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Author Archives: James Aiello
Unfair Imprisonment Around 18 Somali nationals are being detained in poor conditions under suspicion of piracy at a prison in the the Indian city of Mumbai. One of the prisoners was able to communicate with Mogadishu to inform of their poor condition and that they were being held without being brought before court. This is… Continue reading
Changes for Mogadishu Port In a recent parliament session this week, the chairman of the Parliamentary transportation committee announced that Mogadishu’s sea port will be handed over to a foreign company for improvement. A Turkish company is taking over operations of the port in hopes of making it more profitable. This shows promise for the… Continue reading
Abstract Somalia does not support the unlawful annexation of the Katanga region into Tanzania. Due to the fragmentation of Somalia’s north with Puntland and Somaliland claiming autonomy, the susceptibility to terrorism, and increased risk of violence, Somalia will not condone the actions of Katanga. Furthermore, Somalia believes that AU military force should be used to… Continue reading
Puntland President Meets With EU President of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region, Puntland, met with EU officials on Wednesday in a French battleship off the Horn of Africa. The meeting was to discuss maritime safety and security near Somalia’s coast. This meeting shows how Puntland operates as a sovereign country from Somalia even without international acknowledgement. Somalia… Continue reading
New Freedom Somali Prime Minister is calling for immediate humanitarian aid to assist newly liberated communities from al Shabaab. The Somali National Army (SNA) has made significant gains into al Shabaab territory in recent years and exposed communities in serious need of help. This adds to the ever worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia. Prime Minister… Continue reading
1. What does Nelson Mandela’s push for violence say about him as a leader and the situation facing his people? 2. What does the extreme punishment that Mandela and his family faces for his actions with the ANC reveal about the progress he has made in the move against the government? 3. How does Mandela… Continue reading
Suburb Security Operation Somalia’s security agencies have stepped up security in the wake of recent attacks by al Shabab. A raid in two Mogadishu neighborhoods led to the detaining of several youth. This emphasis shows a dedication to the elimination of the presence of al Shabaab in Mogadishu. Detained Reporter in Ethiopia Recently a Somali… Continue reading
Refugee Deportation Since the start of 2014, Saudi Arabia has deported over 12,000 Somalis seeking refuge. Reports state that many are women and children. Many believe that those fleeing harm should be granted refugee status in Saudi Arabia. This issue highlights the continued human rights issues surrounding the Horn of Africa. Attacks in Mogadishu There… Continue reading
1. Ramatoulaye has changed drastically from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. In what ways has she transformed and what does it tell you about the culture and the changing times? 2. How have Ramatoulaye’s experiences shaped characteristics of some of her children? 3. As Ramatoulaye begins to become more… Continue reading
Car Bomb Explodes Near Airport Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the capital’s airport this week. The blast killed 7 and injured 15 and was believed to have been targeting a UN convoy in the area. Despite being pushed out of the city in 2011, the terror group has still… Continue reading