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Democrat Joe Biden elected 46th president of the United States

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya
By: Associated Press Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three...

Zehra Abukar crowned Miss Muslimah USA 2020

Winner of the fourth Miss Muslimah pageant USA, Zehra Abukar. Courtesy Miss Muslimah USA
The festive beats of Don Omar’s hit Latin American track Danza Kuduro fades, and the DJ gets a drum roll going as guests eagerly wait to hear the evening’s big announcement. “It is my honour to announce the next queen of the Miss Muslimah pageant...

Somaliland President Congratulates US On Independence Day

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi
By: Staff writer Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi sent on Saturday a congratulatory message to the USA government on the occasion of the US Independence Day. "The Republic of Somaliland extends its sincere congratulations to the people and government of the USA on their Independence Day....

First Two Somali Women win seats in Lewiston City and Park City Councils

First Two Somali Women win seats in Lewiston City and Park City Councils
By: Mohamed Duale First Two Somali women, Safiya Khalid and Nadia Mohamed, win two seats in Lewiston City Council in Maine and Park City in St. Louis. Safia and Nadia thus become the first two Muslim women on the municipal council of these two cities...

Liberal incumbent Ahmed Hussen re-elected in Ontario riding

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen pauses in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he is concerned by numbers in a new poll that suggest a majority of Canadians believe the government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts since the country might be reaching a limit to its ability to integrate them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
By: Global News Global News is declaring that Liberal candidate and incumbent MP Ahmed Hussen has been re-elected in the Ontario riding of York South—Weston. Hussen has served as Canada’s immigration minister since January 2017, when former Liberal MP John McCallum stepped-down from the role to...

Dr. Adna Adan Ismail: A Unique Woman In A Patriarchal Society

By Hussein Adan Igeh (Deyr): Dr. Adna's life and legacy is a real testament that compellingly points to us that serving your country and people is a noble calling. Her humbleness, decency and determination are what makes her a unique woman in our patriarchal society.It...

Loved ones of Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh mourn after Kismayo attack

Hodan Nalayeh, a Somali-Canadian journalist killed in Somalia extremist attack.
By: Ottawa Citizen TORONTO — Family and friends of Hodan Nalayeh are remembering the Somali-Canadian journalist killed in a terrorist attack this week for her work redefining the global Somali identity through positive storytelling. Nalayeh, a broadcast reporter born in Somalia with roots in Edmonton and...

U.S. Department of State Rallying Partnership Opportunities in Ethiopia

U.S. Department of State Rallying Partnership Opportunities in Ethiopia
The U.S. Department of State will host the Ethiopia Partnerships Forum (EPF), a U.S.-Ethiopia economic engagement platform to raise awareness of Ethiopia’s bold new efforts to transform its economy and create attractive business opportunities, on May 15-16, 2019. The two-day forum will kick-off in...

Portland mosque’s imam arrives in Somaliland After the U.S. revokes his citizenship

Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, the former imam of Portland’s largest mosque, arrived in Somaliland this weekend, and the United States has revoked his citizenship. The government had arranged for Kariye, who is on the government’s ‘no fly list,’’ to travel back to his homeland after reaching a settlement agreement with him in January.
By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive The U.S. government has revoked the U.S. citizenship of the former imam of Portland’s largest mosque after he arrived in Somaliland last week. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye is on the government’s no-fly list, but the government arranged for him to travel...

Barron city council election features first-ever Somali candidate

Isaak Mohamed is the first Somali refugee to run for city council in Barron, Wis. He came to the U.S. in 2013 after fleeing civil war in Somali and living in a refugee camp in Uganda. Rich Kremer/WPR
By:Wisconsin Public Radio Residents call candidacy a major step for Somali refugees who began moving to city 20 years ago Voters in the small, northern Wisconsin city of Barron will take part in a historic election on Tuesday. That’s because for the first time since Somali...