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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is ‘Bravest Thing’ A Writer Does


Nuruddin Farah’s novel Hiding in Plain Sight centers around Bella, a Somali living in Rome, who has become a famed fashion photographer. Her beloved half-brother Aar, a UN official, is murdered by extremists in Mogadishu and leaves behind two teenagers who are Bella’s niece and nephew. Bella’s a globetrotter, with tightly scheduled lovers and global […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somaliland inspired by Scotland and Catalonia independence campaigns


With its relative peace and natural resources, the breakaway state wants recognition of its independence from Somalia The recent high-profile campaigns for Scottish and Catalonian independence have buoyed hopes that Somaliland could soon gain independence from Somalia, according to the president of the self-declared country. Somaliland is viewed by the international community as a territory […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

EAEF Condemns Kenyan Plot to Annex Somali Offshore Territory


The East African Energy Forum (EAEF), a Somali lobby group, has today condemned the Kenyan government of what it is calling “the slow elaborate annexation of Somali offshore territory.” Kenya has spent much of the past decade drumming up a non-existent offshore border dispute in the hopes of capturing approximately 120,000 square kilometers of what […]

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

Somali officers relate to immigrant communities

Metro Transit officer Salah Ahmed checks his computer for updates in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Ahmed, who is the vice chairman Somali American Police Association, has been an officer for Metro Transit since July of this year.

Salah Ahmed wanted to become a cop ever since he moved to the United States from Egypt. On the other hand, Abdiwahab Ali’s interests gravitated to law enforcement after 9/11 — several years after he moved from Somalia to Minnesota in 1995. After becoming a Minneapolis Police Department officer, he went on to help establish […]

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

The state of state-building in Somalia

Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed and Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali sign the agreement

NAIROBI- A fence-mending deal signed this month by Somalia and Puntland has variously been hailed as a blueprint for stability and state-building in the wake of decades of civil war, and dismissed as a recipe for renewed inter-clan violence. The 14 October agreement between the Mogadishu-based Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the autonomous Puntland […]

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

MUSTAFA DUHULOW“Confidence building with communities is key to the progress of brining peace and stability in Somalia.”

Minister of Information:

Mogadishu, 21 October 2014 – H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, Minister of Information today hosted an important meeting between AMISOM and Somali Police forces and Civil Society groups in Mogadishu. The aim of the meeting was to better coordinate between AMISOM and the Federal Government institutions as well as on how best to engage with public in […]

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

Somalia wants its pirates in Kenya jails sent home

Nine suspected Somali pirates attend a h

MOMBASA COUNTY: The Somalia government now says it hopes Kenya will allow the transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia suggesting there are negotiations to this effect between the two states. Most of the pirates are held at Mombasa’s Shimo la Tewa prison and are deemed dangerous. Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, […]

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

PHOTO:Penniless, starving and at the mercy of marauding armed gangs: Appalling fate of Yemen and Somalia’s khat addicts revealed


Khat is a narcotic leaf that induces mild euphoria popular in Somalia, Yemen and Ethiopia among others Drug was reclassified as Class C in the UK and banned in a ruling that came into effect last June There are an estimated 20 million khat addicts across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula Mental […]

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

Minneapolis gets new sibling in Somalia

People applaud after the Minneapolis City Council votes to become a sister city with Bosaso, Somalia, on Oct. 17, 2014. It's the first sister city arrangement between the U.S. and Somalia.

Minneapolis became sisters with a Somali counterpart on Friday — becoming the first city in the country to do so — in an effort to strengthen international ties with Somali-American residents. The City Council voted to add Bosaso, Somalia, as Minneapolis’ 12th sister city in an arrangement that has inspired local residents and Somali citizens […]

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

Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants

Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 26, 2014.

Somalia’s president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was responding to a report from the United Nations’ Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group that […]

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

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