Obama weighs strategy against Islamic State - (AP)
The Obama administration is grappling with how to bridge the gap between its increasingly dire assessment of the threat posed by the Islamic State group and the limited, defensive air campaign it has so far undertaken, which military officials acknowledge will not blunt the group's momentum.
UN Security Council makes historic visit to Somalia
Members of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Mogadishu this morning on a landmark visit to Somalia to review progress made by the Federal Government with assistance from the international community, and to demonstrate their continued support for the country’s efforts to ensure a sustainable peace.
Stepped Up Al-Shabaab Attacks Underscore Somalia’s Looming Security Concerns - (PBS NewsHour)
In September 2012, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was sworn in as Somalia’s new president in a bid to end decades of chaos, violence and poverty. After years without a central government, a new parliament elected the community activist and academic.
Somali military court chief wages legal war against al-Shabaab, defends executions(Sabahi)
In the two months since Colonel Abdirahman Mohamed Turyare took over as chief of Somalia's military court, the court has handed down the death penalty to convicted al-Shabaab members, carrying out nine executions so far.
Somali American Center opens in former St. John's campus on East 5th Street - (Daily Planet)
On Saturday, July 12, I sat down to talk with Feisal Elmi, a representative of the Darul Uloom Islamic Center, the new owner of the buildings on East 5th Street previously occupied by St. John's Catholic Church and school.
INTERVIEW-Somalia donors must act now to avoid famine 'catastrophe' -U.N. - (Reuters)
War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Somalia said on Sunday.
Somali president’s Northrop speech draws protest - (MNDaily)
Abdi Warsame, the city’s first Somali councilmember, took office this year. Somali-born Mohamud Noor is challenging state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, for the seat representing the West Bank, the University and other east Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Controversy Over Somali President's Visit to Minneapolis - (KSTP)
"He's out of touch, to tell you the truth," said Abdirizak Jama, a protest organizer who's against the Somali President's visit to Minnesota. "We are calling to tell him to step down and be accountable for the killings in Somali that is also dividing the people here."