Mandate for Somalia extended

The Bundeswehr is to continue training and advising Somali soldiers. To this end, it will continue to be part of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) in Somalia, the Cabinet has decided. The motion of the German government must still be approved by the German Bundestag. 

At inauguration, Somali president calls on al-Shabaab to surrender

Mogadishu – Somalia’s new president was inaugurated on Wednesday, promising his people that the era of al-Shabaab and other Islamist militant groups was over.

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual US-Somali citizen, called on al-Shabaab’s thousands of fighters to surrender, promising them “a good life” if they did.

Video: Why is UAE building a military base in Somaliland?

The United Arab Emirates is building a military base in Berbera in Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland.

It has proved controversial among neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa.  Tomi Oladipo explains the reasons behind the deal.

Somalia’s diaspora poets step into the mainstream

(CNN)When Beyoncé dropped her album “Lemonade” in April last year, it blew up the Internet and went platinum around the world. But for Somali poets across the diaspora it symbolized the rise of their art into the mainstream.


No one is having a better month than Halima Aden. The 19-year-old model recently signed with top modeling agency IMG Models, walked in the Yeezy Season 5 show for her fashion week debut and landed a cover of the latest issue of CR Fashion BookCR Fashion Book. It seems Aden has found a fashion fairy godmother in Carine Roitfeld.

Muslim-American activists raise more than $20,000 in 2 hours to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

Two Muslim-Americans activists launched a crowdfunding campaign Tuesday to raise money to repair a historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis that was vandalized over the weekend. Within two hours, the fundraising campaign started by Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi had already surpassed its goal of $20,000. “Through this campaign, we hope to send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities that there is no place for this type of hate, desecration, and violence in America,” the crowdfunding webpage read.

Muslim civil rights group offers $5,000 reward for information on Jewish community center bomb threats

(JTA) — A Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who made false bomb threats to Jewish community centers.

Defiance of Trump galvanises fashion weeks

Politics took centre stage on the autumn winter catwalks of New York and London fashion weeks. There was no escaping the anti-Donald Trump sentiment during the New York collections, which ranged from the personal (no one wanted to sit next to Tiffany Trump in the front row) to more overarching statements about the impact on women’s rights of the Trump regime.

CBC IN MEXICO ‘I am a man with no land’: African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada

The threats against his life had been coming by phone for months.

But it was only after two men armed with AK-47 assault rifles shot up the home he shared with his wife and young child that Abdikadir Ahmed Omar says he knew he would be forced to flee his home country of Somalia.

His role as a human rights activist — and occasionally as a translator for media outlets, including once for the CBC — had put him on the radar of the al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab.


Just three months since becoming the first Miss USA contestant to compete while wearing a hijab, Halima Aden made her big modeling debut walking the Yeezy Season 5 show at New York Fashion Week. Now, the young Muslim model is continuing to make waves in the fashion world with her first magazine cover, for Issue 10 of CR Fashion Book.