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Samatar Monster Next Door


For many, mention of Somalia conjures images of a smoldering Blackhawk helicopter and AK-47-wielding pirates loaded onto an antique skiff. What may not come to mind as quickly is the idea that the tipping point for Somalia’s downward spiral into an international no-go zone may have come decades before U.S. troops landed on a Somali […]


Supporters of Somali Torture Survivors File Amici Curiae Briefs with the Supreme Court in Samantar v. Yousuf

WASHINGTON, DC (Somalilandpress) — CJA announced today that nine amicus curiae briefs were filed with the United States Supreme Court yesterday in support of the respondents in the case of Samantar v. Yousuf, NO. 08-1555. In this case, the Court will decide if former foreign government officials – who, after using their power to order […]


USA: Court to weigh lawsuit against former Somali PM

HARGEISA, 1 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Supreme Court will consider throwing out a human rights lawsuit against a former prime minister of Somalia who is accused of overseeing killings and other atrocities. The court said Wednesday it would review an appeals court ruling allowing Somalis to sue Mohamed Ali Samantar of Fairfax, Va., who […]


Hussein Samatar Becomes First Somali Honored – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Minneapolis, Jul 10 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Executive Director Hussein Samatar is a recipient of the 2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Minority Business Awards for his leadership with the African Development Center. He was recognized with other top minority business owners, corporate executives and advocates in the Twin Cities. According to a statement by the group, […]


Is Said Samatar Mourning The Death Of Somali Literature Or The Death Of His Views On Somali Literature?

Hargeisa, 22 June 2009 (Somalilandpress) – There are scholars one can disagree with and learn nothing from them, for example the two Samatar brothers (Abdi Ismail Samatar and Ahmad Ismail Samatar). There are also scholars one can disagree with and still learn something from them. Professor Said Samatar of Rutegers University belongs to the latter […]