Somalia May Pay 90% of Oil Revenue to Explorer Under Draft Deal
Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90% of the country’s prospective oil revenue.
Terrorism conviction upheld for ex-janitor at Minneapolis mosque
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after his conviction in 2012 of aiding foreign terrorism by helping some young Twin Cities men fly to Somalia to fight for Al-Shabab.
Four women accused of being Al-Shabaab members have been denied bond by a Mombasa court.
Ms Ummulkheir Sadri Abdalla, Ms Khadija Abubakar Abdulkadir, Ms Maryam Said Aboud and Ms Halima Adan Ali will remain in custody pending the hearing of their case, the court ruled yesterday.
The magistrate declined to release the accused on bond “at this stage” but said they can renew their application before the trial court.
FIFA Officials to Be Charged With Corruption Over Host Selections
Numerous top current and former FIFA officials are expected to be charged Wednesday on fraud and bribery related charges linked to the organization's oversight of the World Cup and other international soccer tournaments, U.S. law enforcement officials told NBC News.
Fathia Absie didn't wear a hijab when she first moved to Minnesota about five years ago. The decision to wear one was born out of necessity when she started losing hair from the stress of living in a new environment, she said.
Poorest nations, not just richest, must act to end extreme poverty: campaigners
The world's rich donor nations must increase their overseas aid budgets and reverse the trend of declining funding for the poorest countries in order to meet a global goal of ending poverty by 2030, an advocacy group said on Tuesday.