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Somali journalist Jamal Farah Adan shot and killed, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Somali journalist Jamal Farah Adan shot and killed, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Friday March 5, 2021 Somali journalist Jamal Farah Adan was recently killed in an attack claimed by the miltiant group Al-Shabaab. (Photo: Facebook) Authorities in the Somali semi-autonomous region of Puntland should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Farah Adan and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to […]

Biden secretly limits drone strikes, amid congressional scrutiny over war powers

Biden secretly limits drone strikes, amid congressional scrutiny over war powers

By Josh MarcusFriday March 5, 2021 Obama administration greatly expanded the use of drone strikes before later imposing checks A US MQ-9 Reaper drone taxis at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in December 2009.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez) The Biden administration secretly put temporary limits on the use of drone strikes and commando raids outside […]

UN seeks 6mln to bring food to 3 million refugees in East Africa

UN seeks $266mln to bring food to 3 million refugees in East Africa

Ecofin AgencyFriday March 5, 2021 (Ecofin Agency) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP) launched a joint tender to raise $266 million to provide food aid to refugees in East Africa. In a March 2 statement, the United Nations said the initiative aims to increase the food rations granted […]

Suspected militants attack prison in northeast Somalia

Suspected militants attack prison in northeast Somalia

Several people feared dead at facility in port city of Bosaso Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia, Explosions followed by gunfire have been reported early Friday in the port city of Bosaso in Somalia’s northeastern Bari province.   Security sources who spoke by phone to Anadolu Agency said the town’s central prison, which is holding members of the […]

29-year-old man from Somalia sentenced to four years in prison for setting fire to Dombås church

29-year-old man from Somalia sentenced to four years in prison for setting fire to Dombås church

Photo: Andre Lorentsen / NTB BY: ROBIN-IVAN CAPAR A 29-year-old man who set fire to Dombås church and tried to set Sel church on fire last year has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison. The verdict from Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court is thus somewhat milder than what the prosecutor, police attorney Lars Rune […]

Ex-Minneapolis fire cadet files lawsuit alleging racial bias

Ex-Minneapolis fire cadet files lawsuit alleging racial bias

Thursday March 4, 2021 The Minneapolis Fire Department is listed as the sole defendant in the suit, which seeks unspecified damages and back pay. JOHN CROFT, STAR TRIBUNE FILE MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A one-time Minneapolis Fire Department cadet says in a lawsuit his hopes of becoming the city’s first Somali-American firefighter were dashed by a […]

Oxygen donations roll in as Somalia suffers severe shortage amidst 2nd wave

Oxygen donations roll in as Somalia suffers severe shortage amidst 2nd wave

Thursday March 4, 2021 SOURCE: WHO Somalia Mogadishu (HOL) – Hormuud Salaam Foundation and The World Health Organization (WHO) have donated oxygen cylinders to Somalia to help with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Horn of Africa country. The WHO has donated 200 oxygen cylinders to Somalia. It tweeted that the uptick in […]

<div>U.N. seeks access to Ethiopia's Tigray for war crimes probe</div>

U.N. seeks access to Ethiopia’s Tigray for war crimes probe

Thursday March 4, 2021By Stephanie Nebehay FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations’ human rights chief asked Ethiopia on Thursday to allow monitors into Tigray to […]

Mohamud Hassan cause of death after arrest is not yet known, coroner told

Mohamud Hassan cause of death after arrest is not yet known, coroner told

Thursday March 4, 2021By Steven Morris IOPC says inquiry into death of Cardiff man after his release from custody could take nine months Mohamud Hassan was last seen alive at 5pm on 9 January, hours after his release from police custody The family of a young man who died hours after being released from police […]

AMISOM, Somali military chiefs plan joint operations against al-Shabab

AMISOM, Somali military chiefs plan joint operations against al-Shabab

Thursday March 4, 2021 FILE PHOTO: Soldiers in the 17th Battle Group of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Barawe, Somalia. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Senior African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) military chiefs visited the Ugandan troops in […]