Somalia: A New Booklet On Apostasy in Islam Has Rattled Extremist Somali Clerics
It's not often that we hear of a battle of ideas between reformist the Muslim scholars and fundamentalist clerics of Somalia, who are fighting tooth and nail to silence the voice of moderation and reformation.
Ethiopia: Country Protected from Possible al-Shabab Attacks
Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the country is protected at all times from attacks by the Somali militant group al-Shabab but is asking its citizens to be vigilant. The American Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a terror warning earlier this week.
Somali Minister of Interior on Mozambique Election Observation Mission
The Minister of Interior and Federal Affairs of the Somali Federal Government, Mr. Abdullahi Goodah Bare have been invited to attend an election observation mission in Mozambique organized by EISA (Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa).
As in past years, students in Minneapolis will get a chance to experience first-hand what voting is like. The City of Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services division, in partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools, will be taking part in Kids Voting Minneapolis. The program gives K-12 students the opportunity to go to the polls with their parents on Election Day and cast their own ballots.
The AU Establishes a Team to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by the AMISOM
Mogadishu - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has today authorized the deployment of an Investigation Team to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) leveled against personnel of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report titled “The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia” which was issued in Nairobi, Kenya on 8 September, 2014.
UN Report Warns Of Islamic Extremists Group Al-Shabaab Growth
Al-Shabaab is shipping large quantities of charcoal from a port in Somalia controlled by the Kenya Defence Forces, United Nations monitors say in a report released Wednesday. The UN cautioned that the surge of revenue will only boost the power and influence of the Islamic extremists group.