35 Burst results for "Somalia"
Gymnast Simone Biles Will Not Compete in All-Around Competition at Olympics
"Has withdrawn from the final individual all around competition on Thursday in a statement, USA Gymnastics say balls who's defending champion who is the defending champion, is withdrawing to focus on her mental health, the organization says. Wholeheartedly support Somalia's decision and applaud her bravery and in prioritizing her well being earlier on in the week, balls pulled out of the team final, and this is what she said had to say after that, no injury, Thankfully, and that's why I took a Step back because I didn't want to do something silly out there and get injured, So I thought it was best if these girls took over and get the rest of the job, which they absolutely did their Olympic silver medalist now and they should be really proud of themselves for how well they did last minute having to go in, Um and it's been really stressful this Olympic games. I think just as a whole not having an audience. There are a lot of different variables going into it. It's been a long week. It's been a long Olympic process. It's been a long year. Um So just a lot of different variables, and I think we're just a little bit, too stressed out. But we should be out here having fun. And sometimes that's not the case. No, I'm
German Investigators Seek Motive in Fatal Knife Attack
"A man armed with a knife attacked and killed several people in the German city of first book injuring many others the suspect who was from Somalia and in his late twenties was shot in the leg by police and arrested off to the often attack investigators are still trying to determine the motive of the attacker well that the suspect was known to police and had been admitted to a psychiatric units a few days area police said his life was not in danger and he was being questioned in the hospital videos posted on social media showed pedestrians surrounding the attack and trying to hold him at bay with chess and sticks I'm Karen Thomas
Zuhdi Jasser Suggests Rep. Ilhan Omar Has an Un-American Worldview
"To know about. Muslims. Who are Very comfortable with with the Western enlightenment and in the United States and who can practice their faith freely and, uh Who support our country and yet Judy Dresser. We watch Omar and tallied and others. These are Radical individuals. Will you tell us? What What did you How do you make this out? Well, you know, I have to tell you as much as every tweet that she does revealed her ideology. It's not just about the one tweet. It's her worldview. It's incompatible with Americanism. She is at her core anti American. So now we're seeing all of the uproar appropriately about this tweet, where she equated are American troops in Israel with the Taliban, Hamas and these other terror groups. And a few years ago, she equated our service in Somalia. She basically chastised Senator Franken for reminding Minnesotans about The terror committed against American troops were 19 died in 73 were injured in 1993. And yet, she said, no the real terrorists at the time where Americans who killed thousands of Somali And this is when she was barely 10 years old. So I would ask Americans, you know, she has no business serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Not just because of a few comments here or there, her worldview. Is that America is evil is that Israel is evil. The West is evil, and that the the the righteous ones are the Islamists who believe in an Islamic state. Her resume on foreign policy is the support of BDs, where she
President Trump's 2017 Travel Restrictions Were on Countries Listed by Obama; Not a Muslims Ban
"The reason they were banned. During those travel restrictions were because they were from a list of seven countries. Seven countries that were put on that list because of terrorism problems by one who wait for it, Wait for it. Barack Obama. If it was a Muslim ban and not a banned from certain terror supporting countries. We're having a problem vetting people in Than any Muslim would have been allowed in the United States again to the Liberals. This thing I'm just asking you to do an exercise and logic here. If Trump's travel restrictions targeted Muslims and they said, you are banned that if you are Muslim, you would not be allowed in. That is not true. You're Muslim. You were allowed into the United States. It was not a Muslim bed. It was a travel restriction from seven countries that the Obama the Obama administration had categorized as having issues with their vetting process because of their problems with terrorism. You doubt me? I always come at the receipts, folks, I'm not gonna waste your time. Here's an observer article. Michael, say NATO January 30th 2017. Headline Obama administration helped make Trump's Muslim travel ban possible quote as opposed to being an anomaly induced by Trump's presidency. The band was set in motion by Obama's administration. In December of 22 US 15 Obama signed into law the Visa Waiver Improvement and Terrorists Travel Prevention Act. Which designated Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia as areas of concern. One of those countries have in common with the Trump travel ban. Or a Muslim ban, according to leftist lunatics. It's the exact same countries he used to restrict travel from the ones the Obama administration had designated as having problems with terrorism.
Several Dead as Suicide Bombing Targets Somali Regional Governor
"In Somalia A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a cafe today, leaving at least four people dead, several others injured. Authorities say the attacker was targeting the Bay Region Governor Alley Ward here who was outside the cafe. Governor escaped on harmed but at least two of his bodyguards were injured. The Al Qaeda linked group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility through a report they published on their website and radio station. Meanwhile, another explosion went off in the hurry would district of Mogadishu today, killing at least one person, Ah government soldier and wounding a bystander. It's not known whether the two explosions are related. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing in
Kenya Orders Closure of Two Refugee Camps and Gives Ultimatum to UN Agency
"Kenya has ordered the closure of the country's largest refugee camps and given the United Nations 14 days to come up with a road map to do so. Only half a million refugees currently live in that the dab in Kakuma refugee camps, most of them from Somalia and south Sudan, respectively. Countries which are of course, still unstable. We could speak now, if the BBC's Kenya correspondent Fernando Monte who joins us from Nairobi. Hi, Ferdinand. We've been here for 4%. Suddenly, this is not the first time the government's made an announcement like this is a lizard third time. The first mentioned about 2017 when they all had be concerns about that. That particularly being a place where terrorists to recruit people to then conduct attacks in king about that here. The high control the unconstitutional for the government to close the come, which has mostly people fleeing the unrest in Somalia, Because can you also had international delegations? The government sitting the appeal in 2019 again said that and they came to an agreement with the United Nations to do what Linda repatriation but that hasn't seems to work. So now again, they into that secretary say that this time there will be no move for further negotiations on they want now. Not just Kakuma crossed, not just adopt coast but also Kakuma, which would affect at least close to half a
Migrants drown after being forced into the sea off Djibouti
"At least twenty people have drowned after smugglers through of migrants overboard as they sailed from djibouti to yemen. You and migration agency said on thursday. This is the third such incident in the gulf of aden in the last six months according to the iowa which said that survivors are receiving medical treatment in the port town of obock in djibouti. At least two hundred migrants including children were crowded onto the vessel when it departed according to reports thirty minutes into the journey smugglers forced around eighty people into the sea. Five bodies have already been recovered every year. Tens of thousands of mainly young east african migrants make the dangerous journey from countries such as somalia and ethopia to djibouti and then onto yemen in search of work in gulf countries
Will Oysters Ever Make a Comeback in the Bay?
