Somali elder killed as Al-Shabab continues to target clan elders involved in elections

A Somali clan elder has been assassinated in the capital, Mogadishu, as the Al-Shabaab group continues to target clan elders who participate in the parliamentary election. The slain elder, Mohamed Feeldher, was part of a delegation from Galmudug state in central Somalia, responsible for selecting members of parliament in 2016. The Al-Qaeda-linked

Somali woman elected city council member in Belgium

Photo: Hiiraan A Somali-Belgian woman has won a local city council member post, becoming the first Somali to have been elected to take a political post in Belgium’s history. Sahra Mohamed Khalif, a young aspiring politician from the Belgium Socialist Party (SPA), the country’s oldest political party has been declared as the

London Is More Islamic Than Many Muslim Countries

Britain has been acquiring an increasingly Islamic face, with hundreds of official Shariah courts operating in the capital and many mosques dotting many cities. “London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together,” Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, an Islamic preacher, was quoted as saying in the local media. “Terrorists can not

Kanye West changes his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West is changing his name - to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: "The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE." West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was

Kenya’s hottest male lawmaker has just been found

The 12th Parliament has hunky MPs who have left Kenyan women weak, wishing, wanting, and dreaming. Some sauntered and became ‘wahesh’ following victories after the August 8 General Election which injected new, hot blood into the August House, previously the preserve of greying men in need of tummy tucks. But these new

Al-Shabab founding father is running for office in Somalia

A former Al-Shabab deputy leader and spokesman could be running for office in the presidency of Somalia’s South West State. Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur is a founding father and former spokesman of the Al-Shabab group, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed Somali government and rule the country according to

Kenya deports Chinese man over ‘racist rant’

A Chinese man has been deported after a video emerged of him making racist comments, Kenya's immigration department says. The man, indentified as Liu Jiaqi, was captured in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, "monkeys". Mr Liu and his representatives have yet to comment on the situation. The authorities have

Are You Really Who You Portray Online?

Over the past 15 years, the world as we know it has been taken by storm through the onset of social media. According to Comscore (2011) about 90 percent of U.S. Internet users visit a social media site each month. Because we live in such a largely global-society, creating and maintaining

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