UAE Stops Work On Bab Al-Mandab Island Base

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to have stopped building a runway on Yemen’s Mayyun (Perim/Barim) island in the Bab al-Mandab strait, but is pushing forward with a base near Berbera in Somaliland. Using satellite imagery and ship-tracking data, Jane’s revealed in February 2017 that the UAE had begun constructing …

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UK: Driver ‘Hit Somali Woman in Anti-Muslim Attack’

A motorist deliberately drove into a Somali woman twice in an anti-Muslim attack days after a bomb blast in London, a court heard. Zaynab Hussein was hit by Paul Moore’s car in Leicester, moments before he tried to drive at a Somali girl, 12, Nottingham Crown Court was told. Mr …

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Somali Migrants in Libya Don’t Want to go Home

By Harun Maruf, VOA NEWS WASHINGTON —  Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia. Members of the delegation …

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World Court Elects Its First Somali President

Abdulqawi Yusuf

  By   Sahra Abdi Ahmed and  Salem Solomon Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf has become the first Somali to lead the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. “I am humbled by this election. And I feel that it actually shows the trust placed in me by my colleagues. That’s …

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