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Salem-News.com (Feb-21-2013 15:44)

Somalia: No Authority to Rape

Young woman was accused of fabricating her rape.

(NAIROBI) - Women in Somalia I recently wrote a story about a young woman brutally gang-raped by government soldiers in Somalia.

I hoped that her bravery in telling such a painful story would bring attention to the awful rape problem there.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-07-2012 22:26)

The Selective Saintliness; Real Story Behind Release of Kidnapped Baloch Fishermen

A German journalist helped convince pirates to free 22 Baloch fishermen last November.

(Occupied Balochistan) - Balochistan art The fates of Baloch fishermen, who were under the captivity of Somali pirates for almost a year, have finally been changed, as a German journalist, Wolfgang Bauer, comes in to help these formerly helpless fishermen.

On 25th of November, these fishermen were finally released from Somali captivity and now are back amongst their loved ones.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-26-2012 23:56)

Somalia: We Cannot Let the Somali People Down, Says Humanitarian Chief

Diseases and high child-mortality rates persist, and more than 320,000 children are acutely malnourished.

(GENEVA) - A Somali boy at one of the newly erected IDP settlements in Mogadishu. Credit: AU/UN IST/Price Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos called for a coherent approach to addressing the humanitarian, development and political challenges in Somalia today at the London Conference.

Ms. Amos emphasized the importance of dealing with the immediate needs of millions of Somalis and the longer-term development issues critical to helping the country build resilience.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-03-2011 17:01)

Somali Pirates Release Greek Bulker After 11-Month Hostage Ordeal

Ship manager of MV Blida is Sekur Holdings Inc. of Piraeus, Greece and registered owner is International Bulk Carrier of Algeria.

(NAIROBI, Kenya) - Salem-News.com The Motor Vessel Blida was released today and the crew is in good condition, given the circumstances, Ecoterra Intl. reports. Captain Vitali and the Chief Officer called Ecoterra Intl. at midday to relay the message to the diplomatic missions, thanking everybody involved in the release efforts.

The captain confirmed that the remaining crew of 25, two sailors had to have a medical evacuation earlier, is all right and happy that they will reach in about five days Mombasa in Kenya.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-01-2011 15:47)

Withdrawal Symptoms: Curtain Rises on Second Act of an Endless War Crime

We are not ringing down the curtain on the Iraq War; we are simply beginning the second act, with new scenery in the backdrop, some new plotlines and characters -- but the same old dirty, bloody business of aggression.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Salem-News.com Barack Obama has announced that all American troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year.

This was presented as America honorably adhering to the agreement signed years ago by the Bush Administration.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-13-2011 23:41)

Two US drones crash in south Somalia

Two unmanned aerial vehicles operated by the US military have crashed in southern Somalia near the border with Kenya, Press TV reports.

(TEHRAN) - An American Predator drone A Somali government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Press TV that the American remote-controlled drones went down in close proximity to Dhoobley town late Tuesday.

This is situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Kenyan border and about 500 kilometers (312 miles) southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2011 17:38)

Famine in Somalia: It`s Not a Natural Disaster: It`s Murder

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… the Famine in Somalia: “Billions For Bombs… Peanuts for Bread”… That’s what the Right Wing wants…

(CHENNAI, India) - Hunger in Somalia THE FAMINE in Somalia has once again focussed attention on the problems of the less developed countries.

Much of the response to the crisis is a short term one in the form of food aid. However in order to understand the causes of this and other famines in Africa it is necessary to race back the roots of the problem to colonisation and imperialism.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-05-2011 21:21)

Sharing Excerpts from a Thought Provoking and Inspiring Piece

“The secession of Somaliland failed not for lack of effort, determination, or lack of resources, human or otherwise. If tenacity, commitment, and diligence would deliver a goal, Somaliland would have been recognized long ago.”

(UGANDA) - Somaliland The following excerpts are gleaned as inspiring quotes from what Mr. Mohamed Heebaan posted on www.wardheerNews.com under the title “Time to Reconstruct Somali Politics--.”

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Salem-News.com (Aug-20-2011 15:31)

The Silence over the CIA Prison in Somalia

This report raises another interesting area of concern. Several Governments in the region have Prisons that for the lack of a better term have horrible conditions.

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - CIA Prison in Somalia In the August 1st-8th edition of the Nation Jeremy Scahill wrote a piece that has been met with silence from some of the people one would assume would have something to say about it.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-09-2011 15:53)

Somalia Needs Your Help!

In order to act out solidarity, one must take firm and tenacious determination.

(MADRID, Spain) - Children in Somalia The humanitarian organization “Action Against Hunger” has launched a solidarity challenge through an ad campaign with the slogan: “Action Against Hunger in Somalia”.

The worst drought in 60 years is affecting Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. About 2.5 million Somalis have fleeted their homes in hopes to escape hunger and suffering.

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