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Book about Lewiston soccer team is optioned by Netflix

0 Visits: 108 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:24:46
Netflix has optioned the rights to make a film or TV series out of the book "One Goal," which chronicles the Lewiston High School boys soccer team and its mix of native-born and Somali refugee players. Author Amy Bass said Wednesday she did not know what Netlix's specific plans for her book…

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Scottish police working with Somali women to stop gang violence

0 Visits: 76 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:22:36
A Scottish policing unit that dramatically reduced Glasgow's knife crime rate is responding to fears that gang violence affecting Somalis in London could spread north through a unique collaboration with the community's women. The pioneering Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) – which was visited…

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A Journey from Science to Diplomacy: Rescuing Somali Migrants Stranded in Libya

0 Visits: 58 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 16:20:57
Somalia - As the sun begins to rise, 150 migrants welcome their first morning on Somalia's soil in, what is for some, years and, others, months. Disembarking an IOM, UN Migration Agency, charter flight from Libya, at the end of May 2018 is the final haul of a long and hard journey. It is not the…

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Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

0 Visits: 66 | Thursday June 21, 2018 - 00:29:35
Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

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I'm ready to go rebuild my country, Somali refugee says

0 Visits: 100 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 23:47:29
Fardowsa Adow Mohamed has not known any other home apart from Hagadera refugee camp since she arrived from Somalia where she was born. She came to Kenya at the age of two due to inter-clan skirmishes in Somalia. As she joins millions of refugees around the globe to mark World Refugee Day, she hopes…

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Kenya: North East Counties on high alert as Rift Valley Fever kills 13

0 Visits: 84 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:10:13
An outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in North Eastern counties has left at least 13 people dead. Hundreds have survived the haemorrhagic disease that leaves victims bleeding from most parts of their bodies including the eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Blood is also passed through patients' faeces…

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UAE issues updated travel advisory for Emiratis

0 Visits: 97 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:07:42
A travel advisory to 13 countries has been issued by authorities in the UAE, while warning Emiratis against travelling to three countries including Qatar, Lebanon and the mountainous area of Karabakh. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made the announcement in line with…

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Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia PM's olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough

0 Visits: 133 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:03:50
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive signals". Speaking at a Martyrs' Day event in the capital, Asmara, 72-year-old Isaias…

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Malaysia to withdraw troops from Saudi Arabia: Official

0 Visits: 130 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 20:00:23
"Malaysia has always maintained its neutrality; it has never pursued an aggressive foreign policy," Sabu asserted. "Our membership in the Non-Aligned Movement during the Cold War is the best example of this," he added. Therefore, Sabu said, the new government would "reconsider"…

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Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi trying to skirt immigration process: lawyer

0 Visits: 88 | Wednesday June 20, 2018 - 19:57:55
HALIFAX - A federal lawyer says a man who was a child refugee from Somalia when he first arrived in Nova Scotia is trying to get Canadian citizenship through the back door despite a violent crime conviction and his possible deportation. Melissa Grant, who represents the federal public safety minister,…

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Somalia marks International Day of the African Child with commitment to improve access to education

0 Visits: 123 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:51:53
Somalia marked the International Day of the African Child with a commitment to work closely with development partners to ensure access to quality education for its youthful population. Hassan Mohamed Ali, the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education, said children…

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Ethiopian PM admits country needs to tackle debt issue

0 Visits: 124 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:50:35
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said foreign debt is becoming a burden to his country. "We have reached a point where debt servicing has become very hard for the national economy," Ahmed said in an annual performance report presentation to parliament on Monday less than 70 days after…

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ICAO ends its operation to control Somalia's airspace in Nairobi

0 Visits: 103 | Tuesday June 19, 2018 - 17:47:29
The entire process of controlling Somalia's skies from Nairobi has officially come to an end on Monday after Somalia and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) jointly agreed to close the office in Nairobi. ICAO has been controlling Somalia's airspace for over 25 years since the…

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Unidentified airstrikes target al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia

0 Visits: 122 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 20:00:13
Unidentified airstrike targeted suspected Al-Shabab militants in their hideouts in two locations of southern Somalia on Sunday, residents and security officials confirmed on Monday. The security officials said the airstrikes bombarded the insurgents' hideouts in El-Adde and Goof areas on Sunday,…

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Ethiopia plans to split telecoms monopoly in two to spur competition

0 Visits: 109 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 19:59:18
Ethiopia plans to sell a 30 to 40 percent stake in its state-run telecoms monopoly to big telecoms companies and will split the company in two to spur competition, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Monday. Selling stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open Ethiopia, one of…

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

0 Visits: 236 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 18:29:57
State Rep. Ilhan Omar won the DFL Party endorsement on Sunday in the crowded race to fill U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's seat in Congress. 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…

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Exposed: Al-Shabaab took 8 guns, 540 bullets in Wajir attack

0 Visits: 105 | Monday June 18, 2018 - 18:08:39
The suspected Al-Shabaab militants who killed eight police in Tarbaj, Wajir County, made away with the officers' eight rifles and more than 540 bullets, a police report shows. The Nation has established that the rifles and magazines that the five administration police officers and three national…

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8 Kenyan security personnel killed after their vehicle hit an IED in Bojigaras area, Wajir County

0 Visits: 150 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 21:07:48
8 Kenyan security personnel killed after their vehicle hit an IED in Bojigaras area, Wajir County

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"Minnesota men" appeal their convictions

0 Visits: 226 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 18:44:40
The three "Minnesota men" who were convicted after a three-week trial in federal court in Minneapolis appealed their convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. I covered the trial every day on Power Line and following the convictions in the Weekly Standard article…

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Kenya's President Mandates Lifestyle Audit for Public Servants

0 Visits: 154 | Sunday June 17, 2018 - 18:04:50
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has intensified his war on graft by announcing that all public servants will undergo a compulsory lifestyle audit to account for their sources of wealth. This latest announcement follows financial scandals that have rocked the country with revelations that millions…

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