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

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

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

Police Officer Allegedly Arrested For Investigating Rape In Puntland

Officers in Garowe, Puntland have allegedly arrested and tortured one of their own for investigating a rape case. According to reports, police officer Deggan Mohamed was investigating a rape case that involved a young woman and nine men when she was urged by colleagues to step away from the case. It’s said that Deggan refused to stop her investigation, which led to her being arrested … Continue reading Police Officer Allegedly Arrested For Investigating Rape In Puntland

Ramla Ali Secures Her Second Victory As A Professional Boxer

On Saturday 20th March, Ramla Ali secured a 60-55 win over six rounds against Bec Connolly at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London. Ramla told Sky Sports “I tried to maintain my boxing at all times and I was like, no you’re not pushing me about. This is my ring today! She’s tough.”. This is her second victory as a professional boxer. On October 31st, Ramla Ali … Continue reading Ramla Ali Secures Her Second Victory As A Professional Boxer

First Batch Of Covid Vaccinations Land In Mogadishu

On the 15th of March, the government of Somalia received the first batch of the Oxford Astrazaneca vaccine. The government received a total of 300,000 doses out of the 1,200,000 free doses donated by the United Nations, as stated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The vaccinations were handed over to the Minister of Health Dr. Fawziya Abikar Nur whose ministry will oversee the roll-out of … Continue reading First Batch Of Covid Vaccinations Land In Mogadishu

A High-School In Canada Renamed After The Late Hodan Naleye

A high-school in Vaughan, a city in Ontario, Canada has been renamed after Hodan Nalayeh, a Somali-Canadian journalist who was tragically killed in Somalia during an attack on a hotel in Kismayo in 2019. Hodan was well-loved for her portrayal of Somalia which countered the international media’s image of the country. She established Integration TV, which is the first English online TV platform targeted towards … Continue reading A High-School In Canada Renamed After The Late Hodan Naleye

Journalist Hoodo Garays And Her Elderly Mother Physically Assaulted By Somaliland Police

Journalist Hoodo Garays has revealed that she and her mother were physically assaulted by police in Somaliland on Friday the 19th of February. Hoodo spoke with local journalists, describing the assault in detail. Hoodo stated that she was accompanying an injured girl to the police station to get a police statement when she was harassed by officers in the parking lot of the station. According to … Continue reading Journalist Hoodo Garays And Her Elderly Mother Physically Assaulted By Somaliland Police