"The ocean that's reporter khloe veldman even with a couple of friends so tough khloe. Sorry tough katrina. What's a tough assignment. I eat always does all the time. But i had actually never tried this type. It's called an olympia oyster or ali for short. Oh i've never heard of that kind. Are they like well. They're much smaller than the oysters. Most of us in the bay area a familiar with they taste kind of coppery and pungent and this special because they are native to the san francisco bay. But the oysters you just heard me and my friend guzzling actually harvested from our bay scientists. Say it's still too polluted from agricultural runoff and other chemicals like mercury instead. These came from a farm in washington state. However for thousands of years the olympia grew locally in vast numbers three generations back would be a safe to say that our family last word gathering oysters from the bayshore east bay alone chef and food activist vincent medina says the only was a dietary staple for many local tribes including his own ancestors in raw they would also be cooked in earth ovens underneath the ground and with of sea lettuces and different types of seaweed acorn sue vicious meals matthew buca is an environmental historian and has written a book all about the bays voice to full past. He says olympia oysters. All along the west coast stretching from alaska all the way down into central mexico all these perfectly adapted to survive the cold waters of san francisco bay but they need rocky surfaces to grow on matthew says by the mid eighteen hundreds thousands of years of slow sea level rise and melting sierra. Glaciers made the bay muddier. And that's bad for all these. They were struggling. Basically then the gold rush hit and brought thousands of golden protein hungry settlers. It didn't take long for them to destroy the local population forcing oystermen to look further afield. All the estuaries of the west coast are essentially mind for there to satisfy this endless demand from san francisco. Matthew says soon even those far-flung habitats had been plundered. There were relatively few all east left on the entire west coast but there was still a demand for them. So entrepreneurs took to importing non native varieties from the east coast. You can capture baby. Easter's barrel them up. Put them on. Board schooners later on board unrefrigerated train cars ship them across the entire united states and then they would be placed into san francisco. Bay on privately owned tied lands and harvested as crop demand for always was so high pirates frequently raided the beds bay area native. Jack london tells us about it in his autobiographical novel. John barley corn the winds of adventure blew the oyster pirates. Loops up and down san francisco bay. Before london became famous writer. he was among other things. An infamous oyster pirate every raid on. An- bed was a felony. The ofa glamorized his experience stealing oysters from the bay by night and selling them in the oakland markets the next morning in several literary works and behind it all behind all of me with you. A bubble whispered romance adventure but even the imported oysters didn't survive in the san francisco. Bay for long the already muddy waters were made worse by mining in the sierra during the gold rushes. This turned up more modern sanders sweat downriver. So the san francisco bay historian matthew book says grow moved their atlantic choices to the south bay when mantras less of a problem but heavy industry and human sewage polluted. The bay waters a rash of deaths connected to eating contaminated puts an end to the san francisco bay oyster industry so by the early twentieth century. There are plenty of oyster bay but the people eating them are no longer so sure if this is the right. Food in the nineteen thirties bombing resumed in the clean waters of drake's in somalia's base north of san francisco but the focus especially after world. War two was on pacific oyster varieties from japan. Interesting cultivating the native olympia oyster as a food source dwindled. It still hasn't really come back. So will we ever be able to eat the native only ounce of the bay again even though no always does a grown in san francisco bay food there are efforts to bring them back to help restore the based delicate ecosystem and ecologists have focused on the native. Only that once thrived here sickle spot. Oh you been question. Scott joseph fletcher at the bay natives. Plant nursery in the bayview to interview linda hunter. She's the founder and director of the wild oyster project. Oysters have so many wonderful benefits. Linda tells us does have superpowers. So one grown oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Oysters helped maintain the balance of marine ecosystem but reducing algae and sediment that can contribute to low oxygen levels causing other marine life to die. There's also the fact that oysters provide have attacked for other critters we as cluster on discarded shells rocks peers and heart submerged surfaces. They fuse together. As they grow forming these rock like reefs that make ideal homes for other marine animals. Implants into says the protect coastal lands by reducing the impacts of storm wife's. It's been proven that voice to rapes attenuate. The effects of rising tides caused by the wild oyster projects is trying to rebuild these reefs. That works starts with collecting discarded oyster shells from local restaurants and piling them. Up part sites like bay natives shows in. Linda says eventually these shells will be built into reefs unplaced in the bay. The idea is for these manmade reefs to attract native voices and as a result other wildlife like ill gross salmon crabs egrets says. They've already installed reefs near alameda. Point pinot the first to reflect the at point panel in richmond. I got a phone call from a fisherman who is complaining that his fishing line had been snagged on one of our reef balls. And i said Have you noticed more fish. And he said yes. I have thank you very much. But before they can be turned into reefs. The oyster shells needs to be clete. And that's where the chickens come in. They natives is home to about two dozen chickens. This is the chicken launch. There's not chickens. you have to clean the shell. Otherwise they get stinky and they attract kinds of critters. Should we feed the ins- off the shelves at cleaned laid out in the sun and several years later gobi ready to use annoy staff. This curing process helps kill any harmful bacteria and houghton's the shells. We have plenty of show. We have over ten thousand times here. Linda tells joseph. The projects has been relying more heavily on individual choice to eaters recently since covid nineteen shelter in place. orders have shut down many local restaurants. We are encouraging people to save their own trucks. Bring by one insights. Now you know what to do just dump them in the lounge
Nigeria is at risk of becoming a failed state
"Just the last few weeks to mass kidnappings took place both at schools in northwestern nigeria and the first unidentified gunmen attacked a boarding school. Killing one student and kidnapping forty two others a week later. Thirty eight of those. That were a ducted. Were rescued presumably by government forces. But the day before that rescue unknown gunmen kidnapped over three hundred girls from a boarding school in a nearby state on tuesday. The ap reported that two hundred and seventy were released now. It's not clear whether these kidnappings were driven by ideology ransom money. Though of course motive doesn't make much of a difference to those who are kidnapped or their families not dimension in places like northwestern area and profit are not mutually exclusive motives. Win hostages are released by boko. Haram and other extremist. It's almost always because some ransom has been paid and regardless of motivation. The average nigerian especially the average nigerian christian lives in constant threat for their personal safety. Nigeria's inability to guarantee the basic safety of its citizens now has observers asking whether or not this country is on the verge of becoming a failed state. That's the official term for a state where the government is no longer really in control. It's a label. Most often applied to countries like yemen or somalia where basic institutions are virtually non-existent. At least when it comes to protecting the christian population and institutions. They're nigeria's government hardly seems like they are in control because groups like boko haram and fulani militants operate with a defacto immunity in nigeria. Their actions against christians. There are given defacto legitimacy. If the government's blind eye is not intentional. It's fair to ask. Whether or not the government's authority even can extend beyond abu nigeria's capital city. German max weber famously defined a state as a human community that successfully claims the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory using even that most basic standard nigeria is clearly failing groups like icon have documented the violence in the northern part of the country where christians are killed wounded assaulted and abducted with regularity sometimes daily regularity by boko haram and fulani militants and nigeria is not the only country on the world watch for christian persecution that is also characterized as a fragile or even a failed state seven of the top ten countries on the open doors list also ranked high on the fragile states list which is produced by the fund for peace nigeria ranks ninth on the world watch list and ranks fourteenth on the fragile states index and this pattern makes both political and biblical sense a state that cannot effectively restrain or punish perpetrators of violence is in no position to protect the religious freedoms of its citizens as the apostle paul told the rahman's government is instituted by god in order to execute wrath on the wrongdoer that's why we're to obey the government including paying our taxes not because the government somehow morally praiseworthy. I mean rome certainly wasn't but because it has a god ordained role in keeping the peace and paul urged timothy pray for kings and all who are in high positions so that we citizens may lead a quiet peaceable life godly and respectable in every way but around the world many of our brothers and sisters don't even have that option of living the kind of quiet and peaceable lives that we hear take for granted and yet so many of our brothers and sisters around the world still manage to live in a godly and dignified way which is a powerful testimony to the legitimacy and the vitality of their faith as we pray for persecuted christians in nigeria and elsewhere we should also pray for the stability of their nations even for their government leaders. We should pray that they would have the courage. And the capacity to end insurgencies like boko haram and whenever possible. We should ask our nation and it's leaders to intervene or at least assist in squelching the chaos because without national stability. Our brothers and sisters around the world are kind of like sitting ducks at the mercy of those who wish to do them harm and they have no hope of living quiet and peaceable lives
Somalias political problem
"The logic of defined political terms that they provide the body politic with the sort of inoculation against what usually results when one person holds power to loan going back to the voters every so often to ask whether or not they won't. The person in charge to crack on is a sensible precautionary measure. See also the term limit. Which in some jurisdictions imposes a ceiling on the talk any single citizen may occupy the big desk there is however and as somalia. Is this week discovering an inbuilt floor with the setup at the moment the term elapses either the incumbent needs to have a renewed mandate in their pocket or a successor has to be ready to take the oath of office. The time of somali president mohamed abdullah muhammad better known as fa- modu was up on monday however because no elections have been held. No president has been chosen. Several opposition factions and two of somalia's five states have declared that they will no longer recognized for marjo as president before we look at what happens next spoiler alert very possibly nothing. Good a brisk. Recap of the backstory is probably in order the new president from i. I'm i'm very happy today. Because the new president's da for mall. Joe was elected in two thousand and seventeen. The idea had been that this was going to be a proper one person. One vote direct election but it was decided probably correctly that the polling stations and qs. Office somalia's various incorrigible militant groups rather too many targets. Instead from our joe was elected by somalia's parliament which is also not directly elected but instead chosen via a framework which has power among somalia's clans and states. This is a necessarily complex apparatus. Many of the clans dislike each other and a few of the states Iffy on whether they even think they're part of somalia says much about what somalia's mp's were up against when they chose the president that this vote was held not in the parliament building in mogadishu but in a heavily guarded and fortified hangar at aden a international airport and only after it had been closed to air traffic and mogadishu's roads closed to all traffic. It had been hoped for a while that by the end of joe's term somalia would by now being a position to conduct a more orthodox one person one vote direct election. What would have been somalia's first such since nineteen sixty nine however this was eventually reckoned once again an unacceptable security risk specifically that to hold such a vote would have been asking somalis to bet too large a steak on the goodwill of the islamic terror group al shabaab covid nineteen ni- certainly being vastly under recorded in somalia provided further discouragement. So this election was to have been another indirect one though with a broader pool of delegates but for modules opponents believed or purported to believe that the president had been stacking the regional and national electoral board's with his political allies. Which is why we are where we are or perhaps more accurately a delayed election israeli a good thing but it doesn't have to be the end of the world since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic at least forty national votes of various sort have been delayed and around thirty five regional or local elections in places where the democratic architecture is solid. This will bailey count. As a wobble especially at subnational national levels it will not cause the citizens of new south wales to question the legitimacy of the democracy if they have to put up with their local councillors another year. Ditto those of london as regards the mayor but when the stakes are as high as national government and the foundations much less stable. Such a jolt can have more dangerous consequences. a delayed. Parliamentary election has already triggered a war in ethiopia in an ominous. And surely not coincidental gesture. Shortly after somalia's politicians failed to reach agreement at the latest talks in. Do some marib an shebab. Roadside bomb struck a military convoy near the town killing thirteen people. And then there's at the security council condemned terrorist attacks by al-shabaab they reaffirmed their support for national sovereignty territorial integrity and political independence of somalia from jo now plans to meet with state leaders next week in an attempt to locate a compromise. It has to be hoped that they find one. Nowhere on earth is a power vacuum good thing and nowhere on earth is a power vacuum a worst thing as recent history has repeatedly demonstrated funding somalia.
Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel
"The work of the un and its partners never stops to prevent human traffickers from exploiting desperate people in west and central africa as they embark on dangerous journeys across these heart desert in search of opportunities further north and in europe to explain what is being done to tackle smuggling gangs. I spoke to vessel coastal. He's the un refugee agency's special envoy for the central mediterranean situation of concern to us are refugees. War already formed protection in the country normally neighboring country or four gene but because of the issues relating to covid many lost their job loss sometime their shelter on some may consider moving on to try to find better protection elsewhere. One thing. I know that people might be keen to find out about how cold it has affected or impacted on migration. Because what's clear from the report released. Is that human smugglers human traffickers. They haven't had any trouble in going around the restrictions have they know absolutely. It's a market opportunity for smugglers traffic yesterday diversified. Their will for try to make some more attractive for these people to embark on those donates on in order to sit come vent a border closure in particular land border closure. They take higher risk on some of the people unfortunately trapping those journeys. Could you maybe tell me some life stories that are featured in your report from the u n refugee agency. There's one that really struck me a somali boy who was travelling unaccompanied from somalia to ethiopia to sedan and then to libya than ultimately to malta. Absolutely on we get to lia people like that they don't stop at the first country of asylum because editor condition are not there editor because they were confronted to incident in the first place. They arrive on the feel. It's not safe address some time. It's because the traffickers has light to them and told them well. We have a job lineup for you in libya. Make you cross through europe on. Those people don't realize that even before reaching libya they're going to get into trouble while crossing swatter countries because the so-called gentle smugglers actually turn very quickly nasty traffic years. Yeah let's just back that up with some data. I know you're report. Says more than five hundred people died trying to cross the sea from libya and twenty twenty often on overcrowded inflatable boats. So what is the. Unhcr the urine refugee agency trying to do with local governments when with local governments. We try to tell them to combat trafficking activity because there are too many known human traffickers that have never been brought to justice on that applies to many coastal states but we trying to work also with communities to tell them to offer another alternative that there might be other solutions on the weights too late when the people reach libya which wisden sarah territory because going to be tempting for people to want those boats on belief the traffic yourself telling them pretty. Tell me about some of your community initiatives. There's one that you cool telling the real story that tries to prevent smuggling and trafficking exactly debts targeting eastern africa mentally eritreans on somali we have mobilized diaspora in europe on the square to let people tell their story. What up to them. So it's sunny filter. Dissolve videos disarm chat forum where people talk to people in their language on. Tell them exactly what has happened to them to try to demystify. On debunk the narrative of the traffic use. Where's your focus at the moment because libya's being in turmoil for so long and it was such a poll for migrants. But we hear that bikini fast has a really growing displacement crisis to yes. there's been a significant increase. In displacement in the western side countries i mean most trillion people displaced because of the conflict. Not that many people leave the region. Manley malians few citizens from rookie. Necessa but many stay-at-home was displacing. Nesia stay nesia. They don't on baucom those dangerous johnny. So that's one area of focus western sale. The other one is the crisis linked to what has done in tigray recently over the last two months on the displacement weariness you appear on ensued. How can you tell me about some of the solutions for placing people who need international protection with their families and talking about family reunification. There are some pilot projects that you've launched with egypt sudan and others. Yes we try to look again at the narrative of many states saying you know but legal pathways exists. People need to use them rather than to embark on the dangerous journeys on. We realized that in reality goes legal. Press quiz extremely difficult to access. If you are refugee camp in eastern sudan you may not get the commission to leave the count to go to the capital city. Where you know. The unbe skilled the country where you have release may not be open or may not exist at all so what we try is facilitate access to the documentation on simply procedural four people. Could we quickly go back to the unaccompanied somaliland. Do you know what happened to him. He ended up in multi indian. Didn't he yes he did you. I don't know what happened to afterwards but the majority of those unaccompanied children from somalia depending where they come from. They will get a protective status in europe in principle
World in much better place to fight desert locust scourge UNs FAO
"It's been described as a biological time bomb the worst upsurge in decades this time last year. Swans of desert locusts started to spread across countries in the horn of africa devastating crops and people's livelihoods. Fa yours emergency campaign appealed for urgent action to avoid a looming locust plague and humanitarian crisis. Now one year on. I'll we winning the fight. I put that question to senior locust. Forecasting officer keith pressman case when we spoke a year ago or it was just as the desert locust swarms with starting to invade the horn of africa. Could you briefly sum up the events of the last you well. A lot has happened in the past year. The last time we spoke a year ago swarms or just invading kenya in the horn of africa. They're spreading through other countries in the region. And since that time now there has been several generations a breeding. So what that means is that the locust numbers had just increased further and this is mainly due to exceptionally good weather. Conditions for the locus. The the problem did not remain only in the horn of africa but last summer there is a very important threat to west africa. Fortunately that did not occur but there was an additional extension of the current upsurge in southwest asia so in countries like iran pakistan and india. Fortunately the end of the summer. I very intensive efforts of those countries. The app surge was brought under control there but it still remains in the greater horn of africa. So that means them. Kenya's mali ethiopia dan and yemen. And that's that's what we're facing now again this year. And it's very interesting because you know when we last spoke a year ago. I mentioned swarms invading kenya. Well that's what they're doing again now and they started invading kenya from the north from eastern ethiopia from central somalia. I'm just before christmas and this was predicted so similarly to what happened last year again is not a surprise. We were expecting this and are we in a better position now. Are we better place to fight the desert lucasville. Much much better. You know last year at this time. We're in a very very precarious situation. We had you know. Huge numbers of locust swarms had developed and were moving in invading countries. That had not seen logos for seventy years. You know such as kenya other countries. That was a worse situation and more than a quarter of a century. They just simply were not prepared to respond to such a large scale invasion. They weren't trained. They had no resources. I'm no vehicles no spray equipment. No pesticides no aircraft. You know no logisticians. You know all of the elements components that you need in order to invoke control campaign so we were really. Let's say trying to catch up very quickly. We had no funding you know. Let's say desperate collectively desperate. I should say and the country's nfl. We're obviously we're scrambling doing the best. We could have that time but it was not enough we had to really really upscale and that's what's been achieved so now here we are in january twenty twenty one. It means we have everything in place. Yes we do have shortages of funding to keep those operations going in. This is extremely critical. But at least we're not at the stage of having to look for aircraft or having having to order equipment from abroad and wait for it to be delivered. All of the countries have those Elements in place. The faa ledge. Emergency response has seen incredible. International support including the mobilization of funds to tackle the small towns and prevent a humanitarian crisis always succeeding in the fight against desert. Lucas that show. We are succeeding. Yes if we had not been what we've been doing for the past year we would have seen a play by now. You know swarms from west africa to india from the equator to the mediterranean. We don't see that so. I think that that's confirmation that we are succeeding. We have probably less locust swarms than we did a year ago. A doesn't mean that you know we can sit back and relax but you know. There's a lot of work to do but i think the response as you mentioned from the international community has been exceptionally good globally. A more than two point. Eight million hectares retreated and twenty twenty. And that's an extraordinary achievement. These efforts of course they've saved enormous amounts of crop production an estimated two point seven million tons of crops or save last year. That's enough you know to feed eighteen million people for an entire year. The cost of that That was saved is something around eight hundred million dollars and you put that into balance with you. Know what did it costs to save that production we received last year. One hundred and ninety four million dollars so with that investment were able to save you know eight hundred million dollars or the food in additional able to to protect and safeguard one point two million households their livelihood. It's so you know our desert. Locusts extremely devastating. Obviously the response in the pasture has been exceptionally good. And of course you have to remember. We're competing against other emergencies. Such as covid nineteen indeed twenty twenty was a particularly challenging year. What can we expect for the will. The current upsurge continuing the problem. Is that the weather. Continues to favor the locus and you know. In the past locus upsurges lukas plagues they collapse because of two factors on because of the human intervention. You know the control operations everything that. We're trying to do to reduce locus numbers and a failure in the weather at and so far we're saying the former i'm we see those upskilled control operations working very well. I mean more than twenty one aircraft or an operation in eastern africa. But we haven't seen the break in the weather. We had again an extraordinary event last month in the horn of africa. Right exactly where the locust were we had a cyclone in december. Cyclones don't occur in the horn of africa december. But this is the second year in a row where we've had that so until we see you know kind of a break in the weather. And what does that mean. It means a failure of seasonal rains essentially or very unusually cold temperatures or strange wins that might carry all the locus into the ocean and where they would paris but until we see that we still have the challenge to to manage. This locus upsurge and try to to reduce impacts on food security and people's livelihood so for this year twenty twenty one and basically from now until summertime. We need eighty million dollars and the majority of this would be spent on maintaining those essential control operations by air and by ground as well as protecting the livelihoods. That was cave craftsman. Faa's seniors locust forrcasting.
