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For Somalis, hope falls to the cutting floor


LIBERAL, Kan. — First a stream of newcomers started renting ramshackle homes by the train tracks, and then a two-room mosque opened on a nearby street corner, and then an African grocery store took the space of what had once been a used car lot. And then, one day early last year, a bus pulled […]

May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

World Humanitarian Summit Kicks off in Turkey & Somalia President Delivers Speech


The first World Humanitarian Summit kicked off on Monday in the Turkish capital Istanbul with the participation of 50 heads of state and government. Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, who is one of the heads of state attending the summit, delivered a speech this morning at the Leaders Segment on the topic of Changing People’s […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Djiboutian Army women’s team wins national soccer league

Djiboutian Army Chief of Staff General Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim celebrates with his womenGÇÖs team after being crowned national champions on Sunday 22nd

Djiboutian Armed Forces women’s football Club [FAD] has been crowned national champions for the second year in a row during a ceremony held at the National Technical centre Sunday. FAD FC humiliated Cheik Moussa FC 4-0 in their last match which attracted thousands of spectators although their league title was already confirmed last week when […]

May 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

AMISOM Holds Forum To Engender Counter Violent Extremism Efforts


The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in collaboration with the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) unit of the Federal Government of Somalia organized a consultative forum on Saturday to enrich the ongoing drafting of the national CVE strategy. The Forum held in Mogadishu brought together representatives from the Federal Government of Somalia, neighborhood watch organizations, […]

May 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somali women ready to Prevent Violent Extremism and to promote peace and harmony


The Right Path (Tubta Toosan) Initiative for Somalia with the support of AMISOM today held consultation meeting on the role of women in Preventing Violent Extremism as part of the inclusive process to develop a comprehensive national strategy on Preventing and/or Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Somalia. Hon Mustafa Duhulow, CVE Coordinator was keynote speaker […]

May 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Alleged IS Supporters Heard Discussing Syria Travel Plans


WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS—Three Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic State were heard discussing their travel plans to Syria in recordings played Friday at their trial in Minneapolis. Guled Ali Omar, Mohamed Farah and Abdulrahman Duad were in the courtroom, listening to the recordings and testimony from their former friend, FBI informant Abdirahman Bashir. On the […]

May 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Self-styled coach seeks to change Somalia youth’s mindset on migration


Migration is major problem for the Horn of Africa region. Many of those risking their lives in the Mediterranean come from northern Somalia – the region of Somaliland. One man is hoping his lessons in life-skills will change that. Watch……

May 21st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

What’s It Like Growing Up as a Somali-American in Minnesota?


Asked what it’s like growing up as a Somali-American in Minnesota, 14-year-old Khalid Jama laughed, scratched his head, and wondered, “uh, how do I answer that?” It’s a difficult question but an important question, especially now, with the largest Somali-American community in the country in the spotlight, because of the ongoing federal trial in which […]

May 21st, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Terror dragnet sweeps up Somali American’s sons: ‘Now everything is broken.’


MINNEAPOLIS — For more than a year, drapes have shrouded the windows in Ayan Farah’s house, and construction paper has been carefully taped over the glass on the front and back doors. The coverings went up last spring to deflect the TV cameras that appeared after FBI agents swarmed Farah’s house, overturning the life she […]

May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

New “Refugees Welcome Index” shows Kenyan government out of touch with public on refugees 


Under strict embargo until 00:01 GMT (03.01 East African Time) 19 May 2016 New “Refugees Welcome Index” shows Kenyan government out of touch with public on refugees Most Kenyans would welcome refugees into their country and think their government should do more to help people fleeing war and persecution, according to a global survey commissioned […]

May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »



here are several important questions that need to be answered if we are going to do any justice to the analysis of the so called investment of Berbera port by DP World. The first question is why the current out-going administration is selling Berbera port without following the proper procedures such as examining the ports […]

May 20th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UN Security Council visits Somalia to support upcoming polls


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Members of the U.N. Security Council are visiting Somalia to support the country’s upcoming elections as well as its efforts to defeat an insurgency by Islamic extremists. Speaking to reporters in the capital Mogadishu after meeting with Somali leaders, the Security Council members told reporters Thursday that they urged the officials […]

May 19th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Education is vital to promote peace and to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE)

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 Hon Mustafa Duhulow, CVE Coordinator for Somalia and Eng Yarisow, both former Ministers of Information today met Mr Mohamed Djelid, Director of UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and discussed the Right Path (Tubta Toosan) Initiative for Somalia and ways that UNESCO can contribute to reduce the illiteracy rate which is one of drivers of […]

May 19th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Several Somalis lose Norwegian citizenship


Several ethnic Somalis who came to Norway in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s lost their citizenships after suspected ID fraud. The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has over the last two years been working with a group of over a hundred ethnic Somalis, and the agency has concluded that several of them are not from […]

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Kenya: Investigate police crackdown against protesters


Yesterday’s brutal crackdown by Kenyan police against protesters must be urgently and impartially investigated, said Amnesty International. Police descended on a crowd of largely peaceful protesters hitting many of them with batons, lobbing tear gas at them and spraying them with water cannons. In one video widely shared on social media, three policemen were seen […]

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia: 8 Simple Steps to Bury Your Own Country, By Abukar Arman


Cacophony is the coming together of multiple sounds that create an awfully unpleasant, if not unbearable audio to listen. However, chronically discordant politics tend to create its own cacophony that leads to mental and intellectual dissonance that could have far reaching ramifications. So between now and August, when a new president is supposed to be […]

May 18th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

UNHCR appeals to Kenya to reconsider decision to evict refugees


The UNHCR has appealed with the Kenyan government to reconsider its move to close all refugee camps in Northern Kenya. On Friday, the government announced that it intendeds to end hosting the refugees, citing economic, security and environmental burdens. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior and signed by Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia’s Governance Problem


As of late, Somalia’s counterterrorism efforts have enjoyed some notable successes. Security services in Puntland, an autonomous region of northern Somalia, fought off a large seaborne assault from al Shabab last March, killing 300 militants and capturing 100 fighters in the process. The same month, a U.S. airstrike killed more than 150 newly trained al […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Somalia to attend first-ever world humanitarian summit


Somalia’s Federal government President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud will be among some 50 leaders attending the first-ever world humanitarian summit in Istanbul to rethink the global aid strategy, Horseed Media reports. The 23-24 May summit will assemble more than 6,000 attendees from governments, aid agencies, affected communities, civil society and the private sector. President Mohamoud and […]

May 16th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Helsinki University to offer degree in Somali language

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Starting in autumn 2017 the University of Helsinki will offer Somali philology as a full study programme, complete with a pathway to a master’s degree. Two new study paths are in store, one for native Somali speakers and another for non-native speakers. A Somali language degree programme will be launched by the University of Helsinki […]

May 16th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

Eritrea’s Afawerki: Somalia no longer exists


The increasing number of regional states in Somalia have left the long anarchic horn of Africa nation fragmented and the country no longer exists in the continent, Eritrean president said. The Eritrean strongman Isaias Afwerki who led the East African nation since 1993 says that the crisis in Somalia continues to disintegrate the country following […]

May 15th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »

AU Special Representative for Somalia urges Somali youth to seize the opportunity to shape the destiny of their country

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Mogadishu: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira congratulates Somalia and Somali youth on the occasion of the Somali National Youth Day. “This is a time to reflect on your contributions to the country. As young men like you did in the 50s and played […]

May 15th, 2016 | Posted in Latest News | Read More »