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Nuruddin Farah:My books are a dialogue; a dialogue between society and myself.

The current images of Somalia are those of a country ravaged by a 22-year dictatorship and perpetual civil war. Yet through 12 books and countless essays centered on Somalia, author Nuruddin Farah has refuted those images of his homeland and solidified his place as one of Africa’s leading literary voices. EBONY spoke with the global […]

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Police suspect : ” Somali clans fighting in Virserum / Sweden

There are many indications that there are various Somali clans quarrel Civil Virserum and on Monday led to two men arrested for aggravated assault The two men were arrested on Monday after last Thursday assaulting a man with a weapon and another man so serious that he had to hospitals . – Initial talked about […]

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Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke Appointed his Cabinet

Mogadishu, Somalia: H.E. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke announced members of his new cabinet after extensive consultations with all stakeholders. In his announcement speech, the PM said “In order to achieve a degree of political stability in our governance system, I have nominated a cabinet, which has both continuity and inclusivity. This cabinet will […]

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Defection of senior al-Shabaab official rekindles debate over amnesty programme

MOGADISHU — The defection of former al-Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi has sparked debate on the Somali government’s amnesty offer and the benefits of pardoning al-Shabaab officials who seek to leave the group. Hersi, who surrendered to Somali troops stationed in Gedo region on December 27th, was wanted by the US government for […]

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U.S. military strike in Somalia targets al-Shabab leader

A U.S. defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing analysis of the strike, said officials were not fully certain whether the strike had hit the militant. But he added: “We think the targeting was done precisely and accurately.” The official said that Monday’s attack on al-Shabab did not include any U.S. operations on […]

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New generation of Somali women is on the rise in Minnesota

hide When Sahra Noor first visited People’s Center Health Services, she was a harried college freshman and the single mom of a toddler. She had arrived in the United States two years earlier after spending most of her teenage years in Kenyan refugee camps. She returned to the center last summer as the chief executive […]

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Fighting al Shabaab’s terrorism cannot be an excuse for dictatorship

Al Shabaab’s terrorism and not Kenyan people is the enemy of Kenya today. Imposing dictatorship on Kenyan people to fight terrorism will make people, like al Shabaab, the enemy of Kenya. Yet this is absolutely unacceptable. When dictatorship comes knocking, many people don’t care until they become its victims. However, because some of us have […]

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Great expectations await Somalia’s new prime minister

December 19, 2014 Somali politicians and pundits have welcomed the appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the nation’s next prime minister, calling him a leader with the temperament and experience to move the country forward. Somalia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke (right) listens as President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announces his appointment […]

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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as his new prime minister

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has named a new prime minister, amid international pressure to end chronic political infighting. The president appointed Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke to the post Wednesday in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Mogadishu. Sharmarke, who must be approved by the Somali parliament, would be Mohamud’s third prime minister in […]

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