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The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), a Constitution of the Oceans

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In the end of August 2014 Somalia instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Kenya with regard to maritime boundary delimitation dispute in the Indian Ocean. The decision on the case is expected to take a considerable amount of time before it is delivered. The average length of a procedure before the […]

June 29th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali cabinet minister who called Toronto home killed in Al-Shabaab hotel siege

Buri Mohamed Hamza is pictured with his two children, Raja (left) and Mohamed (right) in this photo. The family lives in Woodbridge, a suburb northwest of Toronto. Hamza would visit often despite working as politician in Somalia. (Hodan Nalayeh) -

‘Anyone who follows their passion to help rebuild Somalia knows there’s always a risk of death’ A Somali cabinet minister who called Toronto home was among 15 people killed Saturday when gunmen stormed a hotel in that country’s capital in an hours-long attack that reportedly began with a suicide bomber detonating a vehicle loaded with […]

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Displacement, terrorism and FGM in Somalia


Somalia’s current political and security crisis is no longer just affecting its own population. After a civil war that lasted for 25 years, the domestic failure to deal with the al Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab is spreading to neighboring states like Kenya and Ethiopia. Mohamed Omer Arteh, Somali Deputy Prime Minister, acknowledged the problem but […]

June 27th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel


Al-Shabab gunmen have taken hostages in a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu in an attack that has left at least seven dead, health workers say. The Somali army is attempting to retake the Naso-Hablod hotel after militants detonated a car bomb and stormed it, police said. Reports said the victims included three security guards. […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

President Hassan of Somalia endorses the firing of two female Ministers


Mogadishu: – In a letter from the office of the President of Somalia His Excellency Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has constitutionally accepted the termination of two female Somali Ministers forwarded to him by the Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke on Friday. The names of the two female Ministers fired by the PM are Khadra Bashir […]

June 24th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Father’s journey puts children first

Jamal Abdullahi cleans the floors at Wilson Magnet High School’ where his daughter, Biiftu Duresso, is graduating from the school as valedictorian. (Photo: MAX SCHULTE/@maxrocphoto/ / SRAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Jamal Abdullahi needed a letter to save his life. It would be addressed to his father, exiled somewhere — he did not know where, exactly — in Somalia. Its message would be: Please come for me. But Jamal did not know how to write. He had never been to school. He was 18 years old, […]

June 23rd, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Fear stalks Minnesota Muslims as anti-Islam feeling builds

Ahmed Muhumud, center, and his wife and 6 daughters, from left, Ashwaq Abdirahman, 13, Amira Abdirahman, 11, Salma Abdirahman, 7, Azhar Abdirahman, 14 months, Halimo Haji, mother, Asmaa Abdirahman, 14, and Asra Abdirahman, 8, photographed on Friday, May 12, 2016, in Bloomington.

Pig intestines wrapped around the front door handles of the halal grocery store in St. Cloud sent a clear message to store manager Liban Said and his customers: You’re not welcome here. At a youth basketball tournament in Rochester, a spectator called a player wearing a head scarf a “terrorist.” A Muslim teen said kids […]

June 22nd, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Sports: Mo Farah distanced from Jama Aden after controversial coach is arrested in doping raid

Police take away documents seized in the raid on Monday morning, while Farah (inset) poses alongside Jama Aden at a training camp on an unspecified date CREDIT: EPA / FACEBOOK

British Athletics has insisted Mo Farah is no longer associated with a controversial athletics coach who was present at the double Olympic champion’s training sessions last year and was arrested by Spanish police on Monday morning after performance-enhancing drugs were found in a colleague’s room in his hotel during a dawn raid. Jama Aden was […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Lessons of loss in Little Mogadishu

Somali men perform Maghrib, the sunset prayer for Muslims, at Masjid al-Sunnah in Durban Road, Bellville. Credit: YAZEED KAMALDIEN

For a moment I had to stand still, calling on a rushing Abdulahi Qorshe to hang on, as the view from Masjid al-Sunnah’s balcony appeared as an unknown yet familiar place. “I can’t believe this is part of Cape Town,” I said, staring, trying to take it all in. The al-Sunnah mosque is above a […]

June 18th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia’s prime minister: ‘We don’t want Kenya to push [out] refugees’


The government of Kenya has come under intense criticism from the United Nations and human rights groups for announcing that it will shut down Dadaab refugee camp by November, which, with nearly 400,000 residents, is the largest in the world. Critics have said that Kenya is unfairly blaming Somalian refugees for al-Shabab terrorist attacks and […]

June 16th, 2016 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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