US-SOMALIA MISSION DETAINS SUSPECTED AL-SHABAB ASSOCIATE

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says a mission in Somalia has detained a suspected associate of the al-Shabab extremist group who once lived in the United States.

A U.S. Africa Command spokeswoman said Wednesday that Abdirizak Tahlil is accused of “facilitating the use of improvised explosive devices in Somalia” and is detained by Somalia’s government.

Life sentences for pair who murdered teenager with rambo knife in Harrow

Two 15-year-old gang members who murdered an innocent teenager with a “Rambo-style knife” in a revenge attack have been handed life sentences. The boys were both aged just 14 when they took a minicab to look for youths in the Harrow area of west London to seek retribution against rival gang members for an attack on one of their own.

Dozens of Ethiopian figures held on corruption charges

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The Ethiopian government on Tuesday arrested 34 senior public officials, investors and brokers for alleged embezzlement of public funds.

MURAL ARTIST ‘SHIK SHIK’ BRIGHTENS UP SOMALI SHOP FRONTS

Mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow or “Shik Shik” has created the artworks that adorn over 100 shop fronts in Mogadishu, Somalia.  His eye-catching style, that uses bright colours and bold lines, is in stark contrast to the airbrushed images favoured by big companies.

Happy Birthday Iman!

TODAY, SOMALI supermodel Iman turns 62-years-old.

The stunning beauty was born July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia. A student at the University of Nairobi, she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, beginning a successful modelling career which has spun decades.

Somali restaurateurs claim racism behind expulsion from Arapahoe County strip mall

Abdi Noor fled Somalia during a tribal war, hoping to realize his American dream.

For 15 years he worked long hours as a taxi driver with his sights on owning a restaurant. He knew famine — eating bland maize pancakes day after day — so when he and two friends created the Kin restaurant, they served heaping plates of savory meals with generous quantities of meats and vegetables.

Exclusive Song Premiere: Hear the First Single From Cold Specks’s Third Album, Fool’s Paradise

When Ladan Hussein, the musician who records under the name Cold Specks, was a baby—so young she can’t remember, though her family assures her it happened—the Somali singer Khadra Daahir, who was then staying with Hussein’s family in Canada, used to serenade Hussein with her song “Araweelo.” The song takes its name from a semi-mythical queen of Somali folklore who “used to castrate men and hang them up by their testicles,” as Hussein explained, laughing, on a recent afternoon. “It was lit.”

Somalia warns money transfer firms of funding terror

MOGADISHU, July 23 (Xinhua) — Somalia has warned telecommunication and money remittance companies against facilitating transfer of money to fund terror activities in the Horn of Africa nation.

COMSA resource center aims to unite Somali community

GREEN BAY – A new organization aims to help Somali refugees find services and build a more integrated community in the Green Bay area.

Warsame blasts anti-Somali rhetoric in wake of Damond shooting.

Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame pushed back Sunday against what he called racism, Islamaphobia and xenophobia directed at the Somali-American community after the shooting of Justine Damond last week by officer Mohamed Noor.

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