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Bildt: Sweden in dark over US terror extradition

January 20, 2013

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Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt has stated that Sweden received no information with regards to two Swedes, suspected of terror crime in Somalia, who were extradited to the US. In an interview with Sveriges Radio on Saturday, Bildt was asked whether Sweden received any information before the Swedes were taken to the US. “If they’d […]

Trial in Oregon’s alleged Christmas bomb plot to turn on ‘entrapment’

January 12, 2013

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At the trial for Mohamed Osman Mohamud in Portland, Ore. — which began with jury selection on Thursday — no one is expected to dispute these chilling facts: The Somali-born teen tried to set off an explosion that was meant to rip through a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the city center on Nov. […]

Mo Farah stopped at customs? He’s not alone

January 2, 2013

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Mo Farah has revealed that he is regularly stopped and questioned by US border agencies on suspicion of being a terrorist. He believes because of his Somali origin, he is detained every time he goes through US customs. That experience is common amongst Somalis and it has been going on for years. Border officials in […]

SOMALIA: IGAD’s Shocking Memorandum of Understanding

January 2, 2013

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the regional organization for East African countries that include, among others, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, has recently published an unsigned and troubling Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which indicates that the new government of Somalia is allowing Kenya and Ethiopia to oversee the “political and administrative arrangements in South-central Somalia.” […]

Renditions continue under Obama, despite due-process concerns

January 2, 2013

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The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But the reason soon became clear when they were visited in their jail cells by a succession of American interrogators. U.S. agents accused the men — two of them Swedes, […]

How Is Canada’s Somali Population Faring

December 30, 2012

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The Somali Canadian population is “undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream” according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada’s large Somali population and also looks ahead to his home […]

Dutch fly first ScanEagle mission off Somalia

September 8, 2012

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The Dutch armed forces have performed their first surveillance mission in support of NATO’s counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia using the Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle unmanned air system. Launched from the Royal Netherlands Navy’s landing platform dock the HNLMS Rotterdam on 8 August, the ScanEagle completed a flight of more than 9h over the Gulf […]