Spotlight: Sumaya

Sumaya is a singer and songwriter from London, United Kingdom. Her style of music is centered around R&B, Pop and Soul. Her first EP ‘Age of Aquarius’ was released in 2019 with the lead single ‘Know Better’, which received great support and was played on the BBC radio show The Beat London.  Sumaya is releasing a new single on Friday 25/06/2021 called “Too Much” which she describes as a “feel-good summer anthem” that will be streaming on all platforms. Name: … Continue reading Spotlight: Sumaya

Sabrina Dhowre Elba And Idris Elba Collaborate With Christian Louboutin On A Collection For Charity

On the 16th of June, a capsule collection titled “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” will be launched by the luxury brand Christian Louboutin together with Sabrina Dhowre Elba and Idris Elba. The collection is meant to support and bring awareness to a number of charitable causes around the globe, among them a Somali organization called The Somali Hope Foundation which is an organization that is … Continue reading Sabrina Dhowre Elba And Idris Elba Collaborate With Christian Louboutin On A Collection For Charity

Body Of An 11-Year-Old Girl Found Inside A Cooking Pot In Mogadishu

The body of a young girl who has been identified as Nafisa Omar Guelleh was found inside a cooking pot in her own home in the Medina district of Mogadishu, Somalia. According to initial media reports, Nafisa’s hands and feet were bound, with her body showing possible signs of rape. Nafisa went missing several days before the gruesome discovery was made by her family members. … Continue reading Body Of An 11-Year-Old Girl Found Inside A Cooking Pot In Mogadishu

The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts: Somaliland Edition

Somaliland is celebrating its 30th birthday today, and people are showing up on social media! The “the flag, the face” trend is 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 day. Continue reading The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts: Somaliland Edition

Somali-Swedish Woman Receives Award For Her Community Leadership

23-year-old Muna Idow from Gothenburg, Sweden has recently been awarded the Kompassrosen (The Compass Rose) Award, which is a culture prize given to young leaders under the age of 25 that have positively impacted higher education, science or the common good. The award is given out on the behalf of the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. Muna is said to be the second Somali-Swedish citizen … Continue reading Somali-Swedish Woman Receives Award For Her Community Leadership

Somalia Ratifies A Convention That Seeks To End Gender-Based Violence, Harassment, And Child Labour In The Workplace

Somalia has recently taken historic steps to counter gender-based violence and harassment in places of work, and end child labour across the country. Duran Farah, the Somali Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, virtually presented the instrument of ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) to International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General, Guy Ryder. “With the early ratification of Convention No. 190, Somalia recognizes … Continue reading Somalia Ratifies A Convention That Seeks To End Gender-Based Violence, Harassment, And Child Labour In The Workplace

Somali Woman Who Was Gang-Raped By Nine Men Is Pleading For Medical Help

A woman in Mogadishu who has been identified as Khadijo Abdirahman Geeseey has given an interview with a local news agency where she details a horrific experience that left her physically and emotionally scarred. Khadijo spoke to a local journalist about her ordeal which occurred a couple of years ago. She recalled how one of her neighbours offered to show her around the area and told … Continue reading Somali Woman Who Was Gang-Raped By Nine Men Is Pleading For Medical Help

Easy Suhoor Recipes To Help Get You Through Another Ramadan In Lockdown

Who would have thought that we would be seeing another Ramadan in lockdown? We certainly didn’t! For those in need of quick and filling recipes that don’t take a lot of effort to put together, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve missed our Spotlight interview with content creator Filsun, please do also check it out to discover Filsun’s delicious, healthy and low-effort recipes that … Continue reading Easy Suhoor Recipes To Help Get You Through Another Ramadan In Lockdown

Pictures Depicting Child Marriage In Somalia Go Viral On Social Media

A set of pictures that were posted to Facebook by Somali journalist Mohamed Yusuf Bakayle allegedly portraying a child and an adult man as a “newlywed couple” in Burco have gone viral. The pictures depict a child who has only been identified as Saabiriin and an adult man who has been identified as Sikaawi in what can be considered to be romantic poses. The child … Continue reading Pictures Depicting Child Marriage In Somalia Go Viral On Social Media

Spotlight: Filsun

Filsun is a content creator who is based in Toronto, Canada. She shares healthy recipes on her social media platforms encouraging people to make better lifestyle choices in order to glow from within. Name: Filsun Occupation/Role: Content Creator What did you want to be when you were growing up? I always wanted to be a chef/nutritionist. This very much differs from my current day to day. However, having … Continue reading Spotlight: Filsun