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Barnaamijki Qurbe.
Qurbe waxa uu todobaadkan ku saabsan yahay xaallada Qurbejoogta Soomaalida ee dalka Qadar. Waxana ku marti ah Safiirka Soomaaliya u fadhiya Qadar, Cabdirisaaq Faarax Cali-Taano.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:53:56 +0300

Toogasho ka dhacday magaalada Utrecht, Netherlands
Ugu yaraan saddex qof ayaa lagu dilay, shan kalena waa ay ku dhaawacmeen magaalada Utrecht ee dalka Netherlands kadib markii nin hubeysan uu rasaas ku furay goob laga raaco tareenada.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:20:03 +0300

Dad badan oo ku dhintay dagaal ka dhacay Cadale
Dagaal shalay ka dhacay degmada Cadalle ee gobolka Shabeellaha Dhexe ayaa waxaa ku dhintay dad ka badan 20 qof waxaana ku dhaawacmay dad kaloo badan oo aan tiradooda la cayimin.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:08:02 +0300

Dagaallo dib uga soo cusboonaaday Xeraale
Dagaalo khasaarr badan oo nafeed gaystay ayaa ilaa xalay ilaa maanta gelinkii hore ka dhacayey degaanka Xeraaale ee Gobolka Galguduud. Dagaalka ayaa u dhaxeeyey dhinacyo horey ugu dagaalamay deegaankan. Wararka qaar ayaa sheegaya in tobannaan qof ay ku dhinteen inkastoo weli mas’uuliyiinta Galmudug aysan xaqiijin khasaaraha. Cabdulwaaxid Macalin Isxaaq ayaa warbixintan noo soo diray.    

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:14:31 +0300

Wasiirka arrimaha dibedda Eritrea oo gaaray Hargeysa
Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibedda ee Eritrea Cusmaan Saaleh oo uu la socdo La-taliyaha Madaxweynaha waddankaasi ayaa maanta booqahso ku tagay magaalada Hargaysa ee caasimadda Somaliland. Wafdigan ayaa la kulmay madaxweynaha Somaliland Muuse Biixi Cabdi. Warbixintan waxaa noo soo dirtay Sagal Mustafe Xasan Nuur.  

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:24:02 +0300
Somalia, resting place of a Dodgson. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2015 v9n1 p0429.

According to the Commonwealth Graves Commission, the last resting place of a Raymond Austen Dodgson, died in service of the North Rhodesian Regiment on Aug 18, 1940, is Somalia, in Hargeisa War Cemetery.

I did not know if he was a close or distant relative, but the name Dodgson has been passed down through males since someone could not properly spell "Rogerson" in a village in Yorkshire. I know from the Commonwealth Graves Commission, that 44 named Dodgson died in both world wars, 4 who died in the First World War I have determined were relatives of my father and grandfather.

Of the 18 Dodgsons who perished from guns and explosions in the Second World War, 9 were civilians, bombed from above.

Somalia today continues to suffer massive civilian losses, and is one of many countries where civilian losses from military exercises outnumber military losses. Loss of life from German guns or Al Shabaab guns is still loss of life; their mothers mourn them, and so do I. Some of the videos on this page bear witness to a country emerging out of the ashes.

Update 20170320: Raymond Austen Dodgson was the result of a marriage between the Dodgson and Austen families who separately produced Lews Carroll and Jane Austen. He was a great-grandson of William Oliver Dodgson, London stock-broker and railway oligarch, who was also my ancestor. Which means his father and my grandfather were first cousins. He was my second cousin once removed.

He was the only son of his parents. His father, Richard Heathfield Dodgson, died between the world wars in South Africa, where he had been growing oranges. His mother returned to England, became Mrs Harrison, and deeply mourned her lost son the rest of her life.
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Talking about Somalia at the Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Conference. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0918


The annual gathering of politicians and "we the people" started today in Washington, DC.

The first panel I witnessed was chaired by Congressman Keith Ellison, of Minnesota, and include Ambassador Johnny Carson, who was the State Department's number 1 person on Africa, a representative from USAID, and 2 Somali women activists.


The tone was subdued, Somalis are having a hard time in their own country, and Somali youths living in Minnesota often have great challenges.

However, I was hearing that things are being done in Somalia, a great change from the symposium of Somalia held 4 years ago in the offices of the American Bar Association in Manhattan. Then, the former ambassador to Somalia was almost in tears, talking about the history of Somalia and how things were deteriorating even further.


I asked the panel about Turkey, because I know that turkey has a peacekeeping role in Somalia. Yes, indeed, and the country is giving aid, but it is only to Mogadishu.

Page updated Apr 28, 2015.

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America’s Escalating Air War in Somalia: How Did We Get There?
The war in Somalia has turned into a small version of Afghanistan.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:09:08 GMT

Trump Administration Steps Up Air War in Somalia
Even as the Trump administration pulls back from counterinsurgency operations elsewhere, airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Somalia have soared.

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:41:27 GMT

The Trump Administration Is Making a Mockery of the Supreme Court
It promised to create a ‘robust’ waiver process for visa applicants from countries affected by the travel ban. The process is a sham.

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:04 GMT

Somali Pirates, a Kidnapping, Then a Facebook Message
A journalist who was held captive for years exchanged messages with a man who has been charged with his hostage taking.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:04 GMT

U.S. Military Airstrike Kills 60 Shabab Fighters in Somalia
The military said the strike, which followed attacks on Somali security forces and their American advisers, was the deadliest against the extremist group in nearly a year.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:12:51 GMT

The Forgotten Lessons of Black Hawk Down
The disaster in Somalia offered America a glimpse of the future of warfare. No one listened.

Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:04:53 GMT

Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags
The announcement by the Shabab prompted a flurry of mocking memes. Some called Shabab the first eco-friendly terrorist organization.

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:00:50 GMT

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Seeking safety in Rwanda, Somali refugee finds opportunity and love
Ali Abdi fled conflict in Somalia two decades ago and is now a proud business owner and father in Rwanda's capital.

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR chief praises Ethiopia's innovative approach to refugees
Filippo Grandi visits groundbreaking projects that improve the lives of refugees and their host communities.

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:01 GMT

Once his only option, running is now Somali refugee's passion
Inspired by Olympic champion Mo Farah, Guled joined a running club in his adopted Cairo and began chasing his dreams.

Tue, 5 Feb 2019 00:00:01 GMT

UNHCR flight evacuates 132 refugees from Libya detention
Latest evacuation of vulnerable refugees from Libyan detention centres to Niger for onward solutions brings total helped in past year to almost 2,500.

Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary
A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi's path from child refugee to in-demand model.

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:01 GMT

Innovative investment transforms lives in Ethiopia
A pioneering partnership with IKEA Foundation turns a parched desert into valuable agricultural land for refugees and locals in Ethiopia's remote Somali region.

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:01 GMT