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Amid tears and confessions, 3 more ISIL defendants are sentenced to prison

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Amid tears and confessions, 3 more ISIL defendants are sentenced to prison

Joles, David – Star Tribune Gallery: Following the sentencing of Hanad Musse to 10 years in prison and 20 years supervised release, supporters of Musse became emotional in a hallway inside the Federal Courthouse Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. None of the family members would give their names. late Tuesday afternoon, closing an […]

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Ruto’s shuttle diplomacy for Amina job to cost millions

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Ruto’s shuttle diplomacy for Amina job to cost millions

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, Deputy President William Ruto and Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan on Tuesday last week / DPPS   has chartered a private plane for Deputy President William Ruto’s pan-African campaign for Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed in a move reminiscent of the Sh100 million […]

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Minnesota elects first Somali-American lawmaker Ilhan Omar

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Minnesota elects first Somali-American lawmaker Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar gives an acceptance speech on election night in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8, 2016. Omar, a former refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office. PHOTO Minnesota voters have elected the first Somali-American Muslim woman legislator in a state where the uneasy assimilation of large numbers of Somali refugees […]

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Somali migrants are ‘disaster’ for Minnesota, says Donald Trump

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Somali migrants are ‘disaster’ for Minnesota, says Donald Trump

Donald Trump speaks in Minneapolis, in an address in which he claimed local Somali migrants were joining Isis. Photograph: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Donald Trump on Sunday warned darkly of the danger posed by Somali migrants in Minneapolis, a deeply segregated city that has the largest Somali-American community in the US. FBI has found no criminal […]

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Puntland president declares war on Islamic State

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Puntland president declares war on Islamic State

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, the President of Puntland, a region in the northeast of Somalia, has declared war on the Islamic State (IS) militant group and vowed to retake a town it seized recently. The fighters captured Qandala, a coastal town, last week, hoisting their black banner in the district’s police station and administration centre. Qandala […]

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Police stop Eastleigh hawkers demos over removal from streets | The Star, Kenya

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Police stop Eastleigh hawkers demos over removal from streets | The Star, Kenya

Eastleigh traders during the opening of Yare Plaza. /JOSEPH NDUNDA

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After six years of residency Bushro Jama has been told that she will lose the residence

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After six years of residency Bushro Jama has been told that she will lose the residence

Grethe Skagen Danielsen (T. H.) worked for refugee services when Bushro Jama came to Hadsel. – A prime example of successful integration. Bushro and man studying and working, and are great resources. She is sentenced to death in their home country. It is incomprehensible that she now risks being sent back, says Skagen Danielsen. – […]

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AMISOM appeals for humanitarian assistance for El Baraf residents

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AMISOM appeals for humanitarian assistance for El Baraf residents

El Baraf, 27 October 2016 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday made an appeal to international partners and nongovernmental organizations to help provide potable water for residents of the liberated town of El Baraf. El Baraf, a strategic town sits 150 kilometres from Mogadishu in the Middle Shabelle region. AMISOM contingent […]

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Governors from frontier counties condemn Mandera killings

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Governors from frontier counties condemn Mandera killings

Seven governors have condemned the massacre of 12 people in Mandera on Tuesday morning and told the government to “up its game” in ensuring security in frontier counties. Governors Ali Roba (Mandera), Issa Timamy (Lamu), Nathif Jama (Garissa) and Ahmed Abdullahi (Wajir) and Isiolo Deputy Governor Mohamed Guleid and Tana River representative Abdikadir Suleiman called […]

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Tens of Thousands Displaced by Three Weeks of Fighting in Galkacyo

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Tens of Thousands Displaced by Three Weeks of Fighting in Galkacyo

 “We can’t afford to keep fleeing,” said “Halima,” a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. “Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach us.” Halima (not her real name) is among thousands […]

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