Horn of Africa

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Bono, K'naan meet with Somali activists in Minnesota

    Photo courtesy ONE​In addition to braving a downpour of rain to perform in front of nearly 60,000 fans on Saturday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, U2 frontman Bono took time on Saturday afternoon to meet with singer and rapper K'naan and several Somali activists from Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Court says khat is an illegal drug in Minnesota [UPDATE]

    No more plant chewing for you!​In a decision released today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that khat -- a plant native to the horn of Africa and chewed by many in the region as a mild stimulant -- is indeed an illegal drug under state law. Since we live in a state where you can be charged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Cops seize 15 pounds of khat in Fargo

    Fargo Police Department15 pounds of illegal ruffage​When a North Fargo resident agreed to receive a package at his apartment for Mohamed Suleiman Mohamud, he wasn't expecting the package to contain 15 pounds of drugs.But on Saturday, when he opened the package that arrived he found clumps of a lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Khat shipment for Minneapolis intercepted at O'Hare

    Photo: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on this​A 37-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after luggage inspectors discovered he was trying to smuggle about 80 pounds of khat that he later told interrogators was destined for the Somali community in Minneap ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2009

    Aby Wolf, K'naan, and P.O.S. top Artists of the Year '09

    Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006
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    April 6, 2006
  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    Blaming the Somalis

    Are local immigrants unwittingly funding Al Qaeda? The numbers just don't add up.