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New African soccer boss open to Somalia hosting games again

New African soccer boss open to Somalia hosting games again

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia could host international games again for the first time in nearly 30 years after the new head of African soccer said on Tuesday he’s open to the idea. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad invited Somalia to start by organizing friendly games against neighbor Djibouti in the Somali capital Mogadishu. […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation Should Be A Priority

Somali human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks with Tucker Carlson about the practice of female genital mutilation, which is shockingly common among certain Muslim communities. She has started a foundation which is lobbying state governments to make the practice punishable by law. Recently, a Detroit surgeon, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, was charged with performing the […]

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Ottawa police investigating fire, ‘hateful’ note at Islam Care Centre

The executive director of Ottawa’s Islam Care Centre said someone left a “hateful” note before setting a fire behind the building overnight. The suspicious incident is the second in a week at 375 Somerset St. W. after a man vandalized that building, as well as the Ottawa Mosque. Omar Mahfoudhi said he watched surveillance footage […]

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Government says there’s no ‘free ticket’ to Canada as number of asylum seekers climbs

The number of asylum seekers illegally crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada continues to climb, but the government says they still represent only a fraction of the total new arrivals to the country. In March, the RCMP intercepted 887 people entering the country outside an official crossing point, up from 658 in February […]

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Why should Somalia’s children starve to pay for a debt crisis they didn’t create?

Abdulrahman Mahamud is one of the lucky ones. I met the four-year-old two weeks ago at an emergency clinic in the town of Shada, in Puntland region – an area at the epicentre of Somalia’s devastating drought. Diagnosed with severe malnutrition and pneumonia, Abdulrahman was brought to the clinic after his mother walked 90 miles […]

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How poaching, smuggling in Africa fuel North Korea’s nuclear arrogance

North Korea’s haughtiness may be 10,000km away from Nairobi, but Africa’s rich resources may be aiding its latest nuclear weapons scorpion show. After its failed nuclear launch on Sunday, the country’s national propaganda newspaper Rodong Sinmun boasted of readiness to crash the US. “The DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is sure of its final […]

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The Director of a New Somali Pirate Film Says He’s Not Anti-Trump

Brian Buckley says ‘Dabka’ wants to change people’s opinions about refugees by actually telling their stories. In our current political climate—with the federal government waging war against the press and closing its doors to refugees—Dabka comes across as especially relevant. Filmmaker Bryan Buckley drew from his narrative short for the biopic, which follows the life […]

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As Trump warned North Korea, his ‘armada’ was headed toward Australia

When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction. It was even farther away over the weekend, moving through the Sunda Strait […]

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Diseases and sexual violence threaten Somalis, South Sudanese escaping famine – UN

Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area. Speaking to journalists in New York, John Ging, from the UN Office for […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Real Madrid win over Bayern Munich

Real Madrid are in the Champions League semi-final for the seventh successive year, having defeated Bayern Munich 4-2, but that does not even begin to tell the story. So much happened, so absorbing was this game, so impressive and so controversial too that it is difficult to know how to begin telling it. It lasted […]

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