Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel

The controversy that swirled around Congress this week after Rep. Ilhan Omar insinuated that politicians only support Israel because of donations from wealthy Jews...
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Once his only option, running is now Somali refugee’s passion

Inspired by Olympic champion Mo Farah, Guled joined a running club in his adopted Cairo and began chasing his dreams. Somali refugee Guled Nur Hussain,...

Ethiopia ex-official pleads not guilty to fomenting ethnic violence

A former Ethiopian administrator pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of instigating ethnic violence in an eastern region, where a government investigation found...

Sharifa Abukar: Husband Writes Moving Obituary of Her Life & Waffat

Sheryl “Sharifa” Steinberg Abukar, an educator, daughter, sister, an aunt, and mother of four adult children passed away in Dubai on January 28, 2019...

‘Killed by injustice’: The hanging of a British Somali

Safia Mohamed was amazed to discover that one of the last men hanged in Wales was a Somali like her. Most British Somalis arrived...

Jawar Mohammed Warns of Destablization Activities Targeting Ethiopia Somali State

Jawar Mohammed,  a leading figure and reformist in the Oromo protest movements, warned of saboteurs fomenting  'coordinated' destabilization activities against the Somali State, Eastern...

Safari Market A Showcase of Color Somalis Added to Grand Forks Business, Community Relations

Visiting Safari Market in northwest Grand Forks is like stepping into another world. Women in colorful hijabs sell clothing, tea and food as customers' conversations...

Somali refugee takes a unique journey to becoming a Utah Highway Patrol trooper

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Daud Eftin, a refugee from Somalia, is pictured in Murray on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. In 1998, his family was...

Yasin Osman: A Photographer Who Created A Moving Photo Series Dedicated To His Late...

Yasin Osman told BuzzFeed News: “What I'm trying to do is I'm trying to capture Somalis as they are, which is happy, smiling, beautiful.” Yasin...

Mombasa trader to pay Somali fishing firm Sh10.2m for seized vessel

The Admiralty Court in Mombasa has awarded a Somali shipping company more than Sh10 million for damages incurred on its vessel MV Nasibu that...

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Somalia: Thousands of Soldiers Abandon Key Positions for Lack of Pay

Tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at critical posts to keep the Al Qaida-linked Al Shabaab fighters at bay have abandoned their positions to march...

Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute

Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...