Thursday, October 1, 2020

Somalia: Al Shabaab Attacks Villa Somalia, Mogadishu with Mortars, Kismayu Blast Kills Several

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At least 9 mortar shells landed at three districts of Mogadishu Thursday evening. According to cirt media reports the mortars hit the districts of Wardhiigley...

UN75 – SRSG Swan Argues that There was an Opportunity for ‘Somalia’ to Help...

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The United Nations turns 75 this year. Somalia has been a proud member of the UN for 60 of those years.  The United Nations was...

Africa Paralympic Stories: Abdi Jama Wins Bronze at First Games

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For wheelchair basketball star Abdi Jama, his Paralympic journey began four years before he made his debut in Beijing "I went in 2004 to watch...

Why a Somali-born Fighter is Being Honoured in Rome

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In the BBC letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe looks at how some Italians are revaluating their colonial past in Africa. Rome's city council voted...

Elephant Relative ‘Lost to Science’ Spotted for First Time in 50 Years

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Also known as Somali sengi (Elephantulus revoilii), the mammal has a long nose, large eyes and a tuft of fur on its tail Not seen...

Dr Hawa Abdi: Somalis Lose an Iconic Doctor, Social Activist

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Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a civil war. Hawa Abdi,...

Meet Muwado, the Eight-year-old girl Making Somalia Laugh

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All across Mogadishu and beyond, there is one name that brings smiles to people's faces: Muwado. The eight-year-old gir is the star of short comedy...

With Somalis, Why a Quiet Hajj Hurts

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The annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca was slated to begin this week. In normal times, pilgrims from around the world would be flocking to Islam’s holiest...

Somalia: What Stopped Hawala Flow From Minnesota?

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COVID-19 has disrupted the international money-wiring system called hawala. And U.S. banks won’t do business with them. The result, one Minnesota hawala operator says:...

Turkey, Qatar Suspected of Planning to Send Somali Troops to Support GNA

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Turkish DM Visit to Qatar Raises Doubts about Turkey’s Efforts to Attract Mercenaries to Libya The visit of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to Qatar,...