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Dozens reported killed in clashes between Somali troops and Al-Shabab militants

Saturday October 17, 2020 MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Dozens of soldiers and insurgents were killed in two days of fighting between Somali government forces and al Shabaab militants northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a witness told Reuters on Friday. Somalia’s state news agency Sonna said the military had killed about 50 fighters from the al Qaeda-allied […]

Fact check: No proof of alleged voter fraud scheme or connection to Rep. Ilhan Omar

Friday October 16, 2020By Camille Caldera Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks during a press conference outside the DFL Headquarters on August 5, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. Credit: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP The claim: Project Veritas discovered a voter fraud scheme connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis.Project Veritas, a right-wing organization led by James O’Keefe, […]

Promising steps in the Cedar-Riverside community toward equitable health care

Friday October 16, 2020By Nawal Hirsi M Health Fairview, Augsburg University, East Africa Health Project and People’s Center Clinics & Services are partnering to open an expanded and enhanced “Health Commons” space in the Riverside Plaza complex. Cedar-Riverside, Minneapolis/MinnPost photo by Corey Anderson It’s simple: When it comes to health and health care, many in […]

‘I was ignored on knife crime’ says outgoing Mayor who resigned from Labour Party

Friday October 16, 2020By Helen Chapman Former mayor who quit Labour Party calls for more ‘diverse’ council leadership Councillor Rakhia Ismail resigned from the party last month/ BBC The UK’s first Somali-born woman to become mayor claims she was ignored by the Town Hall leadership as she gave her reasons for quitting the Labour Party. […]

14,000 Kenyans delisted from UNHCR database

Friday October 16, 2020 UNHCR set up the first camps in the Dadaab complex in 1991 to host up to 90,000 people. © UNHCR/B.Bannon Thousands of Kenyans who registered themselves as refugees will be removed from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) database. Speaking in Garissa town, Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dado said […]

At risk African refugees, asylum seekers evacuated from Libya

Friday October 16, 2020By Lisa Schlein FILE – Passengers board an airplane at Mitiga International Airport, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, December 12, 2019. GENEVA – A group of 153 vulnerable African refugees and asylum seekers were flown out of Libya to Niger this week on a plane chartered by the U.N. refugee agency.  […]

Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes ‘virtually nonexistent’ when masked, study shows

By Gio Benitez andSam SweeneyFriday October 16, 2020 United Airlines says the risk of COVID-19 exposure onboard its aircraft is “virtually non-existent” after a new study finds that when masks are worn there is only a 0.003% chance particles from a passenger can enter the passenger’s breathing space who is sitting beside them. The study, […]

Dozens reported killed in clashes between Somali government, fighters

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Dozens of soldiers and insurgents were killed in two days of fighting between Somali government forces and al Shabaab militants northwest of the capital Mogadishu, a witness told Reuters on Friday. Somalia’s state news agency Sonna said the military had killed about 50 fighters from the al Qaeda-allied Islamist group. No immediate […]

Kenya protests Trump’s move to pull troops out of Somalia

The Star, Kenya Kenya has protested a move by the US to pull its troops from Somalia. Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kenya said such a move is likely going to put at risk the security arrangements in place to fight terrorism and to advance the common cause of the international community. US troops […]

Ten migrant bodies washed up on Djibouti coast

Friday October 16, 2020 The bodies of 10 migrants washed up on the coast of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, the U.N. migration agency said on Thursday. The incident occurred in the town of Obock, where there have been regular departures of boats packed with migrants, mainly from Ethiopia, trying to reach Yemen, or […]