“I cannot just sit there and watch my community perish”: A First Responder’s story from Somalia

For more than 20 years, Abdi* has cared for Somalia’s sick as a nurse with International Medical Corps in Somalia. He started his work with International Medical Corps in 1996. Over the years he has responded to disease outbreaks in three different regions of Somalia and saved countless lives. Today, he sees about 50 patients a day at a clinic that International Medical Corps runs in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Turkey’s Erdogan Tells German Foreign Minister ‘Know Your Place’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the German foreign minister after he criticized the Turkish leader for interfering in Germany’s upcoming elections.

Hong Kong Police Use Pepper Spray to Subdue Man Swinging Meat Cleaver

On Saturday, police officials used pepper spray on a Somali asylum seeker who is suspected of attacking a Pakistani man with a meat cleaver in Yau Ma Tei, a highly urbanized area in Hong Kong, reported the South China Morning Post.

Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire

African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said Saturday.


A feared Somali pirate kingpin is being investigated by the United Nations over claims that he has aided fighters from the Al-Qaeda-aligned militant group Al-Shabab.

Somali forces kill 7 al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu, Somalia: Somali Minister of Information Abdulahi Yarisow said senior al-Shabaab militant responsible for multiple bombings killed in military operation early Thursday.

Somalia Should Pursue Tax Reform, World Bank Says

The World Bank has said Somalia needs income from a broader tax base to rebuild the country.

Domestic revenue (taxes plus fees) as a share of GDP remains very low in Somalia, at just 2.8 percent, making it difficult for the government to provide services, even though revenue mobilization has improved significantly over the past five years, the World Bank said.

On the Run from Bullets and Bruises: Ayaan’s Story

In Kenya’s largest refugee camp, a young Somali mother lives in hiding amid constant death threats from her ex-husband. With U.S. refugee resettlement frozen, all her efforts to leave the country have so far been in vain. Ayaan tells us her story in her own words.

Minnesota Man charged with Disorderly Conduct

Authorities in Minnesota charged 61 years old Joe Fernkes of Willmar with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Rouhani: Iran can quit nuclear deal in hours

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.
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