East Africa: Leaders meet to decide on constitution of federation
East Africa enters the most decisive stage in its ambitious quest for a political union this week when the five heads of state launch the writing of a federal constitution and issue a time frame for establishment of a regional government.
Minnesota -An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released into the custody of his parents after a hearing Wednesday.
Ethiopia is attempting to set a world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in one day.
The country's health officials said Tuesday they hope to break the record this coming weekend in honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. The previous record for number of HIV tests carried out in one day occurred in Argentina in November 2012, when 1,380 people were tested. Ethiopian officials hope to carry out 2,000 tests.
Two Minnesotans charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger today announced a criminal complaint charging ABDI NUR, 20, and ABDULLAHI YUSUF, 18, with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). NUR is additionally charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. YUSUF is expected to make an initial appearance at 2:00 p.m. today before Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and start 16 days of activism to end gender violence. Living and working in Somalia, I see firsthand how desperately important this issue is.