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Somali Refugees: Victims of both the terror of war and the war on terror

Somali Refugees: Victims of both the terror of war and the war on terror

Listen I have been following up what’s unfolding in Kenya, more so on the fate of the Somali refugee community in Eastleigh, in the capital city of Nairobi after the barbaric shooting incident in a church in Mombasa, which was closely followed by three explosions all within Eastleigh’s 12th Street. I have been following on […]

Kenya’s Wide Net Against Terror Sweeps Up Refugees

Kenya’s Wide Net Against Terror Sweeps Up Refugees

Listen Fardos Osman sat on the concrete floor of a crammed room in a sprawling stadium next to scores of other women, many hiding their faces. She said she had been at the stadium for four days. Her refugee document had expired, she said, and she feared that she would be sent back to war-torn […]

Somali parliament speaker condemns Kenyan police harassment to Somali citizens in Nairobi.

Somali parliament speaker condemns Kenyan police harassment to Somali citizens in Nairobi.

Listen Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somali parliament speaker, who is in Italy for visit to tighten Somali-Italy historical relationship, has BBC Somali service told on Thursday that Somali parliament can’t endure the Kenyan police crackdown against Somali citizens. “I condemn the Kenyan action against Somalis. Somali parliament issues statements against the horrible harassments which Kenya paramilitary […]

Puntiland condemns Somaliland attack to Taleh

Puntiland condemns Somaliland attack to Taleh

Listen Somaliland troops on Tuesday seized Taleh resident claiming it is part of the land they control, though criticism overshadowed the unexpected raid. Puntiland administration which itself claims it controls the Somaliland seized Taleh resident called yesterday’s surprise attack as “fragrant aggression”. The officials also announced they will not be silent from this attack. “We […]

Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis

Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis

Listen Kenyan police and other security agencies should stop arbitrary arrests and detentions, extortion, and other abuses against Somalis during security operations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also halt summary deportations and ensure that any undocumented Somalis are given the opportunity to file asylum claims. On April 4 and 8, 2014, Human […]

UNHCR Urges EU to Help Italy With Tide of Refugees

UNHCR Urges EU to Help Italy With Tide of Refugees

Listen An estimated 6,000 people, many of them Syrians and Eritreans, have been rescued by Italy’s navy in four days and thousands more asylum seekers keen to reach Europe have gathered in Libya, the U.N. refugee agency on Friday. The UNHCR urged the European Union to help Italy provide more reception facilities and find “durable […]

Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

Kenyan aid workers ‘free’ from Somalia’s al-Shabab

Listen Two Kenyan aid workers have been found “lost and disorientated” in Somalia after being kidnapped by al-Shabab in 2011, the military says. Daniel Njuguna and James Kiarie are now in hospital in the Somali town of Dhobley, the army says. They are now in the care of Kenyan troops working with the African Union […]

Parliamentary committee to travel Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia for refugee discussion

Parliamentary committee to travel Yemen, Kenya, Saudi Arabia for refugee discussion

Listen Nurani Bakar, Somali MP, and one of Parliamentary committee for foreign affairs on Monday told to media that the committee planed the near future to travel Yemen, Kenya and Saudi Arabia countries so they discuss the deteriorating situation of Somali refugees there. “There are many Somali refugees who live in critical condition at the […]

EU-Africa summit agrees plan to stop migration tragedies

EU-Africa summit agrees plan to stop migration tragedies

Listen EU and African leaders trying to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean in perilous conditions unveiled a raft of measures on Thursday designed to boost development and crack down on human trafficking. EU and African leaders trying to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean in perilous conditions unveiled a raft of measures on Thursday […]

Unbeaten Banadir S.C wins Somali league title.

Listen With still having one match left for them, Banadir Sports club confirmed their title of Somalia’s Nation Link telecom championship after defeating Gaadiidka by 2-1 on Monday. The yet, unbeaten Banadir Sports Club could have even won the trophy if they drew as they needed a single point to confirm their league title, but […]

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