitarian situation there continues to deteriorate, conditions facing the almost 280,000 refugees in-country are worsening and their needs and vulnerabilities...

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:01 GMT

As war grinds on in Yemen, Somali refugees eye return
Facing danger and growing hardship in Yemen, some 30,600 Somalis have reportedly returned home since war broke out in 2015.

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR revises funding needs for displaced Somalis
UNHCR, the UN Refuge Agency is revising its funding requirements for people displaced inside Somalia and for Somali refugees in the region. We are seeking some USD 488 million to provide continued support...

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:01 GMT