Category Archives: Featured

With grit and girded by College Possible, young immigrant makes his way

MINNPOST — When Walid Abubakar began thinking about paying for college, he budgeted for textbooks, transportation, living expenses — all of the usual stuff. And then he thought long and hard about the $300 to $400 a month he has … read more »

Posted in Featured, Minnesota | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Canada, Featured | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Somalis in Banyule fear loss of remittance accounts as banks cease transfer service

BANYULE’S Somali community is on tenterhooks with only weeks until the last remittance accounts — the only thing helping their families in Africa survive — are closed for good. Herald Sun — The deadline comes as a report on the … read more »

Posted in Australia, Featured | Leave a comment

UN and AU envoys call for increased measures to combat sexual violence in Somalia

Joint statement by the UN and AU envoys to Somalia UNSOM – Speaking at a high level panel discussion on sexual violence in Somalia, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Nicholas Kay and the Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson (SRCC), Maman … read more »

Posted in Featured, Human Rights, Latest Somali News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Al Franken Joins 52 Other Democrats Who Will Skip Netanyahu Speech

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has joined eleven more Democrats in announcing that they won’t be attending Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. The total of Democrats who are not attending the speech has jumped to 53. In a statement, Sen. Franken said, … read more »

Posted in Featured, Minnesota | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Diaspora, Featured, Madadaalo | Entertainment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Publisher moves up release for Ayan Hirsi book ‘Heretic’

AP – NEW YORK (AP) – The release date for the latest book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, has been moved up from late April to March 24. HarperCollins Publishers announced the new … read more »

Posted in Books, Featured | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Former Foreign Minister and Somali First Lady Shares Inspiring Story of Social Change

PR News Wire – MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2015– Edna Adan, former foreign minister and Somali first lady, addressed more than 1,050 graduates and 4,600 guests, faculty, administration and staff attending Walden University’s 53rd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at … read more »

Posted in Featured, Human Rights, The Story | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Diaspora, Featured, Latest Somali News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Kenya-Somalia border wall is not the answer

It is my considered opinion therefore that the ultimate solution to the Somalia problem is in helping restore order in this great nation. Though some have been opposed to the continued presence of Kenyan troops in Somalia, as long as the soldiers restrict themselves to fulfilling their mandate of helping the Somali government restore peace, they have my full support. read more »

Posted in Featured, Opinion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Security tightened in Kenya as militants threaten attacks on parliament

The Star – Police are on high alert following reports of a possible terror attack on Parliament. Security has been heightened at all key government installations, said acting IG Samuel Arachi. “We have deployed both static and mobile teams,” he said. … read more »

Posted in Featured, KENYA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted in Featured, Minnesota, VIDEOS | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Somali hotel attack victims airlifted to Dubai for treatment

MOGADISHU, March 1 (Xinhua) –More than 10 people who were injured in a bomb attack at a hotel in Mogadishu have been flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized treatment since local hospitals do not have the capacity, … read more »

Posted in Featured, Latest Somali News | Leave a comment

Egypt’s New Capital City To Be Revealed ‘Soon’

ES – Egypt’s Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman has announced that Egypt will reveal plans for the country’s new capital city within weeks.According to The National, a UAE-based newspaper, Salman said the city’s plans will be revealed at Egypt’s economic conference … read more »

Posted in Featured, World News | Leave a comment

SOMALIA: Court in Mogadishu wraps up case against Somali Journalists

Mogadishu (Bartamaha) A court in Mogadishu, Somali capital has wrapped up a case against Somali Journalists after charged them with spreading propaganda against SOmali Federal government. Four Journalists, some owners of Media Houses based in Mogadishu have been found guilty … read more »

Posted in Featured, Latest Somali News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wasiirkii Dastuurka Puntland oo maanta xilka wareejisay (Dhageyso+Sawirro)

Muqdisho(Bartamaha) Wasiirkii hore ee wasaaradda Dastuurk, arimaha Federaalka iyo Dimuquraadiyadda Puntland Marwo Sahro Siciid Nuur ayaa maanta xilkii wasaaradaasi si rasmi ah ugu wareejisay wasiir ku xigeenkii wasaaradda Dastuurka iyo arimaha Federaalka C/raxmaan Cabdi Ismaaciil. Sahra Siciid Nuur ayaa bil … read more »

Posted in Featured, Photos, Wararka Maanta | Leave a comment

Stalemate continues on helping Somali-Americans wire money

Star Tribune (WASHINGTON) – It’s been exceedingly hard lately for Somali-Americans to wire cash back to families in their homeland after the main California-based bank that facilitated the bulk of the business halted Somalia transfers Feb. 7. The bank stopped doing … read more »

Posted in Featured, Minnesota | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Somali Army’s Battle With Al-Shabab Leaves at Least 51 Dead

Bloomberg – At least 51 people were killed in Somalia in fighting between troops and Al-Shabab Islamist militants late Friday near the southwestern town of Wajid, a government official said.“Our forces attacked Elbar village which is 18 kilometers away from Wajid,” … read more »

Posted in Featured, Latest Somali News | Leave a comment

Video: Two killed in Somalia car blast targeting security official

Xinhua – MOGADISHU — At least two people were killed and two others injured on Friday in a car explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.The explosion, which the police say may have been targeting a security official who owned the … read more »

Posted in Featured, VIDEOS | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Video: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office shares community engagement video for Somali-Americans

Insight News – The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office released a new video aimed at strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the Somali community. The video discusses the public safety responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, opportunities for community members to connect with … read more »

Posted in Featured, Minnesota, VIDEOS | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment