History Made In Somalia As First-Ever Female Deputy Speaker Is Elected In Parliament

Somalia’s long-awaited elections have proven to be a historic event so far. On the evening of 28th of April, Somali parliamentarians elected its first-ever female Deputy Speaker. Sadia Yasin Haji Samatar won the position with 137 votes, whilst her competitor Mohamed Caano Nuug received 107 votes in the second and final round of the voting. Sadia, a Somali-American, hails from the Puntland region of Somalia and … Continue reading History Made In Somalia As First-Ever Female Deputy Speaker Is Elected In Parliament

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Daughter and sister. Very lovely. Add granddaughter and auntie pride becomes bigger. Still, something is missing. Very cliché, but maybe a partner to conquer the world with and perhaps with Allah’s permission some beautiful children who we can teach about the meaning of life and the hereafter while being called hooyo. There, the equation is finally complete. This piece was submitted by Amina Abdi, who is … Continue reading Titles

PM Roble: “MP Amina And Ikran Tahlil Were Killed By The Same Hand”

During a prayer ceremony that was held for the late Member of Parliament Amina Mohamed Abdi, Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble uttered words that will be remembered for a long time to come. The PM stated that he is committed to the firm belief that the unlawful hand that took MP Amina’s life was the same hand that was behind the killing of Ikran Tahlil, … Continue reading PM Roble: “MP Amina And Ikran Tahlil Were Killed By The Same Hand”

Outspoken MP Amina Mohamed Abdi Killed In Beledweyne

Member of Parliament Amina Mohamed Abdi and at least 10 others were killed last night in the city of Beledweyne after twin explosions rocked the city. The lawmaker was in the city to vie for a third term in parliament. She was the sole female candidate running for re-election for the HOP#135 seat in Hiiraan. Amina was known to be a staunch critic of Mohamed … Continue reading Outspoken MP Amina Mohamed Abdi Killed In Beledweyne

Maison de Darius Gives Us The Scent Of Naag Nool

Maison de Darius, a perfume house that was set up in 2019 by Zach Nineveh, is making waves on social media with a unique scent called “Naag Nool”. The fragrance “Naag Nool” was directly inspired by Somalia with the scent described as having a medley of floral, vanilla, spice, and amber notes. “Naag Nool speaks to the beauty of Somali culture and honours strong empowered … Continue reading Maison de Darius Gives Us The Scent Of Naag Nool

As Somalia’s Parliamentary Election Deadline Inches Closer, 30% Women’s Quota Unlikely To Be Met

Somalia’s parliamentary elections are facing another potential delay, as a significant number of seats in the House of the People have not yet been filled with only one day left until the election deadline. At the time of writing, 225 out of 275 lawmakers have been elected thus far with women representing 20% of those seats. In order to reach the 30% quota, 37 out … Continue reading As Somalia’s Parliamentary Election Deadline Inches Closer, 30% Women’s Quota Unlikely To Be Met

When You Have Your Cake, But Can’t Eat It Too

The past couple of months, or years I should say, have been quite difficult for the entire global population. Navigating our new global reality has been an unprecedented and unforeseeable challenge for most of us. For some, their work lives saw drastic changes where they had to shift from an office setting to working from home. For others, the shift in their family and social … Continue reading When You Have Your Cake, But Can’t Eat It Too

Pregnant Refugee From Somaliland Deported From Airport In Indonesia

On January 9th, a 35-year-old unidentified pregnant woman from Somaliland was detained upon arrival at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia and ultimately deported on the 14th of January. The woman was said to be a refugee seeking asylum in Indonesia. According to Amnesty International Indonesia, the woman had sought asylum in Indonesia in 2016 but had returned to Somaliland in December 2021 due to pressure … Continue reading Pregnant Refugee From Somaliland Deported From Airport In Indonesia

Meet Huda Organics, The Somali Skincare Brand That TikTok Is Obsessed With

Huda Organics, the British-Somali owned skincare company specializing in qasil powder is making a wave on social media. The company which was launched in 2017 by Huda Ahmed has gained a cult following with its multi-purposeful approach to the uniquely Somali product. “Growing up in a Somali household, qasil was an everyday staple. By the time I was 18, I was a natural beauty enthusiast … Continue reading Meet Huda Organics, The Somali Skincare Brand That TikTok Is Obsessed With