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FILM: Trapped in Yemen

Al Jazeera Filmmaker: Mohammad Omar Since 1991, after the collapse of the Siad Barre regime, a civil war in Somalia has triggered a steady exodus from the country that continues today. Somalis regularly flee to Yemen which has had an open door policy towards them since the war began. They travel by sea, in vessels they […]

VIDEO: My walk back to Somalia

Bartamaha I am a 2016 Somali Presidential Candidate. At the tender age of 42 and after 25 years in the diaspora, I have finally understood the value of walking away in order to walk back to what matters the most. I am going home to reclaim Somalia and Somaliness.

VIDEO: The New British Ambassador To Somalia Visits Kismayo

Kismayo (Bartamaha) he British Ambassador to Somalia has commended the progress made by the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) ahead of the inauguration of its regional assembly. Ambassador Neil Wigan led a delegation to Kismayo yesterday and held meetings with the IJA administration led by IJA president Ahmed Mohamed Islam-Madobe, the regional cabinet ministers as well […]

Families Deny Somali-American Men Linked to Islamic State

VOA he families of six Somali-American men arrested for allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group deny the accusations. The men have been charged with conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization. The mother of two of the men, Mohamed Farah and Adnan Farah, […]

U.S. Somali recruiter not dead, still active in Syria: officials

Reuters  Somali-American who joined Islamic State as a fighter is alive and still trying to recruit young men from Minnesota to join him, law enforcement officials and a Somali community leader said, despite a report that he might have been killed in Syria. Abdi Nur, 20, who left Minneapolis for Syria last year, is frequently […]

Rochester Somali community denounces ISIS ideology

 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) “I moved to America when I was 9 years old,” says Deq Ahmed, a librarian and administrative assistant at Rochester Math and Science Academy, a charter school that specializes in education of Somali youth. “I’m more American than I am Somali.” Such is the sentiment of many Somalis in Rochester. They are […]


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