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Al-Shabaab member posing as Somali refugee convicted in the US

 Al-Shabaab suspect posing as a Somali refugee, Mohamed Abdirahman Osman, was sentenced last week to time served after previously pleading guilty to two felony counts of False Swearing in an…

Mogadishu: Armed men storm a beachside hotel in Somali capital, several feared dead

Several are feared dead after armed men stormed a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, August 16. According to reports, more than 30 have been wounded after suspected Al-Shabaab…

Sa’id of Mogadishu: Meet Africa’s first ambassador to China

Sa’id of Mogadishu is the man history well documents as Africa’s firstambassador to one of the Asian economic powerhouses China. In modern times, Africa is majorly identified and branded as…

Ramadhan Kajembe: Former Changamwe MP dead weeks after losing wife to COVID-19

Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe has died, the ex-legislator death comes months after those of his two wives. Two weeks ago Kajembe’s wife died after battling COVID-19. The former MP…

Qorsho Hassan: Somali-American woman wins Minnesota Teacher of the Year award

Somali-American Qorsho Hassan, a 30-year-old educator who teaches fourth grade, will now represent Minnesota in the national contest.  She comes from the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district and her victory as…

Muwado: Photos of cute 8-year-old Somali comedian who is making people laugh online

8-year-old Muwado is a sensation in Somalia with her rib-cracking comedy sketches, the young comedian has amassed a large following on social media where her videos are shared. Muwado Abshir’s…

Hawa Abdi: Somali rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee is dead

Iconic Somali human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi has passed away. Hawa was 73-years-old. According to Somali National Television (SNTV), Hawa died after a short…

Beirut explosion: Death toll passes 100 with 4000 wounded

The death toll from the Beirut explosion has passed 100, with the number of those wounded by the huge blast at 4000. A Red Cross official who was quoted by Daily…

AMISOM forces in Somalia gets new commander

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has a new force commander; Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya from Burundi, who arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday to be the overall head of…

MP dies after contracting COVID-19

A South African member of parliament has died of COVID-19 related complications. ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter died after contracting coronavirus. The death of Peter comes after other ANC MPs…

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