Author to speak on book about Lewiston's Somali Bantus
Colby College anthropology professor, Catherine Besteman will be talking about her latest book, "Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Lewiston Public Library, Tuesday.
'Don't buy death' - Somalis urged to stay and rebuild their country
It's part of a journalist's job to keep track of awful events. But stories about rickety boats crammed with migrants capsizing in the Mediterranean occur with horrible frequency. For one Somali journalist reading the news that hundreds of people drowned in one such disaster on Monday, it was one story too many.
At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants killed in central Somalia
At least 25 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in heavy fighting between the Islamist group and Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by Africa Union peacekeeping forces known as AMISOM on Wednesday night in the outskirt Elbuur town of central Somalia, a local official said Thursday.
Lawyer downplays racism after Minnesota man firebombed Somali cafe
On an unseasonably warm prairie night last December, Matthew Gust hopped into his mom's car to prepare for an evening that would change his life. The man from East Grand Forks, Minnesota made a pit stop at a local gas station, pumping an unusual 81 cents' worth of fuel – enough for about 45 ounces, according to court documents.
Somalia bans its citizens from travelling to Sudan after 200 deaths
newsinisideSOMALIA has prohibited its citizens from traveling to Sudan, a popular passage for undocumented immigrants from the Horn of African nation headed for Italy, after the drowning of hundreds of Somali immigrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Somalia: UN envoy welcomes progress in preparations for elections in 2016
The Security Council heard today from the top United Nations official in Somalia that political progress is being made in the country, but that much remains to be done in a short period, including completing the electoral process for 2016 and boosting support to the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM).