Monday, January 21, 2019

Muslims Celebrate with First Muslim-Americans in Congress

On Thursday, the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan were sworn into office,...
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Canada: Hamda Ali, Alberta, discovers new diamond extraction method

An Alberta teenager has discovered a new way to extract diamonds that might otherwise be destroyed by current harvesting techniques. Hamdi Ali is a 17-year-old...

Glorified and Vilified, Representative-Elect Ilhan Omar Tells Critics: ‘Just Deal’

 As a 12-year-old refugee from Somalia adjusting to life in the Virginia suburbs, Ilhan Omar fended off bullies who stuck gum on her scarf,...

Program seeks to persuade Somali women to get cancer screenings

When Wali Dirie's mother was in her 50s, her doctor advised her to start going in for regular mammograms. So she went. But when it...

Somali refugee, Dubow, gets elected to Victoria City Council, Canada

Sharmarke Dubow, 35, who was born on Christmas Day, can’t stop smiling or talking since being elected It was one of the happiest days of...

Deqa Dhalac wins big in special election for South Portland council seat

An experienced social worker soundly defeated a longtime local business owner in Tuesday’s citywide special election for the District 5 City Council seat. Deqa Dhalac, intercultural program...

“North of Dawn”: Nuruddin Farah on what divides and unites Somalis

Over a dozen novels and almost five decades, the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah has chronicled the effects on ordinary lives of his country’s upheavals....

United States: Burglars target a Colombus Somali-owned shop

A Somali market is cleaning up shattered glass from a busted front door after a second burglary in under a week. "What they are doing...

Somalia: 20 die at Shabaab dawn raid on controversial cleric’s compound (+Videos)

Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a provincial capital in Somalia before dawn on Monday, exchanging fire with security forces and reportedly leaving at least 20 dead...

New Edmonton police grad class includes officers from Poland, Somalia, Zimbabwe

Edmonton police graduated 29 new recruits hailing from a half-dozen countries in a ceremony at city hall Friday. Members of Recruit Training Class 142 officially...

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Will The EAC Hold Or Loose Mere Anarchy On East Africa?

There is an old story, probably apocryphal, that shines a light on the way the East African Community (EAC) and its interstate relations have...

Amidst Brexit drama, UK takes a stand against conflict-related sexual violence

Kicking off what is guaranteed to be a watershed year for British foreign policy, an event held in the British Parliament on Wednesday revealed a glimmer...

Somaliland: SOLJA Slams SAAB owner’s Malicious Rhetoric

Chairman Huuto describes SAAB owner rhetoric as quite besmirching and befitting the profession The chairman of Somaliland Journalists Association, SOLJA, Mr. Mohammed Abdi Jama a.k.a. Huuto...