Monday, October 18, 2021

Somali Women Raise Their Voices in the Nation of Poets

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A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women...

Former Somali Refugee Helping Resettle Afghans

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Here at the Refugee Empowerment Center—people are hard at work looking to welcome Afghanistan refugees coming to the United States, some of which will...

Boy, 16, Launches Abeer Foundation to Empower Somali Children

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Four years after surviving a near-death experience following an attack by gunmen in Mogadishu which left him disabled and on a wheelchair, 16-year-old Mustafa...

Ethiopia: Is the Afar-Somali Clash a Result of Government Conspiracy?

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Conflicts between Somali and Afar communities in Ethiopia have been reoccurring since Mustafa Omer was unexpectedly named president of the Somali Regional State in...

Friendship Came First for Somali Marathoners Nageeye and Abdi at the Tokyo Olympics

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Locked in a three-way race for silver and bronze in the Olympic men's marathon on Sunday, Abdi Nageeye put friendship first to urge his...

Somalia: No Women, No Peace

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Despite marginalisation, systemic subjugation and other burdens, women have played active roles in sustaining communities in Somalia. In fact, argues Ruqia Botan, women are...

Attorney’s Office Says Minneapolis Police Officers Justified in Killing Somali American

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Three Minneapolis police officers who fatally shot a Somali American man after police said he fired at them will not be facing charges. Dolal Idd...

Are Somalis Arabs or Africans?

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The Somalis are the indigenous people to the horn of Africa (Eastern Africa). They have no Arab lineage or origin. Neither do they speak...

Homeland Security Extends Immigration Program for Somalia

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday re-designated Somalia in the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program, which allows some Somalis in the United...

Fatal Somali Airlines Crash 40 Years Ago Today

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Forty years ago, Somalia experienced one of the worst aviation disasters, claiming all 50 passengers and crew on board, among them nine family members. At...