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What do Somali women learn at marriage school?

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What do Somali women learn at marriage school?

- In Somali culture, conversations around love and marriage can often be taboo. But a marriage school in the self-declared republic of Somaliland is working to change that. In a conservative society, the unique school is encouraging women to open up emotionally, as well as teaching them cooking and other skills. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson.
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Al Shabaab burn houses, abduct and steal livestock in Somalia attacks

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Al Shabaab burn houses, abduct and steal livestock in Somalia attacks

- Al Shabaab militants burnt many homes during raids on villages in Lower Shabelle, Somalia in May 2017, Human Rights Watch has said. "The militia abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in attacks that caused more than 15,000 people to flee their homes," HRW said in a statement on Thursday. Based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis, HRW said at the start of May, al Shabaab forces raided villages in the Merka and Afgooye districts of Lower Shabelle
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First on CNN: Joint US-Somali raid nabs suspected US resident

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First on CNN: Joint US-Somali raid nabs suspected US resident

- US military advisers were conducting an "advise and assist mission," accompanying local Somali security forces The individual is currently being detained by the Somali government (CNN)A joint US-Somali military raid on an al-Shabaab target in Somalia on Sunday resulted in the capture of an al-Shabaab facilitator who is suspected of being a lawful US resident, two US defense officials told CNN
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Somalia warns money transfer firms of funding terror  – Kass Media Group

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Somalia warns money transfer firms of funding terror  – Kass Media Group

- MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) — Somalia has warned telecommunication and money remittance companies against facilitating transfer of money to fund terror activities in the Horn of Africa nation. The country’s internal security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow said in a decree issued on Saturday that the money transfer companies have been aiding the militant group Al-Shabaab by sending meant for the group. “The cabinet passed a resolution which outlaws telecommunication and money transfer companies from facilitating money transfer to Al-Shabaab
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Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia

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Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia

- The troops who were given a sendoff at a ceremony officiated by Brigadier Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Uganda Contingent. Photo/Courtesy Mogadishu, 21 July 2017 - AMISOM troops from Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 departed Somalia Friday after a year’s tour of duty. The troops which were given a sendoff at a ceremony officiated by Brigadier Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Uganda Contingent had served the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Marka, Lower Shabelle region
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Eyatomeddwa emmotoka ya Lumumba n'afiirawo azuuse: Muwala wa munnamagye eyafiira e Somalia

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Eyatomeddwa emmotoka ya Lumumba n'afiirawo azuuse: Muwala wa munnamagye eyafiira e Somalia

- BYA YUDAAYA NAMYALO. Omuwala eyatomeddwa mmotoka ya Ssaabawandiisi wa NRM, Justin Kasule Lumumba azuuse. Namara (23) muwala w'omugenzi Maj. Sebastian Kahanje, eyafiira mu ddwaaniro e Somalia. Abadde asula mu maka ga bakadde be e Lweza ng'asoma ddiguli eyookubiri (Masters degree) ku ttendekero lya UMI mu mwaka ogwokubiri. Nnyina w'omugenzi, Joan Kahanje ng'ono akola mu maka g'Obwapulezidenti e Ntebe agamba nti yasembye okwogera ne muwala we ng'amusabye ssente agende ku UMI okwetegereza 'makisi' z'ekimu ku bigezo ezaamuweereddwa ate yeewuunyizza okumukubira essimu nga bamubikira nti Namara afudde!
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Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage

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Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage

- MOGADISHU: Somalia has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable, a telecoms official said on Monday, after an outage that the government said had cost the economy millions of dollars a day. However, a police officer said attacks by Islamist militants had dropped during the outage that lasted more than three weeks. "The internet is now back and clients are using it," said Adnan Ali, the media director for Hormuud Telecom, the country's top operator
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Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

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Internet outage in violence-plagued Somalia is extra headache for businesses

