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To fend off terror recruiting, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger unveils Somali community effort

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger spoke during a Somali community meeting on stopping terror recruits on September 28, 2014, at the Brian Cole Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

In an effort to parry terrorist recruitment of Twin Cities Somali youth, the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota said Monday that he will lobby White House officials to create jobs and expand youth programs that combat the root causes of extremism. At a closed-door briefing with nearly 50 local Somali leaders, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger outlined […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Is ’Damul Jadiid’ a serious threat to Somalia’s aspirations?

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It is nearly a month since Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed disagreed over a reshuffle on the cabinet. The friction between the top government officials has caused division between the cabinet itself and the country’s Federal Parliament. Two sessions of the Parliament was put-off in a noisy protest by […]

November 25th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

A view shows the scene where attackers ambushed a Nairobi-bound bus outside Mandera town, near Kenya's border with Somalia and Ethiopia - Reuters

Al-Shabaab extremists singled out and killed 28 passengers who could not recite Islamic creed, Kenyan police sayOne gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle. And then the shooting stopped. Apparently […]

November 23rd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Impunity guaranteed for violence against journalists in Somalia

Abdirisak Ali Abdi, who was 25 and married with two sons, also worked for a London-based television station [Garowe Online]

Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi’s murder on 18 November 2014 in Galkayo, in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. This unclaimed killing has yet again highlighted the urgent need to break the cycle of impunity in Somalia, one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. Also known as “Silver,” Abdi was […]

November 21st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minnesota urban planner killed in Somalia wanted ‘to give back’

This photo taken Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and provided by the family of Abdullahi Ali Anshoor shows the Somali-American from Minnesota in Istanbul, Turkey. Gunmen shot and killed Abdullahi Ali Anshoor, an engineer from Minnesota who came to help the fledgling Mogadishu city government.

The Brooklyn Park civil engineer thought hard about the risks before he returned to Somalia last year to help repair the waterworks infrastructure of his war-torn country. On Monday the risks became real when he was murdered. Even with the dangers, a growing number of Minnesota professionals born in Somalia are going home, for long […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

COMMUNIQUE high level partnership forum Copenhagen

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1. The first annual Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum was held in Copenhagen 19-20 November, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, and the United Nations, and hosted by the Government of Denmark. 2. Fifty-six delegations gathered to review progress made since the Brussels Conference in September 2013, […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

The UN gave millions to Somalia. Where did it go?

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, walks inside the heavily-protected airport complex during a visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

The United Nations for years handed out tens of millions of dollars to non-government organizations involved in humanitarian work in strife-battered Somalia with “no assurance” that the money was used for the intended purposes,” according to a report by the U.N.’s own internal auditing watchdog. In fact, they concluded, “there was no effective financial monitoring” […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

SOMALIA ADDRESSES SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS

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November 19th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Big Oil, corruption & Islamist weapon sales blight UK-Somalia relations

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.(Reuters / Stefan Rousseau)

Britain’s relationship with Somalia has come under scrutiny after a report detailing corruption in the east African nation was published by the UN. The Security Council report claims Somalia has traded arms with Islamist militants. The publication of the document coincides with further questions about the British-Somali relationship after it was reported that a UK […]

November 19th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

UK-Somali links raise concern as UN alleges corruption and arms deals

David Cameron and the Somali president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, arriving at the conference on Somalia, in London on 7 May 2013. Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Questions raised about Britain’s relationship with Somalia as UN alleges misappropriation of funds and exploitation of loopholes in an arms embargo With humanitarian agencies warning of another hunger crisis in Somalia, questions are being raised about Britain’s relationship with the country’s president in the wake of a report by UN investigators alleging corruption and links […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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