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Issue 292
Front Page

S/land Mediators End Government & Parliament Deadlock

Live Stock Deputy Minister Resigns From Rayale’s Government

Imprisoned political leaders to be released as elections approach

INTERVIEW-Mogadishu mayor says govt has boosted security

A letter from Puntland Finance minister on Oil law issue

Somaliland rolls out ARV treatment, but HIV/AIDS education lagging

Somalia pledges tight security for relief agencies

Deportations of Somalis convicted of street robbery deferred Supreme Administrative Court to rule on appeal application

The Growing Instability in Central and East Africa

Shabelle Radio and U.S. Embassy in Nairobi Promote Peace

Regional Affairs

Office provides tree seedlings to Somaliland

Africa wages war on scourge of plastic bags

Special Report

International News

An intensifying US campaign against Iran

As Mogadishu Mayor Says to Let Displaced Children Starve, UN Prepares Mild Reminder

Mother of All Fiascos!


Videotape shows witnesses ignored woman cries for help


Camel Milk Transforms Mauritania's Herding Lifestyle

The Real Face of the Kinijit Neo-Nazi ‘Ethiopian’ Interlocutors of the US

"Ineffectiveness in Action: The Failure of the League of Nations"

Africa to get cheaper, high-quality Internet

Rahma Hirsi, Somaliland, "I will never tell my children I am HIV positive"

Somaliland – A Beautiful Non-Country

Somalia's Puntland region rejects draft oil law

Food for thought


Open letter to Garaad Jaamac Garaad Cali Garaad Jaamac

How to become a professor
Who is a professor?

Is Awdalnews.com an Online Tabloid or a Reputable Website?

Somaliland Research Group

30th Anniversary of the Somali Studies International Association

Arrest of vicious politicians: The immorality of ignorant power

The internationally approved Sub-clan cleansing/genocide in Moqadisho/Somalia

Jamala Maye, a former refugee from Somalia, works for refugee groups and Dallas schools as a translator and tutor for students like Mohamed Mohamed, 14.


Dallas, August 26, 2007 - Many spent their lives trapped in the limbo of tent cities and huts in places like Mae La, Thailand, and Daadab, Kenya.

Before landing in Texas, some had never used a bank account or shopped for food. Others survived war and torture.

Whatever their background, all refugees know the blessings and pain behind the long-awaited invitation to start over in a foreign country. Here in Dallas, several have made careers of helping others find their way.

With one hand in each world, these refugee caseworkers pull some of the newest – and neediest – arrivals across the divide.

Few refugees can afford to hold that job, says Bill Bernstein, chairman of the Metroplex Refugee Network. Social work "doesn't pay anything. That's just the reality," he says. "That's why the people who work here are very dedicated."

Three ambassadors of American life, 12-13A

Source: The Dallas Morning News

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