Category Archives: Diaspora

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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From model to militant?

Express Tribune As the Islamic State’s (IS) global recruitment drive reaches an unprecedented scale, the professional background of its inductees becomes growingly interesting. Among the latest IS recruits is a male model from Melbourne, Australia, who has left the runway … read more »

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Shabab terrorism threat casts wider shadow over Kenya

Los Angles Times When quarry miners in northern Kenya packed up their few belongings and fled last month after a terrorist attack, they left behind their jobs and back pay. They returned to their families in this central Kenya city … read more »

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Cultures beat: Two Minnesotans find fulfillment teaching in Somalia

Star Tribune When Ava Ramberg and Kelly Heller arrived in the autonomous Somaliland region of Somalia in 2011, they planned to teach for a year. Within weeks, the Twin Cities natives knew they’d stay longer. The pair helped shape a … read more »

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Abdi and his Golden Ticket to the US

BBC Abdi Nor Iftin fled Somalia only to land in one of Kenya’s worst slums. When he won the US green card lottery his problems seemed to be solved – but it turned out to be the start of a … read more »

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UN to resume full rations to refugees in Kenya

AFP The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it will resume full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January following a successful appeal to foreign donors. Last month WFP announced it had been forced to slash food handouts … read more »

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Farhia and Jason – Customs, Cultures and Baby Makes Three!

Beyond Black and White Farhia and Jason were astounded that their beautiful wedding photographs went viral on the Internet.  The pics of this chic and hip urban couple are on many many Blasian and interracial couples Tumblr site as well … read more »

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VIDEO: Another Minnesotan possibly killed fighting for ISIS

MyFox9 MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Reports on social media indicate another Minnesotan may have died fighting for ISIS in Syria.A Twitter user who is known to have connections to al-Shabaab in Somalia, claims the man was killed during a recent U.S.-backed … read more »

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Somali teenager yet to be buried after tragic death

Malta Today Somali teenager who died in tragic Marsaskala fall yet to be buried, almost two weeks after Somali community in Malta scrambled enough money for proper burial. An 18-year-old teenager who died in a five-storey fall in Marsaskala is … read more »

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Kenya: We Will Move to Court to Stop Implementation of the New Security Laws – Raila

The Star Cord leader Raila Odinga yesterday said the coalition will move to court to stop implementation of the new security laws signed by the President.Speaking in Ugunja, Siaya, Raila said the chaos in the National Assembly on Thursday was … read more »

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Unlikely duo works to grow transportation company

St Cloud Times Synergy can happen in business when two people work together and the result is greater than if either had the same plans on their own.It happens in many circumstances, but it’s rare — if not unique — … read more »

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In Kansas City, the close-knit Somali community is jarred by a teen’s death When Abdihakim “Hakim” Abdi arrived in the United States a little more than two years ago, he found himself in an unenviable position. He knew few people, having spent the previous 20 years as a Somali living in Ethiopia. … read more »

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Heartbreaking scene in Tooting tonight as homeless Somali woman sits where bench was removed

Local Guardian This is the heartbreaking scene outside Tooting TK Maxx tonight as a homeless woman insists on spending the night where she and her son lived for nine months. Emergency services were called to the bench on Monday and … 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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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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Court gives suspended sentences to 4 for financing Somali militants; Finland’s 1st terror case

Star Tribune HELSINKI — In Finland’s first court case where terror charges have been filed, three men and one woman have been given suspended sentences for collecting a small amount of money for an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia The … 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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Holiday portraits for Somali refugee families in Syracuse Kate Holmes, volunteer coordinator for Refugee Resettlement at Catholic Charities of Onondaga County shows the potrait she’s just taken to the Mohamed family. Somalia family portraits at “Little Mogadishu” Kinton Place apartments at 1313 Butternut St. in Syracuse. Michael … 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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