US Airstrike Damages Terrorist Compound in Somalia
"In Somalia. U. S. Africa Command says it damaged in Al Qaeda linked compound Thwarting a nefarious activity and sending fighters fleeing, the statement says. The military continues to maintain a sharp focus on East African threats, emphasizing the importance of long's term stability. Even his president Trump pulls US troops out of Somalia. Really close on
Somalia suicide bombing kills 15, misses prime minister
"Suicide bomber attacked a stadium in Somalia's central city of Galle KO Friday, killing 15 people shortly before the arrival of the country's new prime minister that, according to police, BBC's Mary Harper has more. The attack on the stadium occurred shortly before Somalia's Prime minister Mohammed Hussain Rubley, was due to speak there. People who come to see him said there was a huge blast that the stadium entrance where senior military officials have gathered Police say top army officers are among the dead is the Miss Group after Bob said it carried out the attack and that the target was the prime minister.
Desert locusts in East Africa: A plague of another order
"Fresh swarms of desert locusts are formed in the horn of africa threatening crops in the food security of millions the un food and agriculture organization fao warned on wednesday according to the agency locust infestations increased over the past month in ethiopia and somalia as a result of extensive breeding favorable weather and rainfall with populations predicted to increase further in coming months. New loker swarms are already forming and threatening to reinvade northern kenya and breeding is also underway on both sides of the red sea posing a threat to our trailer. Saudi arabia sudan and yemen. Fao said in a news. Release the greater horn of africa witnessed one of its worst. Ever desert locust infestations earlier this year. A new crisis could have devastating consequences for communities affected by recurrent drought conflict. High food prices and the coronavirus pandemic the upsurge occurred in spite of an unprecedented campaign supported by fao and partners in which more than one point three million hectares of locust infestations were treated across ten countries. This year control operations prevented the loss of an estimated. Two point seven million tons of cereal enough to feed eighteen million people year in countries. Already hard hit by acute food insecurity and poverty.
Fighting continues in Ethiopia's Tigray
"Is reportedly ongoing in ethiopia tigray region despite official claims to the contrary and civilians are suffering dreadfully. Your rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on wednesday warning of grave allegations of abuse violations against noncombatants. The high commissioner for human rights said that towns including mckellar sharia and abby abbiati were affected as well as areas bordering the mahara region. The development follows several weeks of fighting between federal forces and militias loyal to the tigray. People's liberation front dplf which has caused mass displacement inside tigray and beyond misbash let told journalists in geneva that the situation was exceedingly worrying volatile and as she had worn previously spiraling out of control. We have corroborated information of gross human rights violation abuses including indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian objects looting abductions and sexual violence against women and girls we have also reported forsell wittment of grand us to fight against their own communities the high commission called for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in tigray before appealing to the government to fulfill the prime minister's pledge for humanitarian access and access to water electricity and other basic needs corruption has thrived under the coronavirus pandemic. The un secretary general has said insisting that profiteer's must not be allowed to exploit the rollout of new vaccines noting. How governments were spending rapidly to provide emergency support and procure medical supplies and tony guitars warned that it may be weaker the development of vaccines and treatments added to the risk of bribery and graft he said in his message for international anti corruption day on wednesday night of december stimulus funds and vital emergency resources must not be diverted. The un chief continued adding that recovery from the pandemic must include measures to prevent graft in all its forms in addition to draining resources from people who need them. Bribes undermine trust in institutions and deepen the vast inequalities exposed by the virus misty guitarist and global force displacement has passed the eighteen million markers existing and new conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic have dramatically affected the lives of vulnerable people this year. The data issued by the un refugee agency unhcr represents an increase of five hundred thousand people. Since last year in its report on people forced to leave their homes released on wednesday urinate said the overall total included nearly forty six million internally displaced more than twenty nine million refugees and four point two million asylum seekers it comes. Despite the un secretary general's global ceasefire appeal in march at beginning of the pandemic unhcr said pointing to violence in syria. The democratic republic of the congo mozambique somalia and yemen. All of which have driven new displacements in the first half of this year. Significant new displacement has also been registered across africa's central suhel region civilians are subjected to brutal violence including rape and executions the un agency warned some of the measures to curb the spread of course nineteen had made it harder for refugees to reach safety. Unhcr continued in april one hundred sixty eight countries fully or partially closed their borders. It said with ninety countries making no exception for asylum seekers daniel johnson un
Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia
"Is stepping up to drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad, continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021. U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group group for for years years just just last last week, week, a a Defense Defense Department Department watchdog watchdog report report said. said. U. U. S. S. Africa Africa Command Command considers considers Al Al Shabaab Shabaab to to be be Africa's Africa's most most dangerous dangerous and and imminent imminent threat might
Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia
"Stepping up the drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad, continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday, a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021. U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group for years just last week, a Defense Department watchdog report said. U. S. Africa Command considers Al Shabaab to be Africa's most dangerous and imminent threat might cross CEO Washington
"somalia" Discussed on THE NEWS with Anthony Davis
"I'm anthony davis outgoing president. Donald trump has ordered nearly all american troops to withdraw from somalia part of a global pullback by the republican president before he leaves office next month. The will also see him. Draw down forces in afghanistan and iraq. The united states has around seven hundred troops in somalia focused on helping. Local forces defeats the al qaeda linked al shabaab insurgency. The mission has received little attention in the united states but has been considered a cornerstone of the pentagon's global efforts to combat al-qaeda. In a statement the pentagon sought to play down the implications of withdrawal that experts have said could undermine security in somalia a us defense officials speaking on condition of anonymity said nearly all us forces would leave somalia although some would remain in mogadishu the pentagon statement which was unsigned said. An unspecified number of forces in somalia would be moved to neighbouring countries allowing them to carry out cross-border operations. others would be reassigned outside east africa. A congressional aides speaking on condition of anonymity said the withdrawal comes at a difficult time for somalia ahead of both. Parliamentary and presidential elections will present an early dilemma for president elect joe biden critics say trump is purposely destabilizing foreign theaters of war as a reaction to losing the election hence making relations difficult for the incoming biden administration. A treasonous act that goes against advice for military generals but that will play well with trump's base somalia has been riven by civil war since the early nineteen ninety s but over the past decade and african union backed peacekeeping force and us troops have clawed back control of mogadishu and large swathes of the country from al shabaab somali president mohamed abdillahi mohammed had appeared to be lobbying in public against the drawdown writing on twitter that. Us support had enabled us to effectively combat al-shabaab and secure the horn of africa. It is the third major withdrawal. Since trump installed acting defense secretary christopher miller the us defense officials said the withdrawal was ordered to be completed by january fifteenth. A herculean task. The same deadlines drawdowns in afghanistan and iraq. And just days ahead of joe. Biden's inauguration president-elect. Joe biden is predicting oblique feature if congress doesn't take speedy action on a corona virus aid bill amid a nationwide spike in the virus that's hampering the country's economic recovery. He'll so express concern that so far. He seemed no detailed plan. From the trump administration on how to distribute an approved corona virus vaccine but said he and his team working on their own proposal to fill the gaps in trump's so called operation warp speed biden delivered remarks. On friday afternoon reacting to november's national jobs report which showed a sharp decrease in us hiring even as the country is about ten million jobs below pre pandemic levels. The democrat called the report dire and said it shows the economy's stalling but he said quick action from congress can hold some of the damage if we act. Now i mean now we can begin to regain momentum and start to build back a better future. there's no time to lose. Surging cases of the virus have led states and municipalities to roll back their reopening plans and more restrictions may be on the way as low temperatures and holiday. Travel lead to records for confirmed cases and deaths. One of the major questions biden added is how to get the vaccine to minority communities which disproportionately affected by the virus. That's part of the