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Three quarters of Somali children in Norway poor

Children from Somalia have been over-represented in the poverty statistics for years, but the proportion of children living in families with persistently low income has risen during the last year, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK has reported. Other immigrant groups are ...

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What has happened to the fight against Somalia’s al-Shabab?

News on Somalia has gone strangely quiet in recent weeks. Somali piracy is in retreat. Since 2009 the High Risk Area off the Somali coast suffered over 700 attacks from pirates, but last year there were only 11 pirate incidents ...

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Somali food truckers open Queen St. W. takeout shop

Aisha Mohamed and Ahmed Duale, the couple behind the Kal & Mooy food truck, now have a takeout spot in the Queen Live Fresh Food Market and want you to come. They have a measly 160 square feet of space, ...

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Al-Shabab gunmen kill Somali MP Abdullahi Qayad Barre

A Somali member of parliament has been shot dead in Mogadishu by Islamist militants from the al-Shabab movement, officials say. Abdullahi Qayad Barre was killed near the presidential palace when gunmen opened fire on his car. A spokesman for al-Shabab ...

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Ethiopian PM calls for ‘economic integration’ with Djibouti

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday called for enhanced efforts for further cementing economic integration with neighboring Djibouti. The Ethiopian Premier made the call during an address to the Djiboutian Parliament in which he lays out the strategic objectives ...

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Free medicals as UPDF in Somalia celebrate Tarehe Sita

MOGADISHU, Saturday – Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) contingent in Somalia on Saturday commemorated the 34th anniversary of Tarehe Sita by offering medical services to Somali community at De Martino Hospital in Mogadishu, reports AMISOM. The day marks the first ...

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Somali man who left US to join al-Shabab now in ICE custody

MINNEAPOLIS — A man who left the U.S. in 2007 and joined the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia has been released from federal prison, but is now in the custody of U.S. immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said ...

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US bank ending of Somali money transfers to have “catastrophic” impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A decision by a U.S. bank to stop doing business with companies that transfer money from Somalis living in the United States to families back home could have a “catastrophic” impact on the fragile Horn ...

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Kenya teachers strike fearing al-Shabab attacks

About 700 teachers in Kenya are refusing to return to work in the north-east of the country fearing attacks by Somali Islamist militants. Last year, al-Shabab insurgents attacked a bus near the Somali border, killing more than 20 teachers travelling ...

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Somali protestors demand teacher resign over Mohammed cartoons

Controversy over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed hit home in Seattle recently, culminating in a protest outside of southend refugee service provider on Friday. A group of Somali Americans gathered outside the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) on Martin Luther King, ...

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