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Somalia

Malnourished Children Overwhelm Hospitals in Somalia
Human Rights, Somalia

Malnourished Children Overwhelm Hospitals in Somalia

Indigenous National Strike in Ecuador: Has the Government... by Fernando Casado Obama’s Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way for Bide... by teleSUR/MS The number of people in catastrophic conditions is projected to increase from 38,000 in May to 213,000 in September unless the world wakes up to the scale of the unfolding crisis. On Thursday, Save the Children warned that the treatment of malnourished children on mattresses outside overflowing hospitals clearly shows that Somalia is hurtling towards a famine that could kill hundreds of thousands. RELATED:Unprecedented Drought Threatens Millions in the Horn of Africa "Famine is bearing down on Somalia and clinics for malnourished children are close to breaking point. Children are dying now and...
On African Liberation Day, Biden’s Troop Deployment to Somalia Confirms Africa Is Not Free
Africa, Somalia, USA

On African Liberation Day, Biden’s Troop Deployment to Somalia Confirms Africa Is Not Free

The U.S. continues its 30-year long military intervention in Somalia and passes H.R. 7311 the “Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act” against African sovereignty. By Black Alliance for Peace Global Research, Black Alliance for Peace Region: sub-Saharan Africa, USA Theme: Militarization and WMD The Biden Administration’s recent decision to return U.S. troops to Somalia represents another effort on the part of the U.S. to deny agency and independence to African people. On the 59th commemoration of African Liberation Day, the Black Alliance for Peace expresses its unequivocal opposition to this redeployment. The 500 U.S. troops sent to Somalia are the latest to violate that nation’s sovereignty. As is the case with all US interventions...
Somalia

Somalia: The Pentagon’s new ‘endless war’?

by Agence France-Presse The Pentagon has been issuing near daily announcements of new strikes against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, seemingly without affecting the Al-Qaeda affiliate’s ability to destabilize the country, in what is looking like a new “endless war” for the United States. The Trump administration’s plans to reduce its military presence in Africa while re-centering its efforts toward two key strategic competitors — China and Russia — are coming at the expense of French-led operations against jihadists in the Sahel region. So far, however, the war of attrition against the Al-Shabaab has continued unabated. “Al-Shabaab is one of the biggest threats on the continent; they have aspirations to attack the (US) homeland,” General Roger Cloutier, commander of US l...
Somalia

How Many Civilians Have Died as Strikes Escalate in Somalia?

Posted by: Sammi Ibrahem,Sr BYAmy Goodman & Juan González,  Democracy Now! READING LISTLGBTQ RIGHTSIntersex Activists Are Closer Than Ever to Banning Nonconsensual SurgeryPOLITICS & ELECTIONSThe Frenzy About Russia Has Undermined Progressive AgendasWAR & PEACEViolence Erupts in Northeast Syria After Trump Touts “Ceasefire”POLITICS & ELECTIONSThe Demise of Democracy Under Trump Proves the Frankfurt School RightEDUCATION & YOUTHJohn Taylor Gatto Challenged the Ideas Inherent in US Mass SchoolingEDUCATION & YOUTHBetsy DeVos Held in Contempt of Court for Predatory Loan-Collecting Practices The Trump administration is rapidly escalating a secretive air war in Somalia. According to the think tank New America, at least 252 people have been killed in around two doz...
Somalia, USA

US Killing Civilians With 'Impunity' in Hidden War on Somalia

NOVANEWS "The attacks appear to have violated international humanitarian law." by: Eoin Higgins An MQ-9 Reaper drone flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (Photo: Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt, U.S. Air Force) A human rights group is accusing the United States of waging a shadow air war in Somalia that is killing civilians with abandon. Amnesty International issued its findings on the African war Tuesday evening in a report titled The Hidden US War in Somalia (pdf). The U.S. has been covertly engaging in conflicts in Somalia for decades, but in April 2017, the Donald Trump administration upped airstrikes and attacks targeted at the rebel group Al-Shabaab. The human rights advocacy group studied five of more than 100 strikes on Somalia over the past two years...
Somalia

Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia’s Most Popular Currencies

NOVANEWS By: Abukar Arman In the moral version of human history – expressed in the Quran, Bible, and Torah – corruption is considered the worst reckless impulse that caused men to fall from grace. It was the betrayal of trust and loyalty for purely selfish gains. From that perspective, the root cause of corruption is individual moral shutdown, derailment or deficiency. On the other hand, modern-day scrutiny of corruption zooms in on institutions and good governance – professional and technocratic excellence and adherence to policies and procedures. Much of this article will be dealing with the latter perspective, though no lasting solution to corruption can be found without considering the individual aspect. This could be the reason why corruption is scandalously ever-present in e...
Somalia, USA

Al Shabaab and ISIS-Daesh: Why Did an American Sacrifice His Life for AFRICOM in Somalia?

NOVANEWS By Andrew Korybko Global Research Al Shabaab’s killing of an American soldier in southern Somalia brings AFRICOM back into the limelight and restarts the conversation about why US troops are even still there in the first place. The news came in on Friday that Al Shabaab terrorists had killed an American soldier in southern Somalia and injured four others during an attack against US troops and some of their African allies near the port city of Kismayo. This isn’t the first time that something like this has happened, and its sporadic occurrence over the years has restarted the conversation about why US troops are still in the Horn of Africa country to begin with despite the highly publicized Mogadishu debacle in 1993 that permanently scarred the American psyche. The offic...
Somalia

Imperialism, Intervention, “War On Terror” Detonate In Mogadishu

NOVANEWS The recent devastating car bombing in Mogadishu has been blamed by Somali officials on the terrorist group al-Shabab. But the violence (and famine) that have beset Somalia have deeper roots — decades of imperialism and intervention, and use of Somalia as a staging grounds for the “war on terror.” By Roqayah Chamseddine MOGADISHU, SOMALIA — In the Somali capital of Mogadishu, nearly 400 were killed, hundreds more were injured, and dozens are still missing after a car bomb was detonated at a busy intersection. According to a Somali official, the original target was a newly erected Turkish military base, the largest of its kind, and the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency believes that the perpetrators were members of the terrorist group al-Shabab. Somalia...
Somalia

Somalia Accepts Assistance From Foreign Destabilizers

NOVANEWS By Cameron Bedard, Your Inquirer Profoundly Delegates from nearly 50 countries, as well as representatives from major international organizations met in London yesterday to attend the Somalia Conference and discuss signs of progress in a country that has been devastated by 21 years of war. The British Foreign Office described the goals of the conference in anticipation of the event: The Somalia conference in London aims to capitalize on the significant progress made over the past year and to agree coordinated international support for the government of Somalia’s plans to build political stability by improving security, police, justice and public financial management systems. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud seized the opportunity to call upon assembled heads of governments, ...
Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan & Kashmir, Somalia, USA, Yemen

The Drone War: Understanding Who Must Die From Above

NOVANEWS by TYLER WILCH Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 In late October of 2016, I took a break from reading for my various social science courses to work for a couple of hours at my work-study job at the Vassar College Athletics Communications Office. On this particular day, I had to provide commentary and audio for a video stream of the game which is played live online, largely for parents and family members of the players. At halftime, the parents of someone on the team approached my boss to talk, and in this conversation, one parent casually commented that the other loved to watch their child play while in their office at General Atomics. General Atomics, the defense contracting company which, among other things, manufactures the MQ-1 Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper, the two most-us...