reason. The president-elect calls for congress to take action on corona virus relief bill now while he's thrown his support behind bipartisan economic relief. Bill of about nine hundred billion dollars biden has called it just a down payment and said much more will be needed once he takes office next year british and us negotiators to trade talks on friday to call in their leaders to try to narrow gaps and get an agreement over the line less than four weeks before britain completes its brexit jenny. Out of the block after failing to agree the basis for a deal. Britain's david frost in the us michelle bonnier said. They would brief leaders to seek new impetus for the talks which stumbled on thursday when london accused brussels of making new demands on saturday. Prime minister boris johnson and european commission president ursula von delaying. We'll speak to try to break the impasse. Which sources said was centered on french demands over fishing rights in british waters. It is the latest twist in what has been months of negotiations which barely moved on the three thorniest issues. Fisheries ensuring fair competition guarantees and way to solve future disputes. But so far neither side has walked away from the talks suggesting that both still hold out some hope of securing a deal governing almost a trillion dollars of annual trade to avoid a disorderly end to more than forty years of british membership of the european club despite only seventeen million of the uk sixty five million citizens voting for brexit earlier on friday they were contradictory reports of how far the talks had progressed with some a you officials saying they were on the brink of an agreement while british officials said. The negotiations had reached a very difficult point critic. Say boris johnson. Never wanted a deal but a no deal. Brexit is the nightmare scenario for businesses and investors who say it would smell borders spook financial markets and so chaos through supply chains that stretch across europe and beyond. You can subscribe to five minute news on youtube with your preferred podcast app. Ask your smart speaker or enable five minute news as your amazon alexa. 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"somalia" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"In the midst of the pandemic, it would be phenomenal if there could be a cease-fire Tibor Nagy, the State Department's top Africa policy official told Time this. While noting that some belligerence would quote be opportunistic and use the pandemic to advance their own violent agendas. Similarly a senior trump administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity echoed Gutierrez appeal and amplified it. We're hoping that people will adhere to the secretary general and other leaders call for a ceasefire. They told Time despite the fact that the administration has not only failed to adhere to the armistice from Afghanistan to Iraq but has even in the face of the pandemic exceeded the number of attacks in Somalia carried out by both previous presidents combined. Despite AFRICOM slowdown in air attacks, the US is still poised to log a record number of air strikes in Somalia for the sixth straight year. If you look at twenty nineteen strikes, the frequency is similar to this point said Manley last year the trump administration conducted sixty three air attacks Somalia an all time high. The strikes continue due to the failure of the US and it's a molly and African Union allies to defeat al-shabaab despite nearly a decade of military operations a report by the defense. Department's Inspector. General issued on July sixteenth noted that africom concedes al-shabaab maintained its capability to conduct hit and run attacks ambushes and improvised explosive device I e D operations and quote remains adaptive resilient and capable of attacking US partner interests in Somalia and East Africa AFRICOM has launched hundreds of air and Ground attacks in Somalia since two, thousand seven but the command has admitted to killing only five civilians in three separate attacks over the last thirteen years and investigation by Amnesty. International found that in just nine of those airstrikes twenty one civilians were killed and eleven others were injured according to air wars. Evidence suggests that as many as fifteen Somali civilians have been killed by US strikes in twenty twenty alone air wars who's database incorporates local and international news reports, photos, videos, social media posts. Mapping and Geo location and other data for every known US air and Ground Action in Somalia contends that between seventy two and.
"somalia" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"There are few Stern, a test of the strength of a country and its institutions the breakaway region. There is almost no way for the nation being broken away from to look good. The very fact of a breakaway region causes the rest of the world to wonder what he's so dreadful about a given country that anyone wants to break away from it, and as a matter of internal politics, it presents a choice between managing the break-up or going to war to stop it. Added to which sometimes breakaway movements are just silly and self indulgent, a means of gratifying ambitious politicians and melodramatic nationalists, lucky enough to live in places where the colors on the flag flying over them actually rank as a pressing concern. Not, everyone, who is aggrieved is right. West Somaliland is concerned. It is difficult to begrudge jets decision back in Nineteen ninety-one to secede from Somalia and set up shop on its own Somalia walls then, and has frequently been since dysfunctional and Dangerous Somaliland has done pretty well. All things considered it is largely peaceful and orderly holds free issue and Farish elections and make some kind of living exporting livestock, though remittances sent back home by its diaspora estimated to be a hefty wack of Somaliland's GDP so I feel my own of my right. To Freedom. To. The the business that I like. Somalian Independent. Has a similar value with air that we are. Not One of the country has done Somaliland de courtesy of formal recognition least of all Somalia which still regard Somaliland. Part of it, but the two are now talking to each other in circumstances which look very much like an international summit, rather than an internal dialogue, first and foremost. Let me see that it's a pressure. To be here. With you today? Unto Battisti Bait. The continuation of the dialogue between Somaliland, Somalia Somaliland, president and former rebel commander, mercy and Somalia President Mohamed Abdillahi Mohamed better known as farmers Joe have been meeting this week in Djibouti. Chairing these talks reasonably enough has been. Djibouti's president is Mel Omar Guelleh but the more significant. Might be the OPN Prime Minister Ali. Ahmed, we won the two thousand and nineteen nine Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reconcile Ethiopia with its former breakaway region of area, and who hosted an informal meeting between be he and former Joe in at US Abbott in February. Somaliland's agenda here is not difficult to discern Somaliland, Somalia and everyone else to recognize its sovereignty, and sees right now as being as propitious moment as any in the next few weeks, Somalia and Somaliland will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the end of colonial rule, modern Somalia was founded on July first nineteen sixty by uniting the territories, which had once is the former Italian colony of Somalia, with what had been partition Somaliland. Indeed for a five day interregnum between emerging from British rule and joining Somalia Somaliland was briefly an independent state. It wishes to be again. We conducted Acoustic Shell Riverine them. In which ninety seven percent of Landry's fourteen to support the constitution and the independence. Of Allen has created a conducive environment that enabled. Thriving private sector on an inflow of international investment, so Milan has blade on important role in the peace and security of the region, and has been reliable partner and the fight against terrorism by Rossi who human trafficking, money, laundering and other forms of organized crime's. Unfortunately. In a state of shading all those efforts and contributions made by the smell of people for the last fifty years Somalia was in constant war against the development of Marina. It's a little harder to tell what mileage Somalia perceives in these talks. It's official. Position has not changed. It regards Somaliland as part of Somalia. Some opposition figures in Mogadishu have suggested that President Farmer Joe is somehow hoping that cutting statesmanlike dash will accrue him enough political capital to delay Somalis twenty twenty election, which if it happens would be Somalia's first proper election for just over half a century, a fact, which kind of reminds why Somaliland wanted out in the first place. It is noticeable that the talks between Somalia and Somaliland have been warmly welcomed by an Internet national community, which is normally pretty cagey about encouraging secessionists, the United Nations and the United States have endorsed the talks, both possibly hoping after several bruising and occasionally bloody decades of engagement with Somalia that resolving disputes through negotiation might be a habit that catches on in regards to Somalia Somaliland relations. We are encouraged. The dialogue is ongoing at senior levels, and that both sides have indicated a willingness to maintain communication and pursue further discussions. Other onlookers have economic interests notably the United Arab Emirates which has invested heavily in Somaliland, which sits on eight hundred fifty kilometers of Gulf of Aden coastline. Discussions appear to have been broadly amicable. If nevertheless tents what diplomats would describe as constructive and mercifully not at the risk of tempting fate, full and frank. Their walls, a minor kerfuffle at one point when Djibouti issued a joint communique, which carelessly referred to Somaliland as a country after an amount of her upcoming from the Somali delegation, the inflammatory phrase was deleted. Somaliland dolls have a case for being so described, however, its credentials as a sovereign state are at least a solid as those of Nia, neighbors era, which became formally independent in nineteen, ninety-three and South Sudan, which took its seat at the UN in two thousand and eleven. Somaliland won't get what it really wants out of these talks, but it will get to look like other players on the world stage. Take it seriously, and might get Malia used to the idea of addressing it as as separate equality, and that will do Somaliland's cause, no harm until. Twenty four! I'm out dream..
