Tuesday, April 23, 2019

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists. Safy-Hallan Farah wasn’t seeing the words and images that reflected the bright, beautiful Somali...

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi’s path from child refugee to in-demand model. However, her journey here was difficult and her success began with small,...

Arabic Billboards are popping up in Middle America. Why?

One reads 'Ahlan wa Sahlan', while the other translates to 'human being' Unless you've been living under a digital detox rock, you'll know that the US...

Musilim world organization condemns Brazil for pledging Jerusalem embassy move

The world’s largest organization of Muslim states this week condemned the plan of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s incoming president, to move his country’s embassy from...

Halima Aden: From refugee to Somali American hijabi model

Can the Somali American model navigate New York's demanding fashion industry while balancing family expectations? Halima Aden has heard it all: "You're not Somali enough....

Somaliland: ‘Hersigate’ accuses businessman Mohamed Aw Saeed of bribery, quoting figures

A highly controversial book that a former minister launched in Hargeisa, Somaliland, last week, accuses one of the most prominent businessmen in Somaliland of...

Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam and changes name to Shuhada’

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada' Davitt. "This is to announce that I am proud to...

EUROPEAN COURT RULES AGAINST INSULTING PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S)

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that insulting Islam's Prophet Mohammed is not covered by freedom of expression. Defaming the Prophet...

To activists’ dismay, POLYGAMY persists across Africa

The suspicion of a third wife was planted in Irene Atenyo's mind when her husband could not account for his most recent pay. When she...

Woman from Uganda Marries Herself to Get Nagging Parents Off Her Back

The act of marrying oneself is called 'sologamy'. Tired of parents putting pressure on you to get married? Well, you can simply follow the example...

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General Khalifa Haftar is a former Gathafi loyalist turned CIA-backed enemy who in the past year became Libya’s most prominent “rogue general” and is...

A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty

As President Trump met with advisers in the Oval Office in May 2017 to discuss replacements for the F.B.I. director he had just fired,...