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USA: TSA Agents at Hector Working Without Pay are Served Lunch from Somali Community 25Shares

0 Visits: 5 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 21:34:52
The Somali Community Development of North Dakota, along with the Islamic Center of Fargo, teamed up to serve traditional Somali food to TSA agents. Abdiwali Sharif, executive director of the Somali Community Development of North Dakota, first came through Hector International as a refugee. "A decade…

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Senior al-Shabab fighter arrested after attack on Ethiopian troops in Somalia

0 Visits: 5 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 21:20:00
Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency said the militant, who is a member of al-Shabab's intelligence branch Amniyat, was arrested by security forces in a major operation in Mogadishu on Friday night. The arrest came hours after the militants reportedly attacked the Ethiopian forces under…

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Safari Market's new location continues to draw local Somali community

0 Visits: 4 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 21:01:28
Women in colorful hijabs sell clothing, tea and food as customers' conversations flip between Somali and English. The smell of Somali cuisine — goat meat, lamb, rice — wafts from the kitchen as men gather around a television set near the entrance. Originally opened as a grocery store and coffee…

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73 al-Shabab militants killed in operation in southern Somalia: reports

0 Visits: 6 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 20:27:46
The Somali National News Agency (SONNA) said the joint forces foiled an attack from al-Shabab at a military base at Bar-Sanguni neighborhood near Kismayo town in Jubbland. The news agency said international partners conducted airstrikes in the area that targeted al-Shabab militants. Independent sources…

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Muslim community in Eastleigh marches against terrorism

0 Visits: 4 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 12:25:04
While condemning the 14 Riverside Drive attack that left 21 people dead, Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan joined by area residents said Somalis and Muslims are peaceful and do not advocate such killings. Ali Salim Gichunge, the main planner earlier thought to have been killed, is among 11 suspects in police…

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Turkish authorities want Interpol arrest warrant for NBA basketball star Enes Kanter

0 Visits: 5 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 12:20:52
Fearing retribution and possible assassination for speaking out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, New York Knicks basketball team center Enes Kanter did not travel with the team for a game in London on Thursday. On Wednesday, Turkish daily newspaper Sabah reported that Turkish prosecutors…

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Somalia President calls Uhuru, offers support in fight against al Shabaab

0 Visits: 16 | Thursday January 17, 2019 - 23:35:02
"I spoke on the phone with [President] Uhuru [Kenyatta] this morning. We stand by Kenya at this difficult time," he said via Twitter on Thursday. "The government of Somalia is always ready to cooperate with our neighbours in all efforts to stop, eliminate and defeat the evil of terrorism."

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Identity of two Somalis killed by Alshabaab in Kenya attack revealed

0 Visits: 7 | Thursday January 17, 2019 - 13:26:17
In a statement to media houses on Wednesday, their employer company Adam Smith International (ASI) identified them as Abdalla Dahir and Feizal Ahmed. The two met their deaths at a restaurant based in the 14 Riverside premises on Tuesday afternoon. The premises is where ASI offices are based here in…

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Cracks Start to Show for U.A.E. Banks With Bad Loans on Horizon

0 Visits: 7 | Wednesday January 16, 2019 - 21:17:47
One of the country's smallest banks is being bailed out, problem loans are expected to rise this year and lenders are exploring mergers to stay competitive. Slow property sales, higher interest rates and a rise in lending amid improved economic growth could mean provisions jump as much as a quarter,…

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DefendDefenders Newsletter - December 2018

0 Visits: 33 | Wednesday January 16, 2019 - 19:50:17
Dear Friends and colleagues, Happy new year! I hope you found time to rest, regain energy and spend time with your loved ones over the holidays, and that the new year started in a positive and confident manner. As we leave 2018 behind us, I wish to take some time to reflect on DefendDefenders' achievements…

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Shabaab kills pro-Islamic State commander

0 Visits: 56 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:31:54
Yahya Haji Fiile, known as Abu Zakariye, was killed in the district after Shabaab intelligence linked him to the Islamic State in Somalia." Fiile, a former top Al-Shabaab commander, initially fell out with the jihadist group in 2016 after it killed Bashir Abu Numan. Abu Numan was one of the first…

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Ethiopia protesters block main highway to the sea

0 Visits: 66 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:28:12
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Protesters in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region have blocked the landlocked country's main route to the sea to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, organizers said on Monday. The demonstrators started a five-day blockade of the highway to neighboring Djibouti…

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Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria

0 Visits: 51 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:25:48
Two leaders discuss situation in Syria over the phone amid growing tensions over the fate of US-allied Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have discussed the situation in northern Syria over the phone amid rising tensions over the fate of Kurdish…

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Somali business award crowns 90 hitherto hidden laureates

0 Visits: 30 | Tuesday January 15, 2019 - 11:23:28
During this year's ceremony, Hass Petroleum Somalia emerged the best overall company while Banadir Logistics' Mohamed Ahmed was voted the CEO of the year. Sagal Travel and Tours emerged the best in the youth SME category. Somalia's Commerce and Industry Minister Mohamed Maareey graced the…

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Court rules 3 Westgate Mall attack suspects have case to answer

0 Visits: 17 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 23:17:09
Mr Ahmed Abdi, Mr Liban Omar and Mr Hussein Mustafa were put on their defence by Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. The court freed a fourth accused, Mr Adan Dheg. The attack carried out on September 21, 2013 in the upscale Nairobi mall left 67 dead and several others wounded. The four had been…

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Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

0 Visits: 12 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 21:37:14
Mr Ahmed said this in Lusaka when he paid a courtesy call on Secretary General Ms Chileshe Kapwepwe at the COMESA Secretariat. The two-discussed regional integration and possible areas of investments that Somalia can venture into within the region.

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Main road connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti blocked by protesters in Afar

0 Visits: 34 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:17:46
Protesters are demanding an end to what they said were violent incidents in the past several weeks perpetrated by armed men from the Somali Isa ethnic groups, which claimed the lives of many and caused property destruction, according to this blog. The road blockage is happening between the cities of…

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Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

0 Visits: 32 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:07:50
"Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions. Will attack again from existing nearby base if it reforms," the President tweeted on Sunday. He added, "Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit…

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Ethiopia army executing airstrikes against OLF in western Oromia

0 Visits: 33 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 11:04:08
The Addis Standard portal cited an unnamed military source as confirming the air strikes in Qellem Wellega and surrounding areas. The portal quoted the source as saying the strikes were targeted at "military camps run by the OLA," in reference to the Oromo Liberation Army, the armed wing of…

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Museveni pushes team to launch Uganda Airlines

0 Visits: 19 | Monday January 14, 2019 - 00:10:23
Sources say President Museveni called for a meeting in an attempt to heal a widening rift between the airline's interim board and the implementation team as it is stalling progress. Initially slated to launch in April, the carrier's start date has now been pushed to June, after key milestones…

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