Activists attempt to stop deportation of convicted man to Somalia

HALIFAX — Abdoul Abdi was a wide-eyed six-year-old when he arrived in Canada as a child refugee from a war-torn country.

At 24, he’s now facing deportation to Somalia — a country so dangerous Canada has imposed sweeping travel restrictions and which he has no connection to.

Somali Community in Zambia donate 35 trucks for garbage collection

Somali Community in Zambia has donated 35 trucks to the government which will be used for garbage collection.

Community Chairperson Mohamud Mohamed says of the 35 trucks donated 10 have been allocated to Ndola while 25 have been allocated to Lusaka.

AU mission trains Somali police on forensic investigations

MOGADISHU, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Wednesday begun a two-week basic training course on forensic fingerprint for the Somali police officers to investigate criminal cases.

13 Somalis found dead in a bush in Mozambique

Bodies of 13 Somalis believed to have suffocated in the back of a container truck were discovered on Tuesday in a village in central Mozambique.

Groundbreaking first evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy

ROME, Italy – A first group of 162 refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen has arrived safely in Italy from Libya, in a landmark operation putting an end to months of detention and suffering.

Dozens die in clash between Ethiopian Somalis and Oromos

At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia’s Oromia region since Thursday, officials said.

It is not clear what caused the latest violence between ethnic Somalis and Oromos.

Ethiopia releases Somali journalist jailed 27 years over anti-terror charges

Ethiopia has released a veteran Somali journalist who was serving a lengthy jail term over anti-terror charges. Mohamed Aweys Mudey had spent three years in an Addis Ababa facility before his release.

Somalia launches national youth policy

MOGADISHU, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) — Somalia on Monday launched the National Youth Policy designed to remove institutional barriers to youth development and enable young people to pursue their goals.

Irish public praised for saving the life of starving five-year-old girl

The Irish public is being praised for saving the life of a starving five-year-old girl in war-ravaged Somalia.

Aid agency Concern Worldwide said “generous donations” from the Irish public saved Yasmiin Hassan from death.

Somalia’s first post-civil war memorial could be erected to the victims of its deadliest ever attack

It’s been two months since a deadly blast ripped through a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing more than 500 people and injuring over 300. The Oct. 14 truck bombing, the deadliest attack in Somalia’s history, turned buildings into heaps of debris and death, and left Somalis across the world stunned and frustrated.

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