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About Chief Editor

Abdirizak Yonis is a senior chief editor at Bartamaha Media (a SMO "Somali Multimedia Organisation" Company), where he oversees the Bartamaha News outlet. Abdirizak was previously the National news editor of Bartamaha dot com. He has written for the site since the late 2012

Somali-American on FBI watch list detained in Somalia -source

Reuters — A former Washington-area taxi driver who was on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list has been detained and is in the custody of the Somali government, a U.S. government source said on Monday. The FBI in said in … read more »

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Why Kenya-Somalia border wall is not the answer

It is my considered opinion therefore that the ultimate solution to the Somalia problem is in helping restore order in this great nation. Though some have been opposed to the continued presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia, as long as the soldiers restrict themselves to fulfilling their mandate of helping the Somali government restore peace, they have my full support. read more »

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New Alberta-wide Somali TV show will connect community

Edmonton Journal – EDMONTON – People in Alberta’s Somali community will hear their own stories in their own voices on a Somali-language television news program airing Sundays, says the show’s host.The half-hour Omni television show, called Somalis in Alberta, started in … read more »

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Security tightened in Kenya as militants threaten attacks on parliament

The Star – Police are on high alert following reports of a possible terror attack on Parliament. Security has been heightened at all key government installations, said acting IG Samuel Arachi. “We have deployed both static and mobile teams,” he said. … read more »

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Wadahadalka Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya iyo Dowladda Somaliland ee Istanbul oo furmi waayay

Istanbul, Turkey (03 March 2015) – Iyada oo laga ambaqaadayo geeddi socodka wadahadalka u dhexeeya Dowladda Federaalka ee Soomaaliya si looga dhabeeyo himilada shacabka Soomaaliyeed, lagana shidaal qaadanayo heshiiskii ay Madaxweynayaha Jamhuriyadda Federaalka ee Soomaaliya, Mudane Xasan Sheekh Maxamuud iyo Madaxweynaha … read more »

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Twin Cities Somalis Say They’re Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort.Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.  Some are afraid the money could … read more »

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Somali hotel attack victims airlifted to Dubai for treatment

MOGADISHU, March 1 (Xinhua) –More than 10 people who were injured in a bomb attack at a hotel in Mogadishu have been flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized treatment since local hospitals do not have the capacity, … read more »

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Egypt’s New Capital City To Be Revealed ‘Soon’

ES – Egypt’s Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman has announced that Egypt will reveal plans for the country’s new capital city within weeks.According to The National, a UAE-based newspaper, Salman said the city’s plans will be revealed at Egypt’s economic conference … read more »

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SOMALIA: Court in Mogadishu wraps up case against Somali Journalists

Mogadishu (Bartamaha) A court in Mogadishu, Somali capital has wrapped up a case against Somali Journalists after charged them with spreading propaganda against SOmali Federal government. Four Journalists, some owners of Media Houses based in Mogadishu have been found guilty … read more »

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Stalemate continues on helping Somali-Americans wire money

Star Tribune (WASHINGTON) – It’s been exceedingly hard lately for Somali-Americans to wire cash back to families in their homeland after the main California-based bank that facilitated the bulk of the business halted Somalia transfers Feb. 7. The bank stopped doing … read more »

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Somali Army’s Battle With Al-Shabab Leaves at Least 51 Dead

Bloomberg – At least 51 people were killed in Somalia in fighting between troops and Al-Shabab Islamist militants late Friday near the southwestern town of Wajid, a government official said.“Our forces attacked Elbar village which is 18 kilometers away from Wajid,” … read more »

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Video: Two killed in Somalia car blast targeting security official

Xinhua – MOGADISHU — At least two people were killed and two others injured on Friday in a car explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.The explosion, which the police say may have been targeting a security official who owned the … read more »

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Somali-Americans in Minneapolis condemn terror threats, promote positivity

  KMSP (MINNEAPOLIS) – The East African community of Minneapolis is coming together at the Brian Coyle Community Center to discuss how threats of terrorism and recruitment by al-Shabaab and ISIS are overshadowing the positive work of Somali-Americans and Muslim-Americans.Community … read more »

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Video: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shares community engagement video for Somali-Americans

Insight News – The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released a new video aimed at strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the Somali community. The video discusses the public safety responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, opportunities for community members to connect with … read more »

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Turkish Airlines doubles profits, targets more expansion

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines, which has grown exponentially in the last decade, said Wednesday its net profit more than doubled last year and was targeting 15 percent growth in passenger capacity in 2015.Turkish Airlines said in … read more »

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Fifteen killed in central Somalia clash

Xinhua – MOGADISHU — Fifteen people were killed and several others injured in central Somalia’s Guricel town when government troops clashed with the moderate Islamist group Ahlusunah Wal Jamaa, authorities said Wednesday.Abdulah Warsame, a local administrator told Xinhua that the fighting, … read more »

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Arrested at MSP Airport with one-way ticket to Somalia, fake passport

KMSP-TV ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – He had a one-way ticket to Somalia, but he never made it past the security checkpoint at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Zaki Mohammed Sugule was arrested at the airport on Presidents’ Day, acting suspiciously. … read more »

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VIDEO: Disruption in Sending Cash Home Distresses Somali Immigrants

VOA – Once a month for years, Ahmed Ahmed has been going to Dahabshil, a money service agency catering to the Somali community outside Washington.  The taxi driver has sent $200 every month to his family of eight left behind at … read more »

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Meet the Canadian star of Somalia’s national bandy team

Toronto Star – In Newmarket, Anwar Hared was just another minor league hockey player: average, albeit enthusiastic. In Khabarovsk, a sprawling city in Russia’s frigid Far East, the 18-year-old solidified his position as the star of Somalia’s national bandy team. “I’ve … read more »

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VIDEO: Columbus Man Held on $1 Million Bond for Terrorism Charges

ABC6 – COLUMBUS (Lisa Ranta) — In court, prosecutors revealed new information against a suspected terrorist who’s accused of laundering more than $1,000 to terrorists and providing them electronic devices.Abdirahman Mohamud, 23, pleaded not guilty to two counts of terror Wednesday … read more »

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