Shows featuring Salim Lone

  • Obama Visits Ethiopia and Kenya, Land of His Father, to Discuss Counterterrorism, Gay Rights, Jobs Buttons-obamakenya-1
    President Obama arrived Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for talks with leaders on counterterrorism efforts against al-Shabab in Somalia, and human rights abuses and looming famine in neighboring South Sudan. His visit marks the first by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia, which is home to the African Union, and also to...
    July 27, 2015 | Story
  • Former U.N. Spokesperson Salim Lone: International Community Turning Blind Eye to Worsening Somalia Crisis Somaliaweb1
    The U.N. estimates 100,000 people have left Mogadishu in the last two weeks to escape fighting between U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops and Somali fighters. Former U.N. spokesperson and journalist Salim Lone says the international community is ignoring a major humanitarian crisis for which it bears considerable responsibility. [includes rush transcript]
    November 14, 2007 | Story
  • "The Most Lawless War of Our Generation"–Fmr. U.N. Spokesperson on Somalia Somalia4-27
    In Somalia, fierce clashes in Mogadishu are being described as some of the heaviest fighting in the city’s history. Some 329 people have been killed over the past 10 days. This comes just three weeks after another series of battles claimed at least 1,000 lives. The United Nations says more people — over 350,000 — have been displaced in Somalia in the past three months than...
    April 27, 2007 | Story
  • 400 Die in Mogadishu’s Worst Fighting in 15 years Somalia4-3
    Nearly 400 people have been killed in Somalia since Thursday in what has been described as the worst fighting in the capital of Mogadishu in 15 years. Most of the fighting has been between U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops and Somali fighters allied to the Somali Council of Islamic Courts. The U.N. is estimating more than 47,000 people have fled Mogadishu since March 21. We speak with Salim Lone, a...
    April 03, 2007 | Story
  • U.S. Launches Targeted Assassination Airstrikes in Somalia, Many Reported Killed Somaliamap
    U.S. special operations forces have launched a pair of airstrikes on Somalia. Many people are believed to have been killed. The Pentagon says the target of the strikes were members of al-Qaeda connected to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. [includes rush transcript]
    January 09, 2007 | Story
  • Conflict in Somalia: Islamic Courts Abandon Mogadishu as U.N. Warns of Humanitarian Crisis Somalia12-28-06
    Hundreds of people are feared dead as fighting between Ethiopian forces backing Somalia’s government and militias loyal to the Union of Islamic Courts intensifies. Islamic fighters have abandoned their stronghold in the capital Mogadishu as the U.N. is warning of an impending humanitarian crisis. Who are the key players in this conflict? What is the U.S. role? We host a roundtable...
    December 28, 2006 | Story
    While much of the media attention in this country is focused on Israel and the US pullout from the UN World Conference Against Racism, the role of the European Union at the conference has been largely ignored. But the British government is attempting to block a European Union statement at the conference that would formally apologize for slavery. Some EU delegates say they are worried that...
    September 05, 2001 | Story
  • Burma and New York Activists
    In recent weeks, Burma’s military leadership has launched
    attacks on the only remaining ethnic group that his resisted the
    dictatorship — the Karens and their organization the Karen
    National Union. Thousands have fled their homes and villages,
    fleeing toward neighboring Thailand.

    Groups ranging from Amnesty International to the U.S. Refugee
    Committee have condemned the offensive by...

    March 03, 1997 | Story