Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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...

One of the first two Muslim women in US Congress is already battling a...

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Since her historic win on Nov. 6 as the first Somali-American Muslim woman in Congress, Ilhan Omar has been very busy: attending House freshman orientation in...

Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate

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Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions. Soon after...

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

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Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists. Safy-Hallan Farah wasn’t seeing the words and images that reflected the bright, beautiful Somali...

New IRC report: promoting self-reliance for Somali youth living in Kenya

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A new report from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) highlights the challenges young Somali refugees face in becoming economically self-reliant in Kenya while also providing policy solutions that could unlock...

The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

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

Somalia: Death toll at Hotel Sahafi triple-blast rises to 44

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Confidential sources put the death toll at yesterday's Shabaab triple-blast assault on Hotel Sahafi at Kilometer 5, Mogadishu, at forty-four, with more than 100...