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New Somali restaurant in Richardson showcases complex flavors and cultural influences

0 Visits: 303 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:25:06
Family reunification was the driving force behind Iby, the Dallas area's newest Somali restaurant and the first to be opened in the heart of east Richardson. Owner Abdulkadir Egal says it was the only way to tempt the chief chef, his mother-in-law Khadija Farah, to leave Puntland, her own hugely…

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Somali Government Signs up to Western Indian Ocean Ecosystem Initiative

0 Visits: 120 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:19:25
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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Kenya's Kakuma camp will host world's first TEDx in a refugee camp

0 Visits: 109 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:18:19
The first ever TEDx event in a refugee camp will be held at the Kakuma refugee camp in northwest Kenya on Saturday June 9. Kakuma is home to over 186 000 refugees from 14 countries and at the TEDx event former and current refugees will come together to share stories of resilience and inspiration with…

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Landlocked Ethiopia May Establish Naval Base at Kenyan Port

0 Visits: 93 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:17:06
Ethiopia, landlocked since the secession of Eritrea a quarter century ago, may consider building a naval base in neighboring Kenya to strengthen its military capabilities, the head of the state shipping company said. The facility could form part of a port the Kenyan government is building at Lamu, said…

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UN: 1.25 million Somali children face acute malnourishment after floods

0 Visits: 72 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:16:21
The UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) said on Friday more than 1.25 million children are expected to be acutely malnourished this year because of flooding in Somalia. Chief UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here at UN Headquarters during a regular briefing that flooding since April is being…

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Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

0 Visits: 90 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 17:01:37
Austria's right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives…

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G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

0 Visits: 106 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 13:11:36
G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies

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AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak

0 Visits: 125 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 01:48:38
AlShabaab & Govt Troops In Deadly Clash Over El-Wak

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U.S. soldier killed in attack by al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia

0 Visits: 109 | Saturday June 09, 2018 - 01:36:27
U.S. soldier killed in attack by al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia

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Global Peace Index shows world is becoming less peaceful

0 Visits: 119 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:17:26
The 2018 Global Peace Index report has revealed that the world is less peaceful now than at any time in the last decade as tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the last decade remain unresolved, with violence costing the world $14.6 trillion. Two of the least peaceful countries are in Africa.…

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Ethiopia receives 29,211 refugees in first 5 months of 2018

0 Visits: 81 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:15:51
Ethiopia received 29,211 refugees in the first five months of 2018 ending May 31, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Thursday. In a press statement sent to Xinhua, the UNHCR said the refugee arrival figures for 2018 has pushed the total number of refugees sheltering in Ethiopia to…

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Faisal Hassan wins seat for NDP in York South-Weston

0 Visits: 203 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:11:43
Part of the provincial electoral district since 1999, York South-Weston has for the most part remained a Liberal riding. Comprised of working-class residents and newcomers, it encompasses the southwestern portion of the former City of North York, and a part of the old City of Toronto, just north of…

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Somali-American seeks to achieve another political first

0 Visits: 138 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 15:10:17
Ilhan Omar escaped her war-torn homeland of Somalia as a child and grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before immigrating to the United States as a preteen. She learned English by watching American television. Years later, she became the nation's first and only Somali-American lawmaker when she won…

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The U.S. and the Soviet Union weren't the only ones trying to change regimes during the Cold War.

0 Visits: 141 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 08:00:00
The U.S. and the Soviet Union weren't the only ones trying to change regimes during the Cold War.

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UN Warns That Somalia's Political Unity at Risk

0 Visits: 118 | Friday June 08, 2018 - 01:07:56
UN Warns That Somalia's Political Unity at Risk

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Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza says he will not run for president in 2020

0 Visits: 96 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 21:05:42
Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza says he will not run for president in 2020

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Ten people killed as domestic flight crashes in Kenya

0 Visits: 86 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 21:01:01
Ten people killed as domestic flight crashes in Kenya

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'Ramadan Mubarak': Trump hosts first iftar dinner

0 Visits: 151 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 17:05:04
Wishing Muslims around the world a "Ramadan Mubarak" — a blessed holiday — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted his first White House dinner for Islam's holy month of Ramadan, an overture that surprised many in the Muslim community after he skipped hosting such a meal last year.…

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35,000 people benefited from Ramadan projects of HBJ Foundation

0 Visits: 79 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 17:02:06
More than 35,000 needy people have benefited from Ramadan projects worth over QR1m which are being implemented by Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation (HBJ Foundation) in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Humanitarian Funds (INSANIA) in five African countries. The…

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Kenyan World Cup-bound referee caught on tape receiving bribe

0 Visits: 138 | Thursday June 07, 2018 - 17:00:46
A senior Kenyan referee has been captured on camera receiving a Sh60,000 bribe in order to influence the outcome of an international football match. And as a result of this revelation contained in an expose aired by the BBC on Wednesday, Aden Range Marwa has been struck off the list of match officials…

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