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NUSOJ in partnershi​p with SIMHA held Internatio​nal Day of Peace event in Mogadishu

Mogadishu 16 September, 2014(SDN/QJ)-National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in partnership with Somali Media Independent Houses Association (SIMHA) held Media Peace campaign event in Mogadishu for the International Day of Peace. The event, which was attended by more than 150 people among them journalists, media representatives, government representatives, women organizations (national and regional level), human [...]

hen a Somali interpreter from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) approached Idil in July 2013 asking her to “befriend” a Ugandan soldier in exchange for money, she was struggling to survive. Idil (not her real name) had fled to the capital, Mogadishu, during the 2011 famine and was stuck in a camp for [...]

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Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shabaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the U.S. embassy said the immediate threat had been “countered.” Police raids on Saturday came two weeks after Ugandan troops, fighting in Somalia, reportedly provided intelligence that helped U.S. Special Forces kill the Shabaab’s [...]

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POLICE in Bristol have made their biggest seizure of the herbal stimulant khat since it became illegal nearly three months ago. Khat, now a class C drug, was sold and chewed openly in the city at about 30 cafes – known as mafrishes – before the ban came into force on June 24. Police officers [...]

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A Somali-American man says his son has left the United States to join an Islamist extremist group in Syria. In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Somali Service, the father of Mohamud Mohamed, 19, said his son vanished from the city of Minneapolis on July 18, then called his mother from Syria four days later to [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans [...]

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) — Al-Shabaab militants on Saturday shot dead the deputy chief of Somalia’s anti-terrorism unit, Mohamed Qanuni, in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, police said. Al-Shabaab military operation spokesman Abdiaziz Abu Musab claimed that militants blocked Qanuni’s vehicle with their vehicle at Km5 Junction, spraying it with bullets before escaping from the scene. [...]

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In our practical life, some people are visionaries, while others are opportunists. Which one are you. Visionary people are risk takers as these types of people attempts all efforts based on ethical principles. Visionaries are creative people that take the initiative with the appropriate action. Visionaries take intelligent risks that capitalize on prime conditions. This kind [...]

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KAMPALA, Uganda — The U.S. Embassy told Americans in Uganda to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a “terrorist cell” run by Somali militant group al-Shabab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. The embassy posted a statement on its Web site that said it was not aware of specific [...]

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Three young women from Minnesota have packed their bags and joined terrorist groups in Syria, leaving their families baffled, according to a St. Paul nonprofit called American Friends of Somalia. Federal officials are working to find out why they’re going and how they get the means. She was a shy 19-year-old woman from Minnesota with [...]

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