Minnesota -An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was released into the custody of his parents after a hearing Wednesday.
East Africa: Leaders meet to decide on constitution of federation
East Africa enters the most decisive stage in its ambitious quest for a political union this week when the five heads of state launch the writing of a federal constitution and issue a time frame for establishment of a regional government.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and start 16 days of activism to end gender violence. Living and working in Somalia, I see firsthand how desperately important this issue is.
Two Minnesotans charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger today announced a criminal complaint charging ABDI NUR, 20, and ABDULLAHI YUSUF, 18, with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). NUR is additionally charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. YUSUF is expected to make an initial appearance at 2:00 p.m. today before Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.
Somali parliament again fails to hold 'no confidence' vote
The Somali parliament's Monday (November 24th) session again devolved into chaos as lawmakers prepared for the third time to debate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia's Goobjoog News reported.
'Al-Shabab Doesn't Want a Truce With Infidel Powers'
The violent campaign between Kenya's government and Somali militants is escalaintg. On Sunday, a day after members of the al-Shabab group executed 28 passengers on a Kenyan bus, Kenya's Vice President William Ruto announced that the country's military had crossed into Somalia and attacked al-Shabab camps where the bus attack was planned. The combined air and ground attack killed over 115 militants and, according to Ruto, "identified, followed and struck the perpetrators of these heinous crimes." A spokesman for al-Shabab denied Ruto's claim, and the attack could not be independently verified.