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

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

Madaxweyne Xasan Sh. Maxamud oo lumiyay fursadii ugu horeysay ee Siyaasadeed.

Dad badan ayaa ku farxay kadib markii ay maqleen in madaxweyne Xasan Sheikh Maxamuud uu diiday in uu ka qeyb galo shirka guud ee Qaramada Midoobay oo sanadkiiba bishan oo kale ay iskugu yimaadaan madaxweynayasha Aduunka. (ARIMAHA SIYAASADDA) Continue reading

Gunmen have shot dead a member of Somalia’s new parliament in an attack in the capital Mogadishu.

Gunmen have shot dead a member of Somalia‘s new parliament in an attack in the capital Mogadishu. Mustafa Haji Mohamed was gunned down after leaving a mosque in the southern Waberi district following evening prayers, witnesses said. Continue reading

Somali president will not attend upcoming United Nations meetings.

President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Tuesday (September 18th) that he will not attend the upcoming 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported. Continue reading

Jeddah: Woman kills her Somali husband.


JEDDAH – Jeddah Police have arrested a Somali woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death. The woman allegedly fled the scene after the crime. Continue reading

Ongeri reveals intrigues behind Somalia’s assassination plot.

Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Ongeri has for the first time revealed the power struggles in Somalia that led to last week’s attempted assassination of President-elect Hassan Sheikh Mahmud.WATCH VIDEO CLIP. Continue reading

Ottawa police officer to open school in Somalia.

After leading four years of fundraising, Ottawa police Const. Mahamoud Elmi leaves Sunday to open a new school in his native Somalia. Elmi, a police officer at Ridgemont and St. Patrick’s High School, raised $55,000 with the support of students, parents and fellow police officers. Another $35,000 came from an Ottawa development agency. Continue reading

Sawirada wufuudii Maanta ka qeyb gashay caleema-saarka Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya.


Somalis make a twitter election connection.

“Somalia” became an international trending topic on twitter as news hungry members of the diaspora exchanged analysis. Although he was thousands of miles away, UK-based Somali journalist Hamza Mohamed was still able to witness and follow his country’s presidential candidates deliver their speeches in front of parliament with a few clicks of his mouse. Continue reading

Two days into job, Somali president survives attacks.

MOGADISHU – Islamist suicide bombers attacked the hotel where Somalia‘s president was giving a news conference on Wednesday, killing eight people and sending reporters diving for cover. SEE MORE PICTURES INSIDE Continue reading

UK Prime Minister statement following election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Somalia.

“This is a significant moment for Somalia, and an important step towards a renewed political process.” Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement following the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in Somalia. Continue reading

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes new Somali President.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the selection of a new president for Somalia, the final step in the war-torn East African nation’s political transition process. Continue reading

Somalia’s Parliament elected a new president.

MOGADISHU, SomaliaSomalia‘s Parliament elected a new president of the country’s fledgling government Monday, a move that members of the international community say is a key step toward the east African nation’s transition from a war-torn failed state to a nation with an effective government. Continue reading

UNPOS: Somalia’s Most Qualified Parliament.

Mogadishu – There is an air of excitement as we draw closer to one of the most important dates in the history of Somali politics. Despite the many challenges leading up to the end of the transitional period, there is great pleasure in knowing that the legislative arm of Somalia’s new government sits many of the country’s most highly qualified people. Continue reading

Minnesota: Somali Danes seek American spirit.

MINNEAPOLIS — A delegation of six young Somali Danes, two Swedes and one Norwegian visited the American city of Minneapolis last week to break bread with their Somali immigrant counterparts and learn how this city has integrated them into civic and economic life. Minneapolis boasts the largest Somali population outside of Africa and became a haven for them when the country broke into civil war in the early 1990s. Continue reading

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