Tag: somalia

Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

| September 10, 2014

(GIN)–A U.S. drone war on the insurgency in Somalia has overlooked the war on women–specifically the abuse, rapes and attacks on women and girls by AMISOM—the African Union Mission in Somalia, a new report by Human Rights Watch has disclosed. In its report titled “The Power These Men Have Over Us,” the New York-based Human […]

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Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

Rights group demands ends to U.S. support for Kenyan anti-terror group

| August 20, 2014

(GIN)–A U.S. and U.K.-funded anti-terrorism unit has carried out a series of killings and “enforced disappearances” during its fight against militant Islamists in Kenya, says the NY-based Human Rights Watch. HRW said it also found evidence of arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of terrorism suspects in detention. “Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people […]

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Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

Kenyan round-up of refugees nets 300 children

| June 27, 2014

(GIN)–As part of a controversial anti-terrorism operation, Kenya is rounding up and detaining Somali refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers, separating parents from young children. Some of the children are said to be confined to a Nairobi stadium without a parent or guardian. Emanuel Nyabera, spokesman for the U.N. Refugee Agency, expressed concern for some 300 children […]

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Somali mother of stowaway teen weeps to learn of risky flight

Somali mother of stowaway teen weeps to learn of risky flight

(GIN)—The mother of the 14-year-old boy who risked death to stow away in the wheel well of a plane bound for Hawaii wept upon learning of his life-threatening adventure. Ubah Mohamed Abdullahi, who lives in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, said it was the first news she had heard about her lost son for six […]

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Reprisals expected for deadly attack on Mombasa church

Reprisals expected for deadly attack on Mombasa church

| March 27, 2014

(GIN)—As Kenyans grieve for the victims of a shocking attack on a Sunday church service in the city of Likoni, Mombasa, plans are afoot to raise the stakes of war in neighboring Somalia. Six people died in the attack including the mother of an 18 month old boy who shielded the child with her body. […]

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U.N. urges countries to shelter Somali refugees fleeing deepening war

U.N. urges countries to shelter Somali refugees fleeing deepening war

| February 7, 2014

The U.N. is appealing to countries not to deport Somali refugees as the situation in southern and central Somalia is still unsafe.

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U.S. troops boost forces in Nigeria, Somalia

U.S. troops boost forces in Nigeria, Somalia

| January 19, 2014

A small team of U.S. advisors reportedly was sent “secretly” to Somalia to assist with operations against militant fundamentalists Al Shabab.

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Surprise U.S. raids on Somalia, Libya to seize terror suspects worry experts

Surprise U.S. raids on Somalia, Libya to seize terror suspects worry experts

| October 15, 2013

(GIN)—After two surprise U.S. raids, one into Somalia and one into Libya to capture suspected terrorists, the Libyan government is demanding an explanation of the unannounced maneuver. In the Libyan operation, U.S. special forces seized Nazih al-Ragye, a.k.a Abu Anas al-Liby—a Libyan who is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya […]

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American-born jihadi militant killed in Somalia

| September 24, 2013

An American-born man who became a jihadi militant in Somalia and on the FBI’s most wanted list was shot to death this week in an ambush reportedly ordered by the same Somali al-Qaeda militants he had joined.

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