Category Archives: Somalia

Somalia Upper Parliament Appoints Speaker, Presidential Election set for Jan. 24

Somalia’s Upper House of parliament has elected its speaker on Sunday, the last major step toward holding the presidential election that has been delayed several… Continue reading

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Somali Arrest 6 Teenage Boys for Gang-Raping 16-Year-Old and Posting the Video on Facebook

The gang rape of a 16-year-old Somali girl has sparked outrage after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.
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Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis Among 180 Migrants who Drowned Found Off Libya’s Coast

Up to 180 people were feared dead in the latest shipwreck of a migrant boat off the Libyan coasts, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)… Continue reading

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Abdul Razak Ali Artan: 18-Year-Old Somali Refugee Identified as Ohio State University Attacker

Source: BBC News
A man who injured 11 people, one critically, in a rampage at Ohio State University was of Somali descent and a student… Continue reading

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Qilinto Prison Fire: 28 Inmates Charged With Setting Fire to the Prison With High-Profile Political Prisoners

Ethiopian authorities have charged 38 inmates of a prison in Addis Ababa, where high-profile political prisoners are reportedly being held, with setting the facility on… Continue reading

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Somali Singer Releases Song Calling on Somali-Americans not to Fear US President-Elect Donald Trump

Source: BBC African News
A female Somali musician has released a song titled “Donald Trump,” urging the president-elect to accept the Somali-American community.
Prior to… Continue reading

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Swiss Police Arrest Ethiopian Imam for Calling for the Killing of Muslims who Didn’t Pray at His Mosque

Source: Associated Press
Swiss police raided a mosque in a northern city on Wednesday, detaining eight people including an Ethiopian imam who allegedly called for… Continue reading

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Ethiopia Denies Withdrawing its Troops From Somalia Over Amhara and Oromo Protests

Islamic insurgency group al-Shabab has taken over a strategic town in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday after Ethiopian troops withdrew from their positions on Wednesday.
Ethiopia,… Continue reading

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