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Twin Cities Somali community calling on young Muslims to reject terror recruitment

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MINNEAPOLIS – There are major concerns in the Somali community over a terror recruitment video released by al-Shabaab. The video specifically references the Twin Cities and young men who have left Minnesota to fight for terror groups. A task force met with members of the community on Monday to discuss these fears, where they condemned […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Garissa varsity reopens as police boss boasts of student safety

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Garissa University College reopened Monday, nine months after it was closed down following a terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of 148 people, most of them students. During a low-key ceremony at the institution, the college principal, Prof Ahmed Osman Warfa, said most of the staff had reported back to work. The campus, a […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Eagan Islamic State suspect’s family against radicalization, attorney says

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An Eagan man charged in an alleged international terror plot wants a court to release him to his family, which is involved in preventing radicalization of Somali youth in Minnesota, according to court documents. Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, was arrested and charged Dec. 9 in federal court with one count of conspiracy to provide material […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in English News | Read More »

The Federal Government of Somalia engages international legal counsel to support it in the development of a model Production Sharing Agreement

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Mogadishu, 28 December 2015 – The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is pleased to announce that it has engaged international legal counsel to undertake legal advisory work in relation to the development of a model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). With the assistance of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), IMMMA Advocates, which is a […]

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

Somalis share lessons with refugees on transitioning to Canadian life

Mahad Yusuf, executive director at the Somali Immigrant Aid Organization, wants to help incoming refugees while also helping his community rebuild their reputation.
(Kevin Van Paassen For The Globe and Mail)

One thing Somali refugees quickly learned when they arrived in Toronto about two decades ago was the value of a good winter coat. So when community leaders met in Mahad Yusuf’s offices last weekend to talk about how they could help Syrian refugees, the subject of coats was high on the agenda. “We did not […]

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

Feds charge another Somali youth with supporting ISIL terrorists

Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, was arrested on Wednesday

Federal charges were filed Wednesday in Minneapolis against another young Somali man from the Twin Cities, alleging that he conspired to provide material support to the terrorist organization known as ISIL. The criminal complaint alleges that Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, was among a group of 10 men from the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community […]

December 10th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Video:Metro Transit Officer Works to Prevent Terrorism in Minn., Somalia

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The Somali Federal Police Commissioner is in the Twin Cities as part of a partnership developed to help law enforcement in Minnesota and Somalia stop terrorists. A Metro Transit Police officer is the driving force behind it all. More Somalis live in Minnesota than any other state. Metro Transit Police Sergeant Waheid Siraach is among […]

December 2nd, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Muslim teenager ‘judged by Heathrow Airport staff’

Ayan Mohamud said she had left America for the first time for the trip to visit her family in Leicester for a wedding

An American Muslim was detained for 13 hours after flying into a UK airport because of her faith, she says. Ayan Mohamud, 18, who arrived at Heathrow Airport, said she felt she was being “judged” in the wake of the Paris terror attacks “I wasn’t expecting to be interrogated or held in a room for […]

November 30th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Benefit concert to help Somali family

Sahra Hassan's nieces enjoy a day at Elk Island Park absorbing the Canadian way of life.

For Somali refugees, just stepping onto Canadian soil safe from the hell of war in their country is a relief. But sometimes even on peaceful Canadian soil tragedy strikes. Sahra Hassan’s husband, a former land assessor for the City of Edmonton, died last weekend from a cancerous brain tumour. He leaves Sahra to support 11 […]

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

Somali Government welcomes the establishment of UNSOS

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Mogadishu 10 November 2015 – H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayir (Maareeye), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia welcomes the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2245 for the establishment of the United Nations Support Office for Somalia (UNSOS). Minister Maareeye said “The establishment of UNSOS is a testimony […]

November 10th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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