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Beletweyne youths resolve to work with AMISOM and Somali security forces to enhance security

Beletweyne, 16 April 2017– Youths in Beletwayne have resolved to work closely with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali security forces to improve security in the region. The resolution was made last Friday during a two-day conference organized by Hiran Youth, an umbrella youth organization in collaboration with HirShabelle administration. The meeting, […]

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Minnesota at risk of losing a congressional seat after 2020 census

Minnesota is facing the risk of losing one of its congressional seats after the next census amid booming population gains elsewhere in the country, a rare event that could diminish the state’s voice in Washington. It’s been half a century since Minnesota last lost a congressional seat, and more than a century since it had […]

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Black Muslims stress unity in challenging time

DEARBORN, Mich. — In her job as a refugee case manager, Fatimah Farooq would come to work in a hijab and speak with her clients in Arabic. Nonetheless, she found herself being asked whether she was Muslim. It’s not easy, Farooq says, navigating her dual identities as black and Muslim. “I’m constantly trying to prove […]

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Somalia forces kill two militants firing mortars in Mogadishu

Two men were killed in the Somali capital after they were spotted firing mortars that appeared to be aimed at the international airport on Sunday, police and officials said. The heavily guarded, sprawling airport base is the site of many U.N. agencies, African Union peacekeepers and embassies. “Two militants firing mortars were killed and then […]

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Internationally recognized Somalian humanitarians are next Chubb Fellows

Noted humanitarian Dr. Hawa Abdi Diblaawe will visit the campus on Tuesday, April 18 under the auspices of the Chubb Fellowship. She will be joined by her daughter, Dr. Deqo Mohamed, who was a fall 2016 Yale Greenberg World Fellow. Abdi and Mohamed will give the Chubb Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of […]

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2 Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

A Somali official says foreign naval forces in international waters shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship on Saturday. Ahmed Abdullahi, an official with the anti-piracy force in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, said the two killed men were part of a group of nine pirates in a […]

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North Korea missile launch fails day after military parade

North Korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, South Korean and US military officials say, a day after Pyongyang warned the US amid rising tension in the region. The US said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch. Hours earlier, North Korea paraded what appeared to be long-range ballistic […]

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Will the ‘Long Rains’ save Somalia?

The main rainy season in Somalia was deficient in 2016. Then the important short rains of October to November 2016 failed, causing crop failures and severe food shortages. A report this month from the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that “the humanitarian situation in Somalia is on the verge of catastrophe, and concern […]

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Kenya to export 100,000 workers to Saudi Arabia

Kenya may soon export 100,000 workers to Saudi Arabia if negotiations between the two countries bear fruit while Qatar is willing to open its market for Kenyan meat. These are some of the wins the government achieved when it received high-profile visitors from the two countries this week. Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al […]

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Air strikes kill over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in southern Somalia

More than 100 Al-Shabaab militants including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said. The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the militants’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were killed by Al-Shabaab militants in January 2016. […]

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