Minnesota

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2014
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By Tedla Asfaw I followed the “730 Days Ethiopian Muslims Non-Violent struggle for Religious Freedom ” documentary posted on YouTube by Demtsachene Yesema. The little less than one hour and thirty minutes video is an educational video for all of us. It divides the story of the struggle in...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 12th, 2013
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When 14-year-old Hamdi Abdujalil first arrived in Minnesota in November 2009, he surveyed the bleak snow-covered landscape near his south Minneapolis home. Reunited with his father, Mohammednur, who had earlier fled Ethiopia after years of oppression, Hamdi shrugged and told his dad: “This is not the...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2013
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Minnesota Declaration: “A Call for Justice for victims of Liberia’s civil war” On April 20-21, 2013, Liberians under the auspices of the Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL) comprised of Liberian human rights advocates in collaboration with international human rights organizations, assembled at the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2013
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About 4,000 jubilant, flag-waving Minnesota Somalis greeted their homeland’s new president Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, hailing his vows to bring peace, stability and opportunity to the nation after a generation of chaos. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud asked for patience in rebuilding th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 8th, 2013
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Chances are you don’t remember Fuad Ibrahim at all. And if you do remember him, it’s because he’s the answer to the trivia question “Other than Freddy Adu, who’s the youngest player ever drafted in MLS?” Like Adu, Ibrahim’s career hasn’t exactly gone to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 2nd, 2012
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By Abebe Gellaw Washington DC (ESAT)–The Oromo Liberation Front has announced its historic decision to drop its long-held secessionist agenda and to embrace the unity of Ethiopia under a genuine federal arrangement that must guarantee the rights, equality and liberty of all Ethiopians. In a historic ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 30th, 2011
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A group of businesses providing money transfers between Minnesota and Somalia suspended services on Thursday, saying it was forced into the move after a U.S. bank shut down what the group called a vital lifeline to the war-torn African country. Somalia has appealed the decision by Sunrise Community B...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 1st, 2011
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Minneapolis – The FBI is working to obtain the remains of a suicide bomber in Somalia, to try to determine whether he was one of at least 21 young Somali-American men believed to have left this US city in recent years to join the terrorist group al-Shabaab. If the remains are confirmed to belon...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 27th, 2011
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Minneapolis – A new Census Bureau estimate raises the number of people of Somali ancestry in Minnesota to more than 32 000. That means the state is still home to the largest Somali population in the United States. The new estimate is based on American Community Surveys taken by the bureau from ...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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A U.S. woman accused of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia was handcuffed and removed from a courtroom Monday when she refused to stand for the judge hearing the case. Amina Farah Ali, 35, was taken away as jury selection was to begin. Ali and another defendant, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, are ...