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Citizenship revoked on Mahdi Hashi for ‘extremism.

Mr Hashi, from Camden, is currently thought to be in a jail in East Africa. Family and friends of Mahdi Hashi, 23, from Camden, claim the government acted because he had refused to become an informant for the security services. Continue reading

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UK: Theresa May strips British passport from Muslim care worker who refused to join MI5.

Mahdi Hashi – who MI5 once tried to recruit as a spy – has been deprived of his British passport, denied access to consular assistance and may never return to Britain. He is thought to be being held in an African prison. Continue reading

Somalia says will not cancel new oil contracts.

Somalia does not plan to nullify oil and gas exploration contracts made in recent years in favour of those that were signed prior to the toppling of the government in 1991, a senior state official said on Friday. Continue reading

Twin blasts in Nairobi wound three officers: police

At least three officers were wounded in twin explosions Friday evening in a predominantly Somali area of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police sources said. Continue reading

Somalia’s president names newcomer as PM.

Abdi Shirdon has been a businessman in Kenya and is believed to be untainted by the country’s volatile clan politics. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalia‘s new president, has named Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid as the country’s new prime minister, diplomats and a government source said. Continue reading

Somalia al-Shabab armoury ‘destroyed in Kismayo’.

Kenya‘s military says its jets have bombed the airport in the Somali city of Kismayo, destroying an armoury and warehouse used by Islamist militants. Continue reading

Ohio mall terrorism defendant facing deportation.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal authorities are preparing to deport a Somali immigrant who federal prosecutors say plotted to attack an Ohio shopping mall. Nuradin Abdi completed his prison sentence last month and is in federal custody in Louisiana while final preparations are made to return him to Somalia. Continue reading

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