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Senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somali government

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior leader of militant group al-Shabab surrendered to Somali government forces on Saturday, an official said on Sunday.
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Senior al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somali government

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A senior leader of militant group al-Shabab surrendered to Somali government forces on Saturday, an official said on Sunday.

Turkey and the New Scramble for Africa: Ottoman Designs or Unfounded Fears?

“The Horn of Africa will be the first casualty,” opined one dejected Somali, shaking his head. He might have been talking about terrorism, or climate change, or the famines that have more than once devastated his region. Instead he was referring to a toxi
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Turkey and the New Scramble for Africa: Ottoman Designs or Unfounded Fears?

“The Horn of Africa will be the first casualty,” opined one dejected Somali, shaking his head. He might have been talking about terrorism, or climate change, or the famines that have more than once devastated his region. Instead he was referring to a toxic new contagion imported from the Middle East—the Gulf crisis that, since 2017, has pitted Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar and its ally Turkey. That feud is now infecting the Horn, a neighborhood already fighting to cure its own long-standing ills.

Twin Cities man who pulled gun on Somali teens sentenced

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who pleaded guilty tp pulling a gun on a group of young Somalis inside a McDonald's in a Minneapolis suburb has been sentenced.
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Twin Cities man who pulled gun on Somali teens sentenced

MINNEAPOLIS - A man who pleaded guilty tp pulling a gun on a group of young Somalis inside a McDonald's in a Minneapolis suburb has been sentenced.

AMISOM and Somali security stakeholders review joint operations

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire convened a high-level meeting to review joint operations against Al-Shabaab and evaluate progress on the transfer of security responsibilities to the Somali Security Forces in line with the Somali Transition Pl
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AMISOM and Somali security stakeholders review joint operations

The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire convened a high-level meeting to review joint operations against Al-Shabaab and evaluate progress on the transfer of security responsibilities to the Somali Security Forces in line with the Somali Transition Plan.

From Kenyan refugee camp to UB commencement, one graduate's story

Few of the University at Buffalo students receiving their diplomas at Sunday's commencement have come as far as Isnino Iftin.
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From Kenyan refugee camp to UB commencement, one graduate's story

Few of the University at Buffalo students receiving their diplomas at Sunday's commencement have come as far as Isnino Iftin.

WATCH: Protesters, counter-protesters turn out for US Rep. Illhan Omar Iftar appearance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several protesters and counterprotesters turned up at Emgage Texas's fourth annual Austin City Wide Iftar, which is featuring Somali-born Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar.
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WATCH: Protesters, counter-protesters turn out for US Rep. Illhan Omar Iftar appearance

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several protesters and counterprotesters turned up at Emgage Texas's fourth annual Austin City Wide Iftar, which is featuring Somali-born Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar.

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition elected in surprise win

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the centre-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of nati
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Australia’s ruling conservative coalition elected in surprise win

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the centre-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders.

Eey soo bad baadiyay wiil yar oo Hooyadiis nolol ku aastay !! (Daawo Sawirada)

Warbaahinta caalamiga qaarkood ayaa aad u hadal haya Eey soo bad baadiyay nolosha wiil yar oo markii uu dhashay kadib hooyadiis nolosha ku aastay, waxa ayna arintan ka dhacday dalka Thailand. Hooyo 15-sano jir ah ayaa meel cidlo ah ku dhashay wiil aysan uurke
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Eey soo bad baadiyay wiil yar oo Hooyadiis nolol ku aastay !! (Daawo Sawirada)

Warbaahinta caalamiga qaarkood ayaa aad u hadal haya Eey soo bad baadiyay nolosha wiil yar oo markii uu dhashay kadib hooyadiis nolosha ku aastay, waxa ayna arintan ka dhacday dalka Thailand. Hooyo 15-sano jir ah ayaa meel cidlo ah ku dhashay wiil aysan uurkeeda ku ogeyn reerkeeda, waxa ayna hooyadan durba go’aansatay in nolosha ku […] The post Eey soo bad baadiyay wiil yar oo Hooyadiis nolol ku aastay !! (Daawo Sawirada) appeared first on Wararka Caalamka.

