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VIDEO: Denver Somali community says it’s under scrutiny

KUSA- It’s a local community, whose members say they have come under greater scrutiny in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, federal authorities said three teenage girls left their Denver-area home, and headed to Syria to join the militant … read more »

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Somali community desperate for Westpac money transfer reprieve

Melbourne’s Somali community is warning innocent people will suffer if the last Australian bank to allow money transfers to the war-torn country follows through with its plan to stop the practice.The community is desperate for a last minute reprieve after … read more »

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Somali official accuses Danish Foreign Ministry of hijacking diaspora event

An executive at the Somali Peace and Development organisation has raised concerns about the Foreign Ministry “hijacking” an event organised by the Somali diaspora when the country’s president visits Denmark from November 18-20. “The Foreign Ministry, and especially its African … read more »

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Tukey’s State-Building Experience in Somalia

ANKARA — The Ankara-based think tank organization Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) has organized a panel on Thursday with the participation of Somali Ambassador for Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, Turkish Ex-Ambassador of Turkey to Somali Federal … read more »

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UN warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding

Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as a poor rainy season followed by severe bouts of floods threaten local harvests, the United Nations … read more »

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Somali Police Chief dies following sudden illness, Death remains mystery

Scroll down for more news SOMALIA: President, Speaker of Parliament extend condolences to the family of deceased Police Chief Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari have both extended condolences to the nation and the … read more »

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In Somalia, Ban lauds progress towards stability, urges ‘continuity’

Somalia has made “remarkable progress” as it continues down the road towards economic and political stability, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he arrived in the capital city of Mogadishu – the third stop in a tour of … read more »

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SOMALIA: UN Secretary-General and World Bank Group President arrive in Mogadishu, pledge support for regional peace, security and development

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, arrived in Mogadishu to pledge support for Somalia’s transition and for efforts to strengthen security and development across the wider Horn of Africa region. The … read more »

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Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya oo furay shirka maamul u sameynta gobollada Koonfur-galbeed

Baydhabo (Bartamaha) Madaxweynaha dowladda federaalka Soomaaliya ayaa maanta si rasmi ah u furay shirka maamul u sameynta gobollada Koonfur-galbeed Soomaaliya, oo galay wajigiisii saddexaad. Shirkan ayaa waxaa ka qaybgalaya guddoomiyaha baarlamaanka Somalia, Maxamed Sh. Cismaan Jawaari, xubno ka tirsan labada gole ee … read more »

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Risking Life to Run for Presidency in Somalia

She is quite, warm and usually carries herself with a smile. From her looks, one’s first guess would be that she is a model. Well she was once a model as a young woman, but has spent most of her … read more »

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Two killed in riot demonstration against president Mohamud’s visit, three-region administration in Baidoa

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least two civilians were killed and three others wounded after security forces clashed with people demonstrating against the visit of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Baidoa and the three-region administration which was due to open in the … read more »

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Somali president, prime minister spar over cabinet reshuffle

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s president has instructed his cabinet to ignore a cabinet reshuffle by the prime minister, highlighting a possible rift at a time when Somalia is looking to build confidence in its government and reassure donors. Somali President … read more »

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Another Somalia in the making

Xinhua — Three years after the death of former leader Muammar Qaddafi, Libya has not realized stable political transition but fallen into a quagmire of separatism, violence and terrorism. The North African nation could even become a next Somalia if … read more »

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Toronto school board sets higher improvement targets for students based on race, sexual orientation

For the first time in Ontario, a school board has set a different — and higher — target for raising the marks of students who are black, Spanish-speaking, aboriginal, Portuguese, gay or lesbian, than the target for its students overall. … read more »

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Somali President refuses PM’s reshuffle

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has rejected a minor cabinet reshuffle made by Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed early on Saturday which targeted president Mohamud’s close ministers. In a press release this evening, President Mohamud said that he … read more »

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DEG DEG :Madaxweynaha Soomaaliya oo ka horyimid isku shaandheyn​ta Golaha Wasiiradda​ (Akhriso)

WAR KA SOO BAXAY XAFIISKA MADAXWEYNAHA JAMHUURIYADDA FEDRAALKA SOOMAALIYEED Muqdisho [RBC Radio]Sida aad ka warqabtaan waxaan mar walba ku guubaabiyaa umadda soomaaliyeed iyo madaxda dawladaba, in ay u hoggaansamaan Dastuurka Ku Meel Gaar ka ah iyo shuruucda dawliga ahba. Waxa … read more »

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Somali PM reshuffle targets President’s “allies”

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has launched a long-awaited cabinet reshuffle on Saturday changing a key figures within the cabinet from their portfolios. The Prime Minister announced the reshuffle in a … read more »

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An Awesome two minute video of badass action scenes from movies

This two minute clip of action scenes from MovieClips Trailers is so badass that you’ll want to watch it again. Via: Movie Clips Trailers

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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of … read more »

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UN clamps down on Somalia Shebab ‘lifeline’

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The UN Security Council on Friday authorized ship inspections off Somalia’s coast to clamp down on the charcoal trade providing a lifeline to Shebab Islamists. About a third of some $250 million in annual … read more »

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