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Somalia: Federal republic in Africa
Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya; Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفيدرالية‎, translit. Jumhūrīyah aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fīdirālīyah, is a country with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti and Somaliland to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It is separated from Socotra by the Guardafui Channel in the northeast and from the Seychelles by the Somali Sea. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

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Amnesty says U.S. strikes in Somalia kill large numbers of civilians

The U.S. military may be guilty of war crimes for killing large numbers of civilians in a sharply stepped-up campaign of air strikes in Somalia over the past two years, Amnesty International said.
Reuters - Published

Air strike kills four people in Somalia: relatives

An air strike near the Somali town of Afgoye killed four people, a relative of one of the victims said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Somalia

New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims [Video]New Zealanders hold moment of silence for mosque shooting victims

From bikies in Tauranga to people on the streets of Wellington, New Zealanders pause for a moment of reflection on Friday to mourn the Christchurch mosque shooting victims. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers [Video]'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a crowd of thousands that 'New Zealand mourns with you' as the call to prayer rang out over Christchurch one week after a shooting left 50 people dead...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

New Zealand Begins Funerals [Video]New Zealand Begins Funerals

According to REuters, The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM [Video]Model turned activist Waris Dirie says world is ignoring the crime of FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, said on Thursday (March 7)...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Battle in Somali capital ends, 29 dead [Video]Battle in Somali capital ends, 29 dead

At least 36 were killed and another 60 wounded in a deadly car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday (February 28) evening, officials said on Friday (March 1). Sarah Charlton..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Mogadishu Siege Comes To An End, At Least 20 Civilians Dead [Video]Mogadishu Siege Comes To An End, At Least 20 Civilians Dead

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Somali government troops shot dead three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu, ending a day-long bomb and gun attack that killed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Somali hotel suicide bomb kills at least 29 [Video]Somali hotel suicide bomb kills at least 29

A suicide-bomb attack on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 29 people, and injured more than 80. Security forces are still trying to dislodge the Al Shabaab militants from a nearby building. Lucy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

The History of Interventionism [Video]The History of Interventionism

As the debate over intervening in international conflicts continues to rage, we take a look at the roots of interventionism.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:00Published

Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attacks on Monday [Video]Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for attacks on Monday

The al-Shabab armed group has taken claim for two attacks in Somalia, one in Mogadishu and the second in Puntland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:37Published

Car bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu kills at least 11 people [Video]Car bomb attack in Somalia's Mogadishu kills at least 11 people

Blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others, says police official.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

Car Bomb In Somalia Kills 11 [Video]Car Bomb In Somalia Kills 11

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10. It's an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Car Bomb Explodes In Somalia Capital [Video]Car Bomb Explodes In Somalia Capital

CNN reports A car bomb exploded at a crowded shopping mall in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday morning. Police said the bomb killed at least eleven people and wounded dozens of others. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Death Toll In Somalia Car Bomb Terrorist Attack: 11 [Video]Death Toll In Somalia Car Bomb Terrorist Attack: 11

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10. It's an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al Shabaab. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Somalia: Mall Car Bomb By Islamist Group Kills 11 [Video]Somalia: Mall Car Bomb By Islamist Group Kills 11

Reuters reports A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday. It killed 11 people and wounded 10 in an attack that police said was probably carried out by Islamist group al..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Lee Zeldin Calls Out Ilhan Omar After Receiving Anti-Semitic Voicemail Amid Controversy [Video]Lee Zeldin Calls Out Ilhan Omar After Receiving Anti-Semitic Voicemail Amid Controversy

Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to Congress and the the first woman to wear a hijab in the U.S. House, has come under fire for an anti-Israel tweet sent in 2012, long before making..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 02:00Published

 

At War: America’s Escalating Air War in Somalia: How Did We Get There?

The war in Somalia has turned into a small version of Afghanistan.
NYTimes.com - Published

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