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Minnesota Woman gets probation for suppo...

Minnesota Woman gets probation for supporting Al-shabaab

A Minnesota woman who sent money to the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia was sentenced to five years’ probation on Wednesday after she cooperated with prosecutors, who said the light sentence would send a message to community members who shunned the woman yet supported other defendants who... read more »

‘I don’t have a place in my heart ...

‘I don’t have a place in my heart for Somalia right now’

When ethnic Bantus of Somalia faced genocide during the early ‘90s, 6-year-old Abdirahman Chirango escaped on foot across hundreds of miles to his country’s southwestern border. He remained in a congested refugee camp for more than a decade. Chirango fled to Kenya in 1991 with his maternal... read more »

Somali pirate sentenced to life over USS...

Somali pirate sentenced to life over USS Ashland attack – Justice Dep...

A 31-year-old Somali man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for engaging in piracy and other offences in connection with an attack on a U.S. Navy ship seven years ago, the U.S. Justice Department said. Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for his role... read more »

Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effec...

Anti-terrorism laws have ‘chilling effect’ on vital aid deliveries to Somal...

Strict British and US counter-terrorism laws are discouraging humanitarian organisations from delivering vital emergency assistance to millions of people facing starvation and fatal diseases in drought-hit Somalia. Senior humanitarian officials say the laws, which target any individual or... read more »

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Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia -statement

Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. The East... read more »

Turkey distributes humanitarian aid in Somalia

The Turkish government along with Turkish company Albayrak have on Sunday distributed food aid in Taredisho village in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu. Hundreds of people in... read more »

New Somali govt could fasttrack Amisom exit

The newly elected leader of Somalia President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, has offered a glimmer of hope in the plan by African peacekeepers to quit the country by December 2020. There is a general... read more »