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Congress Woman Ilhan Omar’s Hatred for America on Display: Omar Unfavorably Compares U.S. to Somalia

Rep. Ilhan Omar thinks Somalia is ahead of the United States when it comes to justice for women. In fact, there is nothing she thinks is better in the States than in Somalia that I can recall.


US says 2 Al Shabaab killed in air raid in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab in Somalia, killing two militants. The strike was carried out near Jamaame, Lower Juba Region in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia’s continued efforts to weaken al-Shabaab.


Overnight Defense: US strike in Somalia kills ISIS deputy | Trump's love of acting secretaries | Terrorist designation against elite Iranian military unit takes effect

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Attacked on all sides: Somali civilians bombed by US airstrikes and targeted by al-Shabab

The farmers were al-Shabab terrorists — according to the United States Africa Command or AFRICOM, which leads US military operations in Somalia. But Amnesty has argued that overly broad strike criteria are putting young Somali men — some who are farmers living in remote areas — at risk of being indi


Somalia’s central bank chief takes office

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The newly appointed chief of Somalia’s central bank Abdirahaman Mohamed Abdullahi has taken office after handing-over ceremony was held in the capital of Mogadishu.


Car bomb kills four and injures five in Somalia

Police confirmed four people were killed and five others injured after a car loaded with explosives detonated along Maka Al-Mukarama road in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The director of a private ambulance service said his team collected 13 wounded people and one dead body.


Cuban president consults Kenya, Somalia over kidnapped doctors

Cuba President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez has said he is working with leaders from Kenya and Somalia to secure the return of two Cuban doctors abducted by gunmen last week. Last Friday, two doctors from Cuba working in Kenya were abducted near the country’s border with Somalia in what is believed to


Somalia’s HirShabelle State launches second phase of police recruitment

MOGADISHU — HirShabelle State has launched the second phase of its police recruitment programme with the enlisting of 200 youths from Hiran region. The exercise was conducted in Beletweyne by Somali Police Force and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers.


U.S. Airstrike Kills a Top IS Group Leader in Northern Somalia

(NAIROBI, Kenya) — A United States airstrike killed a senior leader of the extremist rebels of the Islamic State in Somalia group involved in attacks in northern Somalia, U.S. military and a Somali official said Monday.


Somalia: IGAD ICPAC Bulletin No. 4: Season Update - Eastern Africa Crop Monitor (April 2019)

Source: Intergovernmental Authority on Development Country: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania. The current crop season in the central and southern part of the region normally starts with onset of March to May rainfall season. However, majority of cropping


Saudi Arabia slams Somalia attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned deadly suicide car bomb attack which on Wednesday killed four people in Somali capital Mogadishu. The explosion caused by a parked car bomb also left 13 people wounded near Wabari police station in the capital, police captain Hussein Mohamed s


King Salman Sends Letters to Presidents of Somalia, Djibouti

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent on Friday written messages to the presidents of Somalia and Djibouti, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The messages cover bilateral ties binding the Kingdom to the African nations.


New video of sharia babe Omar chatting with gender segregated people

The United States Army was the villain in the “Black Hawk Down” incident in Somalia, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in a 2017 Twitter post, Steve Emerson of The Investigative Project reminds us. Her anti-Semitism is well-known as is her hatred of America. Not everyone knows how deep that hatre


Huge fire engulfs weapon warehouse in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A massive fire has engulfed a weapons depot at dawn on Sunday in small township lies some 40km away from Galkacyo town in central Somalia. Loud explosions could be heard through the town after the blaze, Mohamed Hanad Mohamed, a witness said.


Ilhan Omar once addressed gender-segregated audience in Somalia

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar once spoke to an audience segregated by gender in her native Somalia, as she praised the country's efforts empowering women and sought to contrast that with America's.


Somalia: Transitioning to National Forces in Somalia: More Than an Exit for AMISOM

Source: International Peace Institute Country: Somalia. When the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) deployed in 2007, the AU and the UN Security Council expected that the United Nations would eventually take over from the AU force. But while a UN peacekeeping operation remains a theoretical o


Somalia: Six soldiers killed in explosion

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least six government soldiers have been killed in roadside bomb explosion in south of Somali capital Mogadishu. The explosion targeted an armored Somali military vehicle in Sabid town, some 40km south of Mogadishu.


Ilhan Omar Slammed U.S. Soldiers Involved in 'Black Hawk Down' Incident

The United States Army was the villain in the "Black Hawk Down" incident in Somalia, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in a 2017 Twitter post. Omar, a Somali native elected to Congress last fall, was responding to a tweet that falsely described the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu as the worst terrorist


Daily Paper Champions the Young Talent of Somalia's Elman Peace Organisation

Daily Paper expands their spring/summer '19 offering with a limited edition capsule in collaboration with Somalia's Elman Peace organisation. With each season's delivery, Daily Paper has continually demonstrated a powerful level of thoughtfulness deep set in both their African roots. Societal empowe


Kenya: Two abducted Cubans pictured alive in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped from Kenya were seen in a forested town of Somalia, six days after their abduction. Dr Assel Herera Correa, a general physician, and Dr Landy Rodriguez, a surgeon, were pictured alive in a forested town of Somalia.