Tag: somalia

Somalians face renewed threat from al-Shabab in twin truck bombings

Somalians face renewed threat from al-Shabab in twin truck bombings

| October 18, 2017

(GIN)—A presumed safe zone in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, is now awash in ash and rubble from one of the deadliest attacks by a terrorist group in a decade. More than 300 people died when a twin truck bomb exploded followed by a massive fireball. The trucks had managed to enter the area with their […]

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Pentagon gets green light to expand war in Somalia

Pentagon gets green light to expand war in Somalia

| April 5, 2017

(GIN)—Clouds are moving across Somalia’s drought-wrecked landscape – but not the kind that make grass grow and flowers bloom. Instead, military aircraft will be raining down “precision fires” after an authorization signed by President Trump that relaxes rules meant to prevent civilian casualties in the region. Military officials are also granted wider authority for conducting […]

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Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

Civil war blamed for starvation, faming looming in South Sudan

| February 21, 2017

(GIN)—The government of South Sudan and the United Nations are reporting that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. The announcement comes as international aid agencies are overwhelmed by catastrophes unfolding in four countries. There have been warnings of famine in Yemen, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria, but […]

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New Somali president boosts hopes for long-awaited stability

New Somali president boosts hopes for long-awaited stability

| February 14, 2017

(GIN)—The election of Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s next president has inspired optimism for the future of Somalia. The stage seemed set for a ceremonial rubber-stamping of the status quo. Some of the new parliamentarians, many of who came through a corrupt process supported by domestic and foreign elements, arrived late and, at times, act […]

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Local Islamic Center codemns executive order travel ban

Local Islamic Center codemns executive order travel ban

| January 31, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center condemns the temporary ban on refugees and blocking visas from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Syria.  This Un-American executive order will have a negative impact of our image in the Muslim world.  This ban does not make our country safer but serves to stigmatize Muslim refugees […]

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Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

| January 31, 2017

Muslim travel ban ignores Saudi Arabia A Frost Illustrated Commentary “For Yahweh hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7 Donald Trump. We really shouldn’t have to say more but there seems to be a lot of folks who aren’t getting it. […]

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Somali woman, defying odds, runs for top spot in next month’s polls

Somali woman, defying odds, runs for top spot in next month’s polls

(GIN)—With the news of terror attacks, the departure of peacekeepers and the proposed eviction of thousands of Somali refugees in neighboring Kenya, it is easy to miss the news of the first woman candidate running to be Somalia’s next president in next month’s national poll. Fadumo Dayib has overcome adversity before. She was the first […]

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Another take on Brexit from an African perspective

Another take on Brexit from an African perspective

| June 28, 2016

(GIN)—Writing on the blogpost This Is Africa, Malawi journalist Levi Kabwato tackled the much reported story of “Brexit” from his own unique perspective. “European Union policies towards Africa and the rest of the Global South are unhelpful to the ordinary African,” he began. “It is against this backdrop that we must see Britain’s referendum on […]

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Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

| April 26, 2016

(GIN)—Beyonce’s pick for lyrics setting off her latest production, LEMONADE, was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage. A 27-year-old born in Kenya to Somali parents, who published her first pamphlet, “Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth,” in 2011, Shire went on to win the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. “I […]

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Journalists demand justice in worldwide campaign

Journalists demand justice in worldwide campaign

| November 3, 2015

(GIN)—Journalists just can’t get a break. In the U.S. last week, reporters grilling Republicans had their hands smacked (figuratively) by partisans uncomfortable with the tough questioning to which they weren’t accustomed. But abroad, journalism is not only a deadly undertaking. Those who attack and kill “the messenger,” do so with little fear of punishment. For […]

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