Daily Archives: January 3, 2015

Ban congratulates Somalia’s new Prime Minister, urges creation of inclusive Government

UN News Center United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive Government, with the full … read more »

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Defection of senior al-Shabaab official rekindles debate over amnesty programme

SABAHI MOGADISHU — The defection of former al-Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi has sparked debate on the Somali government’s amnesty offer and the benefits of pardoning al-Shabaab officials who seek to leave the group.Hersi, who surrendered to Somali … read more »

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Toronto Somali community concerned about resurgence of violence in Calgary

Toronto Star The Toronto Somali community is concerned about a possible resurgence of violence in Alberta following the New Year’s Day murder of a Somali man in Calgary, says a community leader.Abdullahi Ahmed, 26, sustained life-threatening injuries when gunshots rang … read more »

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Deported from Ireland, attacked and left to die

Irish Times Mohamed Sleyum Ali must have known his luck was running out when the car in which he was travelling was stopped by gardaí in Dublin.Although he was not driving, the 27- year-old with Tanzanian papers was still asked … read more »

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