Increased numbers of migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance

In Sicily, dozens of Italian Red Cross (ItRC) vehicles and ambulances as well as volunteers, receive migrants who land on the southern shores of Italy on a daily basis, exhausted and traumatized after a perilous journey at sea. Earlier this month at the Sicilian port of Augusta, the ItRC volunteers answered the immediate needs of […]

ICC judges want details of all Uhuru’s property

Thursday, July 31, 2014 The International Criminal Court now wants banks, mobile phone companies, the registrar of companies and the Kenya Revenue Authority compelled to release President Uhuru Kenyatta’s financial records. In its latest ruling ahead of Uhuru’s date with the Hague judges, the Trial Chamber V Bench maintained that the required records must be […]

Minnesota election officials go after voters listing mail centers as addresses

County election officials across the metro area are scrutinizing dozens of voter registrations tied to commercial mail centers after a probe in Minneapolis revealed a loophole in the state’s election system. A new Star Tribune comparison of voter records and data from the U.S. Postal Service found that 95 voters were registered at the addresses […]

Federal Government endorses the formation of central Somali state

Federal Government of Somalia has endorsed central Somalia state after lengthy discussion in Mogadishu on Wednesday as loose federalization process continue to gain momentum.President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed witnessed the ceremony that led to the formation of semi-autonomous state of central Somalia at Villa Somalia Presidential compound with UN, […]

Women Charged With Helping Al-Qaida-Linked Group

Thursday July 24, 2014 Five people, including two women in the U.S., were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia, prosecutors said. The two U.S. women — Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington — were arrested Wednesday and have been charged […]

3 arrested, 2 sought in case involving Shabab terrorist group

By MICHAEL MUSKALThursday, July 24, 2014 Three people have been arrested and two are being sought on charges of providing material support to Shabab, the militant group waging a terrorist campaign in Somalia, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The five are accused of one count of conspiracy and 20 counts of providing material support to […]

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 2 a.m. local time, the agency […]

Somali musician and MP Saado Ali Warsame shot dead

Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame has been shot dead by Islamist militants. She was killed along with her bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A spokesman for the Islamist al-Shabab group, Abdulaziz Abu Musab, told the BBC that she was targeted for her politics and not […]

Kenya Airports Unsafe, Warns US

Tuesday July 22, 2014 MOMBASA KENYA: A United States aviation agency has designated Kenya as a hostile region for US aircraft in its latest advisory and prohibition notice. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notice also lists Ethiopia on its full prohibition list and restates Somalia as a no-go area for US aircraft. Analysts say the latest […]

Bolt, Farah headline stellar cast

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 GLASGOW: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday. Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his […]

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