Local Politicians Seem Slow to Respond to Remittance Crisis in Seattle's Large Somali Community
My recent post on the discontinuation of Somali remittances, and the very devastating affects this change is likely to have on Somalia and East Africa as a whole, drew a strong response from the greater Seattle community.
Calgary has lost a legendary business man, restaurant owner and personality.
Marco Abdi, owner of Italian restaurant La Brezza in Bridgeland for about 30 years, died of lung cancer on Sunday in a Calgary hospital. He was 59. A public memorial service and celebration of his life is being planned.
Government's anti-extremism initiative divides Twin Cities' Somali community
The Twin Cities' Somali-American community and religious leaders are divided over an anti-terrorism initiative that aims to deter young Muslims from enlisting with the Islamic State and other violent extremist groups.
At least ten people were killed in south-western Somalia, after the Al-Qaeda-linked militants ambushed an African Union forces convoy, prompting a heavy fighting between the two sides in a rural village on Sunday, residents said.