Al-Shabab militants create chaos, pain for Somalis
Sitting under a veranda at the former headquarters of Somali Airlines, Ali Bashir sipped coffee and chewed khat, an African herb, as he recounted 15 years of anarchy fomented by al-Shabab Islamic terrorists.
Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets
The tobacco industry has been waging a sort of religious war for decades, recruiting Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to counter a feared Muslim opposition to smoking, a new, Canadian co-authored study suggests.
Somali state security forces forcibly evicted about 21,000 displaced people in the capital, Mogadishu, in early March 2015. The authorities beat some of those evicted on March 4 and 5, destroyed their shelters, and left them without water, food, or other assistance. Many of those affected had fled their homes during the 2011 famine and fighting, and have been repeatedly displaced since then.
On the enemy side? Riddle of missing KDF-trained youth
Nairobi, Kenya - As the government moves ahead with an expensive project to build a controversial security fence on sections of Kenya’s 700 km border with Somalia to keep out terrorists, it has a bigger headache.
Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids
Sanaa - Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen.
Seattle Mayor proposes joint resolution with City Council to find solutions to Somali remittance issue
Today, Mayor Ed Murray transmitted a proposed joint resolution to Seattle’s City Council affirming the City’s support of Somali communities who seek to care for their families still living in Somalia and the Horn of Africa by way of remittances.