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‘It touches my heart, his death,’ says friend of Edmonton homicide victim

 

 


Mohamed Ahmed Adam was murdered March 9.

Mohamed Ahmed Adam was set for his trip to Somalia to visit his mother, whom he hadn’t seen in a decade, when he was shot to death last week behind a restaurant.

“He was always hopeful. He always talked about his life and what he wanted to be ... He was a very charismatic and energetic guy. He was future oriented,” Bashir Ahmed, executive director of the Somali Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization, said Monday.

Ahmed has known Adam since 2011, when he came to the organization looking for work. The organization mentored him and helped him enrol in trades courses and land a job at a construction company, Ahmed said.

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March 16, 1994: Edmonton paratrooper guilty in beating death of Somali teenager


 
In 1994, Pte. Kyle Brown of Edmonton. a paratrooper with the elite Canadian Airborne Regiment, was found guilty of manslaughter and torture in the beating death of a Somali teenager who was in Canadian custody.
Photograph by: Edmonton Journal file photo

EDMONTON - Pte. Elvin Kyle Brown of Edmonton was convicted of manslaughter and torture in the beating death of a Somali teenager in Canadian custody in Somalia.

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Somali Americans fight to save their lifeline of cash for relatives back home

Abdi Awali has a routine he's followed every month for years: He heads to a money-transfer business by his house in Minneapolis, gives the teller some basic information and slides $100 through a slot. Then he logs onto Facebook and checks in with his aunt in Somalia.

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Somali-Americans in Minnesota and across the US are again facing problems sending money to relatives still living in east Africa.


Blocked wire transfers may spark crisis in Somalia
Last month, the bank that handled the majority of cash transfers from the United States to east Africa stopped providing the service. Aid organizations say there will be a humanitarian crisis if the financial pipeline doesn’t expand soon.

That worries residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood near downtown Minneapolis, home to thousands of Somali-Americans. It’s not hard to find people who regularly send cash to family in or near Somalia.

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Celebrating all things Somali at the University of Minnesota.

By Jim Walsh | MinnPost

On Feb. 22, CBS Evening News reporter Jeff Pegues concluded his report about East African terrorist groups and ramped-up security at the Mall of America with, “Al-Shabaab has found sympathizers in Minneapolis’ large Somali-American population, where more than 20 people have been charged with trying to join the group.”

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