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At pains to leave South Africa

QUDSIYA KARRIM AND PERCY MABANDU (Mail & Guardian) —Somali refugees have told the Mail & Guardian that South Africa’s high commissioner to Botswana, Dikgang Moopeloa, stood by and watched as the Botswana police and military beat them with batons and … read more »

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Extraordinary asylum stories …

The Daily Telegraph may see fit to publish racist comments about persons of Somali heritage. However, its fellow News Limited paper The Australian has published a more nuanced feature piece on Melbournites of Somali heritage in its Weekend Magazine. A … read more »

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Somalia’s Godfathers: Ransom-Rich Pirates

By Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post — (NAIROBI) The young Somali couple had plans. Ilka Ase Mohamed and the love of his life, tall, bright-eyed Fatima Mukhtar, were going to leave their little fishing town of Harardhere, attend university and, when … read more »

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Somali chaos spills from land to sea

Last year Somali pirates were responsible for more than 100 attacks on shipping and although attempts are being made to tackle the problem, finding a solution is not straightforward reports Karen Allen in Kenya. When pirates attacked, the crew disabled … read more »

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Peace Mapping Puntland (Clan Reconciliation)

Water Reservoir was the cause of a tribal war between two clans in central Somalia (Omar Mohamoud and Bah Hararsame), Its the story of the reconciliation process between the tribes and ending the conflict. This documentary shows you how Somali … read more »

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SOMALIA: Dial 777 for an ambulance

NAIROBI, 15 April 2009 (IRIN) – Rufai Mohamed Salad risks life and limb to provide daily ambulance services in war-torn Mogadishu, a city where even the largest hospital does not have an ambulance. Salad and a friend, Mahamud Abdirahman Ali, … read more »

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Gravity Of Hope waa urur dhalinyaro ah oo raba in ay cawiyaan Dadkooda iyo Dalkooda

Gravity Of Hope oo ah urur dhalinyaro reer Minnesota ah Abaabuleen waxay ugu tala galeen in ya ku caawiyaan dadka ku dhiban Dalkii Hooyo.

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Democrat wins round in Minnesota U.S. Senate race

MINNEAPOLIS, April 13 (Reuters) – A Minnesota court panel ruled on Monday that Democrat Al Franken beat Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in the long-fought contest for a U.S. Senate seat and said the comic turned politician should be certified as … read more »

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Masaajidka iyo Xarun dhaqameedka Dar Al-Hijrah ayaa al baabada u furay kuna soo dhaweeyay dhamaan dadka degan kuna dhaqan labadda magaalo ee mataanaha ah (Minneapolis/St.Paul) iyo nawaaxigooda ee Gobolka Minnesota. Xafladdan ayaa waxay dhacday Khamiistii, April 2, 2009. Maamulka Masaajidka … read more »

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Amoud Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner

Ururka Camuud oo shir u fadhiya

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Our Daughter was stoned to death (Asho’s Story)

Asho, 13 years old, was kidnapped raped and stoned to death in Kismayo SVT (Sweden) reporter Christina Johannesson have met Ashos family that tells her story. PLAY VIDEO

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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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