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Storm-hit Somaliland Students Worried About Exam Prospects

Rahimo Mohamud 15, was expecting to sit this month for the high school entry examinations marking the end of her primary education. But the tropical cyclone that hit the northwest of Somaliland, have left her uncertain about the immediate future. Rahimo is among the 270 school children in Awdal district's Lughaya , who were supposed to sit for the exams in one of the designated exam centres in Gargara. The storm wreaked heavy damage in Gargara, and the schools serving as exam centres, were all destroyed or badly damaged....

Book about Lewiston soccer team is optioned by Netflix

Netflix has optioned the rights to make a film or TV series out of the book "One Goal," which chronicles the Lewiston High School boys soccer team and its mix of native-born and Somali refugee players. Author Amy Bass said Wednesday she did not know what Netlix's specific plans for her book are. But she realizes that while many books are optioned by film companies, getting one actually made into a film or TV show is usually a long shot. "I think there's a great soccer analogy for this: You've got to get the ball to the other end of the field and inside the net, and that's very hard to do," said Bass, a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, who teaches history at The College of New Rochelle in New York. "This (the film option) is not what I've been focused on. It's a very important story to tell, maybe now more than ever, so I'm excited when anyone wants to help tell that story." 
Bass referred questions on the option to her agent, Dan Strone of Trident Media Group in New York City. Strone said he could not discuss details of the deal or Netflix's plans but said other film production companies were interested in optioning the book....

Scottish police working with Somali women to stop gang violence

A Scottish policing unit that dramatically reduced Glasgow's knife crime rate is responding to fears that gang violence affecting Somalis in London could spread north through a unique collaboration with the community's women. The pioneering Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) – which was visited by the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, earlier this year – is to work exclusively with women for the first time, having traditionally focused on breaking cycles of violent behaviour among young, usually white, males. Officers will offer training in Scots law, conflict trauma and mental health to Somali women, who officers believe have the greatest access to the young people most at risk. The One Community project has been developed by Khadija Coll, who has worked with refugees in Scotland and Somalia for more than 20 years. She was instrumental in the successful campaign to legislate against FGM in the Scottish parliament....

A Journey from Science to Diplomacy: Rescuing Somali Migrants Stranded in Libya

Somalia - As the sun begins to rise, 150 migrants welcome their first morning on Somalia's soil in, what is for some, years and, others, months. Disembarking an IOM, UN Migration Agency, charter flight from Libya, at the end of May 2018 is the final haul of a long and hard journey. It is not the end that they had expected when they had first set out from Somalia. It isn't Europe but it is home and it is safe. Among the passengers is Ali Said Faqi, Ambassador for the Somali Government to the European Union (EU), and a major part of the mission to help Somali migrants stranded in Libya return home to their families. While few might have missed the stark media headlines on the abuse African migrants have faced at the hands of smugglers, traffickers and criminal gangs in Libya, Ali is one of the few, who have travelled to the source of these stories....

I'm ready to go rebuild my country, Somali refugee says

Fardowsa Adow Mohamed has not known any other home apart from Hagadera refugee camp since she arrived from Somalia where she was born. She came to Kenya at the age of two due to inter-clan skirmishes in Somalia. As she joins millions of refugees around the globe to mark World Refugee Day, she hopes to return to her country of birth to rebuild the image tattered by years of war. Ms Mohamed says she is willing to use the skills she has acquired at Hagadera back in Somalia. The 28-year-old woman started her early childhood education at Hagadera where she also did her primary and secondary school exams and despite difficulties and lack of opportunities, she managed to do well. "I have studied Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) in college where I started with a certificate course and followed by diploma. I am now waiting for my diploma certificate," she told the Nation. ECDE TEACHER...
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Dahabshiil sued for 'aiding Al-Shabaab terrorists' - NyPost.com This is a lawsuit against an international money transfer company, Dahabshiil, that provided financial support to al-Shabaab, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and to the al-Shabaab operatives who assassinated Saado Ali Warsame.
Click here to read more about this lawsuit Tani waa dacwad ka dhan ah shirkadda xawaaladda caalamiga ah ee Dahabshiil oo lagu eedeeyay in ay taageero dhaqaale siiso ururka argagixisada Al-shabaab oo fuliyay dilkii Saado Cali Warsame.
Riix Halkan si aad akhriso Faahfaahinta Dacwaddan Case 1:15-cv-09623 Document 1 Filed 12/09/15 Page 24 of 24
Plaintiff demands a trial by jury on all issues so triable
Dated: December 9, 2015
Respectfully submitted,
BURSOR & FISHER, P.A.
By: /s/ Joshua D. Arisohn
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Joshua D. Arisohn 888 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 Tel: (646) 837-7150 Fax: (212) 989-9163

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