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Five states elect first-ever Muslim lawmakers, from Oklahoma to Delaware

Friday November 6, 2020 On Tuesday, voters in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Oklahoma and Wisconsin all elected their state legislatures’ first-ever Muslim lawmakers.Mauree Turner has become the country’s first openly nonbinary state legislator and Oklahoma’s first Muslim lawmaker. (RNS) — Mauree Turner, a 27-year-old member of Oklahoma City’s Muslim community, became Muslim after learning about the […]

Hyderabad woman harassed by husband in Somalia, family appeals to GOI for help

Friday November 6, 2020 The family of a woman from Hyderabad has appealed to the government of India to help bring back their daughter from Somalia after she was allegedly taken and harassed there by her husband, a Somali national. Parents of Raheem Unnis. (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI The family of a woman from Hyderabad […]

Somalia’s newly appointed minister survives car bomb attack in Mogadishu

Thursday November 5, 2020 MOGADISHU (HOL) – Newly appointed labour minister Duran Ahmed Farah has survived a bomb attack in Mogadishu. Ads By Google Sources said the minister escaped unhurt after his convoy hit a landmine suspected to have been planted at KM 4 area in Mogadishu. There are also reports of casualties from the […]

Update on COVID-19 in MN: Record cases; hospital beds filling; 31 deaths

Thursday November 5, 2020 Another day, another set of grim records broken in Minnesota’s COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Department Wednesday reported 3,844 newly confirmed or probable cases of the disease — a new one-day high, breaking the prior record set Tuesday following a succession of new highs in the past week. Some 900 people are […]

Hirshabelle Electoral Commission announced

Thursday November 5, 2020 Jowhar (HOL) – Hirshabelle’s newly elected speaker of parliament, Abdihakim Luqman Haji Mohamed has announced the formation of the nine-member regional presidential electoral commission. Abdihakim was elected on Wednesday in a landslide. His candidacy is widely seen as being supported by the federal government. Ads By Google Asha Khalif Mohamed will […]

Al-Shabab destroys telecommunication mast after attack in Kenyan border region

Thursday November 5, 2020 FILE PHOTO MANDERA, Kenya, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) — Al-Shabab militants destroyed communication masts at Karo in Mandera in northeast Kenyan border region in the latest attack in the area, affecting communication, officials said on Thursday. Onesmus Kyatha, Mandera County Commissioner said the Wednesday night attack is the latest such incident targeting […]

Somali legislators endorse National ID Authority Bill

Thursday November 5, 2020By ABDULKADIR KHALIF The Lower House of Somalia’s bicameral Parliament has endorsed the National Identity (ID) Authority Bill that paves the way for an authority to issue citizens with a unique ID number or ID Card. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Mogadishu – The Lower House of Somalia’s bicameral Parliament […]

Anglo-Turkish consortium signs deal to build and operate Somalia’s Hobyo port

Thursday November 5, 2020Photo: Galmudug’s minister for ports and fisheries (Abdisabir Nur Shurie, via Twitter) The government of Somalia’s Galmudug State has signed an agreement with a UK-based consortium to build a port in the coastal town of Hobyo. The deal was announced on Twitter by Abdisabir Nur Shurie, Galmudug’s minister for ports and fisheries. […]

Kenyan army bombs civilian targets in Somalia 

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Kenyan defense forces have carried out mortar attack on residential areas near Elwak town in Gedo region of west of Somalia. The mortar rounds fired by Kenyan forces rained down on Dhamase village near the border town, a local resident said on condition of anonymity. He says dozens of domestic animals were […]

Doctor’s self-funded test lab leads way in Somalia’s COVID fight

By Abdi Sheikh Laboratory technician Abdilelah Elnour Omer works inside the Medipark Diagnostics Lab that runs tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mogadishu, Somalia October 13, 2020. Picture taken October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Having scraped money together following medical studies abroad, Somali doctor Abdullahi Sheikdon Dini opened Mogadishu’s first advanced diagnostic […]