Amina in US to seek approval of purchase of aircraft

Amina in US to seek approval of purchase of aircraft

Kenya is hoping that the US will finally approve the purchase of assorted military aircraft, four months after Nairobi placed the request. This week, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed was in Washington to talk “contextualisation of America First policy”, arguing that the US should support Kenya in tackling terrorism without delay. FIGHTING EXTREMISM On […]

Black Immigrants Fight Mass Deportation of Haitians, Somalis

Black Immigrants Fight Mass Deportation of Haitians, Somalis

Approximately 50,000 Haitians and 4,000 Somalis are now at risk of being deported. The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, BAJI, is calling on lawmakers to halt the mass deportation of Haitian and Somali immigrants living in the United States. BAJI, a grassroots organization that mobilizes and empowers Black immigrant communities, has launched a campaign bringing […]

U.S. Signals Possible Airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for thier locations

U.S. Signals Possible Airstrikes in Somalia by asking aid groups for thier locations

U.S. OFFICIALS THIS WEEK requested the geographic coordinates of aid groups working in Somalia, according to a document obtained by The Intercept — a move that could indicate an escalation of military action against the Shabab. The notice to NGOs comes a month after President Trump declared portions of the country an “area of active […]

ICE data shows half of immigrants arrested in raids had traffic convictions or no record

ICE data shows half of immigrants arrested in raids had traffic convictions or no record

About half of the 675 immigrants picked up in roundups across the United States in the days after President Trump took office either had no criminal convictions or had committed traffic offenses, mostly drunken driving, as their most serious crimes, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. Records provided by congressional aides Friday offered […]

Somalia facing ‘unimaginable’ hunger crisis – Irish aid worker

Somalia facing ‘unimaginable’ hunger crisis – Irish aid worker

A veteran Irish aid worker has described hunger conditions in Somalia as being the most devastating she has seen and worse than during the country’s 2011-2012 famine that killed 260,000 people. Two weeks after her return from the area around the East African country’s capital of Mogadishu, Carol Morgan, Concern Worldwide’s regional director for the […]

After 13 years, Somali refugees are the ‘most-loved family in Southville’, as community forces council to let them stay

After 13 years, Somali refugees are the ‘most-loved family in Southville’, as community forces council to let them stay

A family put in temporary housing in Bristol 13 years ago have been the subject of an incredible outpouring of love and support after council housing chiefs decided they needed to move home – across the city. So huge was the messages of support from neighbours, friends, work colleagues and local schools that Bristol City […]

No Confirmation of Reported Changes to US Immigration Policies for Somalis

No Confirmation of Reported Changes to US Immigration Policies for Somalis

WASHINGTON — Somalia’s ambassador to the U.S., Ahmed Isse Awad, says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has informed his embassy the agency will no longer arrest illegal Somali immigrants in their homes or at their workplaces. However, federal authorities have not confirmed that there has been any shift in policy. Awad said the agency reached […]

With academy, suburban police offer real-life lessons to help immigrants navigate life in U.S. – Star Tribune

With academy, suburban police offer real-life lessons to help immigrants navigate life in U.S. – Star Tribune

They came from Somalia and Syria, Ethiopia and Uzbekistan — as diverse in age and race as they were in culture and religion. Before them stood Bloomington police officer Heidi Miller with the day’s lesson: fraud prevention. There were no caps and gowns, but it was graduation day at the New American’s Academy, and the […]

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