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Crown asks for 10-year sentence for Mohamed Hersi

BRAMPTON – A judge was urged Tuesday to deliver a “hefty” punishment to a man who tried to join a terrorist group in Somalia and advised another man to do the same. Crown prosecutor James Clark says Somali-Canadian Mohamed Hassan ...

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United States Government Welcomes Baidoa Conference Three-Region State Agreement

June 23, 2014 U.S. Special Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnulty welcomes the June 23 signing of an agreement between the three-region and six-region state Southwest conferences to pursue a three-region state solution to include the regions of Bay, ...

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Global Somali Diaspora conference day 1: Motion passed

The Global Somali Diaspora conference which started yesterday morning in Istanbul was attended by Somali Diaspora representative groups and individuals from all over the world.  The purpose of this international Diaspora gathering was to discuss and finalise a strategy towards ...

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NUSOJ Condemns assassination of radio journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today condemned the killing of a radio journalist, Yusuf Ahmed Abukar Keynan, who was assassinated this morning when an explosive device ripped through his vehicle at Eel Gaab junction in Hamarweyne District in ...

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Somali festivals to mark homeland’s independence

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Cloud will be the sites of Somali independence day celebrations over the weekend. Local Somalis have planned the festivals to celebrate their homeland’s independence, and to pay homage to the United States – the ...

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The African Union (AU) Special Representative for Somalia prepares to leave

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif will be leaving the mission on July 2nd, 2014. Yesterday he held separate meetings with the President, the Prime Minister and the ...

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Somalia’s al-Shabab militants impose dress code

Many Somali women wear the niqab even in areas not controlled by al-Shabab Saturday, June 14, 2014 Somalia’s al-Shabab militants have rounded up around 100 women and ordered them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being ...

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Malta establishes diplomatic relations with Somalia

The Foreign Ministry has announced that Malta has established diplomatic relations with Somalia, after the documents were signed by foreign minister George Vella and Somali ambassador Ali Said Faqi, on the fringes of an EU-Arab League conference in Athens. The ...

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AU Special Representative applauds new defections from Al -Shabaab

The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif congratulates the Federal Government of Somalia for further defections from the militant group Al- Shabaab. This follows the renunciation of Sheikh Mohamed ...

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