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Somalia Facing ‘Foreign Invasion’; A.U. Chairman Defends ‘Pirates’

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30 May 09 | AJE and PTV

Sharif Ahmed, Somalia’s president, has said his country is being “invaded” by foreign fighters who are joining armed groups in their attempt to overthrow the government. Al-Shabab, one such armed group, reportedly has up to 1,000 foreign fighters in its ranks. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports. (2:28):

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30 May 2009 at 3:37 pm

African Nations Call for Somalia Blockade

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21 May 09 | PTV and BBC

A six-nation east African body has urged the U.N. to impose an aerial and maritime blockade on Somalia, where local fighters are trying to oust the government.


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21 May 2009 at 5:31 pm

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U.N. Signals ‘No’ to A.U. Request for Somalia Peacekeepers

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16 May 09 | VOA News and BBC

The United Nations Security Council has told the African Union it will not take over the A.U. peacekeeping mission in Somalia under current conditions. But African officials remain hopeful the world body will change its mind.


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16 May 2009 at 7:21 pm

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A.U. May Seek NATO Help in Somalia Crisis; U.S. Blames Eritrea for Somali Instability

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15 May 09 | PTV and AWC News

The African Union says if the situation gets further out of control, it may ask assistance from NATO forces stationed in Somalia’s pirate-infested waters. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 May 2009 at 2:56 am

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Somalia Peace Overture Rejected After Amnesty Int’l Calls for End to ‘Amputations and Public Killings’

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14-15 May 09 | BBC and AI

Somalia’s president has appealed to Islamist insurgents to negotiate as intermittent fighting continued for an eighth day in the capital, Mogadishu. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 May 2009 at 3:40 pm

113 Civilians Killed in Mogadishu

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12 May 09 | AWC News

Thousands flee Somali capital amid renewed violence. Read the rest of this entry »

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13 May 2009 at 5:33 am

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Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

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1 May 09 | VOA News

The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

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