"somalia" Discussed on History of the 90s
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"somalia" Discussed on History of the 90s
"He said there was a strategy of calculated deception on the part of the senior officers and bureaucrats who testified at the inquiry and he urged the government to look into prosecuting officers officers. Who lied under oath? Art Eggleton was the Defense Minister and Ottawa. When the report was released he didn't hide his anger? Dishonoured legacy goes too far. It's a blanket condemnation of our military an unfair and unjust what it's an insult. Eggleton rejected commission claims that there had been a cover up and he said there was no reason to investigate the commission's accusations any further Eggleton said the time for pointing fingers was over. It was now time to get on with reforms over the years since the Somalia fair. The Canadian government has remodeled the Canadian Forces by completely revamping education and and professional standards officers must now have a university degree and military education now offers a more expanded emphasis on arts in culture. Scott Taylor says a lack of education was not the problem in Somalia. Why don't think you need university education to say don't beat a prisoner prisoner to death Might not be good for the hearts and minds and then if you do don't cover it up I mean come clean right so Some of these things just our basic common sense. You wouldn't need more than grade. Five Live to have been been up on this. But Taylor says there's been a massive cultural shift in Canada's military since Somalia he says the entire Officer Corps has changed ethos almost like an era of scandals too that was kind of Canada's Vietnam Somalia but then the others around it. The sort of brought about a massive change took the rust off and took these guys out of it because there was definitely a lot of Bad Apples and senior places could get away with this up just because there was no being sean in those corners and of course it's an autocratic top-down loyalty driven society right in one thousand ninety seven Kyle Brown was released from prison serving forty months of his five-year sentence. He tried to start a new life. In Alberta Berta went back to school found a job and he wrote a book called Scapegoat but according to media reports he disappeared a year later after he began experiencing the symptoms of PTSD for a while. He lived under a tree in a tent smoking crack but in two thousand and eight. He made his way back to society sidey and started over yet again in an interview with the Edmonton Journal in two thousand Sixteen Brown said he's been through intensive therapy that that forced him to relive the night of Chabane. Iran's beating Taylor still believes that Brennan was unfairly punished especially Kyle Brown was the whistle blower and by keeping the evidence that was irreputable. He damaged an awful lot of careers higher up in the whole regimen and everything else would happen because they tried to cover it up so he was punished Far More really than anybody else as you mentioned and his role in it He should have almost been praised as the whistle because without his photographs it would have been his word against out of a doctor who can only find two small Bruce Clayton matchy lives in Saskatchewan. Watch one he has brain damage from suicide attempt and spends most of his time in a veterans hospital or with his parents. He requires around the clock. Care Taylor says there are still some unanswered questions about what happened to matchy the night. He attempted suicide. He wasn't supposed to be found alive. I don't believe I mean. They arrested him and he was in kind of an open Open custody of not open but he was in a bunker. That didn't even have a door on it was in there and left him his bootlaces in his belt and then it was. Dr Armstrong was going by the front of the cell when he saw. US Special Forces in the cell Allegedly cutting down what. US Special Forces would've been doing in that cell we never got to the small inquiry That's basically when we got to the point where we're GONNA have to involve the US Delta Force guys as to why they were there and what was their involvement and it just shut down. Recently a few of US fellow soldiers soldiers and matches wife have asked for another look at his case for another reason. Marge matchy told. ABC News in two thousand seventeen that she believes gives. Her husband may have been experiencing severe psychological side effects from a controversial anti malaria. Drug at the time he tortured and beat should Iran Daf beginning in the nineties. Canadian soldiers including members of the Airborne Regiment were prescribed a weekly dose of Mafela Quinn. The side effects at the time were not well understood or explain to the soldiers Health Canada now states. The drug is associated with psychiatric and physical side effects. It's ranging from anxiety and insomnia to vivid nightmares and hallucinations. In two thousand seventeen. The government announced that Mafela. Quinn would only abused in the Canadian armed forces as a drug of last resort on May first two thousand nineteen a mass tort which is similar to a class action lawsuit was launched against the Canadian government on behalf of soldiers who claim they were poisoned by the Anti Malaria. Drug well on missions in Somalia. Rwanda an Afghan the law firm involved in the mass tort says that over eight hundred soldiers have joined the unprecedented case including retired tired. Left ten in general Romeo Dallaire who led the nineteen ninety-three UN peacekeeping mission to Rwanda.
"somalia" Discussed on History of the 90s
"They felt abandoned by a lack of leadership and in one case. Where with a guys showing? I mean this. This is just a solar showing that they're delivering food to a police station and then he says now follow me and they walk around the back and the same sacks of grain going out the back outdoor and being sold right right in front of the soldiers I mean. He says we're not helping. We're just adding to the corruption and they were able to blatantly film this Nicosia. I the sense that this was happening that they knew the mission was just. I mean there were there were there were. There were frustrated and all the things that they were going through. We're not achieving any of the goals that were being claimed back here so it was just a kind of put the mission into some sort of context Taylor says he decided to give the video to the CBC with the understanding they would highlight the frustration with the mission instead the CBC focused on the racist remarks made by some of the soldiers and as you would expect that became the main story. The reaction to the video by the federal government in Ottawa was swift defense minister. David Colonna said soldiers. Here's who display the kinds of racism. Seen in the video should be kicked out of the military. He said we will not tolerate those kinds of us. In the armed forces there would be zero tolerance the head of Canada's military chief of defence staff. John castellane ordered a military investigation into into the home movie. But then in a one two punch a second damning video was released this tape had been given to see. TV news by a former member or of the airborne regiment it showed members of the regiment taking part in a hazing ceremony. Some experts from the one hour video were broadcast on television canoes. But most of it was too graphic to show on TV. It was taken at the airborne base in Padua on -Tario in July nineteen ninety two five months before the regiment was deployed to Somalia. Scott Taylor along with a military officer were invited to watch the tape at C.. TV studios before it was released. They brought us in and we had never seen chasing video before and they they they ran it for us filming US watching the film and it was disgusting. I mean at a lot of things that they didn't put on. TV's because you can't put that on TV. I mean they say that it was simulated sodomy. Well no it was thought that there was feces. There was all kinds of things and colonels report one point left I mean he was. He was sick and By what he was watching the video shows those soldiers urinating and defecating on each other. There's one scene where someone is forced to eat toilet paper with feces on it and in another a-block soldier is tied to a tree and showered in white talcum powder then someone writes. KKK on his back with feces. The black recruit was also put on a leash and made to walk like a dog again. Defense Minister David colonnade expressed outrage and disgust in a statement. Meant he said. The activities of these people denigrates Canada's proud Canadian military heritage. Call an demanded a full report from General Castellane in five days on Monday January twenty third nineteen ninety five nearly two years since the death of sixteen year old should neurone. The government received its report from the head of the military in it Detroit. Elaine said the problems have been cleaned up in the regiment. He recommended the regiment be kept together. Gather and it should be allowed to go to Croatia in April nineteen ninety-five on a scheduled peacekeeping mission Chasta Lane believed the regiment deserved served. Another chance calling at disagreed. He rejected the advice and promptly went to the media and announced that the Canadian airborne born regiment was finished. We had to make the judgment whether the stain on the airborne's reputation was such that it could not be. We resuscitate it in the public eye. We have made that judgment and for that reason we have called for the spending of the regimen. Defense lands. Minister David Collonette sat at a news conference. It was important to show Canadians that the actions demonstrated in the two videos would not be tolerated. General General Distrust. Elaine was at the news conference to. He sat like a statue beside call an ad. His lips tightly purse together later he told reporters that they you shouldn't read anything into his expression. He said he always looked serious. Especially on occasions like this one Scott Taylor said he was furious. Es at General Steel Lane and the next thing that should have happened would have been shot taking office epaulettes and resigning right there in that. Because if you're paid to give advice and he'd given even the advice to keep the regimen and then they politically they said to to get rid of it and he didn't and then he took a ton of heat shuffling or not having having resigned because of this. The defense minister also announced at the news conference that the upcoming inquiry into the Somali affair would have an expanded mandate it would look into the roles of leadership and discipline within the chain of command from the top to the bottom two months after the government announced that the airborne regiment would be disbanded. A farewell sendoff was held at their home base in Peshawar while Ontario more than six six hundred members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment made a final parachute. Jump as fellow. Soldiers at about two thousand supporters watched on some members of the regiment wept OPTUS. They stood at attention falling into line behind their commander one last time they felt that dismantling the acclaimed unit because of a few bad apples wasn't wasn't necessary especially since there had been so many issues with the Somalia mission as a whole as airborne is to spend it. The soldiers will return to their home. Bases some veterans think. The government jumped too quickly while I don't see this atoll being fair to the thousands of Canadians who served this regiment and their country extremely. Well the disgraced regiment was the first military unit ever to be disbanded in Canadian history because of its actions about two weeks later the the government announced the three civilians would oversee the public inquiry into the regiment's ill-fated mission to Somalia a judge a journalist and diplomat were appointed did to the task. The inquiry was expected to cost between three and five million dollars and would be chaired. by Mr Justice Jila Turano. The hearing was expected to last three or four months with a report expected by the end of nineteen ninety. Five but by January nineteen ninety-seven. The inquiry was astill grinding. On so far it had cost ten million dollars and had been given two extensions so the government made a move to shut it down the defense minister who was now Doug Young told the commissioners they had to complete the inquiry by March thirty first nineteen ninety-seven and and submit a report by June thirtieth of the same year so far the inquiry had only managed to cover a few of the major issues that plagued the Somalia mission. They had investigated the first shooting of an intruder. In nineteen ninety-three the one word Somalian. Man was killed after being caught sneaking into the Canadian compound. The inquiry had also been able to deal with allegations of document tampering and destruction that took place at the military's public affairs branch after the mission was over. But because as the hearings were shut down the commission was unable to take a closer look at the killing of sixteen-year-olds aroun- which sparked the Somalia affair in in the first place. The final report. A sixteen hundred page document was released on July. Second Nineteen ninety-seven. It was called dishonored sauntered legacy the lessons of the Somalia fair in it Canada's military leaders were accused of covering up lying and maybe even breaking the law ought to hide the truth about the Somalia fair in particular. The commission believed there had been a cover up about the first shooting incident. A cover up that that involved people in Ottawa and Somalia. They believe the shooting death should at the very least been investigated as manslaughter. But it wasn't. No soldier was ever charged indirect connection with the death. The inquiry heard that Deputy Defense Minister Bob Fowler had met with members of the high command around the time of the shooting in March nineteen ninety-three and told them they should keep a low profile. Because then defense minister Kim Campbell. Bowl was a candidate for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party whether that directive came from Campbell was made by Fowler on his own the inquiry Jerry was unable to determine before it was. Shut down the commission wasn't able to pinpoint who was to blame for the cover up or how far are it. Went up the chain of command but the report did say the cover. Up of the first shooting may have paved the way for the killing of Chabane Rhone two weeks weeks later because soldiers may have gotten the feeling that they were above the law the report stated it is our belief that the failure of leadership immediately mmediately to address and remedy the problems revealed by the March. Fourth incident may have made possible the torture death of Somali Youth Twelve days later commission chairs yield attorney credited. Many rank and file soldiers for a job well done and said in the report that they had been let down. Ordinary soldiers were in a very real sense victimized by the systemic and leadership failures that that plagued Somalia mission chair Laterna said at the command level. The commission found deep moral and legal failings..
"somalia" Discussed on The Adam Buxton Podcast
"Gye mud cost been now, you out Fluck that puck cost out and started listening. I took my micro and found some human folk then I recalled it all while. I name his at Buxton. I want you to joy, that's the. Hey, how you doing podcasts? Adam Buxton here. Reporting to you from the countryside in a field about fifteen minutes outside the city of Norwich to be precise. It's quite cold who's nice and sunny earlier on but it's gonna little storm ish now. And I think I just felt a little bit of contemptuous. Rain spittle from the sky. She's a bit sad. How you Rosie. She's looking back at me with a look that says university. Well, how I am. And that's true. She's on a leash as I speak because this time last week we had a bit of an incident. Didn't we rose patronize me? If you're interested in that kind of thing I'll tell you about it at the end of the podcast trigger. Warning. It's kind of a gory story. But that's not till the end right now. Let me tell you a bit about podcast episode number eighty five which features a conversation with American journalist and novelist. Michael Scott, more whose book the desert and the sea published earlier this year twenty tells the story of his capture in Somalia by pirates who held him hostage for nearly three years. Now, I read this book over the summer off to hearing Michael interviewed on NPR's fresh air podcast, actually, and I found the book completely fascinate. Eating and when Michael was visiting London in October, I managed to grab an hour or so with him. And he told me a bit about his experience at the hands of the pirates a few Michael Scott more facts before we get going Michael grew up in southern California where he started his writing career as theater critic for the San Francisco weekly disillusioned with life in America, Michael whose mother is German, but still lives in the US later moved to Berlin where he wrote for the online version of the newspaper Der Spiegel a keen surfer. Michael wrote, the book sweetness and blood published in twenty ten about to quote, the subtitle. How surfing spread from Hawaii and California to the rest of the world with some unexpected results in the course of researching a bit of seafaring history. Sweetness and blood Michael became interested in the history of piracy and in twenty eleven he reported on the trial in Germany of ten. In Somali pirates who had attempted to capture a German cargo ship that interest in modern day. Piracy led him in January twenty twelve to Galkayo in Somalia now, if you look at the African continent on a map pictured it in your mind to me, it looks like a person in profile with the big bulbous nose and the back of their head is a bit sticking out like a duck tail out into the Arabian Sea. And that's the whole event where Somalia is I've saying that for the benefit of any young children who've tuned in hoping that this is going to be a bit like parts of the Caribbean and are about to be badly disappointed anyway, Michael visited Somalia in early twenty twelve with a filmmaker friend Ashwin Remond to learn more about the smiley pirates. And after several days of interviews. Michael was saying goodbye to Ashwin who is taking an earlier. Flight out of Somalia, and it was on the way back from the airport that Michael was captured by the pirate gang who ended up holding him hostage until late twenty fourteen you'll find a few links related to a few of the things that Michael I talked about in the description of this podcast, including the first proof of life video made by Michael's.
"somalia" Discussed on Gravy
"So they put it all of those places those they'll might as today djiboutians those born in its opium they filthy on but ethnically there's there so somebody's somebody's semi along with my purchase of cinnamon sticks and butter i also got a history lesson from ebrahim explain this week colonial period the british they call him is east africa so what they did was the whole so much along the whole often ika so when they were creating a bodas some some some of the so much living in kenya they will they will be part of kenya those living along the border so anybody was in that borderline became candida the country's amalia became independent in nineteen sixty abner saiidi the former owner of derby dollar was about a year old at the time i was born in town calls markelle it's about seventy miles south of mogadishu battalion scold the purpose of somalia markelle has ocean rivers mountains and land i lived in a beach house and i really missed it to use to play soccer and go to the beach in swim usually we've used to play soccer on the beach and then go movies and things like that but it was a fun but it's all gone sadie was in his early thirties and nineteen ninetyone once a malia civil war began you pack your live and run that's all you have to do it's nothing as you don't have time to anything else that was how bad it was.
"somalia" Discussed on Gravy
"The oslo if i'm with my mom who's also an entrepreneur for three to four months then i could figure out a way for me to change my career and for me to have a better conversation about what it needs to be somali she didn't think she'd be doing that through sauces she says she was more thinking of having a green juice company or teaching black and brown kids about food waste so and i gotta is low my mom was like oh yeah well that's trendy norway's i can only imagine what it is in new york you should think of something else for her food is not only a way to connect to her family and somalia it's a way for her to create her own narrative around somalia after eight years modeling she says why food was a better path to do that the more i talked to my mom the more i i realized what bothered me the most about modeling is that i wasn't in control of my own narrative and i wasn't really unhappy with modeling i was really unhappy with the way i was being told who i was and i figured if i came back to new york and if i created these sauces that my family and i love so much than i could be in charge of the rhetoric in terms of no this is what somalia's this is where we are in the in in africa neta no we have a spice trade that ran through somalia this is what it looks like that's why our flavors are that way because italy connolly's us and so it really was born out of trying to connect with my roots trying to be closer to my mom trying to change my career wanting to change the rhetoric.
"somalia" Discussed on Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe
"I think this is very helpful even for me rachel stegman says what do you have to do to become very tucker high berbie tucker wants to be assembly it would just let them let them he can hang yeah tucker god i can't imagine this guy on winding i strong what is the process like to become a hover you say it so you got to get it right getting some malia some soli oh i thought you said it so differently the other time somalia somalia now okay now what's the process like so there's it's a tricky thing because there are certifications for it just like you would get certified to go through as a real estate broker in writing like that it doesn't mean that you can't be a wine professional or runaway program or anything but it's really just an accreditation i did it because like i said i'm a self admitted nerd and i wanted to learn as much as i could but it's a group called the court of master somali as in it's it's an international program and in school of study so there's no physical you don't go to university you just sign up and you prepare for an exam date and then you take those exams and their four levels of them and you go as far as you want to push yourself how much do you have to drink to do they do you spit it out you spit it otherwise failing then there's only you know there's there's anywhere from two to six wines that you're tasting on an exam and so it's a tasting portion always there's a written exam that's like fifty to one hundred questions and then.