- MOGADISHU: A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings. Abdi Anshuur, Somalia's minister for posts and telecommunications, told state radio that internet to the Horn of Africa state went down a month ago after a ship cut an undersea cable connecting it to global data networks
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Internet outage in Somalia extra headache for businesses -Official

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Internet outage in Somalia extra headache for businesses -Official

- A severed marine cable has left Somalia without internet for weeks, triggering losses for businesses, residents said, and adding a layer of chaos in a country where Islamist insurgents are carrying out a campaign of bombings and killings. Abdi Anshuur, Somalia's minister for posts and telecommunications, told state radio that internet to the Horn of Africa state went down a month ago after a ship cut an undersea cable connecting it to global data networks
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Over 2,000 UPDF leave for Somalia

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Over 2,000 UPDF leave for Somalia

- A batch of over 2,000 Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), has left for Somalia to beef up the African Union backed Africa Mission to Somalia(AMISOM).The troops were seen off on Friday at the Peace Support Operation Training Centre in Singo, Kapeka, Nakaseke district. Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi, presided over the ceremony. The troops, categorised as Battle Group XXII and United Nations Guard Unit IV(UNGU IV), will join other troops in the UN funded mission
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Accidental Internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

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Accidental Internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

- MOGADISHU: Last month, a baby was born in the Somali capital Mogadishu with a terrible eye defect that requires treatment abroad. The infant was cleared for treatment in Turkey but before the paperwork was complete, a container ship, believed to be the Panama-flagged MSC Alice, docked outside Mogadishu port, accidentally dragging its anchor through the main fibre optic cable connecting Somalia with the rest of the world
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Folha de S.Paulo - TV Folha

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Folha de S.Paulo - TV Folha

- Assolada por uma guerra civil, pelo desmantelamento do Estado, por secas e pela miséria, a Somália se tornou uma das nações mais frágeis do mundo. Mais de um milhão de pessoas já deixaram o país em busca de melhores condições. Só no Quênia, a oeste e com uma fronteira na prática quase inexistente, são 313 mil refugiados somalis. A despeito da crise humanitária e social, o medo no Quênia é com a expansão do Al Shabaab, facção extremista islâmica ligada à Al Qaeda com base na Somália –responsável, entre outros, por um atentado em 2015 que matou 147 pessoas na cidade de Garissa
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CNN Exclusive: Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

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CNN Exclusive: Somali pirate kings are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

- That 'material support' includes helping factions of the two terror groups, al Qaeda linked al-Shabaab and Somalia's ISIS faction, who ironically despise each other, smuggle weapons and perhaps even people across the Gulf of Aden. One of them is Mohamed Garfanje, the kingpin of the Hobyo-Haradhere Piracy Network, which thrived in the tiny fishing village of Haradhere -- often considered the birthplace of modern Somali piracy
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Somali refugee relieved to get to US before travel ban rules

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Somali refugee relieved to get to US before travel ban rules

- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ali Said fled war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in an office hours after arriving in California from Kenya, saying he felt unbelievably lucky: He and his family are among the last refugees allowed into the United States before the Trump administration's latest travel ban rules kick in
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'We made it:' Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

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'We made it:' Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

- SAN DIEGO — Ali Said fled his war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. As Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in a San Diego office hours after arriving in California from Kenya, he felt unbelievably lucky: He and his family are among the last refugees allowed into the United States before the Trump administration's latest travel ban rules kick in
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US conducts strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

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US conducts strike against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

