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As radical recruiters again zero in on Minnesota’s East African community

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As radical recruiters again zero in on Minnesota’s East African community

Courtesy Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Clockwise, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, Guled Omar, 20, Zacharia Yusuf Adurahman, 19, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. They are four of six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIL.  Nationwide, more than 40 […]

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Courtesy Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Clockwise, Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19, Guled Omar, 20, Zacharia Yusuf Adurahman, 19, and Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19. They are four of six Minnesota men of Somali descent that have been charged in a criminal complaint with traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIL.  Nationwide, more than 40 […]

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Suspects accuse police of cruelty

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Suspects accuse police of cruelty

From left: Rashid Charles Mberesero, Osman Diriye Dagane, Sahal Diriye Hussein, Hassan Edin Hassan and Mohamed Ali Abikar in a Nairobi court on June 4, 2015 where they were charged with killing 150 people at Garissa University College on April 2. PAUL WAWERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP The suspects held over the Garissa University College […]

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For Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame, recruitment fight starts small

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For Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame, recruitment fight starts small

Leila Navidi, Star Tribune Minneapolis City Councilman Abdi Warsame, right, talks with Mubashir Jeilani, 19, at Mapps Coffee Riverside in Minneapolis on Friday, MayOn a rainy day in a coffee shop in Minneapolis’ Cedar Riverside neighborhood, Council Member Abdi Warsame sat across from a young man, quizzing him about his quest to become a community […]

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President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja

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President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja

 President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived today in Abuja ahead of the inauguration of Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, the presidency said on Thursday. “Somalia and Nigeria enjoy strong historical ties based on mutual cooperation and the fight against terrorism” the Somalia’s presidency said in a press statement. Source:Africanspotline

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Somalia may pay 90% of oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

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Somalia may pay 90% of oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

NAIROBI (Bloomberg) — Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective oil revenue. A draft production-sharing agreement, obtained by Bloomberg from an official close to the negotiations, sets […]

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s popularity has dropped from 67 per cent last December to 48 per cent last month, a new opinion poll has revealed. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Ltd between March 28 and April 7, shows that Deputy President William Ruto’s rating dropped sharply, from 63 per cent in December to 35 per cent […]

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

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Terrorism blow to Uhuru popularity

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s popularity has dropped from 67 per cent last December to 48 per cent last month, a new opinion poll has revealed. The poll, conducted by Ipsos Ltd between March 28 and April 7, shows that Deputy President William Ruto’s rating dropped sharply, from 63 per cent in December to 35 per cent […]

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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

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Five policemen injured in Yumbis Al-Shabaab attack

Security officers patrol the Kenya-Somalia border. At least five policemen were injured after At least five policemen were injured after Al-Shabaab militants ambushed their vehicles at Yumbis in Fafi Sub-County, Garissa County. The police officers were in a convoy of four vehicles heading to Yumbis hours after their colleagues were injured in another attack on […]

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

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Magazine Read: The surgeons of Mogadishu

  Twenty-eight-year-old Dr Mariam Osman Salad has been a surgical resident at Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital for the past two years [Adriane Ohanesian] Half way down the dimly lit main hallway of Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital, a sign indicates the entrance to the delivery ward. It reads: “Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat. They […]

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