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Issue 394

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News Headlines

Weapons Supplied To Somalia Government By The US Are Sold In Mogadishu Markets

The Shortest Man In Somaliland Leaves For Norway

Somaliland Parliament Says Suspension Of Voter Registration Illegal

Tostan Holds Conference On Women’s Genital Mutilation

UN Agencies Launch Next Round Of Child Health Initiative In Somaliland

An Interview With Ambassador Marika Fahlen, Sweden’s Special Envoy For The Horn Of Africa

Somalia Tells All Visitors To Seek Government Approval

Somaliland Government Controlled Media Used To Incite Extremism

Local and Regional Affairs

A CALL FOR DIALOGUE: To Hold A Free, Fair And Peaceful Presidential Election

East Africa: Ethiopia Takes Part in First East African Independent Producers Forum

Somalia Mosque Victims Belonged To Southern Punjab

Kenyan Court Drops Charges, Clears Way For Canadian Woman To Return Home

Al Shabaab Reportedly Beheads 4 Christians, Rips Gold Teeth From Locals' Mouths

2 Somali Women, Children Die In Fire

3rd Man Pleads Guilty In Missing Somalis Case

Man Gets 23 Years In Killing Of Somali Restaurant Cook

Athens Police Attack Somali Protesters

Libyans Kill 20 Somali Prisoners

Somalia: The Trouble with Puntland

Somali Insurgents Reject Government’s Olive Branch

Amnesty International Calls For Accountability And Safeguards On Arms Transfers To Somalia’s TFG

Eastern Africa Standby Force To Be Ready Next Year

Somali Islamists Pull Teeth From "Sinners": Residents

Communiqué: Conference With Former Senior Somali Military And Police Officers

Clinton And South African Discuss Somalia

Tribute To Ali Marshal


Western Countries Encourage Piracy By Paying Ransom

Features & Commentary

Somalia: The Center Cannot Hold

Incredible Journey of Somali Human Right Activist Waris Dirie – The Movie

Escape From Somaliland

Without Free Movement, East Africa Will Keep Marking Time

Clinton's Africa Trip Highlights Importance US Attaches To The Continent

What Was Siyad Barre's Relation To A Fundamentalist Christian Group?

Legal Brief On The Suspension Of The Voter Registration List

Mandela – Poem

AT THE MERCY OF SOMALI PIRATES: Hansa Stavanger Crew Describe Hostage Ordeal

Where Camels Once Trod, A Train Crosses Australia

Update: Independent Diplomat Responds

US Misguided In Moving To Arm Somalia, Say Analysts

President Isaias's Encounter With The Financial Times

Somalia: The Trouble With Puntland – Report

International News


Woman Who Tried To Kill Ford Released From Prison

A Short Guide To Tools For Citizen Journalists

Australian Camels Facing Slaughter

UN Human Rights Expert Sounds Alarm On Draft Media Laws In Venezuela

Poll Shows Afghan Vote Headed For Second Round

Bristol's World Cup Bid Brings Communities Together . . . On The Football Field


A Crucial Week For Somaliland: A Time For Action

Building Bridges For Somaliland University Student Outside And Inside The Country

Why I Fear For Somalia

Africa’s Best-Kept Secret “Somaliland” Is In Need For A Change!

Lost Faith In The System

Somalilanders Around The Globe: Vote For Change

Where There Is No Donor

Al-Shabaab: “The” Number One Enemy Of Islam And Somali People

President Riyale And The Election Commission Are The Reason Of The Election’s Bone Of Contention

Man Gets 23 Years In Killing Of Somali Restaurant Cook

Bruce Cadwallader
Cleveland, Aug 15, 2009 – A 19-year-old man was sent to prison on Tuesday for his role in the shooting death of a Somali man in March at the Iftin Restaurant.
Two 17-year-old boys and a 17-year-old girl have been charged as adults in the case.
Carlos Cox, 19, of 3048 Howey Rd., pleaded guilty as an accomplice on Tusesday in the death of Daud Osman in March.
Osman, a 38-year-old father of five, had worked one week at the North Side restaurant when he was robbed at gunpoint about 10 p.m. on March 12, police said.
Two witnesses told detectives that three masked men entered the building at 4191 Cleveland Ave. and demanded money. Osman, a cook, was shot when he appeared from a back room holding a knife.
The robbers took less than $200, police said.
Today, Cox admitted his involvement in the robbery and pleaded guilty to reduced charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
Judge Richard S. Sheward sentenced him to 23 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Cox became a suspect in the killing of Osman after he left a fingerprint at a gas station that was held up that week and then was identified in robberies at two convenience stores. Today's plea combined all those cases, said Assistant County Prosecutor Elizabeth Geraghty.
Dennis Holt, 17, of 2991 Atwood Terrace, is accused of shooting Osman, Geraghty said. Holt was bound over from juvenile court in July and faces charges as an adult of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
Holt was being held in the Franklin County jail in lieu of $500,000 bond, set today by a magistrate.
Delshaun Nix, 17, of 2639 Hiawatha Ave., and Gabrielle Mansour, 17, of 610 Virginia Lane Court, also are charged as accomplices in the killing. Both are in jail.
Geraghty said Mansour has been identified as the getaway driver in the Osman case and other robberies.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio, August 11, 2009






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