Daily Archives: August 17, 2014

AMISOM and Somali Government to launch final assault on Al Shabaab

Mogadishu August 17th, 2014 (BARTAMAHA) —  The Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will within the next few days launch the final assault to smoke-out Al Shabaab insurgents from the areas they control in some parts of … read more »

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Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya Oo Dib U Howlgeliyay Jaamacaddii Ummadda Soomaaliyeed (Sawirro)

Muqdisho (BARTAMAHA) Muddo kaddib waxaa lugu wada inay shaqo bilowdo Jaamacadda ummadda Soomaaliyeed taas oo an shaqeyn 24-tii sano ee la soo dhafay. Shir ka dhacay xarunta madaxatooyada Soomaaliya oo u shir guddoomiyey madaxweynaha Soomaaliya,Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud ayaa looga hadlay qodobbo … read more »

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Kenya to close borders to travellers from Ebola states

Nairobi (BBC) Kenyan officials say the country is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.Kenya’s health secretary said Kenyans and medical workers flying in from those states would still … read more »

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Somalia pulls out of refugee talks again

Somalia for the second time has pulled out of a long-awaited deal to repatriate more than half a million Somali refugees, and Kenya is now considering dealing with the administration of the Jubaland region. The tripartite commission was to be … read more »

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My SMS relationship with al-Shabab

Al-Shabab, the militant Islamist group operating in Somalia and Kenya, likes to communicate with journalists by SMS. But receiving their text messages and talking to them on the phone can be an unnerving, and at times surreal, experience. BBC — … read more »

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Military operation commences in central Somalia regions

Beledweyn (BARTAMAHA) Somalia National Army backed by the African Union Forces [AMISOM] commenced heavy military offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked group Al Shabab in central Somalia region on Sunday amid major military move to secure the country. According to RBC … read more »

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The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

WASHINGTON — One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics say that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. When Coursera, … read more »

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Terrorism expert says isolation driving Calgarians to join ISIL

Calgary jihadist Farah Mohamed Shirdon, in his 20s, was reportedly killed abroad after joining the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. Shirdon’s death follows those of fellow Calgarians Salman Ashrafi, … read more »

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