Eden Prairie residents represent Somalia at Model UN Conference
Eden Prairie resident Abdeljabar Sharif was recognized at the Intermediate District 287 Board meeting June 25 in Plymouth. At only 17, Sharif, a junior at West Education Center Academy under the WALT program, is already a world leader. Last month he represented Somalia at the International Model United Nations Conference in New York where, for the first time in 45 years, Somalia was represented.
Minneapolis Somali Community Struggles with Islamic State Recruitment
Just last week, a North Carolina man was arrested for allegedly providing material support to the Islamic State group and planning violent attacks in the United States. Two other men were arrested in New York and New Jersey recently, charged with the same crimes, including attempts to detonate an explosive in the New York metro area. At least one of them hoped to travel abroad to join the terrorist organization, according to the charges. These sorts of arrests are a new reality in the United States, with more than 180 Americans attempting to or successfully traveling to Syria.
Somalia insists legal case on the border dispute as Kenya seeks an out-of-court settlement
Two days after Kenya’s foreign minister said that Somalia had agreed to pursue arbitration outside the United Nation’s highest court to end the long-running border dispute linked to lucrative oil and gas reserves in the Indian Ocean, Somalia insists on legal case to resolve the matter.
Obama’s Visit To Ethiopia Sparks Controversy, Concerns Nigeria Was Snubbed
Activists and some media organizations have expressed concern that President of the United States, Barack Obama, will visit Ethiopia but not Nigeria during his Africa trip next month. Many have pointed out that Nigeria just experienced an historic democratic transfer of power while Ethiopia has a deplorable human rights record.
New gun charge against man convicted of threatening FBI agents
Three weeks after he was freed from federal custody following a conviction for threatening FBI agents who wanted to question his brother about alleged terrorism involvement, a Minneapolis man faces a fresh round of gun possession charges stemming from an incident late last year.