Somalia



Somalia’s success against Al-Shabaab is in the region’s best interest: Ruto

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 — President William Ruto now says Kenya’s top priority is to help stabilize Somalia stating that it is in the region’s best interest to ensure President Hassan Mohamud’s government succeeds.
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Somalia’s success against Al-Shabaab is in the region’s best interest: Ruto

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 4 — President William Ruto now says Kenya’s top priority is to help stabilize Somalia stating that it is in the region’s best interest to ensure President Hassan Mohamud’s government succeeds.

Somalia approves measures to defeat al-Shabaab

The Somali cabinet on Thursday approved counter-terrorism measures aimed at eradicating the al-Shabab militant group which has been fighting to topple the internationally-recognized government.
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Somalia approves measures to defeat al-Shabaab

The Somali cabinet on Thursday approved counter-terrorism measures aimed at eradicating the al-Shabab militant group which has been fighting to topple the internationally-recognized government.

For Feeding Our Future leader, an unlikely path to scandal

It purportedly showed one of Bock's employees receiving an astonishing wedding present: an ornamental cart, laden with so much gold that guests gathered around to see it up close.
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For Feeding Our Future leader, an unlikely path to scandal

It purportedly showed one of Bock's employees receiving an astonishing wedding present: an ornamental cart, laden with so much gold that guests gathered around to see it up close.

Somalia to Open Embassy in Rabat, Consulate in Dakhla

Rabat - Somalia on Friday announced its plans to open an embassy in Rabat and a consulate in Dakhla, reiterating its interest in boosting multi-sectoral cooperation with Morocco.
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Somalia to Open Embassy in Rabat, Consulate in Dakhla

Rabat - Somalia on Friday announced its plans to open an embassy in Rabat and a consulate in Dakhla, reiterating its interest in boosting multi-sectoral cooperation with Morocco.

Most Feeding Our Future defendants avoid pretrial detention

Most of the four dozen people charged in an alleged $250 million scheme to defraud federal child nutrition programs are not being jailed as the sprawling case moves forward. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis says three of the suspects have left the
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Most Feeding Our Future defendants avoid pretrial detention

Most of the four dozen people charged in an alleged $250 million scheme to defraud federal child nutrition programs are not being jailed as the sprawling case moves forward. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis says three of the suspects have left the country, but prosecutors still do not consider most of the others to pose a flight risk and have not asked judges to detain them.

Judge, Gov. Walz administration clash over Feeding Our Future payments

A Ramsey County judge late Friday chided Gov. Tim Walz for saying the judge had ordered state education officials to continue making payments to Feeding Our Future, the organization federal prosecutors say defrauded taxpayers out of $250 million in COVID-19 f
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Judge, Gov. Walz administration clash over Feeding Our Future payments

A Ramsey County judge late Friday chided Gov. Tim Walz for saying the judge had ordered state education officials to continue making payments to Feeding Our Future, the organization federal prosecutors say defrauded taxpayers out of $250 million in COVID-19 funds.

We should have worked harder to get the Ismael Abdulle story right

It was an incredibly powerful story that deeply touched Star readers and significantly changed the life of a young man in Somalia.
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We should have worked harder to get the Ismael Abdulle story right

It was an incredibly powerful story that deeply touched Star readers and significantly changed the life of a young man in Somalia.

Somali Police Force in Need of Forward-Thinking Leadership

A police officer's role in society is to maintain public order and safety by protecting members of the public and their property, enforcing laws, preventing, reducing, and investigating crimes, and improving citizens' quality of life.
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Somali Police Force in Need of Forward-Thinking Leadership

A police officer's role in society is to maintain public order and safety by protecting members of the public and their property, enforcing laws, preventing, reducing, and investigating crimes, and improving citizens' quality of life.

Puntland rebuffs federal directive that restricts the issuance of fishing licenses

Garowe (HOL) - The Puntland regional government has opposes the federal government's decision to deny state-level fishing licences.
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Puntland rebuffs federal directive that restricts the issuance of fishing licenses

Garowe (HOL) - The Puntland regional government has opposes the federal government's decision to deny state-level fishing licences.

Puntland's President dismisses some of his administration's most powerful ministers

Garowe (HOL) - Puntland regional state President reshuffled his cabinet on Friday night and sacked several ministers, including Minister of Finance Hassan Shire Abgaal, a close political ally of the President.
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Puntland's President dismisses some of his administration's most powerful ministers

Garowe (HOL) - Puntland regional state President reshuffled his cabinet on Friday night and sacked several ministers, including Minister of Finance Hassan Shire Abgaal, a close political ally of the President.

Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa grows as drought persists

NAIROBI, KENYA — Aid groups say more than 37 million people in the Horn of Africa are struggling with hunger fueled by a deadly record drought that has killed nearly 9 million animals. The worst situation may be in Somalia, where more than 700 children hav
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Hunger crisis in Horn of Africa grows as drought persists

NAIROBI, KENYA — Aid groups say more than 37 million people in the Horn of Africa are struggling with hunger fueled by a deadly record drought that has killed nearly 9 million animals. The worst situation may be in Somalia, where more than 700 children have died of malnutrition this year.

Somalia will eliminate terrorism, president tells UN General Assembly

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud vowed this week that his government will eradicate the threat of al-Shabab and other terrorist groups in his country.
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Somalia will eliminate terrorism, president tells UN General Assembly

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud vowed this week that his government will eradicate the threat of al-Shabab and other terrorist groups in his country.

Kim Crockett accused Somali immigrants of selling ballots to fund terrorist organization in 2020

During a 2020 interview on a radio show (Crockett 46:00) in Rhode Island, now-Minnesota Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett (R) accused Somali immigrants in Minneapolis of selling ballots to fund the al-Shabaab terrorist group.
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Kim Crockett accused Somali immigrants of selling ballots to fund terrorist organization in 2020

During a 2020 interview on a radio show (Crockett 46:00) in Rhode Island, now-Minnesota Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett (R) accused Somali immigrants in Minneapolis of selling ballots to fund the al-Shabaab terrorist group.

American Muslims as likely as general population to serve in US military, poll finds

American Muslims are just as likely as any other faith group to serve in the US military, a new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (Ispu) has found.
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American Muslims as likely as general population to serve in US military, poll finds

American Muslims are just as likely as any other faith group to serve in the US military, a new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (Ispu) has found.

he successful liberation of Hiiraan without Hirshabeele Support.

The successful liberation of some cities in Hiiraan from Alshabab by a local Militias called Hawadle Macaawisleey in August provides pointers for the more challenging mission of liberating the much larger cities in Somalia.
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he successful liberation of Hiiraan without Hirshabeele Support.

The successful liberation of some cities in Hiiraan from Alshabab by a local Militias called Hawadle Macaawisleey in August provides pointers for the more challenging mission of liberating the much larger cities in Somalia.

Faith leaders call for calm amid fears Hindu-Muslim violence could spread across UK

LONDON: Faith leaders in the UK have warned that violent clashes between groups of Hindus and Muslims could spread across the country after a flare up of tensions in the Staffordshire town of Smethwick.
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Faith leaders call for calm amid fears Hindu-Muslim violence could spread across UK

LONDON: Faith leaders in the UK have warned that violent clashes between groups of Hindus and Muslims could spread across the country after a flare up of tensions in the Staffordshire town of Smethwick.

Chinese, Somali FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Somali Foreign Minister Abshir Omar Huruse on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
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Chinese, Somali FMs meet on sidelines of UNGA session

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday met with Somali Foreign Minister Abshir Omar Huruse on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Displaced families in Puntland being helped by locals and each other

Around 500 drought-displaced families from Mudug, Nugal, and Somali Region in Ethiopia have gathered in Bursalah, a border town in Goldogob district in Puntland, where they are facing food and water shortage.
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Displaced families in Puntland being helped by locals and each other

Around 500 drought-displaced families from Mudug, Nugal, and Somali Region in Ethiopia have gathered in Bursalah, a border town in Goldogob district in Puntland, where they are facing food and water shortage.

Ruto calls for debt relief for African countries

President William Ruto has called on rich countries and global lenders to review debt owed by poorer African nations, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Ruto calls for debt relief for African countries

President William Ruto has called on rich countries and global lenders to review debt owed by poorer African nations, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Recovery awareness growing in East African community as opioid crisis takes toll

As Budul, a Somali American Muslim woman, began her own journey of recovery from substance use disorder, she saw a pressing need for culturally-specific services. Budul founded her nonprofit Niyyah Recovery Initiative last year.
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Recovery awareness growing in East African community as opioid crisis takes toll

As Budul, a Somali American Muslim woman, began her own journey of recovery from substance use disorder, she saw a pressing need for culturally-specific services. Budul founded her nonprofit Niyyah Recovery Initiative last year.

President Hassan Sheikh to address UN General Assembly

New York (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is expected to address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday.
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President Hassan Sheikh to address UN General Assembly

New York (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is expected to address the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday.

