Daily Archives: August 13, 2014

Somali military court chief wages legal war against al-Shabaab, defends executions

Mogadishu — In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia’s military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far. Turyare points to the … read more »

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VIDEO: From Piracy To Al-Shabab, Somalia’s President Addresses Challenges To Building Democracy

JUDY WOODRUFF: The militants no longer control the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities, but they have stepped up attacks, including a recent assault on the parliament building. Last week, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, President Mohamud blamed the … read more »

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Tense Minneapolis House race to bring extra security at polling places

Minneapolis — Elections officials in Minneapolis are planning unprecedented security precautions for Tuesday’s primary at several polling places in a Minneapolis House district,where the race between two DFL candidates has become quite contentious, MPR News reports. The city is posting … read more »

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