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Kenyan, three Somali nationals charged in a Nairobi court over Mandera quarry attack

  A Kenyan and three Somali nationals have been charged in a Nairobi court with killing 35 people at a quarry in Mandera. The four were among those who police linked to the Al-Shabaab terror group, which is suspected to be responsible for the December 2 attack. Mr Abubakar Salim Kitonga, the alleged mastermind of […]

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Three dead in attack on Mandera Governor Ali Roba’s convoy

Mandera Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba addresses reporters in the past. At least three people, including two policemen, died on Friday in an attack on Mandera County Governor Ali Roba’s convoy on the Mandera-Arabia road. A former chairman of the Mandera County Council was also killed when two vehicles in the convoy were hit by a […]

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Calgary Imam responds to outstanding U.S. sexual assault charges

  Imam Abdi Hersy poses for a photo at the Abu Bakr Islamic Centre in Calgary on January 4, 2015. Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald A Calgary imam facing outstanding sexual assault charges in the United States says the allegations against him are a “character assassination” and he plans to fight to clear his name. […]

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Overshadowed By Islamic State, Somalia’s Al Shebab Loses Jihadist Lustre

Nairobi:  Eclipsed by newer, more bloodthirsty and media-savvy global jihadists, Somalia’s Al Shebab militants are struggling to stay relevant. On Saturday the two most rapidly ascendant militant Islamist groups joined forces, in words at least, as Nigeria’s Boko Haram declared its allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The rise of these […]

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Interview with Professor Said Sheikh Samatar at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C.

Condolences on the passing of Prof Said Sh. Samatar 1 Halka riix oo  ka dhegayso  Wareeysi Lala yeeshay Prof Samatar Markii la doortay Madaxweynaha Somalia Xassan Shiikh iyo odoroskiisii oo dhaboobay Interview with Professor Said Sheikh Samatar at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C. Ahmed I. Samatar AS: I would […]

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Braamfisherville, Soweto: Burning  Somali man

A meeting held by Soweto business owners to discuss foreign-owned businesses operating in the area saw tempers flare as the agenda focused only on how to expel them. When one of the locals received a phone call saying his sister had been assaulted by a Somali shop owners, a mob formed which then rampaged through […]

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Suicide Bombings at Somalia Hotel The country’s deputy prime minister was  among those wounded

  One person rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gate of a hotel in Somalia’s capital, and another went through the gates and blew himself up, killing at least four people on Friday, including the deputy mayor and a legislator, officials said. The country’s deputy prime minister was also among those wounded by the bombings […]

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New Times reveals : The four “Swedes” who were arrested for gang rape are Somali nationals

Disclosure: The Four ”Swedes” in Custody For Gang Rape Are Somali Citizens Ostentatious headlines in Aftonbladet, Expressen and other media declared that ”six Swedes”, later ”eight Swedes” had been arrested for a rough gang rape on a Finland ferry. Nya Tider is now the first newspaper to reveal that not even the white lie that […]

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Ending Somali-US money transfers will be devastating, Merchants Bank warned

  Merchants Bank of California expected to close ‘the last safe and legal pipeline to provide humanitarian remittances’, says US congressman Keith Ellison  Proposals by the last US bank specialising in money transfers to close the accounts of companies transferring cash between the US and Somalia will have a devastating effect on the millions of […]

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Egyptian airstrikes kill 64 IS militants in Libya: Libyan army spokesperson

Egyptian airstrikes killed 64 Islamic State (IS) militants, including three of their leaders, in Libya’s coastal cities of Derna and Sirte, Libyan army spokesperson Major Mohamed Hegazy told Ahram Arabic news website on Monday afternoon. In the early hours of Monday, the Egyptian army, in coordination with the Libyan army, carried out air strikes against […]

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