Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to review their rejected applications as shocking.
The story of Ilhan Omar is romantic and beautiful. The 36-year-old, who became the first Somali-American elected to Congress in the US midterm elections in November, had a remarkable rise.
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The U.S. military says it launched two precision airstrikes against the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia this week, killing 15 militants.
In Judge Sarah Mazzie's courtroom this week, cheers and applause broke out. It was unusual for immigration court.
Addis Abeba, February 06/2019 – Former Somali regional state president Abdi Muhamud Omer, a.k.a, Abdi Iley, has today told judges at the federal high court fourth criminal bench in the capital Addis Abeba that the multiple criminal charges brought against him were “deliberately coordinated lies.”
For the past six years, Guled’s long-striding legs have carried him to every corner of his adopted homeland Egypt, running in marathons and other endurance races across the country as his prized collection of medals tucked into an inside pocket of his kit bag has grown ever larger.
A senior Somali military commander was killed in a powerful roadside explosion near the capital, Mogadishu, Tuesday just two months after his several other senior officers were killed in the same area by an improvised explosive device (IED), military officials confirmed to VOA Somalia.
Blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall, killing at least 11 people and wounding several others, says police official.
A British security contractor working in Somalia was injured when suspected terrorists