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Egypt’s Sisi assures Somali counterpart of Cairo’s support for Somalia

Egypt’s Sisi assures Somali counterpart of Cairo’s support for Somalia

Monday August 21, 2017 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed Egypt’s support for Somalia at a meeting with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Sunday in Cairo, a presidential statement read. This is the first time El-Sisi has received his Somali counterpart since he was elected in February 2017 El-Sisi hailed the “distinguished and historical relations […]

‘  Sunday August 20, 2017 Boxes containing medication are unloaded from a helicopter. In hard to reach areas of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, helicopters play a pivotal role in getting assistance to internally displaced persons and returnees. Photo: OCHA/Naomi Frerotte On World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations and its partners are calling on […]

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Saturday August 19, 2017 FILE – Munira Khalif is seen in a screengrab from video during an interview with VOA’s Somali Service. A Somali-American from Minnesota will speak on behalf of youth at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York and other events. Munira Khalif, who will be a junior this fall at […]

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FBI offers $30K reward for info in Bloomington mosque bombing

Thursday August 17, 2017 Members of the Dar Al Farooq Center in Bloomington on Sunday paid the mosque a visit to survey the damage after a fire-bombing on Saturday. They had been unable to enter then because authorities had cordoned off the complex. (Pioneer Press /Kristi Belcamino) The FBI is offering a $30,000 reward for […]

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Tuesday August 15, 2017 A Saudi state TV channel has produced a video showing the potential consequences of a Qatari passenger jet entering Riyadh’s airspace – being shot out of the sky. In a short animation published on Al-Arabiya TV a few days ago, a commercial Qatar Airways passenger jet is shown entering Saudi airspace, […]

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Somali insurgent leader Robow defects to government: military

Sunday August 13, 2017 A former Somali insurgent leader, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, has defected to the government, a military official said on Sunday, severing ties with Islamist group al Shabaab. Al Shabaab fell out with its former spokesman and deputy leader Robow in 2013 and he has been laying low in the jungles with […]

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Daawo casho sharaf dugsiga sare ee Bartamah
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MP’s bodyguard wins parliamentary seat

  Thursday August 10, 2017 Ex-police officer Nimrod Mbithuka Mbai who has won the parliamenaty seat for Kitui East. PHOTO | KITAVI MUTUA | NATION MEDIA GROUP When former police officer Nimrod Mbithuka Mbai stepped on parliament grounds for the first time in 1998, he had been assigned to guard newly appointed cabinet minister Francis […]

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Duale beats Wiper’s Farah Maalim to retain Garissa seat

Thursday August 10, 2017 National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale receives his certificate on August 9, 2017 after he was declared the winner in the Garissa Township parliamentary contest. He defeated Wiper’s Farah Maalim. PHOTO | ABDIMALIK HAJIR | NATION MEDIA GROUP National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has successfully defended his Garissa Township parliamentary […]

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Ina Lillaahi wa inaa Ileyhi rajicuun. Waxaa Alle ha u naxariisteen xalay ku geeriyooday dalka Talyaaniga Dr. Maxamed Jaamac Salaad oo ahaa dhakhtar  caan ku ah daweynta xanuunada ku dhaca neerfaha. Dr Maxamed Jaamac oo guud ahaan siweyn looga garanayay dhulka ay Soomaalidu degto ayaa xarun caafimaad ku lahaa magaalada Gaalkacyo ee xarunta gobolka Mudug, […]

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Wednesday August 9, 2017 Odinga says no.    (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya) Kenya’s opposition candidate Raila Odinga has rejected the partial results of the presidential election, saying they were “inconsistent” with those being tallied at the counties. In a press conference held just after 2 am local time, Odinga said he “rejected the results streamed so far” because […]

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Kenyans vote in tight, tense elections

Tuesday August 8, 2017 Kenyans began voting Tuesday in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of violence in east Africa’s richest economy. Long lines of voters snaked outside of polling stations around the country, many of them camping out from before midnight, under […]

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Toronto man describes harrowing detainment and deportation from Kenya

Monday August 7, 2017 By Alanna Rizza Andreas Katsouris was in Nairobi Kenya working on the presidential opposition campaign when a dinner outing turned into a tense detainment and deportation. Andreas Katsouris and his wife Jennifer Bell.  (Jennifer Mary Bell)   A dinner outing turned into a scene from an action movie on Friday night when […]

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Friday August 4, 2017 Holders of the new permanent residency can for the first time access free state education and healthcare [AP] Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, state news agency reported, in the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states. A draft law approved at a cabinet meeting […]

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Safiirka Dowladda Soomaaliya ee Masar “Waxan ku guuleysanay in Tahriibka la joojiyo”

