Tag: somalia

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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Cascade of crises to occupy delegates at African Union summit

Cascade of crises to occupy delegates at African Union summit

(GIN)–Conflicts in Burundi and Libya, xenophobia, migration and terrorism will be high on the agenda at the upcoming African Union summit taking place this week in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Center, South Africa. Crisis hotspots in South Sudan, Mali, Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria are also expected to be taken up at the gathering of national leaders […]

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In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

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Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

Kenya orders Somali refugee camp sheltering thousands to move

| April 14, 2015

(GIN)–The United Nations, which is sheltering more than 600,000 refugees from war-torn Somalia, has been ordered by Kenyan authorities to relocate the camp in three months. “We have asked the UNHCR (the U.N. Refugee Agency) to relocate the refugees in three months, failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves,” said Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto […]

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