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Democratic reform must mean fair deal for long-suffering Somalis

Democratic reform must mean fair deal for long-suffering Somalis

by Mohamed OladWednesday, January 22, 2020

In late December, the Somali regional government asked the House of Federation to revise the region’s representation in the federal parliament.
In a letter addressed to the upper chamber, Somali president Mu…

Do airlines and airports treat African passengers differently?

Do airlines and airports treat African passengers differently?

by Shayera DarkWednesday January 22, 2020
photoj1Lagos, Nigeria – African travellers flying on international airlines to and from the continent say they are fed up with receiving poor service from flight attendants and ground staff, and tired of being…

Puntland State lays off 88 ‘redundant’ police officers

Puntland State lays off 88 ‘redundant’ police officers

Wednesday January 22, 2020GAROWE (HOL) – About 90 police officers, majority of them junior officers serving in Puntland Police Force have been relieved of their duties.Ads By Google A letter seen by HOL from the State Police Commissioner Muhidin Ahme…

Musician who ‘protested’ Shabaab bombing in Mogadishu is a terrorist-Spy agency

Musician who ‘protested’ Shabaab bombing in Mogadishu is a terrorist-Spy agency

Wednesday January 22, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – A Mogadishu based musician who took part in demonstrations against Al-Shabaab bombings and whose band received funding from the city administration has been a member of the outlawed terror group for close t…

Somalia Youth Preaching Peace Through Basketball

Somalia Youth Preaching Peace Through Basketball

BY ODINDO AYIEKOWednesday January 22, 2020

Any simple talk on Somalia and the picture that comes to mind is one of anarchy.
Since 1990, Somalia has never known peace. Yet there is so much potential in the country.
One such is in a sport where the cou…

As Turkey Shows Interest, Somalia Says Oil Tenders Open to All

As Turkey Shows Interest, Somalia Says Oil Tenders Open to All

By Mohammed Omar Ahmed and Cagan KocWednesday January 22, 2020

Somalia vowed the war-torn country’s offering of offshore exploration tenders will be open to all, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is keen on a call to participate….

Friends of taxi cab worker killed in Windcrest remember him on anniversary of his death

Friends of taxi cab worker killed in Windcrest remember him on anniversary of his death

Wednesday January 22, 2020

WINDCREST, Texas – Aadam Ugaas Xirsi, who was shot while sitting in his cab in the parking lot of a thrift store off I-35 and Eisenhauer Road, was well known in the San Antonio Muslim community, according to his friend, Tam…

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’

Wednesday January 22, 2020
Jeff Bezos with Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the US in March 2018. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency
The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that ha…

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Wednesday January 22, 2020An official uses an infrared thermometer on a traveler at a health screening checkpoint at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan in southern China’s Hubei province, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A fourth person has died in a…

In wealthy Canada, millions go hungry: Report

In wealthy Canada, millions go hungry: Report

Wednesday January 22, 2020More than 4 million people in Canada struggle to get enough to eat, official data show [File: Ben Nelms/Reuters]’Food insecurity’ raises the likelihood of infectious diseases and suicide, new study shows.Canadians who cannot…

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