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Somali American Social Service Association Secures $1 Million Grant for Community Empowerment

One beneficiary is the Somali American Social Services Association, landing a hefty $1 million grant to bolster and grow workforce training for Rochester’s immigrant populace. Omar Nur, SASSA’s maestro and head honcho, shared that this windfall will back skill-building schemes, provide English interpreters for job hunters, and roll out small business courses, among a cache of other aids. Nur revealed that SASSA is currently jockeying with Workforce Development Incorporated to suss out the best routes for this newfound…

Somali-American Dr. Abdullahi Ali Launches Ambitious Bid for Jubaland Presidency

Kismayo (AX) — Dr. Abdullahi Ali, hailing from Portland, Maine and of Somali American descent, has thrown his hat into the ring for the presidency of Jubaland for the 2024-2028 term. His primary focus lies in ushering in pivotal early transformations within the region. Ali's campaign hubris, "The Light of Jubaland for the Future," signals a forward-thinking approach. Situated on his campaign portal, draali4jubaland.com, he elaborates his vision to steer Jubaland with veracity, inclusivity, and dedication to justice. His…

Raphael Responds: A Fiery Rebuttal to Mbappé’s Critique of South American Soccer

Raphinha shot back at Kylian Mbappe after he claimed the Euros surpass the World Cup in difficulty. He reminded Mbappe of the French squad's 2022 defeat. Mbappe recently pointed out France's long drought at the European Championships—24 years without a win—which he aims to end. Mbappe argued, "The Euros offer a stern challenge, tougher than the World Cup. Competitors are familiar, and play styles are much alike. Even group rounds are testing." Brazil's Raphinha took offense at the 25-year-old's remarks, highlighting…

Al-Shabaab Executes Alleged American Informants in Somalia in a Public Spectacle

Al-Shabaab Executes Alleged US Informants in Somalia MOGADISHU, Somalia - In a stark showcase of defiance against the US, Al-Qaeda's African arm, Al-Shabaab, executed four men. These individuals were accused of being spies for the American military, emphasizing the terrorists' deep-rooted animosity. Allegedly, these four men were charged with passing vital intelligence to both US and Turkish forces, key players in Somalia's stabilization. The US and Turkey actively support, train, and collaborate with local troops in various…

American Implicated in Failed Coup Attempt Uncovered by Congolese Military

The Republican Guard and police in the DRC blocked a road during an attempted coup in Gombe, Kinshasa on May 19, 2024. American citizens were part of the unsuccessful coup in the Democratic Republic of Congo that resulted in at least three deaths, a military representative told CNN. The failed coup was aimed at the residence of politician Vital Kamerhe and the presidential palace, led by opposition leader Christian Malanga, who was killed in a gunfight between the rebels and the presidential guards, according to General…

Yemeni Rebels Allege Assault on American Vessel and Cargo Ship Amid United Nations Deliberations

Recently, US Central Command announced that the Mason was part of the latest series of attacks. They shared that on May 13, the Mason successfully intercepted an anti-ship ballistic missile. Additionally, they took down two drones launched by the Houthi that same day. According to EUNAVFOR Aspides, a total of 13 drones and missiles have been neutralized by US and EU forces over the past week. Another drone was reported to have crashed. These attacks intensified after the Houthi declared a fourth wave of assaults. In a…

Houthi rebels in Yemen have promised to strike American assets following their attack on a British vessel.

In Cairo, following the recent Red Sea attack on a British oil tanker, a high-ranking Houthi official in Yemen's capital is promising to target U.S. interests throughout the region, including military bases in Djibouti, Eritrea, and other locations on the east coast of Africa. Some analysts believe this is part of an Iranian plan to enhance Tehran's influence in the Middle East. According to reports from Arab media, the Yemeni Houthis, who predominantly control the north of the country and a portion of the Red Sea coast,…

Chad: Temporary withdrawal of American soldiers sparks concern

The United States will temporarily withdraw troops from Chad, as announced by the Pentagon shortly after agreeing to pull out forces from neighboring Niger. In Chad, the US has around a hundred soldiers as part of the anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel region. This withdrawal, albeit temporary, raises various concerns. Here's why.

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