Kenya loses patience over Dadaab refugee camp housing displaced Somalis
Events that led Dagane Kenedid to Kenya from his village in Somalia in the early 1990s mark the most gruelling period of his life. Armed men swept into his village with murderous intent, killing four of his brothers and making off with all of their livestock.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. and to help increase awareness and understanding of mental health, Mayor Betsy Hodges has proclaimed May 2015 as Mental Health Month in Minneapolis. During the month of May, folks are encouraged to take the “Make it OK” pledge to help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Sixteen year-old Mandera girl burnt beyond recognition by husband she was forced to marry
A 16-year old girl has been burnt burnt beyond recognition by her husband at Shimbir Fatume in Mandera South. Khadija who was forced into marriage in 2014 has been admitted at the Mandera General hospital with serious burns.
Journalists murdered in Kenya, Somalia in past week
This Sunday (May 3) is World Press Freedom Day, but been a bad week for journalists in Africa. The murder of a veteran Kenyan editor is the latest evidence of rising levels of intimidation and harassment of journalists in the country, bringing to 68 the number of journalists killed in Africa in the past five years.
Kenya will not force Somali refugees out, despite deadline for camp closure
Kenya will not forcibly repatriate some 336,000 Somalis living in one of the world's largest refugee camps, but the government intends to continue with its plans to close the camp within three months for security reasons, a government official said.
Where Somalia is king of the world; sheep and goats are working miracles in war-torn country
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) have released a report that says that in 2014 Somalia exported a record 5 million livestock to markets in the Gulf of Arabia “thanks to heavy investments in animal disease prevention backed by the European Union and the United Kingdom”.
Man detained by FBI in East Africa seeks ability to sue
Lawyers for a Twin Cities man who was interrogated for four months by FBI agents in East Africa argued in federal court Friday that their client should be allowed to sue the agents for violating his constitutional rights.
Some Muslim groups concerned about federal terror prevention program
About 40 Muslim groups in Minnesota are voicing concern about a federal program designed to fight terror recruiting, according to a statement sent out Friday by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.