Somali-Swedish IS Brides To Be Sent To Somalia

Somali Ambassador to the European Union, Ali Said Faqi, recently spoke to the Ekot News Service of the Swedish State Radio where he stated that President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo’ is willing to take in Somali IS brides who have been denied to return to their home countries. In June 2019, VOA News highlighted the cases of several Somali IS brides in al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria. Many … Continue reading Somali-Swedish IS Brides To Be Sent To Somalia

Somali-Danish Girl Escapes “Rehabilitation Centre” in Mogadishu

An 18-year-old Somali-Danish girl who according to her family went missing in Mogadishu has been located safe and sound. Amaal Nuur Osman who was born and raised in Denmark was brought to Somalia a year and seven months ago to undergo “dhaqan celis” (cultural and religious rehabilitation). Amaal escaped the centre she was taken to by her family, along with several other young girls. Last week, … Continue reading Somali-Danish Girl Escapes “Rehabilitation Centre” in Mogadishu

Short Story: The Ladies That Became My Grandmas

Growing up, we were the only members of our family that lived in the States. The ONLY ones. We would travel a lot to see our relatives, so we created a community and family amongst our neighbours. We didn’t have a huge Somali community around us, but at least we had one. My favorite habo lived across the ocean, in the same city as her habo … Continue reading Short Story: The Ladies That Became My Grandmas

Spotlight: Maryan Haye

Maryan Haye is a Somali-Canadian writer and actor from Toronto. She is a 4th-year student in the RTA Media Production program at Ryerson University, specializing in screenwriting. Along with acting in a few short films and media content, she devotes time to writing her own original scripts. She has just finished co-writing, directing, and acting her thesis project Visible (2020), a teen drama pilot, and … Continue reading Spotlight: Maryan Haye

Deputy Secretary-General Of The UN Visits Somalia, Emphasizes On The Importance Of The Role Of Women In The Country

On the 23rd of October, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed concluded a one-day visit to Mogadishu, Somalia. The visit was a joint UN-African Union solidarity mission for women in Somalia. She was joined by AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga. The delegation met with Prime … Continue reading Deputy Secretary-General Of The UN Visits Somalia, Emphasizes On The Importance Of The Role Of Women In The Country

Ilwad Elman Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize

The Oslo Peace Research Institute revealed that Ilwad Elman, the Director of Programmes and Development at the Elman Peace Centre, has been shortlisted for a Nobel Peace Prize. Elman Peace is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1990 by Elman Ali Ahmed, Ilwad’s father. Ilwad was raised in Canada and returned to Somalia in 2010 to work alongside her mother and Executive Director of … Continue reading Ilwad Elman Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize

Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp

A Somali woman seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda whose identity has been withheld for privacy reasons claims that she and her family are facing persecution due to her husband being Congolese. The woman fled the conflict in Somalia and settled in Nairobi, Kenya where she met her husband. She states that the issues began in Nairobi, telling local reporters that “I could no longer live … Continue reading Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp