Somali American

By IAfrica
In Article
Apr 29th, 2014
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By Ethan Nelson When the civil war in Somalia broke out more than 20 years ago, Jaylani Hussein and his family were among the first to move to the United States. Hussein has lived in the U.S. since 1993. He speaks English without any hint of an accent, holds two bachelor’s degrees, goes deer hunting ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 24th, 2013
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Lessons have been learned from Ghana’s first game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars go into the decisive fixture in Group B against Mali. After a 2-2 draw against DR Congo on Sunday, Ghana’s campaign at the continental finals desperately needs a win to keep their chance...
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
Jul 19th, 2011
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A U.S. man pleaded guilty on Monday to providing material support to a militant group that recruited young men of Somali descent to fight in Somalia, at least two of whom blew themselves up in attacks. Omer Abdi Mohamed, 26, faces up to 15 years in prison after admitting to providing support for al-S...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 4th, 2011
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Somalia’s newly appointed prime minister said on Monday that fighting corruption and defeating al-Qaida-linked militants will be top priorities during his term. A recent attempt to clean up Somalia’s weak government and fight militants suffered a set back after a U.N.-backed deal allowed ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 22nd, 2011
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Nairobi – Angry Somali citizens and agitated members of parliament say they fear the recent forced resignation of the country’s Somali-American prime minister will allow government corruption to rise again. More than 150 lawmakers on Tuesday called for an urgent session of parliament to d...
By benim
In Daylight Africa
Jun 13th, 2011
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There’s ample evidence of radicalised US citizens wooed to fight in Somalia. We need to ensure they don’t bring the jihad home The news of another American suicide bomber shows, once again, the deadly allure of jihadism among a small number of young US citizens, but it also casts a light ...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2011
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She may be 55-year-old, but supermodel Iman looked more like a woman half her age as she attended an awards ceremony last night. The wife of renowned rocker David Bowie showed off glowing skin and an enviably slim figure at the BET Honours in Washington. A famous entrepreneur and businesswoman, she w...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 14th, 2010
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Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States now live in the Minnesota, which has the largest concentration in the country, according to government data released Tuesday. The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey found about 25,000 of the ...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 29th, 2010
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A 19-year-old Somali-American, accused of planning to detonate what he believed was a vehicle bomb, is expected to make an initial appearance in a Portland, Oregon, federal court Monday. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Somalia, was arrested after he attempted to detonate what h...