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Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Hundreds of soldiers were deployed across Mogadishu where Somali Islamist extremists have carried out terror attacks targeting Turkish interests. Erdogan, on his second visit to Somalia, [...]

Why Somaliland? Why?

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Introduction Summary Why Somaliland still unrecognised by any other state? What is the problem tree? Is it Somaliland politicians, or other UN member state countries? And finally is it legal or political issue what protects Somaliland from its deserved recognition? In this commentary I would like to discover some ripostes to the above mentioned questions. [...]

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The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) – Turkey’s international development body – will officially open Sunday a training and research hospital in Somalia’s capital. According to the Turkish Health Ministry, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu will attend the official opening of the 200-bed Mogadishu Somalia-Turkey Training and Research Hospital on Sunday. The two countries signed [...]

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New York, Jan 23 (IBNS) The United Nations and its international partners on Thursday voiced concern over delays in the resolution of Somalia’s long-standing political crisis and in the implementation of a stability-building mechanism as they called on the Horn of Africa nation’s President, Prime Minister and Federal Parliament ‘to unite for the greater good [...]

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NONFICTION: A searing account of a young Somali man who fled Mogadishu for South Africa, where he encounters opportunity and violence. “Perversely, xenophobia is a product of citizenship, the claiming of a new birthright. Finally, we belong here, and that means that you do not.” This is Jonny Steinberg’s comment on a harrowing episode in [...]

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has criticized a December decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that France should compensate convicted Somali pirates for trial delays. “These criminals have been responsible for taking hostage thousands of seafarers who were subjected to unprovoked violence and sometimes torture,” a spokesperson for the IMB said in [...]

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The leader of Somali’s autonomous Somaliland region, Ahmed Muhammed Silanyo, has hailed Turkish schools for their efforts to bring up a bright, new generation in the Somalia, calling on Turkish entrepreneurs to open more schools in the country. Turkish schools in Somalia have shown great success. Hailing the success of Turkish schools in Somaliland, Silanyo [...]

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Mogadishu, 24 January 2015 – The Minister of Information, H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, today addressed the media, providing an update on the progress of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) over the last week. The Minister discussed various issues: the continuing fight against corruption; the signing of the Convention of the Rights of Children; celebrations to [...]

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Before graduating from Ohio State in the spring, Abdilahi Hassan made himself a promise: For the first time, he would visit Somalia, his family’s homeland, and when he came back, he would start his own business. The 26-year-old made good on both vows. Over the summer, he spent a little more than a month in [...]

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My mother came to America for one reason and one reason only. The “American Dream.” What she didn’t know was the land we held onto might be sacrificed for that dream. She came from Somalia, which was going through a civil war at the time. My mom fled to Europe in 1992 while pregnant with [...]

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