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Twin Cities Somalis Say They’re Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts

by Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield | MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort. Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.  Some are afraid the money could end up in the hands of terrorist groups, such as […]

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Al-Shabaab ‘is plotting to blow up Parliament’

At least 12 suspected terrorists are believed to be plotting an attack against Parliament. In Summary Reports about the possible attack came as it emerged that the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi had also asked Kenya’s security agents to heighten security measures around Egyptian installations, including the embassy itself, its envoy’s residence and other sensitive Egyptian […]

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Mogadishu, March 1, 2015 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes today’s court verdict against the journalists to pay fines in return for their freedom, but voiced the chilling effect such heavy fines could have to the press freedom and freedom of expression in the country and urged the regional court to review the […]

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US bank regulators seek to destroy Somalia’s economy

Cutting off remittances could jeopardize the country’s rebuilding efforts and lead to humanitarian crisis February 27, 2015 | by Hamda Yusuf | Ifrah F. Ahmed |  Zahra Mohamud | On Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. banks stopped money transfers to Somalia because of strict regulations set by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency over concerns […]

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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home. FP  | By Jamila Trindle  | February 26, 2015 | COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a child, Noor Dubow fled war in his homeland of Somalia. Growing up, he fought constantly against hunger while […]

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Braamfisherville, Soweto: Burning man. Burning Somali Man.

A meeting held by Soweto business owners to discuss foreign-owned businesses operating in the area saw tempers flare as the agenda focused only on how to expel them. When one of the locals received a phone call saying his sister had been assaulted by a Somali shop owners, a mob formed which then rampaged through […]

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‘I fled civil war, but am yet to find peace’

Two people were shot dead yesterday as hundreds of locals plundered Somali shops in Philippi, Cape Town, after violent clashes earlier in the day. Times Live | Philani Nombembe | 25 February, 2015 | The two people killed were allegedly shot by “foreigners” during the rampage. One shopkeeper said stock worth R70000 had been looted […]

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The Star | February 26, 2015 – BY YUSUF GHAZZALI  – The cyber war against the al Shabaab needs to be stepped up urgently if there should be any legitimate expectation of defeating them and preventing further loss of lives of people in Kenya, Somalia and the whole region. While the military assault on the […]

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Barack Obama nominates first US envoy to Somalia since 1991

Katherine Dhanani will lead the US mission to Somalia, which is currently based at the US embassy in Nairobi. In Summary The darkest chapter in US-Somali ties came in 1993 when Americans were anguished by scenes of the bodies of US soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu by a mob. Security remains a […]

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Mogadisho | Februay 25, 2015 – According to eyewitnesses the explosion occurred when a private car exploded as it was passing on a street linking the presidential palace to Mogadishu airport Two were feared dead in a car bombing the northern Somalia capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. “The information I have is that the explosion that […]

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