Legendary Somali Singer Fatuma Ali “Nakruma” Dies In Mogadishu From Covid Related Complications

On Sunday 21st February, Fatuma Ali “Nakruma”, a member of the historic Waaberi musical troupe, passed away in the Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. The legendary singer was said to have been hospitalized several days ago due to contracting Covid-19. Fatuma Ali “Nakruma” was born in Mogadishu in 1957. As a member of the National Army Orchestra, she was known to boost national morale with her … Continue reading Legendary Somali Singer Fatuma Ali “Nakruma” Dies In Mogadishu From Covid Related Complications

Spotlight: Naima Mohamed

Naima is a Human Resource Officer by profession and she is also the owner of Nai.tural Organic Skincare. She was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates in a city called Al Ain and moved to London in 2006. Naima speaks three languages; Somali, Arabic and English. She studied at the University of Greenwich where she received both her bachelors and master’s degrees in Human Resources Management. Naima started her … Continue reading Spotlight: Naima Mohamed

Body Of A Young Woman Found Under A Tree In Northern City Of Burco

On the 6th of February, reports surfaced on local media stating that the body of a young woman was found with brutal bodily wounds under a tree in the outskirts of Burco in the Toghdeer region of Somaliland. The young woman, who has been identified as Nimco Ibrahim, was said to have been herding her livestock at the time of her murder. The Governor of Toghdeer … Continue reading Body Of A Young Woman Found Under A Tree In Northern City Of Burco

Father Brutally Kills Young Daughter In Southwestern Somalia

On the 30th of January, reports surfaced on local media stating that a man had brutally murdered his daughter in the Bay region of southwestern Somalia. Initial reports stated that the father’s wife, the girl’s stepmother, had an argument with the late victim which caused the father to physically abuse his daughter. The young girl’s biological mother stated that the father had allegedly tied his daughter’s arms … Continue reading Father Brutally Kills Young Daughter In Southwestern Somalia

8-Year-Old Girl Raped And Murdered In An IDP Camp In Somalia

On the 27th January, reports surfaced on local media stating that an 8-year-old girl was raped and murdered in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp located in the Lower Shabelle region of the South West State in Somalia. The young girl, who remains unidentified, was found hanged. The suspect, who has been identified as Bashir Mohamed Qassim, is said to be in his early 20s and … Continue reading 8-Year-Old Girl Raped And Murdered In An IDP Camp In Somalia

Minister Of Women And Human Rights Development Opens Centre To Advocate For Women’s Representation In Politics

The Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia oversaw the opening of a centre in Mogadishu dedicated to advocating for the implementation of Somalia’s 30% quota for female representation in parliament in 2021. Women currently hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament. In June 2020, Somalia’s lower house approved a bill allowing … Continue reading Minister Of Women And Human Rights Development Opens Centre To Advocate For Women’s Representation In Politics

Spotlight: Awa Farah

Awa Farah is a film producer, writer and researcher who is based in the UK. She is currently a first-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She has been selected for the 2021 BAFTA x BFI Film Crew. Her documentary “Somalinimo” became a viral hit after being published by The Guardian in late 2020. She also worked on the film, “A Life in a Day”, which … Continue reading Spotlight: Awa Farah

04-01-2021

As a Somali man, I used to think that it was impossible to love someone, truly love someone without any limitations. Terms like “in love” and “blinded by love” were just words whose usages were dominant in western society, they were terms that I could never really relate to. Our parents used to teach us that love usually comes after marriage and that it would be … Continue reading 04-01-2021

Police In Somaliland Arrest A Woman For Posting A Video Abusing Her Housegirl

Authorities in Somaliland have arrested a woman for posting a video of herself verbally abusing a young girl who was working in her home. The short clip which has been circulating on social media shows a heated verbal exchange between an older woman and a young girl. The woman, who has been identified as Zamzam Ismail Artan, can be heard repeatedly asking the housegirl “who sent … Continue reading Police In Somaliland Arrest A Woman For Posting A Video Abusing Her Housegirl