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

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

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

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

International Crisis Group’s Latest Briefing Details The Drawbacks Of CVE For Women In Somalia

On the 9th of December, the International Crisis Group released a brief titled “A Course Correction for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda” (WPS) which focuses on the difficulties and dangers that women who work in certain countries face due to their respective countries’ efforts to counter religious extremism. The United Nation’s Security Council adopted the WPS resolution on 31 October 2000. According to the UN, … Continue reading International Crisis Group’s Latest Briefing Details The Drawbacks Of CVE For Women In Somalia

Girl Raped And Killed In Home Of Somaliland Minister’s Son

On the 30th of November, reports circulated on social media stating that a girl, who was identified as Nasteexo Ismaciil Adan, was raped and murdered in a house that belongs to the son of a minister in Somaliland. The perpetrator has been identified by Nasteexo’s family as Mustafa Hassan Gaafaadhi, son of the current Minister of Planning Hassan Mohamed Ali Gaafaadhi. Nasteexo was said to be … Continue reading Girl Raped And Killed In Home Of Somaliland Minister’s Son