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‘Somalis + Minnesota’ exhibit opens Saturday at Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center will open the exhibit “Somalis + Minnesota” on Saturday, the first long-term exhibit about the east African nation’s culture, heritage and diaspora at the state’s premier history museum. Here, Osman Ali, founder and executive director of The Somali Museum of Minnesota, stands in the exhibit, which he helped facilitiate Luqman Mohamed

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Erdogan is likely to win the presidential election on Sunday

The majority of Turkish presidential candidates challenging Sunday’s presidential election has been publicized by many of his supporters in the coastal city of Izmir. Muharrem Ince, the leader of the secular Republic of Jamhuuri Party, described the resignation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a tired, upright individual, and reiterated his commitment to take over

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Iranian navy sends warships to Gulf of Aden

ISTANBUL-Iran on Thursday dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden, where for the last week fighting has raged between the Yemeni army and Houthi rebels over Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah province. According to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency, Iran has sent both a helicopter-carrier and a naval destroyer to the region.A highly strategic waterway, the Gulf

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Understanding the economic cost of corruption in Kenya

Kenya is perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. It ranked 143 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2017 corruption perception index. The only African countries that scored worse – among them Somalia, South Sudan, Libya, Eritrea, Burundi, and Zimbabwe – were either politically unstable or in conflict. This poor showing shouldn’t

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Ethiopian Prime Minister admits country needs to tackle debt issue

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said foreign debt is becoming a burden to his country.We have reached a point where debt servicing has become very hard for the national economy,” Ahmed said in an annual performance report presentation to parliament according. to the prime minister, The country has taken $1.3 billion in loans during

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Somali gang continues to terrorize park – in Maine

Last month, two dozen Somali youths swarmed and attacked two Maine residents in a park in Lewiston, beating them with sticks while laughing, as video of the incident shows.One of the victims was hospitalized, but no charges were filed. Then, last Tuesday, a group of Somalis fired pellet guns at non-Somalis in the same park.

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DFL endorses State Rep. Ilhan Omar for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s congressional seat

State Rep. Ilhan Omar won the DFL Party endorsement on Sunday in the crowded race to fill U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s seat in Congress.Omar, a first-term state lawmaker from Minneapolis who has quickly gained national media attention as the first Somali-American to serve in a state legislature, won the three-way endorsement contest after two rounds

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Finnish Politician Calls Citizenship Awarded to Iraqis, Somalis ‘Controversial’

Today, Finnish passports are issued to foreigners six times more often than in the 90s, and almost all new holders are dual citizens. This is more than in any given year since Finland’s independence, a development the leader of the right-wing Finns Party finds worrisome. Over the past two decades, the number of new citizens

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Swedish Government to supports Somalia in the statistic

Mogadishu-Somalia and Swedish Governments are working issues on general management of economics statistics, social statistics and dissemination of data based on the facts about Somalia as the country is going to establish National Statistics Agency soon. Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr jamal Mohamed Hassan held talks

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meet in Cairo, Egyptian President

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi  meet in Cairo on Sunday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to discuss regional issues namely Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam GERD which Ethiopia is building and Cairo fears its effects on its share of the Nile waters. Prime Minister Ahmed  arrive in Cairo in a two-day visit, during which he

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