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Somalia deregisters two Kenyan airlines for illegal transporting khat

Somalia deregisters two Kenyan airlines for illegal transporting khat

Tuesday June 2, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – Two Kenyan registered airlines have been struck off the register of licensed companies to operate in Somalia after they illegally transported khat to Somalia against a government ban on the product.According to t…

In remembrance of The Hobollada Waaberi; The National Jem of Somali Literature

In remembrance of The Hobollada Waaberi; The National Jem of Somali Literature

by Avv. Abdiwahid A. Warsame
“Iyana waxaan kaga gudbaa gobey liicoo ha jabin” by Hassan Ganey 
To be frank I love politics. This is because politics is the battleground for ideas and discourse in order to engineer a good society. Unfortunately, t…

Somalia Elections Conundrum: Beyond the Soundbites

Somalia Elections Conundrum: Beyond the Soundbites

Adam Aw HirsiTuesday, June 02, 2020
“Sagaal nin oo walaala ah sideennaas – Siddeed isku bah tahay sidiinnaas
Ninkuna bah gaar yahay sidaydaas – Siddeedduna ninkii siri sidiinnaas
Ninkuna uu sirtii garan sidaydaas…”     &nbsp…

Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report

Independent autopsy of George Floyd contradicts official report

Tuesday June 2, 2020A mural and memorial outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, where George Floyd allegedly used a counterfeit bill, prompting a call to police that led to his death.(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)MINNEAPOLIS  — An independen…

Kroll, Minneapolis police union head, blasts city’s riot response in letter to officers

Kroll, Minneapolis police union head, blasts city’s riot response in letter to officers

Tuesday June 2, 2020By Libor Jany and Liz Navratil Minneapolis Police Federation president Bob Kroll has praised member officers and blamed politicians for exacerbating the rioting that have raged in Minnesota since the death last…

African refugees in Minneapolis join protestors in their adopted homeland

African refugees in Minneapolis join protestors in their adopted homeland

Tuesday June 2, 2020Art and posters can be seen at a memorial for George Floyd that has been created at the place where he was taken into police custody and later died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., June 1, 2020. © REUTERS/Leah MillisAfrican r…

Somali restaurateur blends African, American flavors in new Northland spot

Somali restaurateur blends African, American flavors in new Northland spot

Tuesday June 2, 2020BY GARY SEMAN JR.The husband and wife team of Sagal Aden, left, and Abdirahman Ahmed have opened Afra Grill on Morse Road. The restaurant features African-inspired cooking that’s American made. [Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]Abdirahman …

Bristol’s only Somali foster family call for others to help

Bristol’s only Somali foster family call for others to help

Tuesday June 2, 2020Zaynab Ismail (left) and Saed Burale (middle) were given an award in 2016 for outstanding foster careThe only Somali foster carers in Bristol have called for others from the same background to join them.The Burale family said more…

China calls on US to prevent racism against minorities

China calls on US to prevent racism against minorities

Tuesday June 2, 2020China’s Foreign Ministry called on the US on Monday to prevent racial discrimination against minorities following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week after being pinned down by a white…

Twin Cities calm as curfew takes effect; medical examiner calls Floyd’s death a ‘homicide’

Twin Cities calm as curfew takes effect; medical examiner calls Floyd’s death a ‘homicide’

Tuesday June 2, 2020Several hundred protesters gather outside the State Capitol, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, on Monday. Protesters peacefully marched from the governor’s residence earlier the day, chanting Floyd’s name as they headed …