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Canadian sentenced to 10 years for trying to join Somali terrorist group

TORONTO – The first Canadian to be convicted for attempting to participate in terrorist activity abroad, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday. Mohamed Hassan Hersi — a 28-year-old Somali-Canadian — was arrested at Toronto’s Pearson airport in March 2011 as he was about to board a flight to Cairo. He was convicted [...]

Mogadishu, 24 July 2014: His Excellency, Hussein Abdi Halane, Minister of Finance of the Federal Government of Somalia commented today on the second Financial Governance Committee (FGC) progress report released on 15 June 2014 highlighting significant steps taken to improve management of Somalia’s public finances. This progress report is now available at: http://www.mof.gov.so/publication-documents/. “The Financial [...]

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Mogadishu, July 24, 2014-The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned about the decision of the Middle Shabelle Governor to evict Radio Jowhar from its premises within24 hours, a decision deemed as unfair, leaving the only radio station in the region to close and calls for the decision to be reversed and urged [...]

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Mogadishu, July 24 2014-The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), supports calls from Media Association for Puntland (MAP) and the media fraternity in Puntland, calling for the Puntand president not to sign the recent adopted media legislation into a law, which curbs media freedoms Puntland. On 19 July 2014, Puntland Parliament endorsed draft media law [...]

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The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali Member of Parliament killed in Mogadishu today. “Our prayers are with her. I send my deepest condolences to the Honourable Saado Ali Warsame’s family, friends, Members of Parliaments and Somali people. We [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The motto of the Department of Homeland Security is “see something, say something” — and a group of Somali-Americans did just that when they thought a man was trying to recruit teens to fight in Syria. The FBI believes as many as a dozen young men have been recruited from Minneapolis, and as [...]

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WASHINGTON – Three women were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to raise money for Somali insurgent group al Shabaab, the Justice Department said. The women, two living in the United States and one living in the Netherlands, are believed to have directed a network composed primarily of women that funneled money to conduits [...]

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A Somali deputy and prominent singer-songwriter was gunned down today in the capital Mogadishu, a police official and witnesses said. Witnesses said armed men ambushed Saado Ali Warsame’s car as it was travelling in the south of the capital, killing her and her driver. Warsame is the fourth Somali deputy to be killed since the [...]

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The Twin Cities Somali community has lost an esteemed leader and a passionate advocate for Somali families. Abdulrahman Adem, a cultural facilitator at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58. Adem was known for his commitment to serve Somali families with students in Minneapolis schools as their ultimate ambassador [...]

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LONDON (REUTERS) – Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air. Mers, a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus known as a coronavirus (CoV), has infected [...]

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