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Imam wants more CPS engagement with Somali community


A local Somali Imam is pleading for better relations between his community and the police. The body of Mohameddek Ali Mohamud was found Wednesday morning at Canada Olympic Park, the third such death of a young Somali-Calgarian this year. Imam Abdi Hersy says he doesn’t know what to do, but trust needs to improve between […]

March 29th, 2015 | Posted in English | Read More »

Death toll from Somalia hotel attack rises to 24


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers. Somali special forces stood over three bloodied bodies of the alleged attackers after officials declared they have […]

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Djibouti to face Morocco in CAN beach soccer qualifier clash


For the first time in its football history, Djibouti is now eying on the upcoming African beach soccer championship to be staged in Seychelles. The country’s first ever national beach soccer team is scheduled to play against Morocco in their last leg of the 2015 African Beach soccer championship qualifiers. The match will take place […]

March 29th, 2015 | Posted in English,Sports | Read More »

Djibouti gains FIFA praise for refereeing development

FIFA and Djibouti FA officials pictures with referees in the attendence photo CECAFA Media

The world Football’s governing body FIFA has praised Djibouti Football Federation for doing a better job to develop its refereeing sector. The announcement was made by FIFA refereeing development officer, Mr. Sidi Magassa, during his address at the launch of FIFA refereeing course for Djiboutian elite football referees. “FIFA appreciates the fantastic work that Djiboutian […]

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UN envoy Kay condemns terrorist attack on Mogadishu hotel


United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) For Immediate Release PRESS STATEMENT 11/2015 Mogadishu, 28 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu city that resulted in the death of many civilians, including the Federal […]

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Uganda police hunt terror suspect


Kampala – Police in Uganda on Friday said they were hunting a terrorist suspect they believe is linked to Somalia’s Shabaab militants and was planning an “imminent” attack in the capital Kampala. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the suspect, who remains at large, had plotted to attack places popular with foreigners. “From intelligence, they were […]

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Changes to WIC program pose challenges for Somali grocers


At SeaTac Produce in Tukwila, Amira Abdulle cheerily greets customers along with her sons, who help to warm sambusas sold in the front case at the register. After shadowing her mother, Sahra, at the Tabarak minimart for nearly 10 years, Abdulle jumped at the opportunity to lease the space next door when a former casino […]

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Officials: Siege of gunmen in Somali hotel enters 2nd day


MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, who had taken up positions in a hotel frequented by government officials and dignitaries killing at least nine people, were exchanging fire with government troops more than 12 hours later, officials said Saturday. After the gunmen’s initial attack Friday, government troops managed to take up […]

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AMISOM condemns terror attack at Mogadishu hotel


Mogadishu, 28 March 2015 – The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou condemns in the strongest terms possible yesterday’s terrorist attack on a popular Mogadishu hotel. The terrorists first detonated a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) at the main gate of the hotel […]

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia


Ugaaso Abukar Boocow has become an Instagram sensation by sending out stunning visual messages from an unlikely place: poor, suffering Somalia. She was just a toddler when her grandmother fled with her to Canada to escape Somalia’s civil war, leaving her mother behind. Then last year, she decided to go back, moving to the capital, […]

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