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21 Dec 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia.

Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment to fight the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, in Somalia in 2013.

06 Aug 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

What are the human costs of US counter-terrorism laws?

On Monday, August 5 at 19:30 GMT:

Are counter-terrorism laws undermining humanitarian aid? Studies suggest the growing body of legislation post 9/11 is having a negative impact on international assistance. According to one report, since al-Shabaab in Somalia was listed as a terrorist group in 2008, three American NGOs terminated operations there and overall aid to the country fell by 88 percent. We look at the human costs of counter-terrorism laws at 1930GMT.

23 May 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

San Diego, United States - It has been a strenuous 9,000-kilometre journey across the Atlantic to the US for Amal Kahim Jama and her Somali family. Fleeing civil war in Syria, they were recently forced to leave everything behind and rebuild their lives - yet again.

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28 Feb 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

Augustine Mahiga
Dr Augustine P Mahiga is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia.

Somalia has come a long way, but its people deserve nothing less than full investigations into claims of sexual abuse.

Last Modified: 27 Feb 2013 14:17

On February 5, 2013, a court in Mogadishu handed down a one year imprisonment sentence to a Somali journalist and a woman he had interviewed who claimed she had been raped by members of the Somali security forces.

07 Jan 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

Having fled violence in their home regions, Somali women remain at risk from sexual predators while in temporary homes.

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04 Oct 2012 description
report Al Jazeera

Sharp rise in arrivals seen even though many find they are no better off in impoverished nation than they were at home.

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