"somalia" Discussed on WSB-AM
"You know and this idea that people who come from poverty dirt poor people no matter what color this can there have some sort of privilege or a leg up i don't think that's realistic at all is look around the country now and again this is us being in the real world right you when i go into a store go into a coffee shop going to a restaurant and you look around there's a starbucks in the town i live almost everybody in that starbucks all day long is an immigrant from another country somalia ethiopia middle eastern countries and all the people that work there are diverse you know because that starbucks is hiring policies to higher diversity so going back to a week or two starbucks talking about the starbucks thing and then on on may twenty ninth they're gonna shut down the stores for now this isn't this i originally thought it was going to talk to them about diversity but they already know about diversity what they're going to talk to them now about is latent racism so in your head they think and get original sin right you know they make this you know eric makes his point on the von hessler doctrine about these people you're born with original sin and i just don't see it in the real world people talking to each other i don't care do you know and and and the interesting thing i always say and we talked about it sometimes off air that there is there's a fine line between racism and stereotyping yeah so a lot of times in america this ultra sensitive society that we live in they mistake racism for stereotyping and i'm a professional stereotype yeah i stereotype in a heartbeat i'm not saying it's right i'm not saying it's wrong but i'm not a racist you're human brain works there's three there's a hierarchy of that you have prejudice which everybody's prejudice because we all make prejudicial decisions.
"somalia" Discussed on Sounds Good with Branden Harvey
"Did it so we process forward a few years in you go out to joy her and the work that she's doing and somalia what was it like when you first arrived one of that feel like my time that i have made the decision to go to somalia it already been foyer some imam was back in somalia and she went at arguably one of them was dangerous times i much of my motivation from going came from the desperate need to actually see her to understand why she was there when we also needed her but everything that we saw on tv on the news was just a bomb happen here this area has been taken over by this group or should call us and then he this contact with her for weeks at a time i just couldn't get my head around it and i mean he just wanted to know she was okay and to see for myself what it is that is really happening there because every town speak to her she'd be so positive and then you hang up the phone and then we look at what's on the media it does not reflect at all the voice that we now that the courage in the positive into the she carried which is on the phone with us oh i felt like she was just trying to make things lighter than we went away but we were still worried so i went to go visit her and my plan was to stay for a month's maximum three months but we we just is just a check on her and when i came to somalia i really was confronted with everything that i worried about everything that i saw it it shook me to my core i mean when you hear about war or conflict you you never really are able to understand that really until you're in it everything we see in hollywood productions in big movies was in my backyard mortars bombings roadside bombs everything going often that level of calamity that constant it was.
"somalia" Discussed on Sounds Good with Branden Harvey
"Left very much to be desired so i i felt like the whole time i was in canada i didn't really have any positive representations of my country's and wet initially did compel me to go back as those very roots that that i did have in somalia saw that time which were my father's legacy the work that he inception with my is my mother than did follow us to canada actually when people would hear our last name and learned about the work that my father did and they would cry they be so motion all that they would actually meet has children and that was very intriguing that people even in canada that were refugees like us that had fled the country remembered his impact in somalia salt touch just by seeing his children and that sparked a whole new kind of interest in somalia for me so i wanted to nepal what is it that he did and will you know so told me a little bit more your father my father was and our dent he rights activists in somalia he he was actually a street child when he was a child whose self it wasn't orphaned so as as father and his mother around but in a big big family is very much neglected so he used to be on the streets and polished shoes and then on after the italian colonisation i mean for many years they still had a lot of social support services for somali and he was one of the the children that had the opportunity to benefit from an educational programme where he was taken to italy when he was still very young so he was in his teens so he went to italy and studied there then got his masters in germany and then came electrical engineer and in the 80s and back to somalia spurred him to be back i think it was his upbringing he was neglected by his family by his society lived on the streets when he had a family that was quite well.
"somalia" Discussed on Rough Translation
"In a place like like that prison people become very selfish youth sink a reporter has forgotten about me at the beginning with an about mees fool on nobody cares about me like that but when you think about other people tuition than you you understand it helped me said five had been me even sleep better tolstoy actually had one more role to play in mohammad's life eight years after his arrest the somali political winds had shifted and the dictator was trying to appease his enemies muhammad and the others were suddenly released he discovered his region of somalia was flattened by civil war but hamad also discovered something else his wife fiszman she was still is why she had not given up on him and she had suffered in his absence working at the state bank she'd been pressured by airbus to divorce the trader muhammad when she refused she was relocated and by the time mohammad was released she was living in a refugee camp in germany she couldn't even make it back to somalia to see him so i way to another death was fooled another above ten months i think to to see each other finally they figure out a way that they can reunite in a neighboring country end though it's been almost a decade since they've seen each other recognized her immediately from a distance and as they drew closer hispano opens her arms to give her husband a hug and he reaches out.
"somalia" Discussed on The Four Top
"And it's a it's a little worse him in the sense that you know the mom and pop star the artisan the you know the craft growers and all that are going to have to deal with that as well but you know anywhere there's of opportunity for money the laws can adapt well you know i'd also interest in talking about the cultural aspect because we all know the food and beverage industry definitely has its own sort of insider culture and it does seem like cannabis is starting to enter kind of the same world we have now entered interpreting is that the right word the chair peeing repeat the the weeds somalia a movement i guess a weed somalia could be called a gone gai i've i've read these different we've were battling her crown garvin so it seems like the marijuana industries kind of following the way that the coffee industry has gone with wine cubby cupping and wine and of course beer too has its own sort of somalia program so what's happening in that in that side of the well business in the last up six months there's been a great focus on chirpy ends and turf games are what in four took chirpiness are and flowers and plants him they are what informs the taste and the smell of the strain of cannabis and so when people go in to dispensaries now they there's a lot more information available and it definitely is compares to what wine tasting new taste when you're tasting wine and noticing the notes what you're noticing allowed are the turpin profiles emma flavonoids so cannibis has that so if if it's a.
"somalia" Discussed on WLOB
"Ever heard of that council the uh the way of lighten of uh i don't i still exist as far as i know the trusteeship council of united nations but i don't think it has anything to do i mean they're ardently colonies left to speak of were right yeah i mean the problem with the country like somalia if the government control early law area and there are a large swath controlled by a rebel group called this the chabab and bishop arbitrary radical islamic group they're really violet are they originally amien feerick in part in opposition to their rampant corruption in the somali government which is understandable think again and uh but they were really the other extremely extremely while it and and not a you're not not force governing country so what do you do with them like him you can teach the or you can bring bringing this council put pizza malia outer circuit become a courtroom will nature of what you do with a half the country this run by the shawat you're up at the the militarily now true that old practicality issue there now that the the subtitled to your documentary hell on earth the fall of syria and the rise of isis the fall of syria has been bloody enough without a coming out of the ashes of this tragedy one of the most vicious fascistic theologies in the recent human history was that inevitable was was isis just sitting around like a if you will it like a virus waiting for a host and if it hadn't had a landing spot along the syrian iraqi border it would have landed somewhere else there are two parts to this seems to be the follows syria and the rights of isis and i i've just not sure why the two had do a coincide well i mean it's a good question i mean the the the early origins of isis in july in iraq as regards beginning it had strands i mean one was that.
"somalia" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS
"I mean it's something like almost a million african kids die every year from malaria which is essentially a mosquito bite and that doesn't happen anywhere else let's look at one of the places you've covered really well 'cause it's a kind of intersection of many of these trends in the way of getting i think the world interested which is somalia somalia is a place that is very poor often very weak government as you say even has pirates but it also has radical islam and explain to beat me did you understand why radical islam was able to spread into somalia spending time there could question because we have this kneejerk reaction to these places and we see them as a threat but and somalia the world abandon somalia for many years the us tried to go in and help in the early nineteen nineties then there was the black hawk down incident and then that left such a bad taste in our mouths if we didn't want anything to do with somalia and in that in those intervening years this radical islamic group came to power because they were the only ones kind of offering a vision and people were starving for something for some structure and they were offering stability right ochuba was able to actually in some way stabilize the place very much so and they used islam it was some of these i met some of these islamists in the early days and they were they were quite open to to meeting with american journalists even to negotiating with the american government and the us government slammed the door in their face but they were using their returning to islam fervored practical reason which was somalia's divided between clans and his clients have been tearing up the country and fighting with each other and the islamists said let's figure out something that unifies us and that's our religion would gives you hope about africa.