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Missouri Woman Pleads in Assault on Somali Woman


PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri woman charged with assaulting a Somali woman pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Deanne Rodarmel pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor assault charge. She was originally charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The Joplin Globe reports the 44-year-old Rodarmel was placed on two years’ probation. The victim, 20-year-old Fatima Mohamed, of ...

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Somalia and the Saudi battleship that saw Siad Barre’s demise (Analysis • Opinion)


The diplomatic row between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors has now become a protracted stalemate. Despite its diplomatic connections and petrodollar soaked influence, Saudi Arabia, the key conspirator in the regional posturing game, has so far gained precious little for their monumental decision to impose a debilitating economic blockade on Qatar. So far even Egypt and U.S. President Donald ...

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Remains of fallen UPDF soldiers brought home


A plane carrying the bodies of the Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] soldiers who were killed in Somalia touched down at Entebbe Airbase Wednesday afternoon. Relatives the fallen soldiers who had waited at the airbase since morning, burst into tears on seeing the plane. The national army’s flag was flying half-mast in respect to the deceased. UPDF officers also lined ...

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Somalia signs pact on convicts


  Opening a new front for collaboration in anti-piracy operation in Eastern Africa, India and Somalia on Tuesday signed an agreement for transfer of sentenced convicts. A statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said the agreement was the highlight of the ongoing visit of the Foreign Minister of Somalia. Transfer of prisoners “During the visit, the Somalian Minister held ...

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KDF Jets Bombard On An Al-Shabaab Base Near Garbaharey In Somalia


Reports from Somalia indicate that, the Kenyan military jet fighters conducted airstrikes against an Al-Shabaab base near near Garbaharey, the regional capital of Gedo region, Somalia. Reports indicate that the air bombardments from KDF jets targeted an Al-Shabaab logistics and training base at a militant-held area near Garbaharey. Further reports and referenced by various open sources indicate that the air ...

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Car Bomb in Somali Capital Mogadishu Kills Six, 20 Wounded: Police Officer


MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday killed six and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said. The bomb went off on the busy Maka al Mukaram road, police said, while a Reuters witness said the blast was followed by big clouds of smoke visible ...

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Somali Foreign Minister to visit India next week


Amid India’s growing ties with Africa, the Foreign Minister of Somalia Yusuf-Garaad Omar will pay a five-day visit to the country next week during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Omar will be visiting from July 31-August 4. This will be Omar’s first visit to India since he assumed office earlier this year. The two ...

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Adventist Aid Agency Supports Hungry Families in Somalia


Somalia is currently experiencing the worst drought in 42 years,” reads the last edition of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Switzerland newsletter. There are currently a staggering 6.2 million people in Somalia that don’t have enough to eat or drink. Together with the ‘Glückskette,’ a Swiss collection agency, the relief will provide 600 households or about 3,600 people ...

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Somali American Academic Selected as US Youth Observer to the UN

Girl Up teen advisor, Munira Khalif, addresses hundreds of young leaders who support the U.N. Secretary General's Global Education First Initiative, during 'Malala Day' at the United Nations in New York, July 12, 2013. Malala Yousafzai continues to campaign for every child's right to education after surviving an attack by the Taliban in Pakistan last year. (INSIDER IMAGES/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)

A Somali American academic has been selected as United States Youth Observer to the United Nations, according to statement released by the US Department of State The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), announced the selection of the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations, the statement said. Ms. ...

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Being a border town means that Mexico steals a lot of San Diego’s attention as the resident international presence. Lesser known, both to outsiders and people living in San Diego, is that America’s Finest City is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States, after the Twin Cities area. Most of San Diego’s Somali population arrived as refugees ...

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