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

36-Year-Old Leylo Saciid Murdered By Her Husband In A Refugee Centre In Germany

On Sunday 21st of June, a 36-year-old Somali woman who has been identified as Leylo Saciid was found dead in her accommodation at a refugee centre in Cloppenburg, Germany. Leylo was found with stab wounds on her body and passed on shortly after the arrival of the emergency services.  The main suspect who is said to have been Leylo’s husband is 19-year-old Farah Ali. Police … Continue reading 36-Year-Old Leylo Saciid Murdered By Her Husband In A Refugee Centre In Germany

13-Year-Old Child Raped In A Government-Run Orphanage In Hargeisa

A 13-year-old girl named Awo Harir Raage who was placed in the Hargeisa Orphanage Center by her disabled parents has been suffering from continued sexually abuse. According to the child’s father, the sexual abuse has been occurring with the knowledge of the orphanage management. Harir Raage, the father to the young victim, is publicly demanding accountability from the institution. In an interview with Horn Cable … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Child Raped In A Government-Run Orphanage In Hargeisa

The Home Girl’s Who Want To Give Us Inner Peace

Home Girls Unite, a support group for eldest daughters from immigrant families, is working hard to create safe spaces for women from immigrant backgrounds to open up emotionally. The support group was co-founded by Hanna, who is British-Somali, and Yasin, who is British-Gambian. Both founders come from immigrant households and noticed that there was a need to support those who were in the same situation. … Continue reading The Home Girl’s Who Want To Give Us Inner Peace

One Woman’s Quest To Create The First Somali Museum In The UK

Numbi Arts, a London based Somali organisation founded by Kinsi Abdulleh, is on a mission to establish the first Somali museum in the United Kingdom. For over three decades, Numbi Arts has been at the forefront of archiving British Somali heritage and has become a significant part of the East London cultural scene. Last year, the organization lost its residency and is currently crowd-funding in order … Continue reading One Woman’s Quest To Create The First Somali Museum In The UK

Mayor Of Greater Manchester Responds To Calls For Justice For Shukri Abdi

Following increased pressure for further investigation on Shukri Abdi’s death, Mayor Andy Burnham stated that he would look into the case again, according to the BBC. The suspicious nature of Shukri’s death has led to widespread anger from people across the world. On the 27th of June 2019, Shukri Abdi’s lifeless body was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire. Her body was said … Continue reading Mayor Of Greater Manchester Responds To Calls For Justice For Shukri Abdi

Somali Women In Minneapolis Experience Loss, But Show Bravery

The state of Minnesota, where Minneapolis is located, has the highest percentage of refugees per inhabitant in the whole country, which notably includes a large Somali population. Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25 by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, protests have erupted all over the city which has sparked global outrage at police brutality and have led to mass protests in … Continue reading Somali Women In Minneapolis Experience Loss, But Show Bravery

Spotlight: Dahaba Layla Ali

Dahaba Layla Ali and her mother fled the Somali civil war in the 1990s and settled in the Netherlands. They moved to the United Kingdom when Dahaba was 10-years-old via secondary immigration where she became a part of the Somali diaspora in London. Dahaba graduated in 2017 from the University of Cambridge. Dahaba’s multicultural upbringing has given her a unique and diverse voice, which allows her to produce content that relates to … Continue reading Spotlight: Dahaba Layla Ali