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US kills Al-Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan

Zawahiri was killed in a US strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, the biggest blow to the Al Qaeda group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. (AFP)
By: Zakeriye Ahmed, Horn diplomat correspondent Over the weekend, the US killed Al-Qaeda's top leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. Ayman Al-Zawahiri was the...

Dutch Woman Convicted in US of Al-Shabab Fundraising

Gavel on sounding block(Source: Gray News)
By:AP ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Dutch woman has been convicted of raising money for the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab, according to a federal prosecutor. Farhia Hassan, 38, was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Jessica Aber, U.S....

Somali-American Hamse Warfa Appointed to Biden-Harris Administration

By: Zakariye Ahmed WASHINGTON - Hamse Warfa, the deputy commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Growth, was appointed as a senior advisor to the State Department of Biden-Harris Administration.   Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa said. “I am grateful to Governor Tim Walz and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove...

A Maine city that’s 90% White now has a Somali mayor

Deqa Dhalac poses for a portrait at her home in South Portland in 2018. Of becoming the city's mayor this week, she said, "I'm...really proud of the fact that I'm going to be opening a lot of paths for other folks who look like me."
By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN SOURCE:CNN NEWS Deqa Dhalac saw it in their faces when she started campaigning. Some people, she says, seemed scared to open their doors when she knocked. Others saw her hijab and assumed she didn't speak English. But Dhalac kept knocking and telling her story. And...

Somali Heritage Week inspires hope for the next generation

Mayran Kalah at the opening of Somali Heritage Week at Winnipeg's Central Park on June 25. (Fartun Abdi)
By: CBC   Mayran Kalah acted as an interpreter to help grandmas group share history, knowledge with next generation Mayran Kalah is a Somali language interpreter and also acts as an essential human channel that connects her Somali community in Winnipeg intergenerationally. Kalah is part of the Somali...

Changemakers: From Somali refugee to elected official, meet Washington County Commissioner Nafisa Fai

Credit: Nafisa Fai
PORTLAND, Ore. — Here on KGW, in honor of Black History Month, we're saluting local people who are breaking barriers and inspiring their community. We call them "Changemakers." We've featured leaders in the nonprofit world and in business. And today, we're focusing on "Changemakers" in politics. That certainly describes Nafisa Fai....

How Jeff Bezos thinks

Jeff Bezos
By William Cooper Jeff Bezos announced last week that he is stepping down as Amazon's CEO. He built Amazon from scratch. He also built Blue Origin – a pathbreaking spacecraft company – on the side. In the process, Bezos became the richest person of all time. How did he do it? The key...

DP World and UNICEF announce global partnership to support COVID-19 vaccination

DP World and UNICEF announce global partnership to support COVID-19 vaccination
The agreement will support the provision of COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies for low- and lower-middle-income countries DP World and UNICEF have announced a wide-ranging partnership to support the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and related immunization supplies in low- and lower-middle-income countries. The new partnership - with...

Former Somali leader Ali Khalif Galaydh , Twin Cities professor is mourned

GENERAL INFORMATION: Wednesday, October 24, 2001-Owatonna-Interviewing the Somali prime ministerIN THIS PHOTO: Ali Khlaif Galaydh, prime minister of Somalia, talks about the rumors that there are terrorists camps in his country. Galaydh said that he visited the towns rumored to have camps and found nothing but schools and hospitals.JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE FILE
By:STARTRIBUNE A former Somali prime minister and Minnesota resident who devoted much of his life to rebuilding the east African country's democratic institutions has died. Ali Khalif Galaydh earned a reputation as an elder statesman in Somalia after a long career in politics that continued until...

Somalia President congratulates U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden on victory

Democratic candidate Biden has won the U.S. presidential election after he secured enough electoral college votes on Saturday, according to U.S. networks. President Donald Trump is contesting results from some states.
By: MoDuale Somalia President Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo has congratulated Democrat Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on winning the U.S. presidential election. Farmajo says he looks forward to “closing cooperation and partnership.” "Congratulations President-elect of the United States of America JoeBiden and VP-elect Kamala Harris. Somalia wishes...