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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kenya : The names of 4 Westgate attackers released

(Medeshi) - NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's military spokesman on Saturday named four men - including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali - he said took part in the Islamist militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago in which at least 67 people were killed.

Update : Foreign forces attack Al-Shabab militant base on coast of Somalia

(Medeshi) - Al Shabaab militants have said that a British commander has been killed in a raid in Somalia carried out by British and Turkish special forces, according to Reuters.Unidentified foreign forces have launched a night-time raid on a militant base in the south Somali town of Barawe from the sea, reports say.

Friday, October 4, 2013

London : Woman Fined For Punching Somali Wearing Burka in Woolwich

(Medeshi) - A WOMAN has been ordered to pay a total of £355 after being found guilty of punching and racially abusing a Somali woman wearing a burka.

London : Thief caught green-handed by British police trap at Harlesden

(Medeshi) - (Reuters) - A thief was caught not so much red-handed as green-faced in London after breaking into a car in that sprayed him with a liquid that glows emerald under ultraviolet light.

Gunmen kill Kenyan Muslim cleric, unrest feared

(Medeshi) - By Joseph Akwiri - MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Gunmen in Kenya shot dead a popular Muslim cleric who preached at a mosque linked in the past to Somali Islamist militants, police said on Friday, raising tensions in the port city of Mombasa.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kenyan-born Somali woman announced as Young Poet Laureate for London

( Medeshi) - The inaugural Young Poet Laureate for London was today named as a Kenyan-born Somali woman who grew up in the capital.

Al-Shabaab seen as a threat on US soil

Medeshi) - By Nicole Gaouette - Bloomberg - The Somali terrorist group behind the four-day attack on Kenya’s Westgate Mall presents a significant threat to U.S. embassies and interests in Africa and potentially on U.S. soil as well, counterterrorism analysts told Congress.

Italy : Submarine rises through Milan's pavement (+ Photos)

(Medeshi) - Milan awoke on Tuesday morning to find something a little strange. Just off of Via dei Mercanti, near the heart of the old city, a submarine has apparently pushed its way through the paving stones and damaged a nearby car.(Business daily )

Somaliland : Two killed in Hargeisa in the last 24 hours

(Medeshi) -Two men are reported killed in Hargeisa in the last 24 hours . The first victim was a newly graduated student of Hargeisa university while the other was a pedestrian at Hargeisa high street.

Yemen security services investigate rape and death case of a two year old Somali child

(Medeshi) - Sana’a: Yemen security services in the southern province of Taiz are investigating rape and death case of a two year old Somali child, Gulf News has learnt from security officials.

Update : 300 Somalis and Eritreans drown , 150 rescued off Italian Island

(Medeshi) -ROME - At least 300 asylum-seekers drowned and 150 were rescued after a boat carrying some 500 people caught fire and capsized near an Italian island on Thursday, officials and media reports said.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mississauga teens detained in Somaliland say they are suffering in jail

(Medeshi) - Jamal Noor would have been in class at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School in Mississauga last week. He would have spent his afternoons playing soccer with his friends and his nights studying for tests.

Turkish PM meets with Somaliland leader in İstanbul

(Medeshi) - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with the leader of Somalia's autonomous Somaliland region, Ahmed Muhammed Silanyo, in İstanbul on Wednesday.

Somali-Canadian father beheads 4 of his boys in Somalia town

(Medeshi) - TORONTO — A small Somali town is in shock following the beheading of four young boys allegedly by their Somali-Canadian father.

Benefit changes and the plight of Somalis in the UK

(Medeshi) - Benefits and austerity measures enforced by the current conservative government is affecting many unemployed Somalis in the UK.

Torture and deaths in detention in Libya - Report

(Medeshi) - October 2013 - Summary
Torture and other ill-treatment in Libya is an on-going and widespread concern in many detention centres, despite the efforts of the Libyan authorities which are committed at the  highest level to ending torture and to ensuring the proper functioning of the criminal justice  system.

We'll intensify attacks against Kenya - Shabaab

(Medeshi) - Nairobi - Somalia's Shabaab Islamists threatened Wednesday to step up militant attacks against Kenya, after Nairobi refused to pull its troops out of Somalia.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inside Somaliland's pirate rehab (+Photos)

(Medeshi) - By Mark Hay - Beside the customs station at the tiny port in the hell-hot and dusty town of Zeila, Somaliland, two men load a large truck with crates upon crates of Tabasco sauce.

Canada to spend $6M on security, conflict management, human rights in Somalia

( Medeshi) - OTTAWA - Canada will spend $6 million on security, conflict management and human rights in Somalia.

Book presentation: The Orchard of Lost Souls, by Nadifa Mohamed

( Medeshi) - Chaired by Saynab Mahamud.
Kayd Somali arts and Culture would like to invite you to a conversation with Nadifa Mohamed who will present her new novel “The Orchard of Lost Souls”, Saturday, 5th of October, 6pm, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG.

Monday, September 30, 2013

SAS , US and French special forces to strike against Al Shabaab in South Somalia

 (Medeshi) - THE SAS is set to join US and French special forces in a strike against the ­Westgate Mall terror group al-Shabaab. Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has asked for help to “disrupt” the Islamist extremists.

Kilimanjaro to Assume Pivotal Role in Somalia Oil Project

(Medeshi) - CALGARY, ALBERTA, Sep 30, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Kilimanjaro Capital ("Kilimanjaro" or "the Company") (gxg:KCAP), the ethical investment company with acquisitions in the African mining and Oil & Gas sectors, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a farmout agreement ("the Agreement") with the Australian-Somali company Amsas to obtain a 5% non working interest in the Somalia Amsas-Coriole-Afgoye ("ACA") Block with an opportunity to earn an additional 5% each in additional three Somali blocks.

The birth of new Island in Pakistan (+Photos)

( Medeshi) - Amidst the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people, a new island emerged from the depth of the sea. NASA has released images of the newly formed islet.

6 injured in renewed attack at refugee camp in Kenya

(Medeshi) - GARISSA, Kenya, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six people were injured in a renewed grenade attack by Al-Shabaab suspects on Sunday night in the sprawling refugee camp in northern Kenya bordering the war- scarred Somalia.

Sweden : Family reunification boom fails to materialize

(Medeshi) - The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) was prepared for 20,000 applications following changes that made it easier for family members to apply for residency in Sweden to be reunited with Somalis who had already migrated to Sweden.

Oxfam reaction to Barclays closing last remittance accounts to Somalia

(Medeshi) - By Grace Cahill Media and PR Executive - Today in response to Barclays bank closing its final remittance accounts from the UK to Somalia, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Saudi factor in Al Shabaab terrorism

(Medeshi) - Commentary - Many young and poor Africans mostly Somalis enter Saudi Arabia through various venues. Most of those who make to the major cities after being subjected to rape and torture are recruited for religious purposes particularly teaching Islam.

US Journalist Michael Scott Moore held by Somali pirates pleas for release (+Photos)

(Medeshi) -  Michael Scott Moore who has been kept captive by the Somali pirates since 2012 hereby  Issues a plea  for his release in these  photos released by the Pirates .

50 students die in Nigeria college attack

(Medeshi) - Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students.

Are Somalis Being Isolated From The Black Community?

(Medeshi) - Written by Jermaine Haughton - Voice - SINCE THE break-up of Somalia’s government in 1991, many of its citizens migrated to Britain to escape the civil war, but the fortunes of many Somalis have not proved to be as rosy as expected.