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‘The Pirates Of Somalia’ Trailer: Evan Peters Gets In Over His Head


Evan Peters and his fake beard might be in trouble in The Pirates of Somalia trailer. In the drama inspired by a true story, Peters plays a journalist who hopes to investigate Somali pirates, only to get more than he bargained for. The new film from The Bronze director Bryan Buckley also stars a very sleepy looking Al Pacino and Captain Phillips break-out Barkhad Abdi. Al ...

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Somalia’s al Shabaab militants attack military base outside Mogadishu, say kill 17 soldiers


Somalia’s al Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group said on Friday. Residents and officials confirmed the attack, but gave no details on casualties. “After morning prayer today, two Mujahideen rammed into Barire military base with suicide ...

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Ethiopia must let Somalia determine its own fate


Ethiopia has long been a thorn in the side of Somalia, a troublesome neighbour, and an obstacle to regional peace. In an ideal world, the two countries would be brotherly nations but in reality the opposite is the case. The energy and resources spent by these erstwhile adversaries in undermining each other — could have made both nations prosperous. To ...

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Farmajo’s betrayal of the Somali people


All betrayals are not made equal. In recent weeks, a political disaster of epic proportions has befallen upon Somalia. The Somali government has committed what many – including some of its staunchest supporters – consider a treasonous act. Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has extradited a Somali citizen, a highly decorated military officer, a war hero who was ...

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We are not UN employees, Museveni tells AMISOM


President Museveni has told countries contributing troops to the peace keeping mission in Somalia that they are not United Nations (UN) employees but allies offering pan-Africanism services. The President made the remarks at a meeting of African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troop contributing countries in New York, US on Thursday. He emphasised that the troops’ role in Somalia is ...

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Ethiopian gov’t rehabilitating people displaced by Oromo-Somali clashes


Ethiopian government is rehabilitating the 70,000 people displaced due to conflict in the border areas of Oromia and Somali regional states. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Mitiku Kassa Commissioner of Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) said a committee that comprises representatives of different government entities has been established to help with the rehabilitation efforts. “The committee will provide ...

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Secretary-General’s remarks to High-Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response [as delivered]


I thank the World Bank for co-hosting this event and I thank all of you for being here to express your solidarity with some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Nearly seven months have passed since my Call to Action to respond to the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen. Since then, ...

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Ohio Somali Community Shocked by Teen’s Slaying


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy has shaken Columbus’ community of Somali refugees. The Dispatch reports Mohamed Abdulkadir was found shot to death Monday afternoon in the driveway of a Columbus home. Residents and family have told The Dispatch that Mohamed came home after classes at Licking Heights High School and then walked to a ...

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Somali book fair offers respite from bombs


MOGADISHU – Long associated with pirates, famine and bombs, Somalia showed a different face to the world this week as it welcomed foreign writers for the first time to its annual book fair. The event took place for the third time in the scarred seaside capital Mogadishu, but until now security was too precarious for overseas authors to take part. ...

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At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia, Somali Regions


WASHINGTON —  At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker said. Speaking to VOA Somali Service, Boqor Ali Omar Allale said at least 32 ethnic Somalis, including his younger brother, were killed on Monday night in Awaday, a small town ...

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