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

14-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped Outside Of Mogadishu

On the 17th of June, a 14-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped in Elasha Biyaha, a town 16 kilometres southwest of Mogadishu. The girl’s mother who spoke to local media stated that she had sent her daughter to the market, but that she never returned home. Some of her relatives who also spoke to the media claimed that there were allegedly 20 rapists involved in this … Continue reading 14-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped Outside Of Mogadishu

Puntland To Ban FGM

Puntland is set to pass a historic bill that would see the complete ban of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the state. Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and his cabinet last week approved the bill to be submitted to parliament that would criminalize the practice. The FGM Zero Tolerance Bill states that anyone who practices FGM including midwives, hospitals as well as individuals will be … Continue reading Puntland To Ban FGM

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