Thursday, November 15, 2018

Minnesota could elect 1st Somali-American to Congress in historic year for women candidates

Amid a wave of female candidates running for office, freshman state representative Ilhan Omar hopes to become the first Somali-American in Congress. The former refugee, who is...

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....

‘I went through a long period of wanting to kill the Somali pirates who...

Writer Michael Scott Moore set out to write a book about pirates in the Horn of Africa but ended up being held hostage for...

Somali refugee casts first-ever ballot in same election he wins Victoria city council seat

Sharmarke Dubow, who came to Canada in 2012, says he’s honoured and excited to get to work Sharmarke Dubow couldn’t wait to vote in this...

Young Somali men violently targeted in London. Why?

Parents in London’s Somali community are concerned for their sons’ welfare – and some have even sent their children out of the capital AT LEAST...

Sarah Mohamed Khalif: First Somali woman to win city council election in Belgium

In the elections that took place in Belgium on Sunday, a 21-year-old Somali woman made history for becoming the first of her kind to...

eDahab transforms financial system, promotes market efficiency

On the dusty streets of Somaliland's capital Hargeisa, Mohammed Ahmed Ismail is arranging paper money in his tidy, waiting for clients who wish to...

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The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

SEMG UN Report: What did it say about Somaliland?

The United Nation's Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) submitted its 2018 report to the Security Council earlier during the week. As usual, the report...