These comments by Vice President Biden went viral earlier this week, and a reader questioned whether there were really many Somali taxi drivers in Wilmington, Del. CNN interviewed some Delaware cab company owners, who disputed the idea there were Somali drivers in the city; rather, they said they were from other African nations.
We twice requested information from the vice president’s office, but never received a reply. So let’s see what the data show.
Somalia, a country located in the Horn of Africa, suffered through a 15-year-old civil war until 2006 and parts of the country are held by an al Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabab.
More than 75,000 Somali refugees have settled in the the United States since 2004, according to the Office of Refugee Settlement. But the detailed annual reports show that since 2000, exactly zero have arrived to live in Delaware. Minnesota, which Biden was referring to when he talked about Wilmington as having Somali refugees “on a smaller scale,” by far has received the largest share of Somalis among the states, the data show.
In fact, in the last 15 years, Delaware only accepted a total of 269 refugees—and most were from West Africa, not East Africa. The records show that 135 refugees from Liberia and 51 from Sierra Leone arrived in Delaware. (Other major countries sending refugees to Delaware included Burma, Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Iran; Eritrea, with a single refugee, is the only country representing East Africa.)
Census data also do not provide backup for Biden’s comment about an identifiable Somali community. An October 2014 report on the foreign-born population from Africa does not list Delaware as one of the states with a large population born in Africa. The report did say that in the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metropolitan area there are 48,000 people who were born in Africa, but again the concentration was from West Africa, especially Liberia and Nigeria.
Somaliland Head To Polls For Councillors And MPs On May 31, 2021 Last updated May 31, 2021
Voters in the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland are heading to the polls on May, 31 to choose their member of parliament for the first time since 2005.
Somaliland broke off from mainland Somalia after the regime of Siad Barre in 1991.
The 5.2 Million citizens of Somaliland will be making yet another stab at global recognition as some 1.3 million voters head to the polls to choose 82 members of parliament and 247 local councils.
An election whose measure of democracy Somaliland hopes to use in its quest to certify its sovereignty.
Somaliland’s three political parties in the polls are opposition politicians Faisal Warabe’s UCID, Wadani led by another opposition leader Abdirahman Erye and President Muse Bihi Kulmiye party.
The elections is observed by over a hundred international observers including Uganda’s former opposition leader, Kizza Besigye and ex-president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Korma.
”Our visit to the headquarters of the Somaliland National Electoral Commission left us with a good impression about the Commission’s preparedness to conduct peaceful and credible elections,” said in a Twitter post.
The elections are taking place in six regions of Somaliland, namely Awdal, Sahil, Marodi-Jeeh, Toghdeer, Sanaag and Sool.
3 Somalia Regional States Say No To Farmaajo Term Extension.
The regional state leaders of Southwest, HirShabelle, and Galmudug allied with incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have opposed to any form of extension on Tuesday evening.
In a joint statement Galmudug and HirShabelle called for dialogue based on 17 September pact.
“We agreed that the country should hold elections as soon as possible and that any form of extension should be abolished,” read part of the joint statement by HirShabelle and Galmudug.
Southwest leader Abdiaziz laftagaren also opposed the term extension of the President just an hour after Galmudug and HirShabelle released a joint statement.
The move by the three regional states allied to President was welcomed by Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble who also instructed the military commanders to pull back forces to their locations and barracks.
“I would like to welcome the press statements made by Galmudug and HirShabelle federal states, ” PM Roboe said in a statement.
“I call on the FMS states of Puntland and Jubaland and Benadir region to fully commit to a peaceful process in our efforts to hold free and inclusive election, ” he added.
United Nations, United Kingdom, United States and opposition leaders including former President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud commended the move by the regional states.
“The UN in Somalia noting statements by Qoorqqor, Ali Gudlawe, PM Roble and others recalls int’l partners position: consensus is vital for any electoral process; only 17 September model can be endorsed by FGS and all FMS; all parties must reject violence and resume dialogue, ” the United Nations said.
The development comes as families in some parts of Mogadishu fleed from their residences and moved to other district followings clashes.
Somali Gov’t Warns Al-Shabaab & ISIS Will Capitalize On SNA Faction Clashes.
Somali National Security Minister Hassan Hundubey has warned opposition groups to be wary of “unknown elements” including Al-Shabaab and Daesh who might seek to use the current crisis to inflict harm to the public.
Speaking to the media on Tuesday said that the government may take action to confront people with the “behaviour of militias” who are taking advantage of the situation.
“The government has enough troops to take control of the city. It is Ramadan, but more actions need to be taken to prevent it.” mr. Hundebey said.
”The reason the prime minister called for dialogue is that the government does not want the fighting to affect the residence,” he added.
The remarks by the interior minister come hours after the international partners strongly condemned the outbreak of violence in the capital.
“We are alarmed especially by the emerging fragmentation of the Somali National Army along clan lines, which detracts from its primary task of combating Al Shabab and protecting the Somali population. Use of security forces for the pursuit of political objectives is unacceptable” the statement read in part.
As tensions increase in Mogadishu following Sunday clashes between government soldiers and those who were against President Farmaajo’s two years term extension.
