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Somali President sends his condolences on the killing of Saado Ali Warsame

The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, sends his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MP Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali Member of Parliament killed in Mogadishu today. “Our prayers are with her. I send my deepest condolences to the Honourable Saado Ali Warsame’s family, friends, Members of Parliaments and Somali people. We [...]

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The motto of the Department of Homeland Security is “see something, say something” — and a group of Somali-Americans did just that when they thought a man was trying to recruit teens to fight in Syria. The FBI believes as many as a dozen young men have been recruited from Minneapolis, and as [...]

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WASHINGTON – Three women were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to raise money for Somali insurgent group al Shabaab, the Justice Department said. The women, two living in the United States and one living in the Netherlands, are believed to have directed a network composed primarily of women that funneled money to conduits [...]

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A Somali deputy and prominent singer-songwriter was gunned down today in the capital Mogadishu, a police official and witnesses said. Witnesses said armed men ambushed Saado Ali Warsame’s car as it was travelling in the south of the capital, killing her and her driver. Warsame is the fourth Somali deputy to be killed since the [...]

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The Twin Cities Somali community has lost an esteemed leader and a passionate advocate for Somali families. Abdulrahman Adem, a cultural facilitator at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58. Adem was known for his commitment to serve Somali families with students in Minneapolis schools as their ultimate ambassador [...]

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LONDON (REUTERS) – Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests the disease may be transmitted through the air. Mers, a serious respiratory illness caused by a virus known as a coronavirus (CoV), has infected [...]

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Girls in parts of the global south continue to be married young, with more than half of girls in the least developed countries wed before their 18th birthday. The prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) also remains high, with more than 90% of women in Somalia, Guinea, Djibouti, Egypt and Sierra Leone undergoing the procedure. [...]

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New York – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it has prohibited all U.S. air carriers and commercial operators from flying in Ethiopian airspace north of 12 degrees latitude as precaution following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.   The Washington Post reports that the “FAA expanded [...]

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The options of produce in the Sioux Empire got a little fresher this weekend.  Members of the Somali-Bantu Community began their very own farmer’s market. The ‘New American Garden Market’ has been a year in the making. It all started as a tiny community garden which was created to help immigrants and refugees feel a [...]

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According to breaking news reports from Kismayo, a suicide bombing occurred in the city. The explosion took place at a house in Kismayo belonging to Iftiin Hassan Baasto, a Somali politician who recently made up with Ahmed Madobe – the Leader of Interim Jubba Administration. As confirmed, 4 of his bodyguards and a female lady [...]

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