Friday, January 24, 2020

Somali Diaspora

Becoming Chinese’: Meet the first Somali in the world to “become Chinese”

NO MORE NORMAL I was born in Mogadishu in 1968 and my father is an optologist, who trained in Italy. Back then Somalia was a military dictatorship under Mohamed Siad Barre. We had free health...

Drug arrest after overnight traffic stop in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Drunk driving and drug charges are pending against a woman after an early morning traffic stop. Rochester police say Fatima Mohamed Said, 49, was pulled over for...

Turkey First lady meets parliamentarians, Somali diaspora in London

First lady Emine Erdoğan met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization and members of the U.K. Parliament Wednesday following a NATO summit in London, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

Somali wrongly convicted in Alpi case gets 3 mn euros

A Somali man wrongfully convicted in the Mogadishu murder of RAI reporter Ilaria Alpi and her cameraman Milan Hrovatin on Friday got three million euros in compensation for his almost 17 years in jail. Hashi Omar Hassan received 3.181...

28-year-old Somali woman tasked to make key decisions on UN Peacebuilding Fund

This young Somali woman is carrying her father’s legacy forward! And rightly so. Meet Ilwad Elman. She is a Somali-Canadian social activist who works at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu alongside her mother Fartuun Adan, the NGO’s founder. Elman took to Instagram to share the...

Meet Amina Hersi – one of Africa’s most successful female entrepreneurs

Amina Hersi has inspired many young women in Uganda to work because she has made it clear that working hard puts you up there and helps you to achieve great things. Amina is one of the most influential women in...

Yusuf, 14, aims to be first US Muslim president

Yusuf is just like any other 14-year-old American kid, except that he also wants to run for president. And he's figured out exactly how he'll do just that.

Mo Farah wins big half-marathon and sets sights on Jones marathon record

Britain's Mo Farah beat Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru in a sprint finish to win the inaugural 'Big Half' race in London - with Callum Hawkins third. The four-time Olympic champion on the track was racing the 13.1 miles half marathon as...

Imaan Meets Iman for the March 2018 Issue of Vogue Arabia

Imaan Hammam and Iman Abdulmajid, representing icons from two different generations, joined forces for the cover of the magazine's first birthday issue. Happy birthday to us! It’s been a year since the launch of the print edition of Vogue Arabia – and...

Gustavus documentarians tell the stories of motivated young Somali-Americans

ST. PETER — A documentary about young Mankato area Somali-Americans aims to redress stereotypes. Gustavus Adolphus College professor Martin Lang and student Noah O’Ryan produced a short film about the ambitions and hurdles of nine area college students who were...
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President Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate for trial

The articles of impeachment charging US President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered...
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US soldier killed in Kenya is identified after Alshabab attack that left 3 Americans dead

 A U.S. Army specialist killed with two other Americans in an attack Sunday by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya has been identified by...

3 Americans killed in Al-Shabab attack at Kenyan military base

One U.S. service member and two American Department of Defense contractors were killed in a terror attack on a military base in Kenya that...

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

 Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region,...

Somalia: Spare the civilians, Red Cross and Red Crescent tell warring parties

Mogadishu (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) call on all armed...