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March 17, 2018 6:13 PM Africa’s only female president to resign

Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has resigned and will leave office on Friday, her lawyer says. She denied any misconduct amid claims that she made large personal purchases on a charity bank card. But on Saturday, just days after she rejected any idea of resigning, her lawyer Yusuf Mohamed told local media 105

January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 65

June 8, 2017 11:23 PM Shabaab kills 20 soldiers in Somalia’s Puntland

BOSASO, Somalia - Al Shabaab militants killed 20 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Af Urur, a town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, an army officer said. Puntland military retook the town, which Bari region Governor Yusuf Mohamed told Reuters earlier on Thursday had been attacked by the al Shabaab fighters. “It was heavy 21

February 11, 2017 6:22 PM Mogadishu Residents Rally, Demand Representation

Hundreds of people held a rally Saturday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in support of the country’s new president, demanding political representation in the Upper-house of the Parliament and a role in the country’s political power sharing system. The rally gathered at the city’s main Daljirka Dahson square carrying banners and placards, and chanting 11

January 25, 2017 5:06 PM 28 Dead in Militant Attack on Somali Hotel

Somali officials say dozens of people were killed or wounded when al-Shabab militants attacked a Mogadishu hotel with two vehicle bombs and a gun assault Wednesday. Dr. Abdulkadir Abdirahman Aden, the head of ambulance services in Mogadishu, says medical teams have collected the bodies of 28 people so far. Earlier, the Somali government said more than 50 others 9

December 30, 2016 6:57 AM Experts doubt Nigeria’s ‘victory against Boko Haram’

While president congratulates military for capturing Boko Haram stronghold, experts ask why no key commander has been held Experts yet again doubt tall claims made by the Nigerian president and the military that the war against Boko Haram has been won. President Muhammadu Buhari announced last Saturday the capture of the Boko Haram’s historic fortress 22

September 12, 2016 4:24 PM On Eid al-Adha, questioning Muslims’ passion for meat

As millions of Muslims worldwide sharpen their knives for the annual animal slaughter of Eid al-Adha, some have been left disturbed by their community’s rising levels of meat consumption. Walk into any mosque on Monday, the first day of Eid al-Adha for most U.S. Muslims. Chances are, worshippers’ plates will be loaded up with chicken, beef or lamb. “It’s as though 34

January 16, 2016 10:07 PM Swedish citizens get 11 years in US prison for terror support

NEW YORK: Two Swedish citizens who US prosecutors said fought alongside the militant group Al-Shabab in Somalia in battles to take control of the country’s capital of Mogadishu were sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday. Ali Yasin Ahmed, 31, and Mohamed Yusuf, 33, were sentenced by US District Judge John Gleeson in Brooklyn, New York, in light of their 9

September 22, 2015 6:19 PM The Latest: Man held in Hungary said to have extremist ties

Hungarian police say a Syrian man has been placed under preliminary arrest suspected of taking part in a riot on the border with Serbia, entering the country illegally and being a member of a group used as a front by Islamic extremists. Police said Tuesday that the 39-year-old resident of Cyprus identified only as Ahmed H. was detained and questioned 29

April 23, 2015 6:00 PM Defense challenges informant in Minnesota terrorism case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Attorneys for four Minnesota men accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group challenged the government's use of a paid informant, arguing at a detention hearing Thursday that his involvement makes the case suspect. The men are among six charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday with conspiracy to support 11