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

Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp

A Somali woman seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda whose identity has been withheld for privacy reasons claims that she and her family are facing persecution due to her husband being Congolese. The woman fled the conflict in Somalia and settled in Nairobi, Kenya where she met her husband. She states that the issues began in Nairobi, telling local reporters that “I could no longer live … Continue reading Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp

TV Station In Hargeisa Aired A Segment On Women Chewing Khat, Gets Shut Down By Authorities

Horyaal 24 TV, a news network in Somalia, recently aired an exposé showcasing a group of women in Hargeisa in a private setting chewing khat. The women were filmed singing, chewing khat and smoking cigarettes. Khat is classified as a mild stimulant and plays a significant part in the social life of many Somalis. It is not common to see women chew khat in public … Continue reading TV Station In Hargeisa Aired A Segment On Women Chewing Khat, Gets Shut Down By Authorities