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Scores of AU Troops Killed in Al-Shabab Attack


Islamist militant group al-Shabab killed more than 70 African Union soldiers and seized control of their peacekeeping base in southern Somalia early Friday. Witnesses say attackers rammed a car filled with explosives into the main gate of the base in the town of Leego, about 130 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu, then opened fire […]

June 26th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

‘Becoming Chinese': Meet the first Somali with a Home Return Permit


NO MORE NORMAL I was born in Mogadishu in 1968 and my father is an optologist, who trained in Italy. Back then Somalia was a military dictatorship under Mohamed Siad Barre. We had free health care and schooling but not much freedom of speech. Compared to the chaos you have now, however, Somalia was a […]

June 26th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali militants claim deadly attack on intelligence compund

A loud blast followed by gunfire was heard on Sunday in the centre of the Somali capital near the headquarters of the National Intelligence and Security Agency

MOGADISHU (Reuters)- Fighters from Somalia’s al-Shabaab group detonated a car bomb and fought their way into a compound where national intelligence agency officials train, police and the militants said on Sunday, as gunfire raged inside. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s military operations spokesman, told Reuters the fighters had captured the building and “killed many” […]

June 21st, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Kenya offers reward for German al-Shabab fighter

Andreas Martin Muller, who has the alias Abu Nusaybah, is alleged to be one of the gunmen who attacked a military base in Lamu county on Sunday.

Kenyan police have issued a $100,000 bounty for the capture of a German man accused of fighting with al-Shabab in an attack on a military base. Two Kenyan soldiers and 11 al-Shabab militants were killed in the attack. Convert Andreas M. from Bonn, who uses the alias Abu Nusaybah, is alleged to have taken part […]

June 19th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Maine’s Newest Entrepreneurs Thriving, Despite Obstacles

Safia Hersi owns the Almadina Variety Store on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

LEWISTON, Maine – All this week, immigrants and refugees around the world have been observing celebrations in honor of World Refugee Day this Saturday. It’s a day to honor the courage, struggles and contributions of more than 15 million refugees displaced by war and persecution. Thousands of them have come to Maine to rebuild their […]

June 18th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resource’s visit to the United States of America


Mogadishu, 16 June 2015 – The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, His Excellency Mohamed Mukhtar Ibrahim visited the United States of America. The Minister met with U. S. State Department and discussed current challenges and opportunities in the Somali Petroleum Sector. The Minister also met with U.S. Department of Commerce and discussed revenue management […]

June 16th, 2015 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Confusion in Mombasa court over terrorism suspects

From left, Ms Halima Adan Ali, Ms Maryam Said Aboud, Ms Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir and Ms Ummulkheir Sadir Abdalla at the Mombasa Law Courts, where they were on May 6, 2015 charged with being members of a terrorist group. They denied the charges. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Police have been ordered to produce four women accused of being members of Al-Shabaab before a Mombasa court. Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla, Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir, Maryam Said Aboud and Halima Adan Ali, who were remanded at Shimo la Tewa Prison, failed to appear before a Mombasa court for a mention. In their absence, their lawyers launched […]

June 14th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Kenya to restrict Dadaab refugee movement over Al-Shabaab concerns

Mohamud Ali Saleh, Northeastern Regional Coordinator, said some of the people in Dadaab are engaged in illegal business with their kinsmen in Somalia and don't qualify to be refugees by international standards.

GARISSA — The Kenyan authorities will soon come up with “stringent measures” to restrict movement of refugees in and out of Dadaab camps, an official said on Thursday, claiming that the militant group Al-Shabaab has been gaining help from people in the camps. Northeastern Regional Coordinator, Mohamud Saleh, said some refugees were aiding the Somalia-based […]

June 12th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Kenya shifts anti-terror focus, offers amnesty to militant youth

Kenya Defence forces soldiers search and question people at the front entrance of Garissa University (AFP: Carl De Souza)

Between late last year and now, more than 200 people died from terror attacks in northern Kenya, with the militant group al-Shabaab from Somalia claiming responsibility for the deaths. In response, the Kenyan government says it will include the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and religious leaders in the fight against terrorism. The change of strategy […]

June 11th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia Prime Minister confident al-Shabab will be defeated by the end of 2015


United Nations: Somalia’s prime minister predicted Monday that al-Shabab extremists will be defeated militarily by the end of the year but he said tackling the root causes that attract young people to the al-Qaida-linked group will take some time. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the U.N. Security Council that […]

June 9th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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