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“The drought in Somalia has underscored the problems of international aid: its unaccountability, its focus on short-term intervention, and its perpetuation of a social and political system built on tribalism and corruption.” | Writes Liban Mahamad

Ambassador of Thailand to Somalia had a discussion with Director General and Director of Investment, Ministry of Trade of Somalia @MFAupdate  @MFAThai_PR_EN  #Africa  #Somalia  #Thailand  #ForeignPolicy  Read more:

“Every breath counts”: KSrelief and WHO join hands to prevent childhood deaths by increasing access to medical oxygen in Somalia@WHOEMRO  #Africa  #Somalia  #Children  #HumanitarianAid  #Deaths  #KSrelief  #Pneumonia  Read more:

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) Acting Force Commander visits Kismayo to assess peacekeeping operations @ATMIS_Somalia  #Africa  #Somalia  #Peacekeeping  #Defense  Read more:

“Old Somalia is going to come back,” he replies without hesitation. “This particular generation of non-secular Somalis will die away'' @FT 

''In every generation, there are changes. There was a time when I was in Somalia, and I thought that nearly everyone was like me. There will come a time when Somalis will be more or less like me again.” @FT 

That’s why he can’t write in Somalia, where, he once said with typically grim humour, “it’s cheaper to purchase a gun than a novel”. @FT 

He learnt Somali, Arabic, English and later Italian when his older brother, who went to school across the border in somalia'>Italian-speaking Somalia, started teaching him. His brother, now gone, also introduced him to literature, including Dostoyevsky. @FT 

In North of Dawn, published in 2018, a Somali couple have become thoroughly cosmopolitan Norwegians, but their son joins al-Shabaab, a militant Islamist group, and returns to Somalia. . @FT 

“‘I haven’t heard what?’ I said. And that is when he told me that, if I were to return to Somalia, I would receive no less than 30 years in prison.” @FT 


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This is really fascinating: Trump, just a few days after being declared the loser, signed orders to *immediately* withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Somalia. Evidence that he *knew* his term was going to end.

Spare a thought for Somalia this week as the US bombs it for the first time in 2022 and the latest time in a 15-year old war that never received enough attention for it to qualify as a Forgotten War.

Joe Biden has bombed Somalia three times in the last two weeks.

Somalia has suffered its deadliest single blast. At least 189 people were killed and more than 200 injured by a truck bomb in Mogadishu.

Here's Canadian Mounties greeting refugees from Somalia who walked across the border into Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS photo by Paul Chiasson

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Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.

Horrifying and heartbreaking. Prayers and thoughts for Somalia. ☹️

Horrified by terrorist bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia which killed at least 78 people. Many victims were young students returning to university. Too early to say for sure, but the attack bears the hallmark of al-Shabab. Another grim reminder of the terror threat that remains.

The Democratic excuses so far: 1. Omar is a benighted ignoramus who must be educated like a small child. 2. Omar's open anti-Semitism is ACKSHUALLY just anti-Israel rhetoric. 3. TRUMP! 4. Maybe she's anti-Semitic but the Holocaust was a long time ago and she's from Somalia.