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VIDEO:Kenya’s Somalia envoy survives Shabaab attack

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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents assassinated a lawmaker and his guards, the president said late on Saturday, hours after US President Barack Obama said the Al-Qaeda affiliated militants had been “weakened”. Gunmen sprayed the car of MP Abdulahi Hussein Mohamud with gunfire as he travelled through a southern district of the capital Mogadishu earlier Saturday, killing him, […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Seattle-area Somalis seek to shape politics back home

Abdulkadir Aden Mohamud, also known as "Jangeli," right in purple, and Abdulhakim Hashi, just behind wearing stripes, are members of a task force formed to ensure that the Somalis of Washington state have a voice in the country's next election. The group was formed during a recent visit of former Somali prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed.

In a vast banquet room at a DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila, former Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed made his way down the aisle. The crowd of several hundred — men in dark jackets on one side, women in brightly colored headscarves on the other — had been waiting for hours. As their ancestral […]

July 27th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Banadir region governor is accused of diverting the budget of the administration to personal use

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There is mystery about what is used with millions of dollars collected from Bandir regions income source including, sea port, airport and the transportation. Hassan Mohamed Hussein (Mungab) Mogadishu mayor and the governor of Banadir region who is thought to be presidential candidate the next year has come with mystery, which everyone in the region […]

July 25th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

MP, government official assassinated in Mogadishu

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Al-Shabaab fighters shot dead a member of the Somali Federal Parliament and a government official in Mogadishu in two separate drive-by shooting incidents on Saturday, witnesses confirmed. In the first attack, an official working in the Prime Minister’s office was killed in Dharkenley district as he was driving to work in the morning. The assailants […]

July 25th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

African Union troops capture Dinsor town from Al-Shabaab

Soldiers of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) secure an area near the Godka Jillicow prison in Mogadishu on August 31, 2014. The troops captured Dinsor, an Al-Shabaab stronghold, on July 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO | ABDIFITAH HASHI NOR

Somali government troops, backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) forces, on Friday captured the Al-Shabaab stronghold of Dinsor, the second town seized from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamists this week, the defence minister said. “Our forces have secured control of Dinsor, and the insurgents have fled after losing the battle … the troops are […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Barack Obama will not meet William Ruto separately

US National Security Advisor Susan Rice during the daily briefing at the White House on July 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. PHOTO | MANDEL NGAN |  AFP

US President Barack Obama will not meet Deputy President William Ruto separately, the White House has confirmed. Addressing reporters on Wednesday, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Mr Obama has “no plans for any separate engagements” with Mr Ruto. The announcement means Mr Ruto, who is facing crimes against humanity charges at the International […]

July 24th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia to flush out Al-shabab from southern Somalia

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Somali defense minister, Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Diini,has congratulated the national army for their military gains against al-shabab militants who have suffered a number of military setbacks at the hands of the Somali army backed by African union troops. The general said that Somali military has been conducting three-pronged large scale military offensive aimed at liberating […]

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Mayor’s absence paralyzes Banadir administration activity, most offices closed

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The absence of Badanir region’s governor, Hasan Mahamed Huseen “Mungaab” has negative impact on the administration’s day to day work because many offices which used to do many activities have been closed. According to one of officials of the administration, all the deputy governors have no power to implement day to day work because Badanir […]

July 22nd, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia and Britain to improve Police Corporation.

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The Second Leg of visit in Britain the Somali Commissioner Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud met Senior Britain Police Discussing Security Corporation between the two countries. Britain Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and his Somali counterpart discuss ways of improving Security Corporation and information sharing on terrorism. The two sides also discussed ways in which Britain […]

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

VIDEO/PHOTO Hear from Somali immigrants who fear being unable to send money back home

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The interior of the 24th street mall in Minneapolis, Minnesota is reminiscent of the bazaars found more often in Mogadishu than in the Midwest. Shoppers walk through rolls of colorful cloth on display, small electronics stores, tea shops and money transfer windows. During the month of Ramadan, the predominantly Muslim Somali community in Minneapolis adapts […]

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

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