Dad badan oo aan Muslim aheyn oo lagu casuumay Masjidka Darul Faruuq (Daawo Sawirada)

Dad ku dhaw 200-qof aan muslim aheyn una badnaa cadaan ayaa lagu casuumay kana qeyb galay munaasabad afur ah oo lagu qabtay Masjidka Darul Faruuq oo kuyaal magaalada Bloomington ee gobolka Minnesota. Dadka afurka lagu marti qaaday ayaa ahaa dad daris la
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Dad badan oo aan Muslim aheyn oo lagu casuumay Masjidka Darul Faruuq (Daawo Sawirada)

Dad ku dhaw 200-qof aan muslim aheyn una badnaa cadaan ayaa lagu casuumay kana qeyb galay munaasabad afur ah oo lagu qabtay Masjidka Darul Faruuq oo kuyaal magaalada Bloomington ee gobolka Minnesota. Dadka afurka lagu marti qaaday ayaa ahaa dad daris la ah Masjidka Darul Faaruuq, waxaana sameynta afurkan iska kaashaday maamulka masaajidka iyo ururka Islaamiga […] The post Dad badan oo aan Muslim aheyn oo lagu casuumay Masjidka Darul Faruuq (Daawo Sawirada) appeared first on Wararka Caalamka.

Axmed Madoobe oo Cabasho ka dhan ah Dowlada u gudbiyay Ben Fender (Daawo Sawirada)

Madaxweynaha Jubbaland Mudane Axmed Maxamed Islaam ayaa maanta Magaalada Kismaayo ee Caasimada KMG ah ee Jubbaland ku qaabilay Safiirka Dowlada Ingiriiska u fadhiya Soomaaliya Ben Fender. Labada Masuul ayaa ka wada hadlay xaalada Soomaaliya ee dhinacyada kal
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Axmed Madoobe oo Cabasho ka dhan ah Dowlada u gudbiyay Ben Fender (Daawo Sawirada)

Madaxweynaha Jubbaland Mudane Axmed Maxamed Islaam ayaa maanta Magaalada Kismaayo ee Caasimada KMG ah ee Jubbaland ku qaabilay Safiirka Dowlada Ingiriiska u fadhiya Soomaaliya Ben Fender. Labada Masuul ayaa ka wada hadlay xaalada Soomaaliya ee dhinacyada kala duwan iyadoo gaba gabadii ay Saxaafada la hadleen. Danjire Ben Fender ayaa sheegay in Madaxweynaha ay ka wada […] The post Axmed Madoobe oo Cabasho ka dhan ah Dowlada u gudbiyay Ben Fender (Daawo Sawirada) appeared first on Wararka Caalamka.

Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without charge

Nairobi -- Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub, and investigate the police officer who fired a shot that injured the journalist during his arrest, the C
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Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without charge

Nairobi -- Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub, and investigate the police officer who fired a shot that injured the journalist during his arrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Perils of a rail link built with Chinese funds

The train had crossed the frontier on Chinese-built rails between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Barren escarpments and acacia trees were flowing past the windows. Behind lay Ethiopia and a disclaimer at the ticket booth warning passengers to travel at their own peri
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Perils of a rail link built with Chinese funds

The train had crossed the frontier on Chinese-built rails between Ethiopia and Djibouti. Barren escarpments and acacia trees were flowing past the windows. Behind lay Ethiopia and a disclaimer at the ticket booth warning passengers to travel at their own peril.

Saturday May 18, 2019 Roundup: IGAD urges collective efforts in tackling cross-border security perils

DDIS ABABA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday urged East African countries to combat trans-national terrorism-related security perils through new initiatives.
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Saturday May 18, 2019 Roundup: IGAD urges collective efforts in tackling cross-border security perils

DDIS ABABA, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Friday urged East African countries to combat trans-national terrorism-related security perils through new initiatives.

Somali immigrant’s Lewiston-based startup adds bold fashion sense to traditional Muslim garb

Sahro Hassan, 23, remembers not being able to find a suitable dress at the local mall for her eighth grade school dance.
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Somali immigrant’s Lewiston-based startup adds bold fashion sense to traditional Muslim garb

Sahro Hassan, 23, remembers not being able to find a suitable dress at the local mall for her eighth grade school dance.

Did a US bomb kill an innocent Somali man? His family says yes.

In March, the 31-year-old visited his family’s farm a few hours outside of Mogadishu. He spent the day there and when he was done, he and a couple of friends got in his minivan and started the drive back home.
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Did a US bomb kill an innocent Somali man? His family says yes.

In March, the 31-year-old visited his family’s farm a few hours outside of Mogadishu. He spent the day there and when he was done, he and a couple of friends got in his minivan and started the drive back home.

Somali, AU civil military officers train to foster ties with communities

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) wrapped up a five-day training in Mogadishu to enhance their abilities to reach out to communities in the liberated areas.
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Somali, AU civil military officers train to foster ties with communities

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) wrapped up a five-day training in Mogadishu to enhance their abilities to reach out to communities in the liberated areas.

