Somali-Canadian MP Ahmed Hussen to be Canada’s next Immigration Minister  

Ottawa (HOL) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making some key changes to his cabinet on Tuesday as his Liberal government prepares for a Trump presidency south of the border. Among key changes in the reshuffle are replacing Stephane Dion as foreign affairs minister and John McCallum in immigration. Ahmed Hussen, a Somali-Canadian MP More...

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By Jama On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Out of Somalia: Save military resources by closing Djibouti base

If the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump wishes to save some money in overseas military deployments, the unending, probably insolvable problem of Somalia is a good place to start. Somalia has not More...

By Jama On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Sir Mo Farah paid a visit to Arsenal’s training ground on Thursday morning  

Sir Mo Farah has paid his customary visit to Arsenal’s training ground ahead of the side’s FA Cup third-round clash with Preston, and the four-time Olympic gold medallist was all smiles as he met up More...

By Jama On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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136 Nigerian policemen honoured in Somalia

A total of 136 policemen from Nigeria were awarded medals to mark the end of their duty tour in Somalia, a statement by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said. The policemen participated in a medal parade More...

By Jama On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Car bomb wounds four U.N. guards in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU Jan 4 (Reuters) – A car bomb wounded at least four U.N. guards when it exploded near a United Nations compound in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said. Al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab More...

By Jama On Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Burundi Says Will Pull 5,500 Troops From Somalia Over Money

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi’s president on Friday threatened to pull out almost 5,500 troops contributing to the African Union mission in Somalia over nearly a year of unpaid allowances, in another sign More...

By Jama On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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UN gives Sh300m to help refugees survive in Somalia

The United Nations is launching a $3 million (Sh300 million) “peacebuilding” initiative in Kenya and Somalia to facilitate the voluntary departure of 3,000 refugees from the Dadaab complex. UN officials describe More...

By Jama On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Somalia to delay election for 4th time, official says

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia has decided to delay its presidential election for a fourth time amid allegations of fraud and intimidation, an electoral official said Monday. The vote had been set for Wednesday, More...

By Jama On Sunday, December 25th, 2016
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Al Shabaab militants shoot prosecutor dead in Somalia’s Puntland

BOSASSO Somalia Dec 25 (Reuters) – Al Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a military prosecutor in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, the type of targetted More...

By Jama On Sunday, December 25th, 2016
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World’s last wild frankincense forests in Somalia are under threat

Harvesting frankincense is risky. The trees can grow high on cliff edges, shallow roots gripping bare rock slithering with venomous snakes. In a tradition dating to Biblical times, men rise at dawn in the rugged More...