- WASHINGTON: The U.S. military said on Wednesday it carried out a strike in Somalia against the al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militant group about 300 miles southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu. "We will continue to assess the results of the operation and will provide additional information as appropriate," the U.S. military's Africa Command said in a statement, without providing any details, such as the number of fighters killed
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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp
In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp Ununley, SomalilandThe drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has episodically plagued Somali deserts. As livestock began to die six months ago, and the parched earth ran dry, a handful of people in this self-declared republic had a novel idea: create a WhatsApp group called Daryeel, “Caring,” to spread the news of their need   Read More ...
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North Dakota Woman Caught Threatening To Kill Somali Muslims Gets Fired From Her Job, Boss Tries To Apologize
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Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages
Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages Raids Marked by Abductions, Arson and Looting Cause Mass Flight. (Nairobi, July27, 2017) The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said todaybased on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in attacks that caused more than 15,000 people to flee their homes   Read More ...
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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home - | WBTV Charlotte
BERLIN (AP) - A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum. The Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany said Thursday the plane is expected in September, the news agency dpa reported. The aircraft, which has been at Brazil's Fortaleza Airport for years, will be dismantled for transport   Read More ...
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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum. The Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany said Thursday the plane is expected in September, the news agency dpa reported. The aircraft, which has been at Brazil's Fortaleza Airport for years, will be dismantled for transport   Read More ...
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German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 being brought home
BERLIN (AP) — A Lufthansa Boeing 737 hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of the leftist Red Army Faction's campaign against West German authorities is coming home to a German museum. The Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany said Thursday the plane is expected in September, the news agency dpa reported. The aircraft, which has been at Brazil's Fortaleza Airport for years, will be dismantled for transport   Read More ...
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What do Somali women learn at marriage school?
What do Somali women learn at marriage school? In Somali culture, conversations around love and marriage can often be taboo. But a marriage school in the self-declared republic of Somaliland is working to change that. In a conservative society, the unique school is encouraging women to open up emotionally, as well as teaching them cooking and other skills. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson.   Read More ...
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Al Shabaab burn houses, abduct and steal livestock in Somalia attacks
Al Shabaab burn houses, abduct and steal livestock in Somalia attacks Al Shabaab militants burnt many homes during raids on villages in Lower Shabelle, Somalia in May 2017, Human Rights Watch has said. "The militia abducted civilians, stole livestock, and committed arson in attacks that caused more than 15,000 people to flee their homes," HRW said in a statement on Thursday. Based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis, HRW said at the start of May, al Shabaab forces raided villages in the Merka and Afgooye districts of Lower Shabelle   Read More ...
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U.N. Report Says Saudi-Led Coalition Attacked Migrant Boat Off Yemen
UNITED NATIONS — A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia that is fighting insurgents in Yemen was most likely responsible for a fatal attack in March on a boat packed with migrants fleeing the war zone, a United Nations panel has concluded. Most of the passengers aboard the vessel were believed to be Somalis who had been staying in Yemen and were trying to reach Sudan   Read More ...
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Al-Shabaab Commander And Suspected U.S. Resident Captured In US-Somali Raid
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US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabaab associate
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Suspected al-Shabab associate captured in U.S.-Somali raid
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Woman threatens Somalis in Fargo parking lot
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US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabab associate
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First on CNN: Joint US-Somali raid nabs suspected US resident
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Al-Shabaab ambushes AU convoy in southern Somalia, no casualties: army
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Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu
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Somalia warns money transfer firms of funding terror  – Kass Media Group
