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Former Somali lawmaker says he knows hotel suicide bomber

MOGADISHU -- Former Somali Member of Parliament Salat Ali Jelle said Saturday he personally knew a woman suicide bomber who attacked Central Hotel in Mogadishu on Friday. Jelle said Somali-Dutch Lul Ahmed blew herself up, killing more than 25 people...

President Hassan condemns Mogadishu terrorist attack

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has strongly condemned the brutal terrorist attack at a hotel in Mogadishu, where government officials and civilians have been residing. “I am very sorry and shocked that terrorist...

Suicide attack targets Somali officials in hotel, kills 10 people

(Reuters) - Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb at the entrance of a hotel in the Somali capital on Friday and then stormed inside where politicians had gathered, killing at least 10 people including a lawmaker and lightly wounding...

Minnesota man charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

Minneapolis: A Minnesota man pulled off an airplane bound for Turkey last year has been indicted on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State and lying to federal agents investigating recruitment by militant groups, prosecutors said on Thursday. Hamza Ahmed,...

Somalis panic as cash flow dries up after U.S. remittance lifeline cut

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali families are panicking and businesses are running short of funds two weeks after the last major U.S. bank stopped transferring money to the fragile Horn of Africa country, development groups said. Somalia has no...

Somali gets suspended sentence for attacking a policeman

A 25-year-old Somali man was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for eighteen, after a court found him guilty of a drunken assault on a police officer who asked him to lower his voice. Magistrate Doreen Clarke was told...

Somali-Americans lose another bank willing to transfer cash

BLOOMINGTON — For years, Mohammed Amin Kahin has sent money to his family in Somalia to help them with rent, food and schooling. But now the 27-year-old Bloomington man and others in the Twin Cities with roots in the impoverished...

Their goal is to make Minnesota youths deaf to Islamic State’s call

The deeply moving discussion took place a while back during a meeting at Karmel Square, the oldest Somali shopping mall in Minneapolis. There, she bared her soul about her cousin, one of 15 men and one woman federal counterterrorism...

Somali jailed for 30 years in Italy for raping migrants

Rome (AFP) - A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media...

U.S. banks cut off cash transfers to Somalia amid terrorism concerns

Last week, Abdia Sheikh made her regular trip to Dahabshil, a tiny office in Falls Church, Va., and a financial nerve center of the Somali community in Northern Virginia. She had brought $200 in cash, which she sends every...

What has happened to the fight against Somalia’s al-Shabab?

News on Somalia has gone strangely quiet in recent weeks. Somali piracy is in retreat. Since 2009 the High Risk Area off the Somali coast suffered over 700 attacks from pirates, but last year there were only 11 pirate...

US bank shuts down informal remittances to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia A man raises his cane in anger outside Somalia's largest money transfer company. He is furious that the Merchants Bank of California has announced it will shut down accounts for informal money-remittance services in Somalia that have...

Somali food truckers open Queen St. W. takeout shop

Aisha Mohamed and Ahmed Duale, the couple behind the Kal & Mooy food truck, now have a takeout spot in the Queen Live Fresh Food Market and want you to come. They have a measly 160 square feet of space,...

Al-Shabab gunmen kill Somali MP Abdullahi Qayad Barre

A Somali member of parliament has been shot dead in Mogadishu by Islamist militants from the al-Shabab movement, officials say. Abdullahi Qayad Barre was killed near the presidential palace when gunmen opened fire on his car. A spokesman for al-Shabab said...

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