Young Somalis find work through UN-Habitat job fairs

Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu, March 2019, Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu – Over 100 young men and women secured employment during job fairs organized by UN-Habitat’s Youth Employment Somalia (YES) programme in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Berbera in S
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Young Somalis find work through UN-Habitat job fairs

Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu, March 2019, Berbera, Bosaso and Mogadishu – Over 100 young men and women secured employment during job fairs organized by UN-Habitat’s Youth Employment Somalia (YES) programme in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Berbera in Somaliland and Bosaso in Puntland.

Ugbad Abdi On Why Ramadan Makes Her Feel Like “A Brand New Person”

My family and I wake up before sunrise so we can eat as much as we can to get through the day,” Ugbad Abdi tells Vogue of her Ramadan experience. The model, who has walked in shows for Valentino, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Burberry, starts her day in such a wa
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Ugbad Abdi On Why Ramadan Makes Her Feel Like “A Brand New Person”

My family and I wake up before sunrise so we can eat as much as we can to get through the day,” Ugbad Abdi tells Vogue of her Ramadan experience. The model, who has walked in shows for Valentino, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Burberry, starts her day in such a way for a month as she fasts.

Mandera elders to renegotiate ransom for Cuban doctors

Elders from Mandera County are said to have gone back to Somalia to renegotiate the Sh150 million ransom that Al-Shabaab militants are demanding for the release of two Cuban doctors kidnapped last month.
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Mandera elders to renegotiate ransom for Cuban doctors

Elders from Mandera County are said to have gone back to Somalia to renegotiate the Sh150 million ransom that Al-Shabaab militants are demanding for the release of two Cuban doctors kidnapped last month.

Fate of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Limbo as Kenya Presses for Closure

NAIROBI — More than once in recent years, Kenyan officials have called for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, home to more than 200,000 refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom fled Somalia during or since the 1991 civil war.
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Fate of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Limbo as Kenya Presses for Closure

NAIROBI — More than once in recent years, Kenyan officials have called for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, home to more than 200,000 refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom fled Somalia during or since the 1991 civil war.

She Fled Somalia's Devastating Civil War. Now She Wants To Be Its First Ever Olympic Boxer

It’s the second day of Ramadan, and Ramla Ali is wrapping her hands at a boxing gym in London’s East End. It’s now midafternoon, and as a practicing Muslim
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She Fled Somalia's Devastating Civil War. Now She Wants To Be Its First Ever Olympic Boxer

It’s the second day of Ramadan, and Ramla Ali is wrapping her hands at a boxing gym in London’s East End. It’s now midafternoon, and as a practicing Muslim

Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear

Human rights campaigners say hundreds of Kenyans willingly joined al-Shabab as fighters, porters and wives or were duped into doing so.
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Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear

Human rights campaigners say hundreds of Kenyans willingly joined al-Shabab as fighters, porters and wives or were duped into doing so.

Somali government’s response to school exams cheating scandal causes controversy among regional states

The Somali Federal Government’s decision to cancel and repeat national high school exams following a social media cheating scam has caused much concern among schools and regional authorities.
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Somali government’s response to school exams cheating scandal causes controversy among regional states

The Somali Federal Government’s decision to cancel and repeat national high school exams following a social media cheating scam has caused much concern among schools and regional authorities.

AU commends progress in securing peace, stability in Somalia

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended the «significant progress» made to secure peace and stability in Somalia under the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
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AU commends progress in securing peace, stability in Somalia

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday commended the «significant progress» made to secure peace and stability in Somalia under the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Kassim Busuri, interim St. Paul city council member, to run for Ward 6 seat after pledging not to

Not long after Dan Bostrom announced his retirement, the St. Paul City Council interviewed a series of candidates interested in completing the final year of his unexpired council term. Each one made the same promise
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Kassim Busuri, interim St. Paul city council member, to run for Ward 6 seat after pledging not to

Not long after Dan Bostrom announced his retirement, the St. Paul City Council interviewed a series of candidates interested in completing the final year of his unexpired council term. Each one made the same promise

Somali women aim at playing bigger role in law review process

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Tuesday it has sensitized 25 Somali women drawn from various civil society organizations on the ongoing constitutional review process.
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Somali women aim at playing bigger role in law review process

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Tuesday it has sensitized 25 Somali women drawn from various civil society organizations on the ongoing constitutional review process.

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