Maamulka Magaalada Marka & Taliska AMISOM oo ka shiray la dagaalanka Al-Shabaab
Booliska Soomaaliya oo ka hadlay dagaalka ka dhacay Muqdisho
Iska Horimaad Saakay Ka Dhacay Degmada Hodan.
Mahdi Guuleed iyo Cabdi Xaashi Oo Laga Dalbaday Soo Gudbinta Liiska Xildhibaanada Aqalka Sare.
Rooble Oo Kulan Laqaatay Safiirka Cusub Ee Midowga Yurub.
Guddoomiye Barlamaanka Oo Maanta kulan la Qaatay Safiirka cusub ee Sweden.
Maalintii Labaad Oo Lagu Wada in Ay Ka Qabsoonto Doorshada Magaalada Jowhar.
Turkiga Oo Ka Hadlay Qaraxii Ka Dhacay Magaalada Muqisho.
Rooble Oo Ka Jawaabay Gudigii Uu Magacaabay Madaxweyne Farmaajo.
Muuse Suudi Oo Mar Kale loo Doortay Senator Aqalka Sare Ee Hirshabeele Matala.
Madaxweyne Farmaajo Oo Waraaqadaha Aqoonsiga ka Guddoomay Danjiraha Sweden(Sawirro).
Doorashada Xubnaha Aqalka Sare Oo Maanta Ka Bilaawanaysa Magaalada Jowhar.
Madaxweyne Farmaajo Oo Gudi U Magacaabay Kiiskii Ikraan Tahliil.
Maxamed Xuseen Rooble Oo Qaabilay Wafdi Ka Socday QM
Madaxweyne Farmaajo Oo Qaabilay Wafdi Ka Socdo Qaramada Midoobey.
Ciidanka Xooga Dalka Ee DANAB Oo Degaano kala Wareegay Al-Shabaab.
Dad Loosoo Qabqabtay Dilkii Lixdhibaankii Deegaanka Laascaanood.
Xubin Ka Mid Ah Maamulka Laascaanood Oo Xalay La Dilay.
Wararkii ugu Danbeeyey Shirkii Rooble iyo Farmaajo.
Taliska Ciidanka xoogga oo soo bandhigay Sarkaal ka tirsan Al-Shabaab oo isku soo dhiibay
taliyaasha ciidamada qalabka sida oo kulan ku yeeshay magalada muqdisho
madax weenihii hore somaliya oo ka hadlay khilaafka Farmaajo iyo Rooble & kiiska Ikraan Tahliil.
Madaxweynaha Uganda oo sheegay in uu Ciidamadiisa kala baxayo Soomaaliya
Hey’addaha Ammaanka oo soo bandhigay Taleefan Nambar oo shacabka ka soo wici karaan
Saldhig cusub oo boolis oo maanta laga furay Garoonka Aadan Cadde (Daawo Sawirada)
Kulan ay isgu yimaadeen Golaha Odayaasha dhaqanka Qowmiyadda Beelaha Banaadiriga iyo Golaha Isbadal doon ka siyaasada banaadiriga ayaa waxa ay kasoosaareen war saxaafadeed
Yuusuf Maxamed Siyaad (Indha Cadde) oo ka hadlay sababaha keenay in al-shabaab puntland gaaraan
Maxkamadda Ciidamada Qalabka Sida oo 3 Ruux xukun ku riday
Baarlamaanka Somaliya, ayaa weli ku guda jira la xisaabtanka Xukuumadda Ra’iisul Wasaare Cumar C/rashiid Cali Sharmaake
Amp: Somaliya u fadhida Pakistan ayaa kulan la qaadatay wasiirada wax barashada iyo caafimaadka ee dalka Pakistan.
Maxamed Cabdi Afey ayaa sheegay in dadaal u geli doonaan sidii Maxkamadda caalamiga xafiis uga furan laheyd Soomaaliya
Golaha Aqalka Sare ee Dalaka Ayaa Canbaareeyey Falkii Ka Dhacay Guriga Cabdi qaybdiid
C/raxmaan C/shakuur “Waa in baaritaan madax banaan lagu sameeyo hantida laga dhacay Bankiga Dhexe”
Wasaaradda Owqaafta iyo Arrimaha Diinta ayaa Soo Saartay War Saxaafadeed ku wajahan Maamullada Masaajidda iyo Xarumaha Diinta
Somali President comfirms 180 Kenyan troops killed in el-Ade attack
United Nations, AMISOM, IGAD, EU and UK congratulate Ahmed Madobe on Presidential elections
Ra’iisul Wasaare Khayre oo kormeer ku tagey qaar kamid ah Xarumaha Wasaaradaha
Madaxweyne Xasan Sheekh oo Muqdisho ku soo laabtay
The African Union Commission rejects allegations of human rights violations by Amisom troops
Clarification on misquoting the President of Somalia on the casualties of El Adde attack
Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world
Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader
Madaxweynayaasha Turkiga iyo Suudaan oo kala saxiixday Heshiisyo iskaashi
Madaxweyne Erdogan; “Israel waa Dal Argagaxiso ahna Dilaaga Carruurta.”
Dagaal yahanada Xuutiyiinta Yemen ayaa Gandaal ku Riday Caasimada Sacuudiga ee Riyadh
U.S. airstrike kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters
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