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Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles.

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Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles.

 The bank writes that it is testing the idea of interest-free loans in part to appeal to Muslim home buyers who may not want to accept a traditional loan because of their faith. Islam prohibits charging interest or fees on financial loans. “We wanted to find out if there could be another way to enter […]

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Somalia urged to enforce law on sexual offences after gang rape of 16-year-old

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Somalia urged to enforce law on sexual offences after gang rape of 16-year-old

Women’s groups demand perpetrators of brutal attack are brought to justice after video footage is posted on social media, sparking widespread condemnation The gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Somalia, which sparked outrage after a video of the alleged incident was posted on social media, will be the first substantial test of a law aimed […]

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Turkish, Russian jets strike Daesh terrorists in Syria’s al-Bab for 1st time

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Turkish, Russian jets strike Daesh terrorists in Syria’s al-Bab for 1st time

Turkish and Russian jets have launched a joint operation against Daesh terrorists in Syria’s al-Bab for the first time on Wednesday. Lieutenant-General Sergei Rudskoi of the military’s General Staff said nine Russian warplanes and eight Turkish jets have taken part in the strikes on the outskirts of al-Bab in the province of Aleppo. Rudskoi’s statement […]

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Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief officia

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Somalia: Only early action will avert another catastrophe, says senior UN relief officia

Worsening drought conditions have left hundreds of thousands of Somalis facing severe food and water shortages. Photo: OCHA Somalia 17 January 2017 – Faced with a ‘slight but steady’ increase in the number of people in need, the humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving […]

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AMISOM troops from Ethiopia donate food to needy residents of Gobwein village, Lower Jubba region

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AMISOM troops from Ethiopia donate food to needy residents of Gobwein village, Lower Jubba region

KISMAAYO – Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Sunday donated an assortment of foodstuff to vulnerable households in Gobwein village, Lower Jubba region. The team from AMISOM ENDF led by their contingent commander in Kismaayo, Colonel Regassa Tesfaye and logistics officer Lt. Colonel Tilahun Abraha, visited […]

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New evidence Link CS Amina Mohammed to Massive Graft week to AU vote

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New evidence Link CS Amina Mohammed to Massive Graft week to AU vote

This article was first published on The Kenyan Weekly Newspaper in Print. A damning dossier against Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has emerged–– two weeks before she faces a historic African Union vote –– in what may put roadblocks in her path to the continents top job The petition filed in the National Assembly […]

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Somali Army troops graduate from a Combat course in built up areas

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Somali Army troops graduate from a Combat course in built up areas

MOGADISHU, 14 JANUARY 2017 – At least 100 soldiers from the Somali National Army have graduated Saturday from an infantry course on combat skills, at General Dhegabadan Training (Jazeera) Camp, in Mogadishu. Trained by the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, the troops learnt combat engineering, light infantry and the use Information Communication Technologies. […]

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Bioengineer Mahad lose his right to work after 17 years in Norway

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Bioengineer Mahad lose his right to work after 17 years in Norway

Mahad Adib Mahamud has lived in Norway for 17 years. But now UDI taken from him citizenship after anonymous tip that he cheated when he came to the country. – I’m from Brumunddal! But suddenly, overnight, I have become a foreigner. A stateless man. Mahad came alone to Norway when he was 14 years old, […]

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Somalia’s House of the People Elects Two Deputy Speakers

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Somalia’s House of the People Elects Two Deputy Speakers

Mogadishu, 13 January 2017 – Hon. Abdiweli Sheikh Ibrahim Muudeey made a comeback to parliament as First Deputy Speaker of the House of the People, in Speaker in hotly contested elections held today, in Mogadishu. Hon. Muudeey won his seat with 164 votes, after a third round of voting. His main challenger, Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, […]

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Incumbent Speaker retains seat in the House of the People, of Somalia’s federal parliament

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Incumbent Speaker retains seat in the House of the People, of Somalia’s federal parliament

Mogadishu, 11 January 2016 – The incumbent Speaker of Somalia’s House of the People, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, retained his seat with a comfortable majority in voting held at the capital’s parliament building today. Jawari polled 141 votes to retain his seat, winning against three other contenders, among them, Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig, his closest challenger […]

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