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Qubanaha VOA, Jan. 24, 2019

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:29:00 +0300

Maxkamadda G/Banaadir oo amartay in lasii hayo Antony Thomas
Maxkamadda gobolka Banaadir ayaa maanta amartay in xabsiga dhexe ee Xamar lagu sii hayo nin ajnabi ah oo Sabtidii la soo dhaafay ay ciidamada dowladdu ka soo qabteen garoonka diyaaradaha Muqdisho.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:37:37 +0300

Somaliland oo diiwaan gelineysa madarasadaha quraanka
Wasaaradda Diinta iyo Awqaafta Somaliland ayaa bilowday hawlgallo ay ku diiwaangelinayso madarasadaha Quraanka, isla markaana loogu samaynayo manhaj isku mid ah.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:25:11 +0300

Xiisad siyaasadeed oo ka taagan gobolka Soomaalida Itoobiya
Mas’uuliyiinta Ismaamulka Soomaalida Itoobiya ayaa sheegay inaysan gorgortan ka geli doonin in sharciga la horgeyeo xubno la sheegay inay dambiyo ka galeen maamulka. Arrintan ayaa kusoo beegmaysa iyadoo la sheegayo in xiisad ku saabsan dib u habaynta xisbiga ka taliya gobolka is-maamulka Soomaalida ay jirto. Arrimahan ayaa Jaamac Buulle Jaamac uu ka waraystay Wasiirka cusub ee xafiiska xiririka dadweynaha maamulka Soomaalida Cabdullaahi Maxamed Mowliid Wasiirka  

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:21:21 +0300

Sarkaal ka tirsanaa dowladda oo Muqdisho lagu dilay
Maleeshiyada Al-Shabaab ayaa saaka xubin ka tirsan shaqaala rayidka ah ee dawladda ku toogtay magaalada Muqdisho. Marxuumka laga dilay ayaa lagu magacaabay Cabdi Maxamuud Cosobole (Cabdi Madoobe), waxaana uu ka tirsanaa xafiiska hanti dhowrka qaranka. Kooxda Al-Shabaab ayaa sheegatay mas’uuliyadda dilkan. Seynab Abuukar ayaa warkan kasoo dirtay Muqdisho.  

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:31:51 +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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American Airstrike in Somalia Kills 52 Shabab Extremists, U.S. Military Says
The airstrike comes days after the Shabab claimed responsibility for an assault on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed at least 14 people.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:37:25 GMT

Somali Pirates, a Kidnapping, Then a Facebook Message
A journalist who was held captive for years exchanged messages with a man who has been charged with his hostage taking.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:04 GMT

U.S. Military Airstrike Kills 60 Shabab Fighters in Somalia
The military said the strike, which followed attacks on Somali security forces and their American advisers, was the deadliest against the extremist group in nearly a year.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:12:51 GMT

The Forgotten Lessons of Black Hawk Down
The disaster in Somalia offered America a glimpse of the future of warfare. No one listened.

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:04:53 GMT

Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags
The announcement by the Shabab prompted a flurry of mocking memes. Some called Shabab the first eco-friendly terrorist organization.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:00:50 GMT

Trump Travel Ban: How It Affects the Countries
Many families from the Muslim-majority countries will not be reunited in America. Iran will take a large hit. Venezuela and North Korea — not so much.

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:18:24 GMT

‘God Knows Us. God Loves Us.’
Life on the margins in L.G.B.T. Africa.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:30:39 GMT

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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

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary
A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi's path from child refugee to in-demand model.

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT

Innovative investment transforms lives in Ethiopia
A pioneering partnership with IKEA Foundation turns a parched desert into valuable agricultural land for refugees and locals in Ethiopia's remote Somali region.

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR moves detained refugees out of harm's way in volatile Libyan capital
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in a joint effort with IOM, UNOCHA and the Libyan Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM), organized on Tuesday an urgent evacuation of some 300 refugees and migrants...

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR aids return of over 2,000 Somali refugees from Yemen
Yesterday (Monday, 6 August), a boat carrying 116 Somali refugees arrived in the port of Berbera in Somalia after sailing from Aden in Yemen on Sunday. This is the latest assisted spontaneous return facilitated...

Tue, 7 Aug 2018 00:00:01 GMT

In Jordan, sweet Ramadan treats unite refugees and locals
As Eid approaches, women from around the Arab world join forces to make traditional holiday pastries and deliver them to needy families in Amman.

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:01 GMT