Students offer introduction to often-overlooked Somali culture - (The State News)
Both Haji and Muridi got involved with SAM when they were in high school. The organization reached out to them through a mentoring program, encouraging them and other young Somalis to continue their education after high school.
Egypt calls for urgent meeting on Somalia crisis - (KUNA)
Egypt on Sunday called for holding an urgent meeting at the Arab League at the level of permeant delegates to discuss the current crisis between Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud and his Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.
Homeland Security chief pledges to work with Somali community - (startribune)
“There are people here who say they’d rather fly out of Chicago,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said after a roundtable discussion with irritated Somali leaders at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis.
Somali PM to face 'no confidence' vote, donors fear instability(Reuters)
Somalia's prime minister will face a 'no confidence' vote next week, a lawmaker said on Friday, as frustrated donors voiced concerns over another bout of political infighting which could slow an economic recovery from more than two decades of war
Somali conservationist bags UNEP's Champion of the Earth Award - (Xinhua)
Fatima Jibrell, a Somali female environmentalist, won the 2014 UN Environmental Programme (UNEP)'s Champions of the Earth award for her fight against illegal charcoal trade in the Horn of African nation.
IGAD envoy in Mogadishu to reconcile Somali President, PM - (World bulletin)
A special envoy of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) arrived in Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday for talks aimed at reconciling between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Premier Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.
As Power of Shabab Declines, Once Feared Fighters Leave Terror Group Behind
Even before its leader was cut down in an American airstrike in September, the Shabab militant group in Somalia, once one of Al Qaeda’s most powerful franchises, began unraveling. In the past few months, the group has been shedding territory — and fighters.