Tag Archives: Diaspora

Three arrested after potential threat made against Halifax mall

AFP – OTTAWA-Police arrested two men and a woman in a raid Tuesday over a “potential threat” to a mall near Canada’s port city of Halifax, home to the navy’s Atlantic fleet. It comes after security officials last month warned shoppers … read more »

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Seattle’s Malitia MaliMob Reps Somalia

My Philosphy – Alot of people of my generation first heard of Somalia in the early 1990s, during its civil war. What I didn’t know was that Somalia is also known asthe Nation of Poets, where being slick with words and … read more »

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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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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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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-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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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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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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Al-Shabab threat ‘disgusting’ says leader of Edmonton’s Somali community

Global News — EDMONTON — Edmonton’s large Somali community is “disgusted” and “insulted” to be mentioned in a recent video allegedly released by Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabab.“This group is known to have caused a lot of destruction and death back … read more »

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‘There’s An Awful Lot’ Of Somalis Driving Cabs, Says Joe Biden

Daily Caller —  Vice President Joe Biden told an audience on Tuesday that he has great relationships with Somalis living in America since many of them have driven him around in taxi cabs. The latest “Bidenism” — the name given … read more »

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Government’s anti-extremism initiative divides Twin Cities’ Somali community

MinnPost — The Twin Cities’ Somali-American community and religious leaders are divided over an anti-terrorism initiative that aims to deter young Muslims from enlisting with the Islamic State and other violent extremist groups. Even while a delegation of local officials … read more »

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EU poses as Somalia’s white knight… …but hides its own dirty hands

Radio Netherlands — A meeting billed as a donor conference for Somalia has tried to punch high above its weight by promising to help the new government end poverty and insecurity. But the EU’s efforts are largely driven by its … read more »

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The Somali autism puzzle ‘The western disease’ has hit immigrants’ kids hard and experts don’t know why

MARINA JIMÉNEZ  –   Globe and Mail Idar Hassan named her third child Ali, after a beloved cousin. Beautiful and alert, Ali could say “dada” and cruise around the living room, hanging onto furniture, by the time he was eight … read more »

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Reflections: Somali students share memoirs from Kenya to Lewiston

By Andie Hannon , Sun Journal – Staff Writer PORTLAND – Sunny skies and warm temperatures weren’t enough to draw people away from the North Star Music Cafe on Sunday afternoon. In fact, the small, Congress Street venue was standing … read more »

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Plight of Somali refugees examined

Caitlin O’Neil – The Lantern (OSU) A young Somali man was shot twice by officials when he tried to flee the country years ago, and is now paralyzed.  He never had an X-ray and although today he remains in constant … read more »

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