Shabelle River breaks banks, swamps villages in southern Somalia
After weeks of flood fears in the agricultural Middle Shabelle region, the Shabelle River burst its banks, flooding villages and destroyed homes, with authorities increasingly concerned about the possibility of more floods because the new rain that raised the river's water levels.
Minneapolis Somali community to open expansive new community center
A Somali organization is opening a massive community center in Minneapolis, aimed at bringing a new level of workforce development, recreational activities and cultural programming to the growing East African population.
Body Cameras Seen as Good and Bad for US Police Officers
The recent violence in Baltimore, Maryland follows incidents around the United States in which police officers have been accused of wrongdoing. As a result, police departments and civil rights groups have called for officers to wear cameras to record their activities.
For most migrants, the boat trip from Libya is only the last hurdle of a harrowing and often fatal ordeal. AHMED NUUR IBRAHIM, a journalist from Somalia, retraces the steps of his own nightmarish odyssey
Mohamed Ali Nur Americo : Al Shabaab are not Somalis, they are criminals
Q: It is during your tenure that Kenya sent its troops to Somalia. Has this intervention worked?
Nur: The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and Amisom troops have helped in assisting the Somalia National Army fight the Al-Shabaab militia, which is almost being vanquished. Of course, there are some elements of the criminals who plan and execute attacks in Somalia and Kenya, but I believe with intelligence sharing, our security agencies will eliminate them.