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AMISOM apologises for shooting dead a civilian in Somalia

MOGADISHU – The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday apologised for shooting dead a civilian and injuring two others at a military camp in Mogadishu. The mission said in a statement that the incident took place on ...

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Woman pleads guilty to hitting immigrant with beer mug

(CNN) A Somali immigrant speaking Swahili while visiting a Minnesota Applebee’s last year was left stunned and bleeding when another female customer hit her with a beer mug. This week that customer pleaded guilty to the attack, which police said ...

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Popular Somali Newspaper Remains Closed

A popular Somali newspaper remains closed and its editor in detention for a second day in the capital, Mogadishu. Employees at the Xog-Ogaal daily newspaper said Somali government forces raided their offices at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, arrested the ...

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SOYDEN Press Release

SOYDEN  Welcomes Desicision of Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation (FIEIT) to reject Somali Regional Authorities Nomination lists for upper house list without Women’s Representation. Continue Read

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Three Men Charged With Plotting Attack On Somali Immigrants In Kansas

Three men have been arrested and charged with planning to use a weapon of mass destruction in a terrorist attack on a mosque and housing complex in a western Kansas town where Somali immigrants live and worship, according to the ...

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Somali-American community members to address terror

The father of a young Twin Cities man who admitted planning to join the terrorist group ISIS in Syria will address Somali-American community members Thursday evening. Yusuf Abdurahman, whose son Zacharia pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to enlist with ...

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Nine aid workers killed in Somalia in 9 months: UN body

Nine aid workers were killed in violence in Somalia between January and September, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday. In its October bulletin, the OCHA says over 100 violent incidents resulted in the deaths. Eleven ...

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Somali presidential candidate takes aim at corruption

HELSINKI (AP) — Running to become president of a country always comes with challenges — but facing death threats from militants and fearing you may never see your four children again are not the usual hurdles. Despite those enormous obstacles, ...

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VOA Somali Town Hall: President Tells US Teen It’s Safe to Visit

WASHINGTON —Answering a U.S. teenager’s question about vacationing safely in Somalia, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said, “You can come back to Mogadishu — nothing will happen to you.” Mohamoud answered questions about terrorism and the Somali diaspora in a town ...

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Feds: 11th Somali man in Minn. charged with ISIL support

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have brought terrorism charges against an 11th man from the Minneapolis Somali community, alleging that the 20-year-old suspect used proceeds from a legal settlement related to the city’s deadly 2007 bridge collapse to ultimately finance his ...

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