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MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president on Friday thanked the United States for killing the leader of the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in an air strike earlier this week. “The Somali government thanks the US government and individuals in the Somali security forces who helped the operation,” said a statement from the office of Somalia’s internationally-backed President Hassan […]

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Al-Shabaab leader’s fate unclear after suspected U.S. drone strike, CNN

  Mogadishu, Somalia – A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it’s not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant group was wounded or killed, a Somali official said Tuesday. The Pentagon would only say it carried out an operation in Somalia, but didn’t offer additional details. […]

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Second Minnesota fighter may have been killed in Syria

A Minnesota Somali community leader said Thursday that he has multiple photos of a dead soldier believed to be a second man with Minnesota ties killed while fighting with terrorists in Syria. Omar Jamal, former head of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center and a longtime Somali activist in Minneapolis, said he showed the photos to a […]

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Somali militants behead abducted Kenyan driver

MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — Somali militants, Al- Shabaab members on Friday beheaded a Kenyan driver who was kidnapped at Kiunga, along the border with Somalia in the coastal town of Lamu. The body of George Mwita was discovered during rescue operation carried out by Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers and police within the […]

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Unconfirmed reports say a young Calgarian is dead after joining Islamic militants in the Middle East.

Farah Mohamed Shirdon was spotted in June fighting with the group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State. According to Arabic and English-language reports on social media, mainly from Iraq, Shirdon has been killed. Nathan Little recalled playing video games with Shirdon, who was a classmate at both […]

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Somalia’s police boss called ‘war criminal’ in Canada

  Mogadishu’s new police commissioner was once wanted in Canada as a “war criminal” after a refugee and immigration board concluded he was “responsible for the ruthless torture of prisoners” while with Somalia’s police force i       David Mutua / AMISOM Photo Somalia’s deputy minister of National Security Ibraahim Yarow Isaaq, centre, is […]

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Somali finance minister hails PFM progress By Judith Ugwumadu | 28 July 2014 Public financial management in Somalia has made significant steps forward, according to finance minister Hussein Abdi Halane. Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital city, Photo: TEDx His comments follow on from the country’s second Financial Governance Committee progress report, which was made publicly available on […]

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Somali president’s aides ‘sent arms to militants’

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been mired in scandal  The United Nations has accused two advisers to the Somali president of sending arms to al-Shabaab in a shipment which arrived just weeks after the Islamist militant group’s fighters stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi last September and killed at least 64 people. One of the aides, […]

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Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery

Saado Ali Warsame’s songs and poems urged unity in a country known for its tumult and division. Between the lines, they also reflected a political activism for change that propelled her to become one of the first women in Somalia’s parliament. Warsame, who for decades was one of the top singing stars in Somalia, bridged […]

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Allah ha u naxariisto Halyeeyad Saado Cali Warsame

Waxaa shaly lagu dilay magaalada muqdisho fanaanadii waddaniga ahayd Saado Cali Warsame oo la hubo in aay adkaandoonto in la helo cid buuxisa kaalinteedi waddanonimo iyo codkeedii aay ugu hiilin jirtay dadka laga gardaran yahay ,saado marna kalama bakhiilin codkeeda i fikradeeda cidkasta oo laga gardaran yahay.!990kii iyadoo dalka aan ka cararin diyaarna u ah […]

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