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Somali community desperate for Westpac money transfer reprieve

Somali community desperate for Westpac money transfer reprieve

ShareBy Laura Armitage and Nic Price Friday, October 31, 2014 Melbourne’s Somali community is warning innocent people will suffer if the last Australian bank to allow money transfers to the war-torn country follows through with its plan to stop the practice. The community is desperate for a last minute reprieve after Westpac announced it was […]

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Somali government co-ordinates aid distribution in former al-Shabaab-held areas

Somali government co-ordinates aid distribution in former al-Shabaab-held areas

ShareBy Shukri Mohamed Friday, October 31, 2014 MOGADISHU — Amid warnings of a worsening humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the dire need for assistance in areas liberated from al-Shabaab, the Somali government and international aid agencies are reaching out to residents in southern and central Somalia. So far, the federal government has provided food aid […]

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Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset

Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset

ShareThursday, October 30, 2014 STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The EU member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to […]

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Somali refugees in Dadaab camp

UN chief Ban Ki-moon lauds Somali refugees in Dadaab camp

ShareThursday, October 30, 2014 NAIROBI, Kenya – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday visited the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex and praised the resilience of more than 350,000 Somali refugees there while expressing sympathy for their suffering. “This is a tragedy – a man-made tragedy. If leaders had listened more to the aspirations of their people, […]

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Abdullah calls for empowering Somali youth

Abdullah calls for empowering Somali youth

ShareBy Shafaat ShahbandariThursday, October 30, 2014 DUBAI — With the shipping routes off the coast of Somalia relatively secure from pirate attacks, the focus of the international community should turn to building the economy of Somalia and other Horn of Africa nations, said Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister as he opened […]

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At least 3 million in Somalia in need of aid – UN Secretary General

At least 3 million in Somalia in need of aid – UN Secretary General

ShareThursday, October 30, 2014 At least three million people in Somalia need humanitarian aid and the country is threatened with famine, the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. The United Nations said in September more than a million people in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa country were struggling to meet daily nutritional needs. “Over […]

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Girls’ jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities’ fear

Girls’ jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities’ fear

ShareBy Sadie GurmanThursday, October 30, 2014 AURORA, Colo. — The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror. The girls’ voyage has […]

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