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Will the world help or hinder Somalia?

Will the world help or hinder Somalia? | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Will Global governments step in to help Somalis people, or will Somalia be left for Somalians to try and govern? After decades of constant warfare it seems far fetched that Somalia can be restored  by the Somalis people.

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Somalia: Far from a failed state?

Somalia: Far from a failed state? | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Somalia may seem to be unrestorable, but with leaders from more than 50 countries and international organizations due to gather this week there may be signs that the country can be 'saved.'

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EU anti-piracy fight 'must go on'

EU anti-piracy fight 'must go on' | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

A parliamentary committee insists that the EU continue to use warships to fight off Somalian pirates. This action is meant to stop the kidnapping of trading ships and to protect civilians from becoming hostages.

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Somalia appoints first female FM

Somalia appoints first female FM | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan is the first female minister in Somalia. This is a historic leap and shows that some women in Somalia can be held in power.

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Impact of charcoal making in Somalia

Impact of charcoal making in Somalia | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

People in Somaliland, who have very limited ways of making a living, are cutting down massive amounts of trees to turn into charcoal and sell. There is a high possibility that if this continues, the forest region could turn into desert. 

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Top Somali businessman shot dead

Top Somali businessman shot dead | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Ahmed Nure Awdiini, the head of the business community in Somalia's biggest market, Bakara, was shot in the chest at point blank range in the capital. He died on the spot. Over 100 people have been arrested for questioning.

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Blast hits Nairobi's Somali area

Blast hits Nairobi's Somali area | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Kenyan capital Nairobi has seen the death of 5 people from a grenade explosion. Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militant group is being accused for the attack.

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Somali militants lose key town

Somali militants lose key town | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Somalia, along with African Union forces, have taken control over the town of Jowhar which was under the rule of the Islamist militant group, al-Shabab. 

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Mitchell urges Africa aid action

Mitchell urges Africa aid action | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell reaches out to the global community in efforts to help Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia from a devestating drought that can kill thousands.

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Kenya 'can try' Somali pirates

Kenya 'can try' Somali pirates | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Somalia's piracy has affected the economy of many nations. The international community had relied on local countries like Kenya and the Seychelles to prosecute pirates.

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Somalia pirates increasing violence to raise stakes

Somalia pirates increasing violence to raise stakes | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Pirates killed 4 americans who were sailing the ocean. Allegedly, pirates have increased torture and attacks on hostages in a bid to speed up the process of getting ransom money.

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Naval forces disrupt pirate activity off Somali coast

Naval forces disrupt pirate activity off Somali coast | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenade launchers and AK-47 assault rifles attacked a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden. Naval forces intercepted the suspected pirate skiff.

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Bombers attack Somali restaurant

Bombers attack Somali restaurant | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Suicide bombers attacked a resteraunt in the capital of Somlia, killing 14 people. Attacks are due to private militias, criminal gangs and/or al-Shabab, who control much of the country.

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Can Tarzan make a difference in Somalia?

Can Tarzan make a difference in Somalia? | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Mayor of Mogadishu, Mohamed Nur, sets up a meeting to discuss the rebuilding of the capital. After 2 decades of destruction, Mogadishu is finally seeing signs of normality. Al-Shabab has been pushed out of Mogadishu, and this looks like the time to start rebuilding.

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Fragile peace on Mogadishu streets

Fragile peace on Mogadishu streets | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

The capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, is finally showing some signs of normality, as oppose to severe violence and attacks that were ravishing the capital not too long ago.

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Kenya blast sparks Somali attacks

Kenya blast sparks Somali attacks | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Riots have broken out in the Kenyan capital due to Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group, who were the ones being held responsible for the death of several people from a grenade blast.

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Somali piracy: A broken business model?

Somali piracy: A broken business model? | A Look into Somalia | Scoop.it

Piracy in Somalia has been declining in recent years. Only 5 ships have been captured this year by Somalian pirates, a dramatic decrease when compared to former years. 

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