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VIDEO: Cedar Riverside girls basketball designs own culturally-appropriate uniforms

KMSP-TV MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team is asking for parents’ opinions about their new uniforms. The girls designed the options themselves to be both religiously appropriate according to Somali culture, with a little help from … read more »

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50,000 children in Somalia “on doorstep of death”

Fifty thousand children in Somalia could die unless they are given immediate assistance, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Horn of Africa country has warned.A drought has worsened an already dire humanitarian situation in the country which has experienced more … read more »

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Focus on Somalia: UN SC Monitoring Group on Somalia & Eritrea

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Popular Somali Group Waayaha Cusub Seeking Asylum In The Netherlands

A popular Somali band has been forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands after Kenya revoked its refugee status, its lead singer has told the BBC. Falis Abdi Mohamud said Kenyan officials seized her refugee card and that of four … read more »

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Daawo Sawirada Heshiiska Puntland Iyo Dowladda Faderaalka

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Garowe (BARTAMAHA) Shirkii Wada Xaajoodka Dowladda Puntland iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaliya uga socday magaalada Garoowe ayaa maanta soo af jarmay.. Gabagabada shirkaan ayaa waxaa ka soo qeyb galay Madaxweynaha Dowladda Puntland Dr.Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas,Raysal Wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya Cabdiweli Shiikh … read more »

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VIDEO: Qodobada Heshiiska Puntland Iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaaliya

Garowe (BARTAMAHA) Shirkii Wada Xaajoodka Dowladda Puntland iyo Dowladda Federaalka Soomaliya uga socday ayaa soo gabagaboobay. Qodobada ka soo baxay shirka ayaa waxaa si wadajir ah u saxiixay Madaxweynaha Dowladda Puntland Dr.Cabdiweli Maxamed Cali Gaas ,Raysal Wasaaraha Dalka Soomaliya Cabdiweli Shiikh … read more »

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International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland

Joint statement by envoys of the UN, the EU, IGAD and the current Chair of the IGAD Council of Ministers, Ethiopia International partners welcome agreement between the Federal Government and Puntland Garowe, 14 October 2014 – The United Nations, the … read more »

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Somalia – Worrying Times for Press Freedom (HRW)

The attack on Somali television director Abdirisak Jama – known as “Black” – who was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen outside his home in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on October 12, highlights once again the dangers facing Somali media. As … read more »

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Somali Media: Deaf and Blind?

“I know they will catch me. I know they will torture me. But silence is not an option.” Those were Mohamed Bashir’s words – the senior most editor at Radio Shabelle, an independent radio station based in the capital Mogadishu … read more »

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Somali government as corrupt, Shebab as deadly as ever: UN

Nairobi (AFP) – War-torn Somalia’s government remains riddled with corruption while Shebab Islamists are as deadly as ever, United Nations investigators warned in a damming report seen by AFP Monday. The report also documents that weapons sent to the national … read more »

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Somali Bank Becomes First Lender to Handle Foreign Transactions

International Bank of Somalia became the first lender in the Horn of Africa nation to handle foreign transactions, the latest sign that the country is stabilizing after decades of conflict, Chairman Hassan Ahmed Yusuf said. The bank, run from a … read more »

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Somali-Canadian council candidate faces racist graffiti

Toronto — Somali-Canadian woman running for a city council seat is brushing off prejudiced messages scribbled on her campaign signs. Munira Abukar, who wears a purple headscarf in the photo on the campaign signs, tweeted images on Friday showing apparently … read more »

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Exclusive: Somalia army weapons sold on open market – U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS – Somali army weapons and ammunition continue to be diverted to open markets despite the government’s pledges to prevent its arms from leaking and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants, U.N. investigators said in a new … read more »

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Eden Prairie seeks added resources for third-largest Somali community in metro

As an outer-ring, affluent suburb, Eden Prairie may seem an unlikely city to draw a growing refugee community. But 17 years ago, Somali-Americans like Asad Aliweyd moved there for its top-ranked schools, safe community and job opportunities.Now, nearly two decades … read more »

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Ugandan Independence Celebrations in Somalia

Bartamaha — The Somali President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has applauded the Ugandan government for the significant investment into supporting the stabilization process in his country. He made the comments while presiding over celebrations to mark Uganda’s 52nd Independence Day … read more »

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Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

Minneapolis sister city vote is small gesture, big moment for Somali community Minneapolis’ first Somali-American City Council member had said only a few words about the city becoming the first in the U.S. to add a sister city in Somalia before … read more »

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Charcoal and terrorism in Somalia

The unlikely link between Gulf lounges and Somalia’s jihadists The cafés on Abu Dhabi’s seafront fill as soon as the sun sets and the heat abates. Men gather around water pipes, smoking tobacco flavoured with melon, berry or perhaps even … read more »

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Minneapolis could be the first with a sister city in Somalia

If City Council approves, it would be a first for any U.S. city. Somali leaders in Minneapolis will ask the City Council this week to consider adding a Somali community to its list of sister cities — a move that would be … read more »

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Somalis alienated from Norwegian job market

A growing number of Somali immigrants are feeling humiliated by The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), a new report shows.Independent research foundation Fafo’s study (in Norwegian) NAV’s treatment of this group has a negative effect on their trust in … read more »

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How ATMs have taken over the world

Somalia’s first ever ATM machine was unveiled in Mogadishu this week, a major step for a country that has struggled with instability and war. “I have been staying in Mogadishu for longer than I originally planned so I ran out … read more »

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