Olivier Rousteing’s Search For His Somali Birth Mother Left Us In Tears

Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, stars in the Netflix documentary “Wonder Boy” which captures his very intimate journey to find his birth parents and discover more information about his roots. The film follows Rousteing as he prepares for his S/S 2018 collection in Paris, France, Met Gala appearance in New York, USA, and Balmain’s collaboration with the Victoria Secret fashion show in Shanghai, China, all … Continue reading Olivier Rousteing’s Search For His Somali Birth Mother Left Us In Tears

The Somali Tea Spice Company That Would Make Your Ayeeyo Proud

Ayeeyo’s Blends is not your average tea spice company. For starters, its uniquely Somali concept is one that makes it stand out in the heavily saturated world of tea. Inspired by the founders own grandmother, the imagery that is brought up by the company’s name alone is enough to give any Somali innate feelings of comfort and warmth that lull us back to moments of … Continue reading The Somali Tea Spice Company That Would Make Your Ayeeyo Proud

Somali PM Sets Up Committee To Oversee Implementation Of Women’s Quota In Parliament

On the 25th of July, the spokesperson of the Federal Government of Somalia and Senior Media Adviser to the Somali Prime Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, shared on Twitter that Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble had appointed a 13-member committee “to guarantee & advocate for achieving at least 30% quota of women’s seats in parliament”. This committee seems to have been set up at the recommendation of … Continue reading Somali PM Sets Up Committee To Oversee Implementation Of Women’s Quota In Parliament

13-Year-Old Girl Dies After Undergoing FGM In Somalia

According to recent media reports, a young girl from the Galmudug region of Somalia died earlier this month after having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). The girl, identified as Fartun Hassan Ahmed, bled to death after the procedure. According to the girl’s mother who spoke to the media, the family was unable to find transportation to the local hospital, which led to Fartun dying at … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Girl Dies After Undergoing FGM In Somalia

Girl Killed And Raped By Bus Driver And Tout In Hargeisa

On 13th July, reports surfaced on social media about the murder and rape of a girl who has been identified as Hinda Omar in Hargeisa. It is not clear how old the victim was. The girl’s family and the people who discovered her body spoke to local media detailing the gruesome case. According to Hinda’s sister-in-law who was the last person to see her alive, Hinda … Continue reading Girl Killed And Raped By Bus Driver And Tout In Hargeisa

Former Foreign Minister Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam Declares Her Presidential Bid

On the 13th of July, current member of the Somali parliament Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam declared her candidacy for the upcoming Somali presidential elections. As of now, Ms Adam is the only woman running for president in Somalia. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam served as Somalia’s first female Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister between 2012 to 2014. Her appointment was historic in a multitude … Continue reading Former Foreign Minister Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam Declares Her Presidential Bid

Meet Munirah Warsame, Somalia’s First Ever Female Taekwondo Olympian 

Representing your country at the Olympics is a goal that most professional athletes can only dream of. For one young Somali woman, this dream has become a reality. Munirah Warsame will be the first Somali woman to ever represent the country in taekwondo at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan that will commence from 23 July to 8 August 2021. At the age of 20, Munirah … Continue reading Meet Munirah Warsame, Somalia’s First Ever Female Taekwondo Olympian 

The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts (So Far): Somalia Edition

Today is Somalia’s 61st Independence Day, and Twitter is commemorating the day with one of our favourite social media trends: “the flag, the face”. The “the flag, the face” tweets are used to highlight the flag of a county or nation, accompanied with a selfie in a Twitter post. Here are some of the most original, funniest and beautiful takes on this trend commemorating this special … Continue reading The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts (So Far): Somalia Edition

Spotlight: Sahra Mohamed

Sahra is a teacher by profession and she is also the owner of Modest Pearls. She was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales. She studied Law at Cardiff University before deciding to move into teaching. She has been working as an Academic English teacher in Saudi Arabia for the past three years. More recently, Sahra started her own abaya business. The brands’ ethos focuses on exclusive … Continue reading Spotlight: Sahra Mohamed

Sportswear Brand MIZIZI Dropped A New Hockey Jersey To Commemorate Somali Independence Day, And We Are Obsessed

MIZIZI, a sportswear brand based in the United States, dropped a new Somalia Hockey Jersey to commemorate the 61st Independence Day of the country. The brand was founded in 2015 by Paakow Essandoh while he was studying at the University of Florida in order to connect the African diaspora in Florida, and across the world. MIZIZI’s collections include unique baseball, hockey, soccer and basketball shirts … Continue reading Sportswear Brand MIZIZI Dropped A New Hockey Jersey To Commemorate Somali Independence Day, And We Are Obsessed