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

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