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At least 10 killed in suicide car bomb a...

At least 10 killed in suicide car bomb attack in Somalia

At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia’s Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, police said, and the militant al Shabaab group claimed the attack. “We have confirmed 10 people dead... read more »

Sing for the homeland: Sahra Halgan wants to teach the world about Somaliland
Sahra Halgan sings recognition for Somal...

Sahra Halgan sings recognition for Somaliland

We in the West are used to thinking of music mainly as entertainment. On occasion, it can fulfill a religious function, or be deployed to argue one political point or another. But for Sahra Halgan, the purpose of her music is to bring recognition to Somaliland, a self-declared state unrecognized by... read more »

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Mo Farah repeats as 5,000 champion, Cana...

Mo Farah repeats as 5,000 champion, Canada’s Ahmed 4th

Britain’s Mo Farah won the men’s 5,000-metre final on Saturday, his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics. Farah finished in 13 minutes 03.30 seconds to complete the double-double, having also won the 10,000 final last week. Farah is the first man to defend the 10,000 and 5,000 Olympic... read more »

Yusuf Dayur, 12, says he's been bullied at his suburban school for being a Muslim at a press conference held by CAIR Friday. Brandt Williams | MPR News
Minnesota boy, bullied for being Muslim,...

Minnesota boy, bullied for being Muslim, takes on Trump

A boy who has said he wants to be the first Muslim president is taking on Donald Trump, ahead of Republican presidential nominee’s appearance in Minneapolis scheduled for Friday. Yusuf Dayur, 12, said Trump says things that fuel ill-will toward his fellow Muslims. Trump’s campaign is... read more »

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Khadra Fiqi, left, and Hodo Ibrahim pose for a picture Friday. Fiqi says she sees Donald Trump's arrival in Minnesota as a symbol of a troubled America. Laura Yuen | MPR News

Minn. Somalis see Trump as symbol of more hostile America

For many Somali-Americans in Minnesota, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s fundraising visit to the state on Friday is the culmination of a tough week, a reminder of... read more »

Street kids are getting their first lessons in the new Mogadishu public schools.

Getting children off the streets in Somalia

Classes are under way in Mogadishu. These children are in school now, but it hasn’t always been the case. They’re all former street children who have been offered new opportunities –... read more »

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud speaks at a past event. Somalia could attain the minimum quota for women in political leadership ahead of Kenya when it heads to the polls next month. PHOTO | SALATON NAJU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

A third of Somalia MPs could be women by September

Somalia could attain the minimum quota for women in political leadership ahead of Kenya when it heads to the polls next month. A national leadership forum last week agreed to ensure at... read more »


In Somalia, al Shabaab Allegedly Loses Its Leader

Reports have emerged that Abu Ubeida, the leader of Somalia’s al Shabaab militant group, may have been captured or killed in an Aug. 11 military operation in southern Somalia. Since... read more »

Somalia's Minister of Women Affairs and Human Rights Development, Sahro Mohamed Ali speaks during a validation workshop on the  Action plan for the implementation for the human rights  road map for Somalia 2015-2016  on 9th May 2015. The workshop was supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). UN Photo/Omar Abdisalam.

Somali leaders lauded for endorsing 30 pct parliamentary quota fo...

Somalia’s top political decision-making forum has been lauded for endorsing a 30 percent parliamentary quota for women in the forthcoming general elections. Earlier this week, the National... read more »