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4 hrs ago |

UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

For 15 years, Amran Mahamood made a living circumcising young girls in Hargeysa, Somalia.


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8 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota mourns death of Somali activist and singer Saado Ali Warsame

Saado Ali Warsame, a member of the Somali parliament and a well-known figure in Minnesota, was mourned Thursday after drive-by shooting.


Related Topix: Activism, Minnesota, World News, Africa, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

Mohamed Hersi jailed 10 years on terror charges

Mohamed Hersi, the first Canadian convicted of attempting to fight with a terrorist group abroad, was given the maximum sentence of 10 years Thursday morning in a Brampton courtroom.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Canada, World News, Africa

21 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

U.S. policy on Somalia ignores facts on the ground: Ali Mohamed

The Obama administration recently announced that the United States will appoint an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in two decades.


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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

3 arrested, 2 sought in case involving Shabab terrorist group

U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. The Justice Department has accused a group of five people, some in the U.S., of one count of conspiracy and 20 counts of providing material support to the terrorist group Shabab.


Related Topix: Terrorism, World News, Africa, Reston, VA

Catholic World News

In Somalia, bishop travels incognito

Bishop Giorgio Bertin, who serves the tiny Catholic community in Somalia, reveals that he hides his identity when he visits the troubled African country.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The News Tribune

Kent woman charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria announced the charges Wednesday. The two women, one from Kent, and the other from Reston, Virginia, are charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist network.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Reston, VA, Terrorism

The Charlotte Observer

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

MOGADISHU, Somalia Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.


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Kenya: Kenya Diverts Qat Exports to Somalia After British Ban

Imports of qat into Mogadishu from Kenya have soared in recent weeks, ever since the British government implemented a ban on the stimulant last month.


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Tue Jul 22, 2014

In-depth Africa

NUSOJ protests sudden approval of Puntland Media Law as a "blow to press freedom"

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 22, 2014/African Press Organization / - The National Union of Somali Journalists protests the sudden approval of Puntland Media law by Puntland parliament, and criticized the proposed legislation as a "blow to press freedom".


Related Topix: Journalism, Africa, World News

Walta Information Centre

Dr. Tedros discusses regional issues with IGAD officials - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:47

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, on Friday held discussions with IGAD's Executive Secretary, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim and IGAD's Special Envoy to Somalia, Ambassador Mohammed Affey.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Study: Genital mutilation risk higher in England, Wales

A discussion on female genital mutilation takes place at Sheikh Nuur primary school in Hargeysa, Somalia, on February 19, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, Europe, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Somalia: Somali Constitutional Review Commission Seeks Govt Funding

Chairperson of Somalia's Independent Review and Implementation Commission Asha Gelle Diriye has called on the Somali government to fund the constitutional review process, Radio Bar-Kulan reported Thursday .


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.com | 3 years after devastating famine, Somalia faces new threat

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Famine, Natural Disasters, Weather, Drought

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Times

Somalia's al Shabaab claims responsibility for Kenya bus attack

MOGADISHU/MOMBASA: Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a bus on Kenya's northern coast that killed seven.


Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa,

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Peninsula

QC honours top students in Somalia

Doha: Qatar Charity's Somalia office held a honouring ceremony for 145 outstanding students from among its sponsored orphans.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Qatar, Middle East

Walta Information Centre

Technical Committee on formation of Interim South ...

An 18-member Technical Committee on the Formation of Interim South West Administration has been approved at a ceremony held in Mogadishu.


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Thu Jul 17, 2014

New Vision

Trial of over 10 UPDF officers stalls

By Pascal Kwesiga The trial of Brig. Micheal Ondoga, and over 10 other senior UPDF officers has stalled.


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Somali refugee girl needs urgent op

The brother of a 12-year-old refugee Somali girl who is being refused life-saving surgery will turn to the North Gauteng High Court for an urgent order forcing the health authorities to give her the heart operation she desperately needs.


Related Topix: South Africa, World News, Africa

Somalia: Car Laden With Explosives Captured in Lower Shabelle

The Governor of Lower Shabelle, Abdikadir Nur Sidi, revealed that his forces have detained and arrested an Al-Shabaab insurgent whom he alleges wanted to commit a suicide bombing in Mogadishu.


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