Al Shabaab operative behind deadly Lasqorey attack nabbed by Puntland security

Mogadishu (HOL) - Puntland security forces arrested the man allegedly behind the explosion that killed six people in the village of Milxo in Lasqorey district in the Sanaag region.
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Al Shabaab operative behind deadly Lasqorey attack nabbed by Puntland security

Mogadishu (HOL) - Puntland security forces arrested the man allegedly behind the explosion that killed six people in the village of Milxo in Lasqorey district in the Sanaag region.

United States provides over $151 million in additional assistance to respond to the crisis in Somalia

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $151 million in new, urgently needed assistance to the people of Somalia. $146.5 million is for food assistance, as catastrophic drought cripples the coun
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United States provides over $151 million in additional assistance to respond to the crisis in Somalia

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $151 million in new, urgently needed assistance to the people of Somalia. $146.5 million is for food assistance, as catastrophic drought cripples the country and pushes more than 7 million people to the edge of starvation.

War hero dad-of-ten 'crushed by two London Underground trains' after falling into gap

Gama Mohamed Warsame attempted to escape by waving his hands for 20 seconds after falling between platform and train at Waterloo Station two years ago as the inquest into his death takes place
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War hero dad-of-ten 'crushed by two London Underground trains' after falling into gap

Gama Mohamed Warsame attempted to escape by waving his hands for 20 seconds after falling between platform and train at Waterloo Station two years ago as the inquest into his death takes place

Only 7 of 48 pandemic meal fraud suspects are jailed

MINNEAPOLIS — Of the 48 people now charged in the Feeding Our Future meal fraud scheme, only seven are behind bars at the Sherburne County Jail.
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Only 7 of 48 pandemic meal fraud suspects are jailed

MINNEAPOLIS — Of the 48 people now charged in the Feeding Our Future meal fraud scheme, only seven are behind bars at the Sherburne County Jail.

How Westgate attack inspired broad changes in multi-agency cooperation

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 — Wednesday marked nine years since four masked gunmen forced their way into the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi’s Westlands area and launched a large-scale attack which left at least 67 dead and over 100 injured.
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How Westgate attack inspired broad changes in multi-agency cooperation

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 — Wednesday marked nine years since four masked gunmen forced their way into the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi’s Westlands area and launched a large-scale attack which left at least 67 dead and over 100 injured.

Somali restaurant owner who faced racist attacks in Ankara detained for deportation

The owner of a Somali restaurant in the Turkish capital of Ankara who came to public attention when he was the victim of racist attacks has been detained to be sent to a deportation center and then back to Somalia, an opposition lawmaker has announced.
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Somali restaurant owner who faced racist attacks in Ankara detained for deportation

The owner of a Somali restaurant in the Turkish capital of Ankara who came to public attention when he was the victim of racist attacks has been detained to be sent to a deportation center and then back to Somalia, an opposition lawmaker has announced.

Feeding Our Future scandal rocks Minnesota beyond Twin Cities

WILLMAR, Minn. — Since moving to west-central Minnesota in 2002, Abdulcadir Gaal has grown to love his hometown of Willmar. He has built a life in this city of 21,000, the place where he raised his kids and opened a business.
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Feeding Our Future scandal rocks Minnesota beyond Twin Cities

WILLMAR, Minn. — Since moving to west-central Minnesota in 2002, Abdulcadir Gaal has grown to love his hometown of Willmar. He has built a life in this city of 21,000, the place where he raised his kids and opened a business.

U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants in $250 Million Feeding Our Future Fraud Scheme | USAO-MN | Department of Justice

The following defendants are named in the United States v. Aimee Marie Bock, et al. indictment:
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Ethiopia rejects UN report warning of crimes against humanity in Tigray

Ethiopia on Tuesday rejected a report by U.N. investigators that accused Addis Ababa of possible ongoing crimes against humanity in its war-torn Tigray region, including using starvation as a weapon.
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Ethiopia rejects UN report warning of crimes against humanity in Tigray

Ethiopia on Tuesday rejected a report by U.N. investigators that accused Addis Ababa of possible ongoing crimes against humanity in its war-torn Tigray region, including using starvation as a weapon.

Two former Minneapolis officials among those charged in fraud case

A former aide to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and a former board chair of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) were among the dozens indicted Tuesday in connection with a sweeping scheme to defraud the government of millions meant to feed children.
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Two former Minneapolis officials among those charged in fraud case

A former aide to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and a former board chair of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) were among the dozens indicted Tuesday in connection with a sweeping scheme to defraud the government of millions meant to feed children.

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