Arab League http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26305/all en U.S. to formally recognize Somali government Thursday-official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab League Politics Somali language Somali people Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:07 +0000 5735250 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bomber strikes near Somali presidential palace -guard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOGADISHU, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Somali presidential palace on Tuesday, killing at least one soldier and wounding two, a palace guard at the scene said.</p> <p>"The bomber killed one soldier and injured two others," the guard told Reuters.</p> <p>"The man blew up himself near a wall between the Ethiopian embassy and the Somali PM's residence."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab League Somali people Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:45:39 +0000 5740883 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali police charge journalist, alleged rape survivor: UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/somali-police-charge-journalist-alleged-rape-survivor-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somali police have charged five people including a journalist and a woman allegedly raped by government troops in a case dismissed by rights groups as "politically motivated", the United Nations said Friday.</p> <p>Freelance journalist Abdiaziz Abdinuur, who works for several Somali radio stations as well as international media, was detained without charge on January 10 in the capital Mogadishu after researching rampant sexual violence in Somalia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/somali-police-charge-journalist-alleged-rape-survivor-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:45:17 +0000 5742669 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali PM says govt working hard to improve after rape criticism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/somali-pm-says-govt-working-hard-improve-after-rape-criticism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Human rights groups say trial of rape victim "politically motivated"</p> <p>* Somali PM says govt will reform judiciary, protect press freedoms</p> <p>* U.N. says 1,700 women raped in Mogadishu-area camps in 2012</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister on Sunday said the authorities will do more to protect rape victims after foreign donors and human rights groups criticised the arrests of a woman allegedly gang-raped by soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/somali-pm-says-govt-working-hard-improve-after-rape-criticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Entertainment Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:08:40 +0000 5744559 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali court sends alleged rape victim and journalist to jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/somali-court-sends-alleged-rape-victim-and-journalist-jail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Journalists say prosecution is attack on media freedom</p> <p>* Human rights groups say case is "politically motivated"</p> <p>By Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Somali judge on Tuesday jailed a woman who said she had been raped by soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her, finding them guilty of making up the story to besmirch the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/somali-court-sends-alleged-rape-victim-and-journalist-jail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:45:59 +0000 5746433 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali court jails alleged rape victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/somali-court-jails-alleged-rape-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali court on Tuesday jailed a woman, who claimed she was raped by security forces, for insulting state institutions in a case that has alarmed the United Nations and rights groups.</p> <p>The woman and a journalist who interviewed her but did not publish any material on the case were each jailed for one year.</p> <p>Judge Ahmed Adan said the woman was guilty of "offending state institutions by claiming she was raped. Her ordered her to start the jail term after she has finished breastfeeding her infant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/somali-court-jails-alleged-rape-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:01:02 +0000 5746826 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali court jails alleged rape victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/somali-court-jails-alleged-rape-victim-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali court Tuesday jailed a woman, who said she was raped by security forces, for insulting state institutions in a case that has sparked international alarm.</p> <p>The woman and a journalist, who interviewed her but did not broadcast a story about the case, were each jailed for one year.</p> <p>Judge Ahmed Adan said the woman was guilty of "offending state institutions" by claiming she was raped. He ordered her to start the jail term after she has finished breastfeeding her infant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/somali-court-jails-alleged-rape-victim-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:31:04 +0000 5747010 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Somali court sends alleged rape victim and journalist to jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-somali-court-sends-alleged-rape-victim-and-journalist- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Journalists say prosecution is attack on media freedom</p> <p>* Human rights groups say case is "politically motivated" (Adds U.S. State Department reaction)</p> <p>By Feisal Omar</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Somali judge on Tuesday jailed a woman who said she had been raped by soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her, finding them guilty of making up the story to besmirch the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-somali-court-sends-alleged-rape-victim-and-journalist-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:45:04 +0000 5747012 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill one in Kenya's troubled northeast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/gunmen-kill-one-kenyas-troubled-northeast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen on Thursday shot dead one person and wounded several others in Kenya's restive northeastern Garissa region, police said, the latest in a string of attacks.</p> <p>The attackers opened fire on a vehicle as it drove in Garissa town, which lies some 120 kilometres (75 miles) from the border with war-torn Somalia, and where Kenyan troops are fighting Somali Islamist insurgents.</p> <p>"It looks like the attackers were after the people in the vehicle, because they just opened fire at them and escaped," regional police chief George Losku said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/gunmen-kill-one-kenyas-troubled-northeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:15:54 +0000 5748739 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 0200 GMT/9 PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9-pm-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Michael Perry + 612 9373 1804</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9-pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Entertainment Human Interest Political geography War Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:00:34 +0000 5752268 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia arrests second reporter in rape trial case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somali police have arrested a journalist who criticised the jailing of a colleague and a woman he interviewed who said she was raped by security forces, colleagues and rights groups said Tuesday.</p> <p>Daud Abdi Daud, who works for Radio Kulmiye, was arrested on February 5 shortly after speaking out at the sentencing for one year of reporter Abdiaziz Abdinuur and the alleged rape victim he interviewed.</p> <p>The initial case sparked international alarm and widespread criticism, with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon saying he was "deeply disappointed".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:31:57 +0000 5753422 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia arrests second reporter in rape trial case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somali police have arrested a journalist who criticised the jailing of a reporter and a woman he interviewed who said she was raped by security forces, colleagues and rights groups said Tuesday.</p> <p>Daud Abdi Daud, who works for Radio Kulmiye, was arrested on February 5 shortly after speaking out at the sentencing for one year of reporter Abdiaziz Abdinuur and the alleged rape victim he interviewed.</p> <p>The initial case sparked widespread criticism with United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon saying he was "deeply disappointed".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:45:45 +0000 5753676 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia arrests second reporter in rape trial case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Somali journalist was freed Tuesday following a week in custody after he criticised the jailing of a reporter and a source who said she was raped by security forces, colleagues said. </p> <p>Daud Abdi Daud, who works for Radio Kulmiye, was arrested on February 5 shortly after speaking out at the sentencing for one year of reporter Abdiaziz Abdinuur and the alleged rape victim he interviewed.</p> <p>Human Rights Watch, quoting credible sources, said Daud was arrested after "saying that journalists have the right to interview people".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/somalia-arrests-second-reporter-rape-trial-case-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography Politics AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:45:27 +0000 5753832 at http://www.globalpost.com One killed in car-bomb at Somali capital restaurant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/one-killed-car-bomb-at-somali-capital-restaurant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least one person was killed Saturday by a car bomb in the latest of a string of attacks in Somalia's war-ravaged capital, set off outside a popular beachside restaurant, police said.</p> <p>"We have reports that one person was killed and another was injured in the blast," said police officer Hussein Ali, who was nearby when the car exploded.</p> <p>The explosion took place close to Mogadishu's famous Lido beach, which is usually crowded on a weekend with families enjoying the sand, playing football or swimming in the Indian Ocean waves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/one-killed-car-bomb-at-somali-capital-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Political geography AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:00:53 +0000 5757506 at http://www.globalpost.com One killed in northeast Kenya bomb blast: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/one-killed-northeast-kenya-bomb-blast-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One person was killed in a bomb blast at a school in the northeastern Kenyan town of Garissa late Saturday, officials said, adding they believed the man may have been the bomber himself.</p> <p>"Badly damaged body parts of a man were discovered at Garissa primary school after a loud explosion," said a senior police officer in the restive region which borders war-torn Somalia, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>"We strongly suspect he is the one who had the bomb, and was most likely assembling it when it went off," he said Sunday, adding that investigations were continuing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/one-killed-northeast-kenya-bomb-blast-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab League Kenya Political geography AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:46:23 +0000 5758024 at http://www.globalpost.com