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Dib u dhis lagu billaabay isgoyska Zoobe
Magaalada Muqdisho waxaa maanta ka billowday dib u dhis lagu sameynayo laamiga isgoyska Zoobe oo qaraxii dhowaan ka dhacay uu burburiyey.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:16:26 +0300

Hooyo iyo ilmaheeda oo lagu dilay Qandala
Kooxo hubeysan ayaa xalay Tuulada Canjeel ee ka tirsan degmada Qandala waxay ku dileen Haweeney iyo Ilmo ay dhashay.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:08:45 +0300

Daalibaan oo weerar ku dishay 43 askari
Wasaaradda gaashnaadhigga Afghanistan ayaa sheegtay in ugu yaraan 43 askari la dilay kadib markii Daalibaan ay maanta weerar ku qaadeen saldhiga milatari oo ku yaalla koonfurta dalkaas.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:30:33 +0300

Banaanbax baroordiiq ah oo ka dhacay Gaarisa
Boqolaal qof ayaa isugu soo baxay Magaalada Gaarisa ee xarunta gobolka Waqooyiga Bari Kenya, si ay ugu baroor diiqaan dhacdadii 14-kii October ee Isgoyska Zoobe.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:19:43 +0300

Hab cusub oo lagu soo kordhinayo xawaaladaha
Lacagta xawaaladaha ee laga diro dibadaha ayaa qeyb muhim ah kaga jira dhaqaalaha dalal badan oo soo koraya, gaar ahaan Soomaaliya, oo deeqaha shisheey, iyo lacagaha maalgashiga labadaba lagu diro xawaalad.  Laakiin dadka fallanqeeya arrimaha dhaqaalaha ayaa ka digaya ahmiyadda adeegga xawaaladda aaney si wanaagsan u fahamsaneyn hey’adaha shisheeye ee dejiya xeerarka lacagta iyo Bangiyada, taasoo halis gelineysa baraaraha iyo nolosha malaayiin qof. Sida uu London kaga soo waramayo...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:18 +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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Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration
Even in a country accustomed to pervasive violence, the double truck bombings that killed hundreds in Mogadishu on Saturday were a shock.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:19:36 -0500

Truck Explosions Kill Hundreds in Somalia
More than 270 were killed and hundreds injured in Mogadishu on Saturday, in twin blasts that officials called one of the deadliest attacks to hit the capital since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:34:03 -0500

Mogadishu Truck Bombings Are Deadliest Attack in Decades
With at least 270 people dead, suspicion fell on the Shabab, a militant group that has been losing ground but, it now appears, perhaps not strength.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:18:20 -0500

Truck Bomb Kills at Least 20 in Somalia’s Capital
The explosion, which injured more than a dozen others, targeted a busy road and was described as the most powerful blast in years.

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:15:26 -0500

Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs
Foreign leaders and immigrant groups here reacted strongly to new restrictions being imposed by President Trump.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:32:16 -0500

New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries
Starting next month, most citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be indefinitely barred from entering the United States.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:54:25 -0500

Children Are Among the Dead After a U.S.-Backed Raid in Somalia
Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid, a deputy governor said, and the United States military confirmed that it had provided support for an operation in the area.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 19:07:17 -0500

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UNHCR provides aid to Mogadishu attack survivors
Deadly attack in busy commercial area kills over 300 people, injures hundreds of others.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Amid danger, Somali refugees in Yemen return home
In first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement, 133 refugees departed for Somalia

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins
In the first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement for Somali refugees from Yemen, 133 refugees departed yesterday for Somalia. Given the current life-threatening conditions in Yemen for many civilians,...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:01 GMT

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:01 GMT

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Five athletes heading from Kenya to the IAAF championships in London will be the first refugees to take part in the competition.

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia
Arriving in Canada as refugee was overwhelming for Osman, but now he has found his feet and is determined to help others.

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