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Somali immigrants in Malmö are “stuck in a trap” due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report...Continue reading »

Harrow Somali protestors

More than 50 women from the Somali community took to the streets outside Harrow Civic Centre to protest against an adoption decision they say goes against...Continue reading »


When Somali-Minnesotans receive media attention, it’s often due to controversy, from homegrown suicide bombers to teetotaling cabdrivers refusing to...Continue reading »

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COLUMBUS (Camille Doty) — A $6,000 reward is being offered for information involving a homicide in Northeast Columbus. 31-year-old Abdulfatah Yussuf...Continue reading »


LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A man originally from Somalia has become the first African immigrant to win elected office in Lewiston, a city that has long...Continue reading »


Councilmember Phil Andrews’ decision to run for county executive in 2014 has created an open seat in the County Council’s Rockville/Gaithersburg-based...Continue reading »

Somali Policeman in Minnesota

Two Minneapolis police officers came down to Faribault Thursday to film a dual-language video addressing Somali-American community relations, public safety...Continue reading »

Lampedusa, Italy (CNN) – At the port in Lampedusa, recovery teams continue to fill trucks with the bodies they’re still pulling from the sea. At least 287 so far — and that number could rise. They are among the more than 500 African migrants believed to be aboard a boat that sank off the island Thursday in Italy’s deadliest migrant shipwreck. Source:...Continue reading »

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The inaugural Young Poet Laureate for London was today named as a Kenyan-born Somali woman who grew up in the capital. Winner Warsan Shire, 24, said...Continue reading »


She is Somalia’s most powerful woman: a thorn in the eyes of Mogadishu-based terrorist group Al Shabab, and a ray of hope for her country in the Horn...Continue reading »


CALGARY — His rights, as a convicted drug trafficker ordered deported to Somalia, were deemed more important than the guaranteed safety of Canadian...Continue reading »

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KMSP-TV SHOREVIEW, Minn. (KMSP) - The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota BCA are investigating a death in Shoreview, Minn., after a body...Continue reading »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 23-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she lied to a grand jury investigating the long-running case of young men who left Minnesota...Continue reading »

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minneapolis school board member Hussein Samatar, a civil-war refugee who went on to plant some of the first seeds of Somali-American...Continue reading »

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A young Somali-American man convicted of plotting to bomb a 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland’s town square...Continue reading »

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By HELEN COLLIS — European imports of khat – a plant chewed as a stimulant – have rocketed recently with border officials seizing 1.3 tonnes...Continue reading »


Three arrests have reportedly been made in Somalia for an attack that left one young Somali-Swedish politician dead and a second Swedish politician injured. On...Continue reading »

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OWATONNA — To help the organization’s volunteers better serve minority students, leaders of Grandparents for Education asked Somali and Hispanic residents...Continue reading »

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When Mustafa Abdo and Aung Myat launched their computer repair business, I.T.Garden, on Grant Street earlier this summer, they were aware of the street...Continue reading »


(Reuters) – Gunmen killed two men and wounded two women, including a Swede, in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday when they ambushed...Continue reading »