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Galmudug iyo Ahlu-Sunna oo ka Hadlay Dagaalka Galgaduud
Wararka ka imaanaya gobolka Galguduud ayaa sheegaya in caawa ay degganyihiin goobo ay galabta ku dagaalameen ciidamo kala taabacsan maamulka Galmudug iyo ururka Ahlu-Sunna Wal-Jameeca oo ku dhow magaalada Dhuusa Mareeb.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:10:45 +0300

Griezmann oo Laba Kulan La Ganaaxay
Weerar-yahanka Atletico Madrid, Antoine Griezmann ayaa la ganaaxay laba kulan, kadib markii uu aflagaaddeeyay garsoorihii dhex dhexaadinayay ciyaartii ay kooxdiisa Atletico bar baraha labada gool iyo labada gool la gashay Sabtidii kooxda Girona.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:46:28 +0300

Dowladda Somalia oo Eedeysay Beesha Caalamka
Dowladda Soomaaliya ayaa maanta ku eedeysay beesha caalamka inay ka soo bixi waayeen ballanqaadyaddii taageero dhaqaale ee loogu fidiyay dowladda.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:26:47 +0300

Sarkaal Shabaab ah oo Isku Dhiibay Dowladda
Sarkaal maleeshiyada Al-Shabaab u qaabilsanaa dhinaca caafimaadka ayaa isu dhiibay ciidamada dowladda Soomaaliya ee ku sugan degmada Maxaas ee gobalka Hiiraan.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:14:14 +0300

Dagaal Dhexmaray Galmudug iyo Ahlu-Sunna
Wararka ka imaanaya gobolka galguduud ee bartamaha Soomaaliya ayaa sheegaya in galabta uu dagaal ku dhex maray meel ku dhow magaalada Dhuusa-Mareeb ciidamo kala taabacsan maamulka Galmudug iyo Ururka Ahlu-Sunna Wal-jameeca. Wararkii ugu dambeeyay ee dagalka ayaa Ibrahim Xassan Dandurey waxa uu ka wareystay, wariyeheenna Cabdi Waaxid Macalin Isaaq.  

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:10:58 +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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Fleeing Hardship, Then Pushed Into Sea, They Landed in a Country at War
Migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, forced overboard from two boats last week, came ashore in war-torn Yemen. They were hoping to find work in the countries of the Persian Gulf.

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:21:41 -0500

An Ex-Shabab Leader Surrenders in Somalia, Officials Say
Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow surrendered to government forces on Sunday, in a surprise move that could weaken the country’s Islamist militants.

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:04:32 -0500

This Is What Hunger Looks Like — Again
The entwining of wars and famine has multiplied the magnitude of death and displacement in Somalia.

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:30:12 -0500

At Least 50 Migrants Drown as Smuggler Throws Them Into Sea
The victims had fled Ethiopia and Somalia, facing acute hunger, and were headed for Yemen, one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:12:07 -0500

Car Bomb Kills at Least 6 and Injures 13 Others in Mogadishu
A police official said the explosion near a police station in the capital of Somalia on Sunday might have been the work of a suicide bomber.

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:19:54 -0500

U.N. Report Says Saudi-Led Coalition Attacked Migrant Boat Off Yemen
The attack in March killed more than 40 people when a helicopter fired on a boat of migrants fleeing the fighting in Yemen.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:52:08 -0500

U.S. Carries Out Drone Strike Against Shabab Militants in Somalia
The operation against the insurgent group comes three months after President Trump relaxed rules for strikes in the region.

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:31:33 -0500

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Refugee team competes in World Athletics Championships
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.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Refugee Food Festival has European diners asking for more
For its second year the festival goes continental, serving more than 10,000 diners in 13 cities in six countries in 15 days.

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:01 GMT

Refugee and migrant flows through Libya on the rise – report
UNHCR study finds the North African country is by far the preferred jumping off point for refugees and migrants hoping to reach Europe, yet it is particularly unsafe.

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:00:01 GMT

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