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Minnesota: Somali restaurant owner to attend president's State of the Union address next week

0 Visits: 160 | Friday January 08, 2016 - 20:14:04
MINNEAPOLIS — The owner of Afro Deli & Catering restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul plans to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address next week.

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Kenyan primary school teacher sentenced to 20yrs for recruiting students into Al-Qaeda affiliate

0 Visits: 226 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 23:05:19
advertisements A Kenyan primary school teacher who recruited students into the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in neighboring Somalia has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The judge ruled the teacher baited poverty-stricken children with incentives such as food.

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Somalia intelligence agency detains journalist for weeks

0 Visits: 193 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 22:36:18
advertisements Somali authorities should immediately release journalist Abdirisak Omar Ahmed or disclose any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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WFP denies allegations it undermines Somalia's agriculture industry

0 Visits: 227 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 22:17:34
MOGADISHU (HOL) – The World Food Programme has denied allegations by Somalia's government that its Somalia operation continues to undermine the country's agriculture by starting its food aid distributions at the country's harvest period; a scenario which the government says discourages…

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion Press release

0 Visits: 194 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 20:05:29
In line with the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Federal Republic of Somalia today, 7th January 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion summoned the Charge d'Affaire of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Mogadishu to inform him of the decision to severe diplomatic…

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'You are an American — find your dream'

0 Visits: 307 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 10:38:30
It started when Rochester Math and Science Academy teacher Deq Ahmed asked his eighth grade class a simple question: "Are you an American?" "Their responses were, 'No, I'm a Somalian,'" he said. "I found this amazing, since all but three were born in the United States.

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Death of teen in fall from Capitol Hill building ruled an accident

0 Visits: 192 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 10:29:30
The death of 16-year-old Hamza Warsame in a fall from a Capitol Hill building last month has been ruled an accident. Medical examiners have determined the death of 16-year-old Hamza Warsame in a fall from a Capitol Hill building last month was an accident.

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Somalia denies reports of Iranian diplomats' possible expulsion

0 Visits: 183 | Thursday January 07, 2016 - 10:25:41
Somalia's government has denied reports that it plans to expel Iranian diplomats in the horn of Africa in response to the diplomatic fallout between Saudi Arabia and Iran which continues to spread to other countries after Saudi embassy attack in Tehran.

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Somali govt accuses WFP of undermining country's agriculture industry

0 Visits: 193 | Wednesday January 06, 2016 - 18:31:30
Somalia's government has accused the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) of coinciding its food aid distributions to the country's harvest period; a scenario which it says discourages farmers from producing crops and degrades local crops' value.

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Twin Cities Somali community calling on young Muslims to reject terror recruitment

0 Visits: 199 | Tuesday January 05, 2016 - 11:50:48
MINNEAPOLIS - There are major concerns in the Somali community over a terror recruitment video released by al-Shabaab. The video specifically references the Twin Cities and young men who have left Minnesota to fight for terror groups.

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The Cool Runnings of the refugee crisis: Somalia's bandy ​team at home on ice

0 Visits: 184 | Monday January 04, 2016 - 12:06:10
Somalis living in Sweden are experiencing increased hostility as the political climate shifts against migrants. Can sport help aid integration? advertisements Most of Somalia's bandy team had never seen snow or ice before they arrived in Sweden as refugees in their late teens.

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Iran as Tensions Escalate

0 Visits: 215 | Monday January 04, 2016 - 12:02:31
advertisements Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran less than a day after demonstrators in Tehran stormed the Saudi embassy to protest the Saudi execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric.

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Garissa university reopens after massacre that left 147 dead

0 Visits: 196 | Monday January 04, 2016 - 11:58:18
advertisements Garissa University College is set for reopening on Monday, nine months after al Shabaab killed 147 people in a siege that lasted hours. Of those massacred in the April 2 attack, 142 were students. Seventy nine were injured.

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Somaliland sets voter-registration date

0 Visits: 202 | Monday January 04, 2016 - 11:50:38
HARGEISA (HOL) – The breakaway northern Somalia region of Somaliland has announced 16 January as the start date for voter registration for presidential elections, an announcement endorsed by opposition parties.

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Uganda Electoral Commission Issues New Directive for Candidates

0 Visits: 178 | Sunday January 03, 2016 - 12:18:31
advertisements Uganda's electoral commission has issued a new directive banning all presidential candidates from campaigning in specific areas, including places of worship, markets and health institutions. This, after calling on the inspector general of police, Gen. Kale Kayihura to enforce the…

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Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia uses video of Trump for recruiting

0 Visits: 329 | Saturday January 02, 2016 - 10:38:00
advertisements The video, released by the militant group Shabab, appeared to be the first time that Mr. Trump was featured in jihadist recruitment material. During a Democratic presidential debate last month, Hillary Clinton said that Mr. Trump had been used in a recruitment video for the Islamic State,…

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Turkish aid worker wounded in Mogadishu attack, Somali killed

0 Visits: 313 | Saturday January 02, 2016 - 00:37:49
MOGADISHU (HOL) – Unidentified gunmen have wounded a Turkish humanitarian worker and killed his Somali colleague Friday, the latest in series of attacks against aid workers operating in the horn of Africa, officials said.

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Al-Shabaab Executes 5 Young Men for 'Spying' On Them

0 Visits: 222 | Friday January 01, 2016 - 20:39:30
01 January - Source: Somali Update - 275 Words In one of its latest atrocities against Somalis, the Al-Shabaab militant group has executed five young men for allegedly spying for United States and the Federal Government of Somalia. This is according to locals and a host of websites associated with the…

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KDF accused of illegally acquiring land in Garissa

0 Visits: 243 | Friday January 01, 2016 - 19:52:42
advertisements Politicians in Garissa County have accused the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) of fencing off community land, calling it an infringement of their right to ownership.

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White House expresses concern over arrest of journalists in Ethiopia

0 Visits: 259 | Friday January 01, 2016 - 19:50:40
advertisements The White House has voiced concern about the arrest of journalists in Ethiopia and urged that country's government to release people imprisoned for exercising their right to free expression.

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