Al-Shabaab magazine attempts to justify violent jihad
Al-Shabaab supporters volley between local gripes and global issues in the latest edition of their online magazine, but their calls for violent jihad and overthrow of democratic governments are falling on deaf ears, Kenyan religious leaders and security analysts say.
NDP's Faisal Hassan, Running for Etobicoke North Nomination
Toronto - After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North.From housing activist to published author to broadcaster to political assistant, Faisal Hassan has a proven track record as a progressive activist in his community. He is a highly respected community leader who has dedicated his life to serving residents of diverse backgrounds.
Great expectations await Somalia's new prime minister
Somali politicians and pundits have welcomed the appointment of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the nation's next prime minister, calling him a leader with the temperament and experience to move the country forward.
Barkhad Abdi Of ‘Captain Phillips’ Fame Back On The Big Screen In 2015
Barkhad Abdi of “Captain Phillips” will be back in the big screen in 2015. The Somali actor who became a star last year thanks to his role in the Oscar Best Picture nominee, and nominations he has received himself in major award shows this year, will be starring in a military thriller titled “Eye in the Sky.” His co-stars include Helen Mirren.
Kenya security law approved despite chaos in parliament
NAIROBI — Kenya’s parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy.