Muna Kuri’s Husband Heads To Trial On Murder Charge

A Somali man was ordered to stand trial on the charge that he murdered his wife in an apartment in San Diego, in the city of California in the United States of America. On the 4th of March 2019, Muna Kuri’s lifeless body was found by her sister in an apartment in the City Heights neighbourhood of San Diego. According to the local police, Kuri had … Continue reading Muna Kuri’s Husband Heads To Trial On Murder Charge

Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

A classmate who was present at the time of Shukri’s death allegedly told her “If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you”, an inquest has heard. On the 27th of June 2019, Shukri Abdi’s lifeless body was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service stated that Shukri was playing with multiple other children at the … Continue reading Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

On the 16th of February, a young girl named Shukri Yusuf Hussein was brutally raped and murdered in a village called Tuur in Lughaya, in the Awdal region of Somalia. Regional police commander Lieutenant Colonel Abdirahman Nur Colhaye spoke to VOA Somali, where he stated that Shukri was tending to her family’s livestock in a deserted area in the village when she was attacked. Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading 18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

A disturbing video which shows a police officer in Hargeisa physically abusing a woman has been circulating on social media. The video shows officer Mahad Abdi Osman hitting and strangling an unidentified woman on the side of the road. The short clip ends once a passerby intervenes and manages to take the police officer’s hands off the woman’s throat. The Somaliland Police posted a statement … Continue reading Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland

Two out of the three men that were convicted of raping and murdering Aisha Ilyas Aden were executed by firing squad this morning in Bossaso. The men were sentenced to death in May 2019 for raping, torturing and murdering 12-year-old Aisha in late February 2019 in Galkayo. Aisha’s case set the precedent in how forensic science is used in criminal cases in Somalia. The Bureau … Continue reading Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland

Woman Has Her Finger Bitten Off Inside A Mosque In Norway

On Sunday evening, it was reported that two women were engaged in a fight inside a mosque located in the city of Oslo in Norway. One woman lost her finger during the fight. The incident occurred at the Tawfiiq Islamic Center in Åkebergveien in Oslo, which is said to be one of Norway’s largest mosques. The mosque was founded by local Somali residents. According to … Continue reading Woman Has Her Finger Bitten Off Inside A Mosque In Norway

Somali-Swedish IS Brides To Be Sent To Somalia

Somali Ambassador to the European Union, Ali Said Faqi, recently spoke to the Ekot News Service of the Swedish State Radio where he stated that President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo’ is willing to take in Somali IS brides who have been denied to return to their home countries. In June 2019, VOA News highlighted the cases of several Somali IS brides in al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria. Many … Continue reading Somali-Swedish IS Brides To Be Sent To Somalia

Somali-Danish Girl Escapes “Rehabilitation Centre” in Mogadishu

An 18-year-old Somali-Danish girl who according to her family went missing in Mogadishu has been located safe and sound. Amaal Nuur Osman who was born and raised in Denmark was brought to Somalia a year and seven months ago to undergo “dhaqan celis” (cultural and religious rehabilitation). Amaal escaped the centre she was taken to by her family, along with several other young girls. Last week, … Continue reading Somali-Danish Girl Escapes “Rehabilitation Centre” in Mogadishu

Deputy Secretary-General Of The UN Visits Somalia, Emphasizes On The Importance Of The Role Of Women In The Country

On the 23rd of October, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed concluded a one-day visit to Mogadishu, Somalia. The visit was a joint UN-African Union solidarity mission for women in Somalia. She was joined by AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop, and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga. The delegation met with Prime … Continue reading Deputy Secretary-General Of The UN Visits Somalia, Emphasizes On The Importance Of The Role Of Women In The Country

Ilwad Elman Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize

The Oslo Peace Research Institute revealed that Ilwad Elman, the Director of Programmes and Development at the Elman Peace Centre, has been shortlisted for a Nobel Peace Prize. Elman Peace is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1990 by Elman Ali Ahmed, Ilwad’s father. Ilwad was raised in Canada and returned to Somalia in 2010 to work alongside her mother and Executive Director of … Continue reading Ilwad Elman Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize