Prior to Trump's withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al-Shabab insurgency.
The money transfer industry in Somalia is one of the most developed in the world, to the point that some call the Somali system revolutionary.
In a nutshell, a partnership with the U.S., as envisioned in this legislation, would provide Somaliland with the financial and military wherewithal it needs to make separation from Somalia a fait accompli. It would also lend Somaliland a mantle of legitimacy.
Special operations forces had been assisting local units for several years in battling al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. But shortly before leaving office, President Donald Trump ordered some 700 U.S. troops out of Somalia.
Yasin Farey has no educational background or military skills and his colleagues in NISA call him "the unwise man". He was appointed by the outgoing President Farmajo as the Director of the most powerful security agency in Somalia? This is his story.
In March, the Kenyan government issued an ultimatum to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Create a plan to close two camps that host more than 430,000 refugees, or we will forcibly expel them to their home countries immediately. However, refugees say forced repatriation is not a humane option.
At least 24 Somali shopkeepers and owners have been killed since January, according to the Somali Community Board of South Africa, which blames police inaction for the unabated extortion of foreign-owned businesses and killings in the townships.
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