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Somali Heritage Week inspires hope for the next generation

Mayran Kalah at the opening of Somali Heritage Week at Winnipeg's Central Park on June 25. (Fartun Abdi)
By: CBC   Mayran Kalah acted as an interpreter to help grandmas group share history, knowledge with next generation Mayran Kalah is a Somali language interpreter and also acts as an essential human channel that connects her Somali community in Winnipeg intergenerationally. Kalah is part of the Somali...

Rising number of Somali residents in Ankara attracts entrepreneurs to bring their culture in Turkish capital

ANKARA, TURKEY - MARCH 31: A Somalian woman stands at a store in Turkish capital Ankara on March 31, 2021. In recent years, many Somalian entrepreneurs who have turned the increase in the number of Somalis living in the capital Ankara into an opportunity and added value to the city with their restaurants, cafes, barbers, hairdressers and markets. Compared to other cities, Ankara's transportation network is well developed, for this reason as well as being the capital city Ankara is preferred by Somalians. Somalians call the city the Mogadishu of Turkey. ( Esra Hacioğlu - Anadolu Agency )
BY:ANADOLU AGENCY Taking the opportunity of the rising number of their fellow nationals living in the Turkish capital, Somali entrepreneurs both earn and contribute to the country’s economy with various shops they opened in the city. Due to similarities between Turkish and Somali nations, such as...

British Somali doctor’s mission to get London’s Somali community vaccinated

Doctor Farah Bede (Image: Farah Bede)
By:MYLONDON Doctor Farah Bede is a GP in Tower Hamlets who wants to study the impact of coronavirus on her community Back in March 2020 Doctor Farah Bede, a GP in Tower Hamlets, knew that the oncoming pandemic would have a disproportionate effect on many of...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Wins Congressional Primary

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., participates in a panel during a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in Clive, Iowa. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
By: NPR Ilhan Omar has won her primary, informally securing a hold on Minnesota's historically Democratic-run 5th district, the Associated Press projects. After a high-profile first term in Congress, the freshman representative faced several primary challengers, the most prominent being Antone Melton-Meaux, a first-time political candidate...

Somalia confirms 3 more deaths from coronavirus

Somaliland confirms first covid 19 death
By: Jama Farah  ,HornDiplomat Contributor Somalia confirmed three more deaths from coronavirus in Mogadishu on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total fatalities to 5, according to the health ministry. A ministry statement said 20 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, taking the...

Democratic reform must mean fair deal for long-suffering Somalis

The Somali people’s under-representation in parliament since the beginning of the federal era need to be corrected, writes Mohamed Olad, Media and Communications Advisor to Somali Region President Mustafa Omer.
By Mohamed Olad   In late December, the Somali regional government asked the House of Federation to revise the region’s representation in the federal parliament. In a letter addressed to the upper chamber, Somali president Mustafa Omer, on behalf of the State Council, requested an adjustment of the number of...

Magid Magid becomes first Somali elected to European Parliament

The councillor, whose mother fled to Britain from Somaliland when he and his siblings were children, becomes the first Somali origin politician to be elected to the European Parliament. Magid was one of six MEPs elected for Yorkshire and Humber tonight, with three seats going...

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...

Ethiopia:ONLF disarmed 1,740 of its armed members

Ethiopia:ONLF disarmed 1,740 of its armed members
Horndiplomat-The Ogaden Liberation Front (ONLF) has today disarmed 1,740 of its armed members. As per an agreement ONLF and Somali regional state signed late this afternoon, the disarmed members will be reintegrated into the regional state either as security forces or as civil servants.  In addition...

Veteran BBC Somali Broadcaster passes away in London

Veteran BBC Somali Broadcaster Osman Sugulle passes away in London
Former BBC Somali Service broadcaster, Osman Sugulle, passed away in London this week. Sugule joined the Somali Service early sixties. “He  was a friendly journalist with a sense of humour. "I have known him for a...