m.apnews.com — In this photo taken Friday, April 19, 2013, Sufis chant and sway in a circle of worshippers, at the Sufi's main center in Mogadishu, Somalia. Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam, is having a comeback in Somalia since al-Shabab, an armed militant Islamic group, was pushed out of the capital in August 2011.
csmonitor.com — Reporter John Thorne met Ali Ould Mohamed Ould Kalbali weeks before he disappeared, allegedly at the hands of Malian soldiers. Are ethnic reprisals underway? I can't imagine why anyone who knew him would want to kill Ali Ould Mohamed Ould Kalbali, a friendly old merchant in Timbuktu and one of the few Arabs who stayed there during the Islamist takeover of northern Mali last year.
guardian.co.uk — Diversity and inclusion are important to almost all non-governmental organisations. To what extent do NGO boards adequately reflect these values, or the experience and diversity of those they exist to serve? To find out, I looked at the 2013 Top 100 NGOs.
bbc.co.uk — Terrorists on witness protection were able to board flights because their new identities were not updated on the US no-fly list, a watchdog has found. The US justice department report said its Witness Security Program (WitSec) had failed to give the new names to the FBI-managed Terrorist Screening Center.
bbc.co.uk — Nigeria has announced a "massive deployment of men and resources" to combat Islamist militants in the country's border territories. A statement said the drive was aimed at "asserting the nation's territorial integrity" and "enhancing security". On Tuesday President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three north-eastern states after a series of deadly attacks by militant groups.
in.reuters.com — WASHINGTON | Fri May 17, 2013 8:36am IST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The percentage of global investment that goes to developing countries should triple in the next two decades as emerging economies catch up to richer nations and become more integrated into financial markets, the World Bank predicted in a report on Thursday.
opensocietyfoundations.org — The Communications Office seeks a full-time Communications Associate to provide administrative and programmatic support as part of a team; work is carried out under general supervision. The European Communications Associate reports to the Senior International Communications Officer in London.
bbc.co.uk — Four men have been given prison sentences in the US state of Minnesota in connection with the recruitment of fighters for a Somali militant group. Abdifatah Isse, Salah Ahmed and Ahmed Mahamud were jailed for three years by a federal judge after pleading guilty to providing material support to al-Shabab, a designated terrorist group.
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