Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

A classmate who was present at the time of Shukri’s death allegedly told her “If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you”, an inquest has heard. On the 27th of June 2019, Shukri Abdi’s lifeless body was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service stated that Shukri was playing with multiple other children at the … Continue reading Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

On the 16th of February, a young girl named Shukri Yusuf Hussein was brutally raped and murdered in a village called Tuur in Lughaya, in the Awdal region of Somalia. Regional police commander Lieutenant Colonel Abdirahman Nur Colhaye spoke to VOA Somali, where he stated that Shukri was tending to her family’s livestock in a deserted area in the village when she was attacked. Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading 18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

A disturbing video which shows a police officer in Hargeisa physically abusing a woman has been circulating on social media. The video shows officer Mahad Abdi Osman hitting and strangling an unidentified woman on the side of the road. The short clip ends once a passerby intervenes and manages to take the police officer’s hands off the woman’s throat. The Somaliland Police posted a statement … Continue reading Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

Supermodel Iman’s Life Story Celebrated By People Magazine On Their #SeeHer Story Series

PEOPLE in collaboration with Katie Couric Media have highlighted Supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid’s life story through their #SeeHer Story series. The videos are meant to amplify the stories of remarkable women who have helped shape the world throughout the past century. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1955, Iman began her career in 1975 and took the modelling world by storm. She became a muse for … Continue reading Supermodel Iman’s Life Story Celebrated By People Magazine On Their #SeeHer Story Series

Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland

Two out of the three men that were convicted of raping and murdering Aisha Ilyas Aden were executed by firing squad this morning in Bossaso. The men were sentenced to death in May 2019 for raping, torturing and murdering 12-year-old Aisha in late February 2019 in Galkayo. Aisha’s case set the precedent in how forensic science is used in criminal cases in Somalia. The Bureau … Continue reading Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland

Woman Has Her Finger Bitten Off Inside A Mosque In Norway

On Sunday evening, it was reported that two women were engaged in a fight inside a mosque located in the city of Oslo in Norway. One woman lost her finger during the fight. The incident occurred at the Tawfiiq Islamic Center in Åkebergveien in Oslo, which is said to be one of Norway’s largest mosques. The mosque was founded by local Somali residents. According to … Continue reading Woman Has Her Finger Bitten Off Inside A Mosque In Norway

Spotlight: Hibaq Osman

Hibaq Osman is a Somali writer born and based in London. Her work largely centres around women, identity and the healing process with a focus on the often hidden, nuanced aspects of our experiences. Her debut poetry collection A Silence You Can Carry was published with Out-Spoken Press in 2015. Hibaq has self-published two online poetry pamphlets, the heart is a smashed bulb (2017) and CARVINGS … Continue reading Spotlight: Hibaq Osman