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VIDEO:Building boom lifts Somalia’s economy


Economic revival attracting Somali professionals, who have returned after years working and living abroad.In Somalia, a period of relative peace has brought the economy to life, with the capital experiencing a construction boom. Mogadishu’s once bustling central business district, which was left in ruins for years, is once again on the rise.The economic revival is […]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Mohamud bomb plot: Unwavering commitment to terrorism plan earned 30-year sentence, judge says

A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI [MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, FILE/AP PHOTO]

Undercover FBI agents used praise and religious appeals to encourage a young and vulnerable Mohamed Osman Mohamud to pursue a terrorist plot, a federal judge said Wednesday. But the young Somali American never wavered in his commitment to bomb the annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, dreaming of the thousands who would be killed […]

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

In Hunt for Funds, Somalia Found Trouble

Former Somali President Sharif Sh. Ahmed, Law Firm Shulman Rogers & President Hassan Sheikh

War-Torn Nation Enlisted U.S. Law Firm to Recover Overseas Assets, but Corruption Allegations, Resignations FollowedWhen Somalia’s government wanted to rebuild the country’s war-shattered economy in 2009, it hired lawyers to recover what it believed was more than $100 million of government funds frozen by foreign countries during two decades of civil conflict. Things didn’t go […]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

VIDEO:Family tell of shock over missing Bristol girl believed to be heading for Syria


Friends say 15-year-old Yusra Hussien, who disappeared last Wednesday, is A-grade student who wanted to be dentistThe family and friends of a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Bristol who is suspected of flying from Britain to join Islamist fighters in Syria have spoken of their shock and confusion. Police revealed on Monday night that the girl, Yusra […]

October 1st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

A Life Worth Mourning


Nahom Berhane—a community health worker and father—was stabbed to death on the Danforth. The media reported on his death, but took almost 48 hours to mention the details of his life. Early Saturday morning, a young man was stabbed to death on the Danforth.The man who died was a United Way CITY Leader, a community […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalis ‘feeling safer’ in Mogadishu, survey says

Many Somalis have returned home in recent years as security has improved

Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, according to a new survey. The Heritage Institute of Policy Studies, which analysed data collected from more than 1,600 residents, said people reported a decline in violence. However, serious concerns remain, such as attacks by Islamist group […]

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Dozens turn out for community meeting on radicalization of Somali youth

Abdirizak Bihi spoke at the meeting, where participants asked for positive alternatives to provide Somali youth in the area.

Dozens of Somali community members concerned about the recruitment of local youth into extremist groups called for more resources to help combat the radicalization of their children. More than 60 people at the Brian Coyle Community Center inMinneapolis on Sunday heard Somali leaders, an imam and U.S. Attorney Andy Luger call for more expanded efforts […]

September 29th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

PHOTO:Three political races show St. Cloud’s changing face


ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Almost every evening, Abdul Kulane walks the streets of modest houses near downtown, hopeful that when he rings doorbells he’ll get a warm reception from whoever answers. “Hello,” he says cheerfully through his Somali accent. “My name is Abdul. I am running for City Council.” Kulane, a 32-year-old graduate of St. […]

September 28th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Millions of Muslims converging on Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage


Many Muslims have been waiting for years, wishing to be able to make the long journey to Mecca to fulfill their religious obligation. Pilgrims, who come to Mecca, are supposed to perform the minor Hajj once they reach the holy city. They enter the state of Ihram before coming to Mecca, which means they are […]

September 28th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

African Forces Plan Surge on Somali Militants’ Supply Routes

A soldiers checks the area where a suicide bomber from al-Shabaab insurgents killed at least 12 people and wounded 27 others, on September 8, 2014, by ramming a vehicle packed with explosives into a convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu.

African troops in Somalia are planning a surge to free areas still controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, with more than two-thirds of the country already liberated, government and African Union officials said. The multinational force is advancing on the al-Shabaab stronghold of Barawe at the coast, which the militant group uses as an operations and logistics […]

September 26th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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