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Somalis shackled in 'slave ship' conditions without food or water during two-day deportation flight

Ninety-two Somali immigrants are calling out the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they claim their deportation was like something off of a "slave ship" in the 1700s. A PRI report even detailed that the United States isn't disputing that the two immigrants were shackled at the hands an

RAW STORY - 2017-12-18 16:20:00

US strikes Shabaab outside of Kismayo

US forces conducted a strike against Shabaab on Friday Dec. 15, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, Somalia. The attack killed eight Shabaab fighters and destroyed one vehicle, according to the AFRICOM press release. Kismayo, a port city in southern Somalia, was formerly a Shabaab strongho

THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - 2017-12-18 12:43:07

US kills 8 suspected terrorists in Somalia drone strike

The U.S. military says it killed eight al Shabaab militants in an airstrike last week, which targeted a vehicle about 30 miles northwest of Kismayo in Somalia. A release from U.S. Africa Command said in a statement issued Monday that eight terrorists were killed and one vehicle was destroyed and tha

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2017-12-18 16:36:45

AP: Pentagon Says Soldier Killed in Niger Fought Until the End

A U.S. soldier killed by Islamic militants in Niger was shot 18 times and appeared to have fought back until he died, a military investigation reveals. U.S. officials briefed the Associated Press on the still-to-be-finalized and released report on the October ambush that killed Army Sergeant La Davi

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-12-18 16:32:15

US to Cut Some Somali Military Aid Over Misuse, Corruption

With the US repeatedly increasing its ground military involvement in Somalia over the course of 2017, they've also increased military aid to the Somali government. That aid hasn't exactly been well-used, however. Citing misuse of funds and growing corruption, the US State Department has revealed tha

ANTIWAR.COM - 2017-12-18 05:33:22

US air strike in Somalia kills eight al-Shabaab fighters

Provided by The Hill US air strike in Somalia kills eight al-Shabaab fighters The United States military last week conducted an air strike in Somalia that killed eight fighters from al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Monday. The strike occurred Friday evening,

MSN.COM - 2017-12-18 15:53:48

Somalia's first post-civil war memorial could be erected to the victims of its deadliest ever attack

It's been two months since a deadly blast ripped through a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing more than 500 people and injuring over 300. The Oct. 14 truck bombing, the deadliest attack in Somalia's history, turned buildings into heaps of debris and death, and left Somalis

QUARTZ - 2017-12-18 09:24:44

Polio eradication remains top priority for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has celebrated the efforts of its Member States to eradicate polio and is working to ensure that eradication remains at the top of national health agendas. In a resolution passed at the sixth session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers, held in Jedda

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-12-18 08:00:00

Alien Invasion: Battling the Spread of the Fall Armyworm in Africa

The Fall armyworm attacking a maize plant in Ethiopia. Able to feed on dozens of crop species, this invasive species of caterpillar is quickly spreading across the African continent. From Syrian families living in refugee camps to African migrants found in Mediterranean waters, when disaster hits

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-12-18 02:00:13

Somali security forces arrest former minister in raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali security forces have arrested a former minister and outspoken government critic after clashing with his bodyguards during an overnight raid on his home, the security ministry said on Monday. Abdirahman Abdishakur was a candidate in a February election won by President M

REUTERS UK - 2017-12-18 12:55:28

Africans enslaved in Libya are people -- let's treat them with humanity

(CNN)As a young man, I was fascinated with Libyan history and politics. Living a few miles from the Arab-Libyan Cultural Center in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, I spent my days reading books and magazines about the "triumphant" stories of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, once led by th

CNN - 2017-12-18 17:38:27

Somali President Vows Extra Efforts After U.S. Suspends Aid to Military

MOGADISHU - The government of Somali will do all it can to pay salaries and buy equipment for its soldiers as it begins to lose international support, the country's president said on Monday. The statement came several days after Reuters reported that the United States was suspending food and fuel ai

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-12-18 19:06:30

US forces carry out airstrike against extremists in Somalia

The U.S. military's Africa command says its forces conducted an airstrike against Islamic extremists in Somalia last week, approximately 30 miles northwest of Kismayo, killing eight militants and destroying one vehicle. In its statement released Monday, the U.S. Africa Command said that it assess

ABC NEWS - 2017-12-18 15:45:00

Living With the Pirates of Somalia

Director Bryan Buckley (left) with "The Pirates of Somalia" actors Barkhad Abdi and Evan Peters. (Brent N. Clarke / Invision / AP) Journalists don't always work behind the safety of a desk, as Canadian reporter Jay Bahadur proved when he moved to Somalia to cover the dangerous world of pirating. B

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-12-17 16:42:27

Twin Cites Dec. 20 peace vigil: No war for the holidays

Minneapolis, MN - In response to the growing danger of a new U.S. war in Korea and the endless series of U.S. wars, a coalition of Twin Cities-area peace groups have issued an appeal urging people to send an anti-war message for the holidays by being part of a visible anti-war action. The groups are

FIGHT BACK! NEWS - 2017-12-17 08:00:00

Letter: Jack O'Rourke: Is God on America's side in Mideast bombings?

We humans have a problem accepting the fact that God is a mystery beyond the ability of the human mind to comprehend. The God of Abraham told us, above all else, to love one another as we love ourselves, including our enemies. But we can't accept that, either. The most powerful military machine in w

PROVIDENCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-12-17 20:00:00

Faith and planning in the Sahel: tensions and cooperation

Guinean women dance at the opening of the Ouagadougou Partnership 6th annual meeting in Conakry, Guinea If you were to choose a topic for cordial, evidence-based dialogue, it probably would not be religious approaches to family planning. Yet that was on the agenda at the Ouagadougou Partnership (O

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-12-17 20:52:30

Christmas market opens in Algerian capital

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A small Christmas market has opened in Algeria's capital, catering to a rising number of Christian African migrants as well as diplomats and locals in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. Around 99 percent of Algeria's population is Sunni Muslim but the number of Christians has be

REUTERS - 2017-12-17 12:21:53

Hundreds of Islamic State 'Foreign Fighters' Have Returned to Europe

(AFP) - An estimated 40,000 people travelled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having lost most of its territory to


Somalia PM Says His Government Demanded US Aid Cut

Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday to reporters in Mogadishu, Khaire blamed former Somali

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-12-16 20:22:49