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DOJ Probes Phoenix Police: Somali Refugee’s Tragic Death Among Shocking Abuses Revealed

PHOENIX, Arizona (AX) — A blistering exposé by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) accused the Phoenix Police Department of repeatedly breaching civil liberties through misconduct, including unwarranted deadly force.The feds pointed fingers at plenty of cases showing excessive force and bias against Black, Hispanic, and Native American folks. Cops also snagged, fined, and locked up homeless folks without cause, they claimed.One gut-wrenching case happened in September 2022, when 34-year-old Somali refugee Ali Osman was…

Minneapolis City Council Celebrates Vibrant Somali Week Festival

The Lake Street shindig teems with art, tunes, threads, and nosh. Folks swarm in from the Twin Cities and beyond, says Mohamed Farah, a fixture among the event's masterminds. "Somali Week transcends mere festivity; it commemorates Somali Independence Day, July 1, 1960, spotlighting history, strength, and fortitude of Somali Americans," said Farah. It isn't just for the Somali crowd; it's a lively nexus for everyone to mix and mingle, adds Farah. "Minneapolis is a cultural dynamo, powered by the kaleidoscope of traditions…

Sheikh Tamim Navigates Red Sea Tensions in High-Stakes Talks with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim Connects with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders Amid Red Sea Tiff MOGADISHU, Somalia - Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently conversed separately with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The matter at hand? Rising friction over an eyebrow-raising deal Ethiopia struck with North Western of Somalia earlier this year. This pact, inked in January, concedes Ethiopian use of Red Sea ports. This arrangement has sparked a ruckus, as Somalia deems it a…

President Urges Somali Diaspora to Rally Against Al-Shabaab Terrorists

Somali President Calls on Diaspora to Join Fight Against Al-Shabaab MOGADISHU, Somalia - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged Somalis abroad to support the battle against Al-Shabaab, emphasizing their significant economic contributions to the Somali federal republic. Speaking from Norway, President Mohamud recounted recent victories against Al-Shabaab, mentioning the loss of key towns by the militant group due to military campaigns in preceding months. He urged the Somali diaspora to become actively involved in the…

Fierce Clashes Erupt in Bulo Haji Between al-Shabaab and Somali Government Forces

Local sources described fierce, yet fleeting clashes with both factions deploying a range of heavy and light weaponry. The exact number of casualties is not confirmed since neither the military hierarchy nor Jubbaland's high command has divulged any data on the losses. The skirmish aligned with an official visit from Jubbaland dignitaries, led by Second Vice President Abdiqadir Haji Mohamud, who touched down in Bulo Haji a day earlier. They pressed the armed forces to persist in their mission against Al-Shabaab.

Somali Clans Forge Initial Pact to Halt Deadly Conflict in Galgadud

Dhusamareb (AX) - Ahmed Abdi Kariye, the head honcho of Galmudug, along with elders from two feuding clans in the Galgadud area, have hashed out a truce to halt the bloodshed pronto. President Kariye, after surveying the battle zones, sat down with brainy folks and chieftains from both camps to iron out a swift remedy for the fracas, which claimed 55 lives and left more than 60 folks injured. The trio inked a deal: lay down arms ASAP and team up with the security peeps; divide the warring squads; and gear up for a peace…

Qatar’s Emir Strengthens Diplomatic Ties in High-Level Talks with Somali President

Qatar's Emir Chats with Somalia’s President on Strengthening Ties DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir, had a chinwag with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud over the horn. They delved into sprucing up their bilateral relations and plotted new ways to fortify their bond. They didn’t just stop there. The pair swapped insights on Somalia’s situation, dissected the latest scoops, and tackled the hurdles in the area. They riffed on various regional and global happenings too, stressing the need…

Somali Government and Jubbaland Forces Launch Aggressive Assault on Al-Shabaab in Badhaadhe

The allied contingent is gearing up to snatch Badhaadhe district, a region long held by Al-Shabaab. At the crack of dawn on Wednesday, Al-Shabaab militants skedaddled from most of their positions after catching wind of the military's arrival in Badhaadhe. Tuesday saw joint forces capture Bulo Haji, an area previously under Al-Shabaab's thumb, earning accolades from Somalia's Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre. While much of Jubbaland remains a bastion for Al-Shabaab, the federal government and Jubbaland authorities are now…

Somali President Urges Norwegian Diaspora to Reinforce Battle Against al-Shabab

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared that his administration has reclaimed vast territories from al-Shabab in the past two years, even though the militant group has stepped up attacks on military installations in Galmudug and Hirshabelle States. Speaking to the Somali diaspora in Oslo on Tuesday, President Mohamud touched on issues of security, politics, national progress, constitutional amendments, and the ongoing battle against al-Shabab across different regions. "Securing the nation, finalizing…

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