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Somalian consulate ransacked in Karachi

Somalian consulate ransacked in Karachi

Police in Karachi have confirmed that on Friday night, the honorary consulate of Somalia was robbed. The Dawn quoted Senior Superintendent Police (District South) Saqib Ismail Memon, as saying that about seven men had entered the premises and taken away two laptops, three mobile phones and Rs 7,000 in cash. The matter is under investigation. The Somalian consulate was inaugurated ...

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Somalia: “We help one another” – but people are still dying

Somalia: “We help one another” – but people are still dying

“Are you apprehensive? It’s your first time here, yes?” The sharp-suited Somali with an English accent tipped his Panama hat as we descended onto the heat-blasted runway at Hargeisa airport, North-west Somalia. “There’s no need, it’s quite safe. The local people would apprehend anyone dangerous long before they reached you. Everyone’s on watch you see.” My fellow traveller is a ...

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Exclusive: Somalia’s Ex-President urges Trump to collaborate’ to fight Al-shabaab

Exclusive: Somalia’s Ex-President urges Trump to collaborate’ to fight Al-shabaab

The U.S. military should make avoiding civilian casualties in Somalia “a top priority” after President Donald Trump signed a directive loosening restrictions on airstrikes in the country, Somalia’s former president tells Newsweek. Trump approved a U.S. military request to provide “additional precision fires” targeting al-Shabab, an Islamist militant group with ties to al-Qaeda, according to a Pentagon statement on March ...

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Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus: Official

Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus: Official

A roadside bomb exploded and killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region Thursday evening, the region’s governor said, blaming the extremist group al-Shabab. Most of the victims were women, Ibrahim Aden Ali said. He called the blast a “national disaster.” Six other people were injured, regional security official Nur Abdullahi told The Associated Press. ...

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Deadly car bombing in the capital Mogadishu

Deadly car bombing in the capital Mogadishu

A massive explosion ripped through a cafe popular among government workers in the capital city of Mogadishu killing at least 8 people. dpa witnesses saw things flying up in the air, and then people in a panic and running for safety.The roof over the targeted cafe’s upstairs terrace was ripped off by the force of the blast and pieces of ...

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Turkish Airlines deliver 60 tons of food aid to drought-stricken Somalia

Turkish Airlines deliver 60 tons of food aid to drought-stricken Somalia

A Turkish Airlines cargo plane carrying over 60 tons of food aid and medical supplies arrived in Somali’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday as part of a global aid campaign by Turkey’s flagship carrier. Use of the plane, emblazoned with the campaign’s twitter hashtag #LoveArmyForSomalia, was donated by Turkish Airlines. “Turkish Airlines plane just landed. It carried more than 60 tons ...

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EU naval force says seized Indian cargo dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

EU naval force says seized Indian cargo dhow now in vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia

An Indian registered cargo dhow that was hijacked by suspected Somali pirates on April 1 is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, a major meeting point of pirates when they were most active in 2011, the EU Naval Force said on Monday, giving a location for the vessel for the first time. “An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft has ...

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Why the Somali community in the Twin Cities is so much more politically successful than the one in Columbus, Ohio

Why the Somali community in the Twin Cities is so much more politically successful than the one in Columbus, Ohio

The latest study on Somalis in the United States supports a theory that nearly everyone in the community has heard before: that Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities are better integrated and more influential than their counterparts anywhere in the country. It was a theory that Stefanie Chambers, an associate professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, first heard in anecdotal form ...

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Qatar Charity steps up relief in Somalia.

Qatar Charity steps up relief in Somalia.

Due to the worsening of famine in Somalia, which caused the death of 100 people within 48 hours, and the unprecedented drought, which threatens the life of 5 million Somalis, Qatar Charity has decided to increase its efforts to help Somali people by implementing a number of new urgent projects, which was actually initiated by a project aimed at providing ...

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Turkey boosts aid for Somalia’s development.

Turkey boosts aid for Somalia’s development.

Embattled with drought and poverty, Somalia received a new batch of aid from Turkey on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak attended a ceremony in the capital Mogadishu for the donation of trucks, cement mixers and other equipment to be used in improving the country’s infrastructure. The Turkish Red Crescent and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) made the ...

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