Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court
A city judge in Georgia has in the past eight days barred two Muslim women wearing Islamic headscarves from entering his courtroom, jailing one, and prompting an inquiry from the civil rights office at the US department of justice.
Somali hotel attack victims airlifted to Dubai for treatment
More than 10 people who were injured in a bomb attack at a hotel in Mogadishu have been flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for specialized treatment since local hospitals do not have the capacity, health minister said Sunday.
My first reaction to the news that the government intends to construct a wall between Kenya and Somalia was only excitement. I had personally contemplated this as a possible solution to the menace of illegal immigrants crossing from the war-torn nation. And indeed, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy is reported to be in full support of the proposed wall. Of course the wall, whose construction is expected to be complete before the end of the year, is hoped to curb the infiltration of the Somalia based terrorists – a welcome thought indeed.
Avant-Garde has Defence Ministry clearance to provide security to ships against Somali Pirates
Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksa said that Avant-Garde has full permission and the clearance from the Ministry of Defence to provide security to ships against Somali pirates. Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has also said that this private security firm has all the licenses to operate such a facility.
92-year-old elementary school pupil inspires generation in Kenya
She grew up in Kenya under colonial rule, when women didn't get an education. Now in her 90s, Priscilla Sitienei is changing that, attending elementary school -- and inspiring a generation. She started five years ago as a kindergartener at a boarding shool near Eldoret. She's in fourth grade today.
Twin Cities Somalis Say They’re Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts
Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort.
Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that. Some are afraid the money could end up in the hands of terrorist groups, such as al-Shabaab. But local immigrants said the hold on transfers could ruin the economy in places like Somalia.