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I have lived in St. Cloud for almost 15 years. I became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008. My three children were born in St. Cloud. I relate more to this country than to my native Somalia, which I fled in 1991 for neighboring Kenya.
Burundi opposition leader murdered during pause in protests
Bujumbura - The leader of a small Burundian opposition party was shot dead on Saturday, residents said, the latest violence in a country gripped by weeks of protests over the president's controversial bid to seek a third term.
Mohamed Haji Hasan fled his home in Mogadishu four years ago, after the Islamist group Al-Shabab came to the office of the television station where he worked. They confiscated equipment and gave staff a stark choice: join us, or die. For a while he stayed on, lying low, but the text message threats became more frequent; the news of colleagues being shot dead too hard to ignore. He fled to Kenya, the neighbouring country, and sought asylum.
Saudi Arabia Wants to Head UN Human Rights Council; Sparks Uproar
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which according to activist groups has one of the highest human rights violation record, has sparked major outrage after it emerged that the oil-rich nation is lobbying for the post of President of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.
ust 800,000 people live in Djibouti. The former French colony is barely larger than the German state of Hesse. Yet the small country on the Horn of Africa is one of the strategically most important places in the world.
Struggling Minneapolis man, facing child support, goes to Syria to fight for Islamic State
MINNEAPOLIS - Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet.
After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children ó including one less than a year old.