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Former British citizen, Mahdi Hashi, ‘illegally interrogated’ by US officials in Djibouti

The Bureau A former British citizen detained in Djibouti in 2012 alleges he was threatened with physical and sexual abuse and “strongly encouraged” to cooperate with American interrogators before being rendered to New York, court documents reveal. Mahdi Hashi, who … read more »

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VIDEO: Teen jailed for ‘Shining’ axe murder in Hayes

London24 Three 18-year-olds have been jailed for their part in a “wicked and unnecessary” axe and knife attack reminiscent of The Shining. An unnamed 17-year-old was cleared of involvement. The court heard how victim Paul Thrower had been drinking and became … read more »

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120 Somali refugees head home from Kenya

World Bulletin Some 10,000 Somali refugees living in eastern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp are expected to be repatriated within six months World Bulletin/News Desk  Some 120 Somali refugees living in Kenya were repatriated back to their native Somalia on Thursday, from … read more »

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Kenya’s Kenyatta signs security law despite protests

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he had signed into law anti-terrorism measures approved by parliament despite vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who cited a threat to civil liberties and free speech. Kenyatta has faced … read more »

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As Muslims flee to Maine, she interprets their pain

Bloomberg News Qamar Ahmed looks into the eyes of her client, a mother of five whose years in Baghdad haunt her sleep. She holds the woman’s shoulder and speaks softly in Arabic as the two wait for an appointment at the Spurwink … read more »

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Minnesota: 4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

CBS Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two … read more »

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VIDEO: Angry lawmakers force delay in vote on Kenyan security law

Reuters NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan opposition lawmakers disrupted a vote on Thursday to authorize tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session. Television footage showed members of … read more »

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A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

DAILY SABAH SOMALILAND — Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation’s development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland’s first proper hospital and working to train a new generation … read more »

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Somalia: A Former Al-Shabab Fighter Tells His Story

DW Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Africa. A former al-Shabab member tells DW what made him join the group and why he left it. DW: Hassan Ali, … read more »

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SOMALIA: Attorney General says 19 ministers and three agencies involved rampant corruption

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Attorney General has blasted a rampant corruption that engulfed 19 ministries and three government institutions which the offices of the AG and the General Audit started to probe up. Responding to parliamentary queries on Sunday, the country’s … read more »

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The unlikely love affair between two countries

BBC   The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way – but why is there such a strong … read more »

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Somalia: New national Agency for Refugees & IDPs launched in Somalia

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Federal Government of Somalia through its Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs is pleased to announce the launching of a new national Agency for Refugees and IDPs (ARI). The agency is formed as a national institution that … read more »

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After Barren Years in Somalia, Signs of Growth in Bananas

New York Times AFGOOYE, Somalia — Armed with machetes, the men push their way through the densely packed rows of trees, emerging every few minutes with large bundles of green bananas over their shoulders.A guard, his chest crossed with bullet … read more »

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Qaramada Midoobey oo Dalbatay In la Caawiyo 2.7 milyan qof Soomaali ah

Nairobi (Bartamaha) Qaramada midoobey ayaa dalbatay lacag gaareysa 863 milyan oo doollar si loogu caawiyo Shacabka Soomaaliyeed 2.7 milyan oo qof oo u baahan gargaar degdeg ah . Afhayeenka Qaramada Midoobay Stéphane Dujarric ayaa sheegay in dhaqaalahaas degdeg loogu baahanyahay … read more »

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Islam’s Struggle for Space – Abukar Arman

Foreign Policy “We see everything as this or that, plus or minus, on or off, black or white; and we fragment reality into an endless of either-ors. In a phrase we think the world apart” – Parker Palmer Though in … read more »

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Somali government, activists pledge to reverse grim human rights record

SABAHI Human rights conditions in Somalia remain grim, with assassinations, targeted bombings, harassment, rape and the mass displacement of people an ongoing problem in some parts of the country, according to Mogadishu-based Peace and Human Rights Network (PHRN). “All those … read more »

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Somalia sexual offences bill hailed as vital step towards lasting change

The Guardian Legislation addressing rape and other sexual violence – often committed by armed forces – will be presented to cabinet by year end NAIROBI, Kenya — The first bill to define and address sexual offences in Somalia is expected … read more »

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The heartbreaking moment a Kenyan girl is sold into marriage

Washington Post In a village about 50 miles from Marigat in Baringo County, Kenya, among a tribe that practices genital mutilation as a rite of womanhood, a teenage girl is sold into an arranged marriage. Her price is 20 goats, … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Banking Goes International

For residents of Mogadishu, Somalia’s seaside capital, it must feel like a new building has been added to their cityscape every time they turn their heads. But this one is special. It’s the spanking new premises of the International Bank … read more »

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Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

UN News Center The United Nations Security Council announced on wednesday that it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and … read more »

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