How one Twin Cities group is fighting radicalization of Muslim youths
Seven years ago, 12 Somali friends from the Twin Cities came together to talk — to have a conversation about how to save some of their troubled peers from falling into a sea of radicalization and gang violence.
If Somalia Is a Success, What Does Failure Look Like?
President Obama laid out a strategy for "degrading and destroying" the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday night. He called for targeted airstrikes, training local security forces, and more intelligence. Interestingly, he said, "This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us while supporting partners on the front lines is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years." The analogy with Somalia is troubling because it suggests the Obama administration is committed to endless military strikes with no political strategy.
If anyone of us believes that the African soldiers “Peacekeepers” come to Somalia or elsewhere in Africa for “mercy” missions, we better think twice. The following is what the Chief of Staff of Uganda told his soldiers when they were under training to go to Somalia. This is probably part of the statement of the Ugandan Chief of Staff that could be made public. However, it is enough information on their miss-behaviour during their mission abroad.
Ambassador Nicholas Kay : Suppreme Ruler Above Somalia's Constitution
Optimism for peace and recovery in Somalia has become a transient feeling quickly dashed by the occurrence of violent incidents and discovery of gross wrongdoings. Many observers have expressed cautious optimism for better outlook after the recent killing of Ahmed Godane, leader of Al Qaeda affiliated group Al Shabab by US air strike, the military offensive against Al Shabab strongholds, and the rapprochement between Ahmed Madobe, leader of Interim Jubba Administration and his rival Col Barre Hirale. But, this short-lived optimism has been eclipsed by suicide attack that caused the death and injury of many innocent civilians, report of outrageous sexual abuse by African Union forces against Somali women and girls, new political infighting over the Council of Ministers’ firing of the Chief of Somali National Security and Intelligence Services (SNSIS) for abuse of power and unbecoming behavior as well as by the hostilities on clan segregation (ghettoization) called clan federalism. Somalis are consternated by the clear prospect of political, security, and economic stalemate situation.
Imperial West inciting conflict in Africa to loot continent
Early in September, US President Barack Obama announced that he had carried out a targeted assassination strike killing the leader of the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia, which has been fighting against the Federal Government and a regional military force for over six years.
Somali leader says program could help in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS – A man who has long sought more resources to steer young members of Minnesota’s large Somali community in positive directions said Wednesday he was excited to hear the Minneapolis-St. Paul area will participate in a federal pilot program.
Kenya:Mandera assistant chief succumbs to injuries after grenade attack
Mandera, Kenya: A government official working with provincial administration who was seriously wounded after unknown armed men hurled hand grenade at his house in Mandera town on Wednesday evening has succumbed to his injuries.