Wednesday, January 20, 2021

National IDs Difficult for Kenyan Somalis. Passing as a Regugee is Easier.

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Borders and camps across Africa are using biometrics to track refugees. For those who are stateless, “fraud” can allow for the smuggling of truths...

Ramla Ali Eyes World, Olympic Glory

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Ramla Ali, a former British champion turned model turned Anthony Joshua and Meghan Markle protégé, begins a professional career on Saturday which the former...

Hawa Abdi: Remembering a Heroine

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Hawa Abdi died on August 5th. The doctor who dreamed of rebuilding Somalia was 73. AFTER HER morning prayer and before she had eaten breakfast,...

Sheikh Abdulrashid Sh. Ali Suufi Leads Morning Prayers at the Famous Hagia Mosque

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Sheikh Abdirashid Sheikh Ali Suufi, a renowned Somali religious scholar, Thursday, led morning prayers at the Hagia Sophia mosque, Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque is known...

Taiwan Court Arraigns Chinese Boat Captain for Killing 4 Somalis

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Prosecutors in Taiwan have charged the captain of a fishing boat with ordering the killing of four suspected Somali pirates eight years ago. The four...

Kenya: Had Extremists Found Home in Isiolo County?

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Why have deployments of anti-terrorism police and community-police partnerships failed to stop recruitment by al-Shabaab? Violent extremism is taking hold in Kenya’s Isiolo County, positioning...

Has Asha Abdille’s Humanity Been Sacrificed for Conviction as Hijacker?

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Asha Abdille was New Zealand’s first convicted plane hijacker. A decade on, has she been failed by the mental health system? Jehan Casinader investigates. Asha...

Somaliland: Maico Partners with Dahabshiil to Leverage Global Money Transfers

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Maico Money Transfer Chief Executive Innocent Higiro (left) and Mustafe Sheikh Adan Amin, the Managing Director of Dahabshiil in Rwanda, hold signage during the...

US Immigration Removes Convicted Somali to Somalia

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Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed a Somali man Thursday who was convicted in 2016 in U.S. District Court of providing...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Attacks Villa Somalia, Mogadishu with Mortars, Kismayu Blast Kills Several

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At least 9 mortar shells landed at three districts of Mogadishu Thursday evening. According to cirt media reports the mortars hit the districts of Wardhiigley...