US authorities, community work together to counter extremism
When Andrew Luger became the United States Attorney for Minnesota in February 2014, the problem of young Somali men in the community leaving America to join the radical Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab in the civil war in Somalia was easing off, only for a new form of terror recruitment to surface.
Hawala shutdown nearly crippled our economy -- Somalia minister
The closure of informal money transfer companies, commonly known as Hawala earlier in the year, locked out an estimated $ 5.4 million (Sh562.8 million) daily inflows into Somalia, a minister said on Friday.
Somalia detains journalist, director after TV debate
Somalia’s security forces have arrested a journalist and the director of a privately owned Somali television after hosting a debate which discussed about a meddling by neighbouring countries in Somalia’s internal affairs.
Underage asylum-seekers study Finnish, want to stay in Finland
The Joutseno folk high school has begun training young asylum-seekers. The youth at the school are aged 16-17. They have come to Finland in September from Somalia, Iraq and Arghanistan – all of them came to the country unsupervised.
Hailing Somalia’s ratification, UN renews call for universalization of child rights treaty
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.
Somalia hopes to redirect more military in anti-militant fight
Somalia must bolster its police presence in towns retaken from the al Shabaab militant group in order to free its overstretched military to focus on offensive action, the prime minister said in an interview on Friday.
Ambassador Maman Sidikou met Somali youth in Minnesota
Ambassador Maman Sidikou has asked Somali youth to share innovative ideas that will help rebuild their country. Ambassador Sidikou,The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia was addressing a delegation of youth leaders and students in Minneapolis, U.S.A, at a meeting he had with them on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.