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New Somali exhibit shows 4,000 years of history and daily life — in Somalia and Minnesota

0 Visits: 9 | Sunday June 24, 2018 - 13:10:44
Luqman Mohamed grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of the nomadic life in Somalia, of family members loading their possessions onto the backs of camels and moving frequently in search of water. "The camel is an important symbol in my family," said Mohamed, a student at Metropolitan…

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Ethiopia:Nine arrested in attack on Abiy rally; 165 injured

0 Visits: 2 | Sunday June 24, 2018 - 13:04:36
"Building an independent nation is not the same as building a free society. What good is a free country, if we don't enjoy freedom? If we are not free from fear?"Abiy asked, just moments before the blast. Authorities in Ethiopia say they are treating the incident as an assassination attempt,…

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HRC38: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity and the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

0 Visits: 15 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 10:31:55
UN Human Rights Council: 38th regular session Item 3: Clustered interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity and the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Mr. Vice-President, On behalf of DefendDefenders (the…

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DFL endorses State Rep. Ilhan Omar for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's congressional seat

0 Visits: 14 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 13:12:54
Omar, a first-term state lawmaker from Minneapolis who has quickly gained national media attention as the first Somali-American to serve in a state legislature, won the three-way endorsement contest after two rounds of voting. She told a cheering crowd of supporters that she is excited to build on the…

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Legitimacy of @ NUSOJ_Somalia is recognised by Twitter and fabricated claims from the fraudulent pretender are rejected.

0 Visits: 11 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 11:01:10
Press Release. Mogadishu: Monday 18/06/2018 The official Twitter account of National Union of Somali Journalists (@NUSOJ_Somalia) has been restored after being briefly suspended. The suspension followed a submission to Twitter by lawyers in Europe who were misled into filing a case against NUSOJ. We…

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Turkey to convert former Ottoman barrack into library Share Tweet Email Share

0 Visits: 16 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 11:07:17
"The plan is to construct Turkey's biggest library and book valley. Once [the project is] complete, it will also be a candidate for the biggest library in the world," Coskun Yilmaz, provincial director of culture and tourism, said. When the restoration process completes at the historic building,…

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Is another Boko Haram or al-Shabaab erupting in Mozambique?

0 Visits: 19 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 22:06:10
A sudden upsurge in brutal violence in northern Mozambique, including the beheadings of women and children, has sounded alarms that a violent jihadist movement like Boko Haram or al-Shabaab could be evolving. Since October last year, over 50 people have been killed in about 20 attacks in Cabo Delgado…

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FGM law change call from 'persecuted' Somali women

0 Visits: 23 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:26:51
Healthcare workers in Wales have been required by legislation to report any children they believe to be at risk of FGM to social services since 2014. Campaigners say FGM is now a thing of the past in Somali communities and want to stop being "racially profiled".Ads By Google The Welsh Government…

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Trump, Kim hail historic summit despite doubts over agreement

0 Visits: 16 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:20:47
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit Tuesday as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreement they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons. The extraordinary encounter saw the leader of the world's most powerful…

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Reflections on the 62nd session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

0 Visits: 16 | Monday June 11, 2018 - 20:04:59
From 20 April to 1 May 2018, DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) led a delegation of seven members to the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Peoples' and Human Rights (ACHPR) in Nouakchott, Mauritania. These HRDs, representing Uganda, Sudan,…

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Somali Refugee Abdi Nor Iftin: 'I Am Here To Make America Great'

0 Visits: 17 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 23:26:41
Iftin's long road to the US began when he was only a child in Mogadishu, watching American movies and teaching himself English, while brutality and war raged around him. In his new memoir, Call Me American, he tells his story from the beginning: with his nomadic parents and their now-unimaginably…

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Suicide car bomb in Somalia injures seven soldiers

0 Visits: 19 | Sunday June 10, 2018 - 14:39:29
Al Shabaab fights to topple Somalia's western-backed central government and impose its a rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islam's Sharia law.

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Somali Government Signs up to Western Indian Ocean Ecosystem Initiative

0 Visits: 35 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 13:21:42
The Government of Somalia has this week signed up to a regional marine partnership initiative to ensure the sustainability of the livelihoods, environment and resources of the Western Indian Ocean. Eight other countries in the region are taking part in the initiative – Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar,…

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Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

0 Visits: 13 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 13:07:29
The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe's migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and restrict benefits for new immigrants and refugees. insidenewsThe moves follow a "law on Islam", passed in 2015, which banned…

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NUSOJ Mourns the Death of Veteran Somali Journalist in UK.

0 Visits: 25 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 11:07:54
Press Release on Thursday 07/06/2018 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Mohamed Aden Hersi better known as Terra, who passed away in London on Thursday morning June 7, 2018. Late Mohamed Aden Hersi "Terra" died in the late hours of Thursday…

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

0 Visits: 18 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 12:20:48
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani announced on Thursday a temporary ceasefire with Taliban until June 20, though it was not immediately clear if the armed group had agreed. In a televised address, Ghani said that fighting against other armed groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…

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State Rep. Ilhan Omar files to run for Congress

0 Visits: 19 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 12:58:15
State Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis) filed her candidacy for Ellison's seat in Congress Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the deadline. Minnesota's reliably Democratic 5th Congressional District represents Minneapolis and several suburbs to the west.

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Somalia Journalist's Trade Union (NUSOJ) attend ILO Conference in Geneva

0 Visits: 20 | Wednesday June 06, 2018 - 03:03:10
The Secretary General of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu represented Somalia in this year's 107th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, which was officially opened on May 28, 2018 by the Director General of International Labor…

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Liboi residents cry for justice as scores go missing

0 Visits: 31 | Monday June 04, 2018 - 11:59:49
Relatives of people who have disappeared mysteriously in the border town of Liboi, Garissa, have asked the government to locate their whereabouts. The residents, who claimed their loved ones were picked by people identifying themselves as police officers, also accused the government of being involved…

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Father of four distraught over impending deportation to Kenya

0 Visits: 24 | Sunday June 03, 2018 - 10:27:48
A father of four says his life is in danger if Canadian authorities follow through on an order to deport him to Kenya. Yussuf Madey Mahamed made a desperate public plea Saturday for more time to have his application to stay in Canada processed. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials earlier…

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