Danjiraha Soomaaliya ee dalka Masar  C.qani max’ed wacays ayaa Wakaaladda wararka Soomaaliyeed ee SONNA u sheegey in lagu guuleystay dadaalo ku aadan sidii loo joojin lahaa khataraha Tahriibka oo dhalinyaro badan oo Soomaali ah ay dhibaatooyin kala kulmaan. Mudane C/qani  Max’ed Wacays safiirka Soomaaliya ayaa sheegey in ay dadaalkaasi la kaashadeen Dowladda Masar oo uu […]

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Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

Thursday August 3, 2017 Athletics – London Anniversary Games – London, Britain – July 9, 2017 Great Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men’s 3000m Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds […]

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Eight migrants die in Mediterranean: aid group

Thursday August 3, 2017 Migrants wait to be rescued by “Save the Children” NGO crew in the Mediterranean sea off Libya coast, June 18, 2017. Eight migrants died in the Mediterranean and 375 were rescued from small boats on Tuesday, aid group Proactiva Open Arms said. More than 2,200 people have lost their lives so […]

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Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan promises better roads for voters

Sunday July 30, 2017 Kamkunji Member of Parliament, Yusuf Hassan, has launched an ambitious manifesto as he seeks another term in office in the forthcoming August 8 elections. The policy document dubbed “Maendeleo Wazi Wazi” aims at improving roads network, cleaning up markets, resolving housing problems and youth empowerment in Kamukunji Constituency. Speaking while launching […]

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Daawo xaflad lagu tageerayay musharaxa Garisa mudane Abubakar M.Khalif
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Saturday July 29, 2017 The families seemed to appear out of nowhere. Death and disease stalk the rural residents in this remote and lonely village, giving this drought-hit region a quiet, ghost-like feel. On Wednesdays, though, the mobile health team arrives. Ceel-Qorrah village sees a burst of activity: mothers with children in tow begin streaming […]

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Interior Ministers from Europe, Africa Meet to Tackle Migrant Crisis

VOA News Interior minister of Libya’s Government of Nationa Accord (GNA) Aref El-Khoja, left, and French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, second left, take part in the opening meeting on security attended by interior ministers from central Mediterranean countries, July 24, 2-17. Share Print See comments European and African ministers are meeting in Tunisia about efforts […]

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New al-Shabab video calls Trump ‘brainless-billionaire’

e Abdi Guled Monday July 24, 2017 The Somalia-based al-Shabab is mocking President Donald Trump in a new video that calls him a “brainless billionaire” as his administration steps up military efforts against what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. It is the first public criticism by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab of the […]

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Saturday July 22, 2017 President Trump weighed in on a number of hot-button topics in a string of tweets Saturday morning, the day after naming a new White House communications director and accepting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. The president took aim at some familiar targets: the “Amazon Washington Post,” leaks, Hillary Clinton, […]

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Saturday July 22, 2017 The Qatari emir said it was clear the campaign against Qatar had been previously planned The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has said that his country is ready for dialogue to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led group, but stressed that any solution to the crisis […]

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Traveling While Muslim to the United States

Friday July 21, 2017 Sulaika Abokor, a Somali-born elementary-school teacher in London, dreams of “a road trip from Seattle to California.” The 34-year-old was planning a vacation to Seattle this summer to see a friend who was recently married. She fell in love with the green, outdoorsy city when she last visited in 2010. But, […]

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Thursday July 20, 2017 Two dozen congressional Democrats Wednesday launched a no-confidence motion against Donald Trump, an effort that will have no practical effect but highlights the rancour aroused by the US president. “This is an attempt at a political intervention,” Representative Steve Cohen told reporters as he unveiled the resolution questioning Trump’s fitness to […]

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Kenyan killed by Shabaab after fallout with commanders

Sunday July 16, 2017 A Kenyan Al-Shabaab militant was killed in Somalia after he fell out with commanders of the terrorist organisation. Mustafa Hassan Mohamed, a former student at Isiolo Boys High School, was killed last week after he complained that Muslims and children died in explosions that have rocked Mandera, Garissa and Mandera counties […]

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Minneapolis Somali-American kids get wheels, thanks to bike giveaway

Sunday July 16, 2017 On a steamy summer day perfect for wheeling around the neighborhood, excited kids snapped up bicycles donated by Allina Health on Saturday in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Allina and its community partners dispersed 108 bikes at the Brian Coyle Community Center in response to a frustrated social media post by activist Abdirizak […]

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In Somali drought, women fighting sexual predators as well as hunger

Saturday July 15, 2017 A woman walks through a parched area in northeastern Somalia earlier this year. Rape is on the rise there. With more than a third of Somalia’s population now facing starvation, new statistics show that in addition to hunger, many women in Somalia are at risk for being raped. The reported cases […]

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Wednesday July 12, 2017 By  Cece Charendoff Michael Scott Moore surrounded by his Somali captors, who demanded a $20 million ransom. Image taken from hostage video made by kidnappers. In a recent interview for “Amanpour,” CNN talked with Pulitzer grantee Michael Scott Moore about his time as a hostage of Somali pirates. Moore was held […]

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