Novels my way to respond in measured way: Nadifa Mohamed

says she is constantly enraged by conflicts and unrest across the globe and the only way she can calm herself and contribute anything meaningful is responding in a measured way through her novels.

Halima Aden makes a triumphant return to Milan Fashion Week

The Somali-American star, who shot to fame in 2016 after donning traditional Muslim dress to compete in a US beauty pageant, joined a star-studded lineup of models, with Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Lara Stone, Joan Smalls and Doutzen Kroes also taking to the runway.

African refugees realizing American dream

Kenya is the country where they were born, but it might as well be a foreign land to Mohamed Abdi and Iman Matan.

The senior basketball standouts for Lee Academy have vague memories of their early years in Northeast Africa, where they often were on the move and walked around barefoot on sandy terrain.

Ismail Mohamed Wants To Be Ohio’s First Somali-American Legislator

Right now, Mohamed works in Cincinnati as a staff lawyer at Baker Hostetler. He was born in Somalia, a country his family was forced to flee in the early 2000s as the civil war unfolded. But he feels his deepest connection is to the Columbus neighborhood where he was raised.

Somali gang violence rages on affluent north London streets

The murder of two young Somali men within three hours of each other this week in north London highlights the brutal gang violence that has gripped parts of this immigrant community.

Seventeen-year-old Abdikarim Hassan was fatally stabbed outside a corner shop in Kentish Town just after 7pm on Tuesday evening (20 February). At 10.15pm Sadiq Aadam, 20, was set upon by a gang wielding machetes and a samurai sword in Belsize Park and hacked to death.

FGM Trail Agains Somali Driver Collapses

The trial of a father accused of causing or allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation has collapsed after a judge ruled there was no case to answer.

Judge Julian Lambert directed a jury to find the 29-year-old taxi driver, from inner-city Bristol, not guilty of child cruelty following a three-day trial at Bristol Crown Court.

Another 1,500 Prisoners Released in Ethiopia

Authorities in Ethiopia’s Somali region have released about 1,500 people from prison, the latest step in a campaign to ease long-running political tensions.

Mohammed Bilal Hassan, media adviser to the regional president, told VOA’s Horn of Africa service that the prisoners were released Thursday, hours after regional officials announced such action would be taken. He said they include people arrested under Ethiopia’s anti-terrorism law and “other criminals.”

Three solo artists take the spotlight at Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater launches its first-ever celebration of solo emerging artists in the Dowling Studio with three writer/performers whose shows explore the individual buffeted by historic, cultural and other tides.

Unpacking reasons for joining AU’s mission in Somalia

To understand why states provide peacekeepers to multilateral operations, I recently analysed what motivated states to join the African Union Mission in Somalia.

The mission was deployed to Mogadishu in March 2007 and has been fighting al-Shabaab militants for more than 10 years. It has become the African Union’s longest running, largest, most costly, and most deadly operation. The mission and its partners are currently debating how to transfer its security responsibilities to local Somali forces.

Kenya’s opposition swears in Raila Odinga as ‘people’s president’

Opposition leaders in Kenya have defied authorities to go ahead with a ceremony to swear in Raila Odinga as “president of the people” at a mass meeting in the capital, Nairobi.

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