Somalia warns money transfer firms of funding terror  – Kass Media Group MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) — Somalia has warned telecommunication and money remittance companies against facilitating transfer of money to fund terror activities in the Horn of Africa nation. The country’s internal security Minister Mohamed Abukar Islow said in a decree issued on Saturday that the money transfer companies have been aiding the militant group Al-Shabaab by sending meant for the group. “The cabinet passed a resolution which outlaws telecommunication and money transfer companies from facilitating money transfer to Al-Shabaab   Read More ...
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New al-Shabab video calls Trump ‘brainless billionaire’
Mogadishu, Somalia — The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. It is the first public criticism by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab of the U.S. president since his election. The SITE Intelligence Group says the video released Sunday includes the comments as the extremist group addresses next month’s presidential election in neighboring Kenya   Read More ...
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New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'
The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a "brainless billionaire" as his administration steps up military efforts against the extremist group. The SITE Intelligence Group says the video released today includes the criticism of Trump as it addresses next month's presidential election in neighboring Kenya. Al-Shabab has claimed a growing number of deadly attacks in Kenya as the election approaches, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared a new offensive against the extremists   Read More ...
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Trump 'a brainless billionaire', says Somalia's Shabaab in new video
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New al-Shabab video calls Trump 'brainless billionaire'
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Soldiers killed in Somalia blast
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Rival militia clash in central Somalia, leaving 20 dead
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20 killed as militias clash in Herale, Somalia
20 killed as militias clash in Herale, Somalia At least 20 people were killed in a two-day fierce gun-battle between rival militias in central Somalia. More than 40 others are said to have been injured after Galmudug forces and Ahlu Sunna wal-Jamea, a Sufi militia, in central Somalia, clashed in Friday and Saturday. CAUSE. The two sides reportedly locked horns over control of Herale town in the Galgadud region   Read More ...
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Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia
Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 leaves Somalia The troops who were given a sendoff at a ceremony officiated by Brigadier Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Uganda Contingent. Photo/Courtesy Mogadishu, 21 July 2017 - AMISOM troops from Uganda Army’s Battle Group 19 departed Somalia Friday after a year’s tour of duty. The troops which were given a sendoff at a ceremony officiated by Brigadier Kayanja Muhanga, the Commander of the Uganda Contingent had served the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Marka, Lower Shabelle region   Read More ...
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Officer in Minnesota shooting was celebrated in Somali community
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Kenyan soldiers kill Al-Shabaab chief in southern Somalia
Kenyan soldiers kill Al-Shabaab chief in southern Somalia The Kenya Defence Forces says it has killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander. Hassan Issack Ibrahim alias Beila, who was in charge of Gelef area in Somalia was killed together with two bodyguards during an operation jointly carried out with Jubaland security forces, said the KDF. Hassan is believed to have been the force behind the hijacking of miraa vehicles on the Kenya-Somalia border at Diff, Hamey and Dhobley   Read More ...
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Kenyan soldiers kill Al-Shabaab chief in southern Somalia
Kenyan soldiers kill Al-Shabaab chief in southern Somalia The Kenya Defence Forces says it has killed a senior Al-Shabaab commander. Hassan Issack Ibrahim alias Beila, who was in charge of Gelef area in Somalia was killed together with two bodyguards during an operation jointly carried out with Jubaland security forces, said the KDF. Hassan is believed to have been the force behind the hijacking of miraa vehicles on the Kenya-Somalia border at Diff, Hamey and Dhobley   Read More ...
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Minneapolis Somali community braces for backlash after officer in shooting is named
Minneapolis Somali community braces for backlash after officer in shooting is named On Monday, multiple media outlets named Mohamed Noor as the officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman named Justine Damond over the weekend.   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Violence |  Gun Violence | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Somalia |  Canada |  North EA | 
Africa: Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage
Africa: Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage Somalia has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable, a telecoms official said on Monday, after an outage that the government said had cost the economy millions of dollars a day. "The internet is now back and clients are using it," said Adnan Ali, the media director for Hormuud Telecom, the country's top operator. Businesses had to close or improvise to remain open during the shutdown and the telecoms minister told state radio it cost the equivalent of about $10 million in daily economic output   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Somalia | 
Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage
Somalia restores internet connection after weeks of outage Somalia has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable, a telecoms official said on Monday, after an outage that the government said had cost the economy millions of dollars a day. "The internet is now back and clients are using it," said Adnan Ali, the media director for Hormuud Telecom, the country's top operator. Businesses had to close or improvise to remain open during the shutdown and the telecoms minister told state radio it cost the equivalent of about $10 million in daily economic output   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Somalia | 
Eyatomeddwa emmotoka ya Lumumba n'afiirawo azuuse: Muwala wa munnamagye eyafiira e Somalia
Eyatomeddwa emmotoka ya Lumumba n'afiirawo azuuse: Muwala wa munnamagye eyafiira e Somalia BYA YUDAAYA NAMYALO. Omuwala eyatomeddwa mmotoka ya Ssaabawandiisi wa NRM, Justin Kasule Lumumba azuuse. Namara (23) muwala w'omugenzi Maj. Sebastian Kahanje, eyafiira mu ddwaaniro e Somalia. Abadde asula mu maka ga bakadde be e Lweza ng'asoma ddiguli eyookubiri (Masters degree) ku ttendekero lya UMI mu mwaka ogwokubiri. Nnyina w'omugenzi, Joan Kahanje ng'ono akola mu maka g'Obwapulezidenti e Ntebe agamba nti yasembye okwogera ne muwala we ng'amusabye ssente agende ku UMI okwetegereza 'makisi' z'ekimu ku bigezo ezaamuweereddwa ate yeewuunyizza okumukubira essimu nga bamubikira nti Namara afudde!   Read More ...
Places: Somalia |  Uganda | 
A look inside the unfolding nightmare in Somalia
A look inside the unfolding nightmare in Somalia This town was liberated from the control of al-Shabab (an Islamist insurgent group) five years ago. But “liberated” is a relative term. The security bubble created by the presence of U.N. and Ethiopian military forces reaches less than 10 miles outside of town, leaving just a short hike to terrorist land. Women I met in line at a clinic had come from al-Shabab-occupied territory that morning   Read More ...
Places: Somalia |  United States | 
Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, who shot Jessica Damond, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015
Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, who shot Jessica Damond, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015 The Somali-born Minnesota police officer alleged to have shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman on Saturday had been lauded by Minneapolis’ mayor and feted by the local community when he joined the force in 2015. “I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post when Noor began serving the city   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Somalia |  Americas |  North America |  United States |  North EA | 
Pirates and Terrorists Are Working Together Now in Somalia 
Pirates and Terrorists Are Working Together Now in Somalia  Here’s a line you probably thought you’d never read: Pirates are helping terrorist groups smuggle weapons and maybe even fighters. Yeah, that’s a thing now. “The United Nations and the United States are investigating at least two pirate kingpins for providing material support to terror groups,” according to a CNN report Monday morning. The terror groups in question, according to CNN, aren’t just a bunch of would-be militants   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Terrorist |  Terror groups | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  HOA |  Somalia |  North EA | 
BBC Somali service celebrates 60 years of broadcasting
BBC Somali service celebrates 60 years of broadcasting The BBC Somali service is celebrating 60 years since its first broadcast. Today, it reaches an audience of four million people across radio, TV and online.   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Somalia |  United Kingdom | 
Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout
Somalia internet returns after three-week blackout Internet has returned to Somalia after an outage of more than three weeks that cost the Horn of Africa nation the equivalent of $10m a day. The country has restored its internet connection after repairing a severed undersea cable that was accidentally hit by a ship, a telecoms official said on Monday. "The internet is now back, and clients are using it," said Adnan Ali, the media director for Hormuud Telecom, the country's top operator   Read More ...
Places: Somalia |  Qatar | 
Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry
Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry Hargeisa - Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day. Hormuud Telecom, Somalia's largest telecom company, announced the restoration of service in a message to subscribers on Monday. The loss of internet service sparked anger across Somalia and affected the central and southern parts of the country including the capital, Mogadishu   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Somalia |  South Africa | 
After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash
After Minneapolis officer in police shooting is named, Somali community braces for backlash He was the first Somali American officer to serve in Minneapolis's fifth precinct and one of less than a dozen Somali-American officers in the department. His presence on the squad brought Somali activists some pride and reassurance at a time of Islamophobia in America and nationwide racial tension stoked in part by shootings of black people by white police officers. Now that same Somali community is bracing for a backlash that has already begun   Read More ...
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