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In women’s basketball, Woodbury coach sees hope for Somalia

WOODBURY, MINN. While playing professional basketball in Somalia in the 1980s, Fartun Osman and her teammates wore tight shorts and no hair covering. “Nobody was judging us because we had a government that was stable and protecting us,” she told the Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/2pah7UA ). Osman, now 40 and living in Woodbury, returned to her […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali singer shares talent with Central Minnesota

While hair metal was king on the U.S. music scene, Nimco Yasin was performing around the world with some of Somalia’s most talented singers and dancers. Thirty years and a civil war later, Yasin’s legacy lives on in the Somali diaspora, a displaced population living around the world as refugees and immigrants. Yasin is performing […]

April 15th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

US troops to help Somalia fight al-Shabab

The US says it is sending dozens of troops to Somalia to train forces fighting Islamist group al-Shabab. This is the first time regular US troops have been deployed in Somalia since 1994, although some counter-terrorism advisers are already there. President Donald Trump last month approved a directive allowing tougher action against al-Shabab. Who are […]

April 14th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Report: Trump Deporting 4K Somali Migrants

In an interview, Somalia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ahmed Isse Awad said the number of Somalis ICE is looking to deport is at least 4,000, with the vast majority not being currently held in immigration detention centers. “We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of […]

April 13th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

PM Hassan Khayre: Putting the cart in front of the horse.

We as decent Somalis welcome the recent new political dispensation in Somalia and any genuine measures to foster good governance. On the other hand, Somalia has been plagued by corruption scandals which have left millions of public funds allegedly misappropriated or lost. The ongoing mega corruption scandal which has rocked the last government has been […]

April 12th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat

Mogadishu – Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said on Monday. Security forces from the semi-autonomous Galmudug region rescued two crew members in the boat on Sunday night, but pirates escaped to land and […]

April 12th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

Kenyan troops kill 31 Shabab militants in Somalia’s Jubbaland

Kenyan troops deployed in neighboring Somalia have carried out a raid on militants of the al-Shabab Takfiri group, killing at least 31 of them. The Kenyan military said on Monday that two bases of al-Shabab militants in Somalia had been targeted in the raid, which took place a day earlier in the southern region of […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somalia piracy: Indian ship freed but hijackers take crew

They are thought to be being held near the city of Hobyo. The Al Kausar was one of three vessels to be hijacked after a five-year lull. On Sunday sailors from the Indian, Pakistani and Chinese navies freed the crew of a Tuvalu-registered vessel which had been boarded by pirates. The two crew members who […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

BBC Somali launches TV news programme

BBC Somali launches a new flagship TV news programme on April 24th at 1700 GMT. As part of its growing investment in Africa, the BBC is launching a TV news programme for its Somali speaking audience. The 15 minute daily (Monday to Friday) programme will cover global and regional news, business, technology sport and entertainment. […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

US Expected to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland

Somalia’s U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States. “We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to […]

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in English News | Read More »

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