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Somali students volunteer to educate IDP children in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 222 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:12:22
Around 600 girls and boys under 16 have been enrolled in a free education programme in various displacement camps in the Somali capital Mogadishu, where they are being taught by young university and school student volunteers. Sulekho Muhydin is a member of the group of 17 volunteer student teachers.…

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Development programs can help reduce political violence

0 Visits: 216 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:10:49
Maintaining a critical eye toward development programs — particularly those with the explicit intent to counter violent extremism — is important, especially given the dearth of rigorous research analyzing their impact over the short and long term. In a recent article in War on the Rocks, Jessica…

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MINNESOTA: Federal lawsuit alleges that Faribault targeted Somalis with housing restrictions

0 Visits: 264 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:09:50
Concerns about an influx of immigrants in Faribault, Minn., prompted the city to pass a rental housing law aimed at driving Somalis and other black residents out of town, the American Civil Liberties Union argued in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Six Faribault residents, along with Somali Community Resettlement…

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

0 Visits: 208 | Friday June 15, 2018 - 05:08:29
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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New Mpls parks commissioner 'optimistic, hopeful, fearless'

0 Visits: 223 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:36:11
As a result of the most recent round of elections, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board received six fresh, progressive faces on its board of commissioners, including District 3 Commissioner Abdikadir "AK" Hassan. Not only is Hassan one of the six newly elected commissioners, at 27 years…

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MPs call for explanation over confidential Denmark-Somalia deal after extortion allegation

0 Visits: 174 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:34:28
Denmark has an undisclosed agreement with Somalia to return individuals to the Northeast African country, according to reports. The agreement provides for up to 12 people to be returned to Somalia by Denmark annually, Politiken reported last year, but it has not been officially confirmed and details…

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Somali families moving back in to flooded homes in Beletweyne amid fears of disease outbreaks

0 Visits: 162 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:33:06
Abdullahi Ali, 39, and his family of 12 are camping out amid the debris of their house that was wrecked by the recent floods in Beletweyne, southern Somalia. Abdullahi, a mechanic by trade, is determined that their new house will be more robust. He is digging foundations two metres down into the wet…

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UAE Naval Vessel Attacked By Houthi Rebels Off Yemeni Coast During Amphibious Operation

0 Visits: 194 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 20:30:36
Details remain very scarce, but what we do know is that a naval vessel belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been successfully struck by Houthi Rebels. The ship was operating in the Red Sea off the embattled Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. It is unclear just how extensive the damage to the vessel…

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Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants

0 Visits: 201 | Thursday June 14, 2018 - 13:23:50
Italy Summons French Ambassador Over Comments on Handling Migrants

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A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency

0 Visits: 321 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 17:10:22
A Former State Minister Of Finance Warns Government Against Printing New Currency

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Violent extremism in Africa caused '33,300 fatalities

0 Visits: 206 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 08:05:04
A total of 33,300 people have been killed in Africa between 2011 and 2016 due to violent extremism, according to a UN Development Programme-sponsored study released on Tuesday. The study titled "A journey to Extremism in Africa: Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment" was…

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After My U.N. Office Was Attacked, Our Somali Colleagues Went Back to Work the Next Day

0 Visits: 253 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 07:09:55
The blast wave thundered through the compound, ripping the expletive on my lips in two and cramming half of it back down my throat. The radio-room supervisor, Hassan Osman, and I stumbled to the balcony. In that cathedral-quiet moment between the detonation of the car bomb and the staccato barrage of…

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Somalia, UN launch new policing structure to boost security

0 Visits: 155 | Wednesday June 13, 2018 - 07:08:27
Somalia and the UN in collaboration with other international partners have unveiled a joint policing model to strengthen peace and security at national and regional levels. The UN-backed Joint Policing Program (JPP) supports the two-tier policing structure and sets future development of strong national…

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Four soldiers killed in al-Shabab attack in Somalia

0 Visits: 180 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:31:27
At least four Somali soldiers were killed in an attack by al-Shabab on a military base in Teed village, about 30 kilometers northwest of Hudur town in Bakol region in southern Somalia, officials said Monday. Mohamed Moalim Ahmed, Mayor of Hudur town, said that al-Shabab fighters had launched heavy attack…

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New Details Emerge in Attack That Killed US Soldier in Somalia

0 Visits: 221 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:30:44
New details have emerged about an attack by al-Shabab militants that killed one U.S. soldier and injured four others in southern Somalia last week. Somali officials say the attack occurred just before 2 p.m. local time Friday as U.S., Kenyan and Somali forces set up a combat outpost two kilometers north…

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Portland police officer who was arrested at concert resigns

0 Visits: 377 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:29:47
The Portland Police Department's first Somali police officer resigned Sunday before the department could complete an internal affairs investigation prompted by her arrest at a Massachusetts nightclub in January. Zahra M. Abu, 25, of Portland had been on paid administrative leave since she was charged…

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Ethiopia-Eritrea reconciliation project meets resistance from border communities

0 Visits: 184 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 14:28:20
The decision by Ethiopia's ruling coalition to resolver a border dispute with Eritrea has met stiff resistance from members of Badme town which was the epicenter of the war that killed tens of thousands on both sides. The 36 member executive committee of Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic…

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Puntland Students In Somaliland In Fear After Warabe Called For Their Deportation

0 Visits: 239 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:48:20
Puntland Students In Somaliland In Fear After Warabe Called For Their Deportation

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American Soldier Killed in Somalia Posthumously Awarded Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal

0 Visits: 177 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:46:16
American Soldier Killed in Somalia Posthumously Awarded Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal

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Tuktuk Operators Demonstrate Over Ongoing Closure Of Mogadishu Roads

0 Visits: 138 | Tuesday June 12, 2018 - 00:43:34
Tuktuk Operators Demonstrate Over Ongoing Closure Of Mogadishu Roads

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