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Ciidamada Kenya iyo Ethiopia oo Xadgudubyo Lagu Eedeeyey
Warbixin ay qortay qeybta ilaalinta rayidka ee hay'adaha gargaarka ee ka hawlaga Soomaaliya ayaa ku eedeenaysa ciidamada Kenya iyo Itoobiya iyo kuwa AMISOM in hawklgalladooda Soomaaliya ay xadgudub ku yihiin mabaadi’da bani'aadannimada.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:09:41 +0300

Wareysi: La-taliyaha Amniga Qaranka Madaxweyne Farmaajo
Xuseen Macalin Maxamud (Damuumaaye) oo ah la-taliyaha Amniga Qaranka ee Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya ayaa maanta faah faahin ka bixiyay Qorshaha Amniga Qaranka Soomaaliyeed.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:27:08 +0300

Hiiraan: Dagaal Dhexmaray Al-Shabaab iyo Ciidamada Ethiopia
Ciidamada Ethiopia iyo Al-Shabaab ayaa maalintii labaad waxaa uu dagaal goos goos ah ku dhexmarayaa deegaano ku yaalla inta u dhaxeysa magaalada Baledweyne iyo deegaanka Halgan.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:20:03 +0300

Boosaaso: Shan Qof oo Qaraxyo Watay oo la Qabtay
Taliska qeybta booliska ee gobolka Bari ee Puntland ayaa maanta Shir jaraa’id oo ay ku qabteen magaaladda Boosaaso ku soo bandhigay 5 nin oo la sheegay inay wateen waxyaabaha qarxa.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:13:08 +0300

Trump oo Maanta Shaacinaya Qorshe Canshuur Dhimis
Filashada qorshaha canshuur dhimista loo sameynayo shirkadaha waa weyn iyo shaqsiyaadka ee madaxweyne Donald Trump ayaa sare u qaaday qiimaha suuqyada saamiyada Mareykanka shalay iyo kuwa qaaradda Asia, xalay.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:35:15 +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 do 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. And through the Commonwealth Graves Commission, of the 44 who died in both world wars, 4 were close 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 is not the first country to suffer massive civilian losses, and is one of many where civilian losses 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.

And I claim Raymond Austen Dodgson as my own. I now have proof that my own are part of the soil of the African continent. We are one.

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 makes his father and my grandfather first cousins. He was the only son of his father, who died between world wars in South Africa where he was 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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Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who was visiting a nearby base in Djibouti, said that he was not yet calling on the Navy to respond but that civilian mariners must be on alert.

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:57:55 -0500

8 Indians Rescued From Somali Pirates, Officials Say
The eight had been taken hostage two days earlier during a clash between Somali forces and the pirates.

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:24:01 -0500

Suicide Bombing at Somalia Army Camp Kills at Least 7
The militant group Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a suicide bomber wore an army officer’s uniform.

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:42:01 -0500

10 Die in Somalia Suicide Attack on New Army Chief
A bomber killed only civilians as he tried to ram a vehicle into the newly installed commander’s convoy. The Shabab group claimed responsibility.

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:26:35 -0500

Somalia’s President Declares War on Shabab Militants
The country’s newly elected leader, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, offered an amnesty to any militants who surrendered within 60 days.

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:47:16 -0500

Somali Pirates Attack, Raising Fears That a Menace Is Back
Pirates waylaid four ships recently, raising fears that a new version of the menace that ran from 2008 to 2012 has returned to the Indian Ocean.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:03:04 -0500

Somali Pirates Strike Again, Seizing Indian Vessel and Crew
A small boat was taken off the coast of Somalia, the second vessel seized in recent weeks by hijackers in the region.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:41:40 -0500

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Sowing the Seeds of Social Entrepreneurship
Somali refugee invests in the youth of South Africa together with Absa/Barclays Africa Bank

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR says death risk from starvation in Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria growing, displacement already rising
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Hungry and desperate, thousands of Somalis trek to Ethiopia
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IGAD Summit: UNHCR appeals for continued and strong support to Somalia and countries hosting Somali refugees

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Statement by Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey at the special session of IGAD Ministerial Committee on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees
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Somali refugee leader insists local integration in South Africa is best solution of all
Refugee leader says local integration is still the best solution for most Somali refugees in South Africa despite increased resentment towards them.

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