Twitter Discovered Buraanbur And The Comments Are Wild

Twitter user @driya__ recently posted a video showcasing a celebration where the Somali traditional poetic performance called buraanbur was being performed. The 0:43 second TikTok video went viral with both Somalis and non-Somalis across the world praising the performance of the woman in the clip. Here are some of our favourite comments: [Photo credit: unknown] Continue reading Twitter Discovered Buraanbur And The Comments Are Wild

District Commissioner Seynab Habsey Assaulted By Security Guard In Mogadishu

Reports surfaced on Friday 25th June that Warta Nabadda District Commissioner Seynab Habsey was assaulted in front of the mayor’s office in Mogadishu. The District Commissioner was trying to enter the building to attend an event that was being held to commemorate the deadly attack that took place at the mayor’s office a year ago. District Commissioner Seynab Habsey was amongst the government officials that … Continue reading District Commissioner Seynab Habsey Assaulted By Security Guard In Mogadishu

Spotlight: Nasra Ayub

Nasra Ayub is an activist, freelance writer and civil servant. Nasra has been working with the charity Integrate UK since the age of 15 tackling violence against women and girls, including FGM and violent extremism. Nasra has represented the charity at high profile events both nationally and internationally, notably at the African Union in Ethiopia and in Gothenburg, Sweden where she worked with the Swedish government. Over the … Continue reading Spotlight: Nasra Ayub

Ambassador Amina Mohamed Is In The Running For The Post Of Director-General Of The WTO

Ambassador Amina Mohamed, a Somali-Kenyan career diplomat and international civil servant, has been nominated by the government of Kenya for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambassador Mohamed was nominated on the 7th of July 2020 after the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, announced that he would step down on 31 August 2020. Ambassador Mohamed has served Kenya and the international community … Continue reading Ambassador Amina Mohamed Is In The Running For The Post Of Director-General Of The WTO

Body Of 12-Year-Old Aisha Mohamed Found In Galgaduud

The body of a 12-year-old girl who had been missing for 15 days has been found today. Aisha Mohamed went missing on the 22nd of June from her home in the small town of Godinlabe in the Galgaduud region of Somalia. Aisha’s body was discovered in a bush by a group of men who were doing work in the area. Aisha’s family members told local media that … Continue reading Body Of 12-Year-Old Aisha Mohamed Found In Galgaduud

Somali Female Hawkers In Eastleigh Claim Harassment By Somali Business Community

RTN TV, a regional Somali television station, recently did a segment where they interviewed several older Somali women who were frustrated by the treatment they’ve been receiving by the Somali business community in Eastleigh. The women, who were not identified, spoke of the inability to hawk their goods due to the harassment they’ve been encountering from business owners. One woman stated that her goods are often … Continue reading Somali Female Hawkers In Eastleigh Claim Harassment By Somali Business Community

We Are Obsessed With This Trend On Twitter, And You Should Be Too

In light of Somalia’s 60th Independence Day, Somalis have taken to Twitter to celebrate the occasion in a unique way. The “the flag, the face” trend has been around for some time now and has been used by people from across the world to highlight the flags of their respective countries together with a selfie. Somalis have started to use the trend as a way to … Continue reading We Are Obsessed With This Trend On Twitter, And You Should Be Too