Aisha Illyas’s killers sentenced to death by firing squad

The Supreme Court of Puntland sentenced three men to death by firing squad for the murder of Aisha Ilyas. The men were sentenced to death in May for raping, torturing and murdering 12-year-old Aisha and were given 30 days to appeal the sentence. An appeal court in the Nugaal region of Puntland declared on the 22nd of August that the death sentence would be upheld. The … Continue reading Aisha Illyas’s killers sentenced to death by firing squad

Supermodel Iman Set To Receive A Prestigious Award For Her Philanthropic Work

Supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid will receive the Franca Sozzani Award in acknowledgement of her humanitarian work throughout her modelling career. The award ceremony will take place in Venice, Italy on August 27th. The award, which is named after the late editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, was created to honour women for their artistic work as well as social commitments. Following Franca Sozzani’s death in 2016, her son Francesco … Continue reading Supermodel Iman Set To Receive A Prestigious Award For Her Philanthropic Work

Somali Mothers Movement In Canada Take A Stand Against Gun Violence

The Somali Mothers Movement, a local anti-violence movement made up of Somali mothers in Toronto, recently met with the Toronto Police Services Board to discuss gun violence in the city. The group of mothers have been meeting every Saturday for the past four years to discuss various issues concerning the youth in the city. In the form of a presentation entitled “Mending a Crack in … Continue reading Somali Mothers Movement In Canada Take A Stand Against Gun Violence

Ramla Ali Breaks Barriers On British Vogue September Issue Cover

Ramla Ali, a Somali boxer who is based in the United Kingdom, will be featured on the Cover of British Vogue’s September issue. The cover is titled “Forces for Change” and is guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. The edition will feature 15 remarkable women from all over the world, including Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and author Chimamanda Ngozi … Continue reading Ramla Ali Breaks Barriers On British Vogue September Issue Cover

Somalis All Over The World Commemorate Hodan Naleye’s Legacy

Hodan Naleye, a respected Somali-Canadian journalist, was tragically killed in an attack on a hotel in Kismayo on Friday 12th July. Hodan had recently settled in the port town with her husband Fariid who also lost his life during the attack. Hodan was pregnant at the time of her death. Hodan was well-loved for her portrayal of Somalia which countered the traditional media’s image of the … Continue reading Somalis All Over The World Commemorate Hodan Naleye’s Legacy

Police In Somalia Arrest A Woman Who Openly Identified As A Man

Police in Galkayo recently arrested a woman who was allegedly pretending to be a man. The individual was going by the Somali male name Deeq Abdullahi Aden when in fact the police discovered that their real name was the Deeqa Abdullahi Aden, a biological female. The police stated that the individual had been living in the city for a while, living life as a man … Continue reading Police In Somalia Arrest A Woman Who Openly Identified As A Man

Peaceful Protest To Take Place In Bury To Demand Answers On Shukri Abdi’s Death

Members of the Bury community have organized a peaceful protest in front of Broad Oak High School on Friday, July 5th in order to seek answers on the death of Shukri Abdi, a 12-year-old Somali girl who was found dead in a river. Reports that Shukri was being bullied at Broad Oak surfaced on social media soon after her death was deemed an accident by the … Continue reading Peaceful Protest To Take Place In Bury To Demand Answers On Shukri Abdi’s Death

10-year-old child detained at Bristol airport over FGM fears

A 10-year-old girl from Bristol was prevented from traveling to Djibouti with her family due to fears that she was at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), the BBC reports. According to the Bristol City Council, the girl was deemed to be in danger and is subsequently now the subject of an FGM protection order. The girl’s mother, who chose to remain anonymous, told the … Continue reading 10-year-old child detained at Bristol airport over FGM fears

Somali Women Integral To The Survival Of Al-Shabaab Says Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group released a briefing which details the intricate role Somali women play in enabling and assisting Al-Shabaab’s activities in Somalia. The brief explores the terror groups gender strategy and details how it contributes to its lasting presence in Somalia. The brief contains information gathered through interviews that were conducted with Somali women who were in close proximity to Al-Shabaab fighters, either through … Continue reading Somali Women Integral To The Survival Of Al-Shabaab Says Crisis Group

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Private Life Scrutinized In American Press

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is in the spotlight after newly surfaced documents allegedly show evidence of her involving in bigamy. These allegations began in 2016 when Omar was running for Congress. Omar came under fire after the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board discovered that she had filed joint taxes with Ahmed Hirsi (her current husband) who she was not legally married to at that time whilst still being … Continue reading Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Private Life Scrutinized In American Press