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SOMALIS ‘THEY ARE A RACE TO BE ADMIRED’

Gerald Hanley is an old Colonial hand who lived with Somalis. This is from his book Warriors: Life and Death Among the Somalis “A Somali always felt himself to be twice as good as any white man, or any other kinds of the man at all and still does, even when he is wrong. Islam does wonders for the self-respect of non-white people and Christianity is right to worry about the spread of Islam in Africa, and must honestly face the question of why it has happened .”

BET Awards will recognize Somali social activist Ilwad Elman

Somali social activist Ilwad Elman will be honored at the upcoming BET Awards this weekend.  The music icon and humanitarian is a yearly BET award which honors people in different categories, Ilwad will receive International Global Good Star for her social activism. Ilwad Elman is the daughter of late Somali Social activist and philanthropist Elman Ali Ahmed.

Reviving the Art of Creative Writing and Culture in Somalia – See more

Somalia’s IFIYE center celebrates two important occasions this month. On the four year anniversary of its establishment and the first anniversary the center set up its own Base and Library in Mogadishu.

Residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower are set to move into a £2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can reveal.

Plans are pressing ahead for some of the families made homeless from the devastating fire to be housed in one of London’s most desirable addresses.

The Standard can reveal that new flats in a Kensington High Street development — where penthouses go for up to £13 million — will be used to provide accommodation for families following the huge blaze that destroyed the tower block last week.

This Hijab-Wearing Model Just Landed a Glossy Magazine Cover

Model Halima Aden is not your average 19-year-old runway regular. The Kenyan-born Somali-American teen is also Allure‘s July cover girl, marking a major moment in the history of that publication and the depictions of women of Muslim backgrounds in mainstream U.S. media. That’s because in her cover image and throughout the spread, Aden wears a hijab — a traditional Muslim head covering — and her modeling career is only picking up steam.

The Somalis dying to get married

Many young Somalis risk everything trying to seek a better life in the Middle East or Europe – often because this is the only way they can afford to get married.

Mohamud Ali and video journalist Christian Parkinson report from Hargeisa, capital of Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland, on what it means for those left behind.

London mosque attack requires ‘urgent’ action

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A European anti-discrimination network on Monday called on EU member states to take “urgent” action against growing Islamophobia across Europe following a recent attack on a London mosque.

Somali soldier sentenced to death for killing minister in a case of mistaken identity

A Somali military court on Monday sentenced a soldier to death for killing a government minister in a case of mistaken identity, reported Reuters. The soldier, Ahmed Abdulahi Ahmed, mistook the government minister to be an Islamic State group militant, an army officer said.

Teen Missing in Fairfax County Believed Dead, Man In Custody: Police

Fairfax County, Virginia, police believe they have found the remains of a missing teen girl and said they have taken someone into custody. Police said a body was found in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Virginia.

IGAD Recalls Col. Gabre

Addis Ababa, The intergovernmental organization IGAD has recalled Col. Gabre who was the officer in charge of Somali Peace Facilitator office in Mogadishu.

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