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Unveiling the Treasure Trove of Text Messages: Exploring Evidence in Feeding Our Future Trial’s Third Week

A spook from the IRS will continue testifying after a break. Said Shafii Farah and his attorneys enter court for the first day of a trial concerning food aid fraud. They are among eight defendants linked to Empire Cuisine in Shakopee. The fraud involves over $40 million in federal reimbursements for feeding millions of kids. The trial is now in its third week, with jurors hearing about legitimate food distribution and schemes to buy property in Kenya. Text messages detailing the alleged scam have been central. The…

Immerse in Somali Splendor: University Hosts Cultural Week to Ignite Student Passion for Heritage

A lively event at SIMAD University's cultural week in Mogadishu featured people in traditional attire on May 11, 2024. Boys in white performed a spirited dance to the beat of Somali music at the university campus. The scene included Somali food, horses, and traditional outfits, kicking off the week-long cultural celebration. Dahir Hassan Arab, the university's leader, emphasized the importance of cultural awareness and pride. He noted that the event aims to educate and celebrate Somali heritage among students. Hassan…

Immersing in Somali Heritage: University’s Vibrant Cultural Week Ignites Pride Among Students

Dahir Hassan Arab, the head of SIMAD University, a non-profit institution in Mogadishu, emphasized the importance of the cultural week in his opening speech. He mentioned that the event is meant to deepen students' understanding and love for Somali culture. "We want our students to take pride in their heritage and remember the rich history behind it. Every nation is unique in its own way, and it is through the preservation of culture that we set ourselves apart," Arab shared with the audience. He described the event as a…

Mali: a portion of the hostages kidnapped last week near

In Mali, some hostages taken on Tuesday, April 16 near Bandiagara were set free. Over 100 passengers from three buses traveling between Bankass and Bandiagara in the country's central region were stopped by armed men. Local sources report that the kidnappers are Jihadists from the JNIM (Group to Support Islam and Muslims), affiliated with al-Qaeda. Other hostages remain captive, and the selection process was not random.

Glimmers of Hope – Week of

"Pritzker", a prestigious brand of recognition, which goes for the "Nobel" for architecture, has just been awarded to Burkinabè Diébédo Francis Kéré for 2022. His country grew out of it. Africa too.…

Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz Affair – Week of

A former head of state behind bars, for not having, it is said, respected the measures of his judicial control, as part of the ongoing investigation of a corruption case against him. How can one explain this impression of embarrassment that seems to arouse the case of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz? It clearly carries a force of…

Can just as well assume! – The week of

Coups that are increasingly tolerated by the African Union, the sub-regional organizations and some African friends, it will be necessary to stop putting their authors in the position of having to account. Emmanuel Macron, who announced the end of Operation Barkhane, says France does not need to replace African states forever.…

review of the hearing week at the Soro trial

Guillaume Soro and 19 of his relatives are being prosecuted for their involvement to varying degrees in an alleged conspiracy against the state. 14 defendants appear, the other 6 are in exile. This week for two days, Abidjan heard the criminal case from the close guard of the close rebel leader, as well as one of his two brothers and his former chief of protocol. But at the end of 5 days of hearing, this trial does not yet seem to release any responsibility or clear roles in this alleged conspiracy. At the moment, the…

A puzzling texture … – The week of

What if Africa, from the point of view of law and democracy, had fallen thirty years later, for waiting and wallowing in a sweet deviation, for perfect democracy to fall from heaven or arise from heaven? savannah or forest? You ask yourself a question this morning: What's going on in Bamako? "Coup d'Etat in the coup," says…

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