Somalia

UK: MPs Debate Raising Marriage Age to 18 to Tackle Forced Marriages

MPs are debating whether to raise the legal age of marriage in the United Kingdom in order to try and tackle the problem of forced marriages. The current legal age of marriage is 18 but 16- and 17-year-olds can get married with their parents’ permission.

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Somali Capital Sustains 7th Terror Attack by Al-Shabaab in 1 Week

Residents of the Somali capital of Mogadishu have experienced a wave of deadly suicide and car bomb attacks in recent days at the hands of the local al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab, which killed at least 30 people in about one week, starting on March 21.

Shabaab raid kills 11 in Somalia, including deputy minister

Amnesty Accuses Trump of ‘War Crimes’ in Somalia

The United States military may have committed lethal “war crimes” against “numerous” civilians, including children, as it ramped up its airstrike campaign against the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab in Somalia under President Donald Trump’s watch, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed on Wednesday, echoing allegations by the terrorist group and some news outlets.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

U.S. Ramps Up Airstrikes Against Al-Qaeda Allies in Somalia

The U.S. military steadily ramped up airstrikes against the Somalian terrorist group al-Shabaab over the past year, shifting its focus away from the dying Islamic State to al-Qaeda’s most feral ally with relatively little media attention.

US strike kills 26 Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Al-Shabaab Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Attack Mogadishu Hotel

A suicide bombing attack on a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Thursday evening quickly escalated into a massive gun battle between Somali security forces and jihadis loyal to al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda ally that is becoming increasingly active across the region.

Rescuers run as they carry a stretcher in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on February 28, 2019 after a car bomb exploded close to a major hotel killing at least five people and wounding 25 others. - Witnesses described how the blast ripped through one of the busiest streets of …

Denmark Refuses to Rule Out Deporting Somalis by Force

The Danish government has refused to rule out forced deportations of Somalians without the right to stay in the country, although Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has said he would rather they left voluntarily.

African migrants, who arrived the day before after fleeing Libya on March 28, 2011 rest near the port on the Italian tiny island of Linosa. Three boats laden with hundreds of African migrants, mostly Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalians, fleeing Libya arrived in Italy, the first such vessels to reach Europe …

U.S. Taxpayers Billed $115M to Study Quails on Cocaine, Donkey Hunting

Both Democrat and Republican political establishments have decried the cost of President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall while $115 million in American taxpayer money has funded the Somali National Army, tourism in Egypt, quails on cocaine, and more.

Quail birds are seen in a cage in the backyard of Gwynn Kariwo at her home in Highfield, Harare, in this Friday, May, 13, 2016 photo. Kariwo who has a backyard cage full of Quail birds in Harare's poor surburb, says she prefers selling the eggs because they are profitable.Thousands …

War in Africa: U.S. Drops Record Number of Bombs in Somalia in 2018

The United States boosted its military efforts against jihadis in Africa under President Donald Trump, launching a record 36 airstrikes on the al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2018, already more than any other single year, Voice of America (VOA) reported Thursday, citing U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).

US commando killed, four wounded in Somalia attack

U.S. Airstrikes Kill 50 Al-Shabaab Jihadis in Somalia

American airstrikes launched over the last three days have “degraded” the East Africa-based al-Qaeda wing al-Shabaab, killing 50 jihadis in Somalia days after the United Nations determined the group is expanding and remains the top threat facing African nation, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed.

Shabaab fighters have been fighting to overthrow the Somali regime for the past decade

Australia Mourns Victim of Somali Migrant Terrorist

(AFP) — Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe led tributes Saturday to “true gentleman” 74-year-old Sisto Malaspina, a doyen of Melbourne’s thriving cafe culture who was stabbed to death in Friday’s rush hour terror attack.

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