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Real Fear

My parents brought me to London when I was two years old, seeking refuge from Somalia’s civil war. To guarantee our safety they left behind a home, friends, family and much of what was familiar in the world. Their siblings were scattered. My grandmother and a few of her daughters found homes together in Canada. Some of my uncles came to the UK before More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

UK Minister visits Somalia to re-affirm partnership between the two countries

PRESS RELEASE UK Secretary of State for International Development, Hon Priti Patel travelled to Mogadishu and re-affirmed the importance of the UK’s partnership with Somalia Britain’s Secretary of State for More...

By admin On Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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Lessons From a Former Somali Refugee on the Fight Against Islamist Extremism

He came to Canada as a 16-year-old refugee from Somalia. He’s highly regarded across the Canadian political spectrum. He was just appointed as immigration minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Now More...

By admin On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Czech court nixes discrimination suit in school hijab ban

A Czech court on Friday rejected a discrimination suit by a Somali refugee who was banned from wearing a hijab in a nursing school, the first case of its kind in the EU state. The plaintiff, Ayan Jamaal Ahmed Nuur, More...

By admin On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Bishop sees signs of hope as elections approach in Somalia

‘The threat of Islamic extremism is of course always there, but the situation is now relatively safe’, claims local bishop As presidential elections approach in Somalia, the bishop who serves as apostolic More...

By admin On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

PROFILE: Ambassador role in Somalia will be a major challenge for Stafford-born man

AMBASSADOR… David Concar. NAME: David Concar AGE: 54 HOME: Born in Stafford, now live in Brighton OCCUPATION: UK Ambassador to Somalia FAMILY: Wife Caroline North, children Oscar, Martha and Theo WHERE More...

By admin On Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Putting autism centre stage

Ella Rhodes reports on a community project and art/science collaboration. Rates of autism among the Somali community have been shown in several studies to be high, yet in the Somali language no word for the More...

By admin On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Somali town bans lavish wedding spending

A Somali town has banned lavish weddings to encourage young people to marry and stop them migrating. Receptions in hotels would no longer be allowed and only three goats could be slaughtered to feed guests, Beled More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Toronto MP Ahmed Hussen 1st Somali-Canadian appointed to federal cabinet

Canada’s first Somali-born MP is the new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister. Ahmed Hussen takes over from another Toronto-area MP John McCallum. (CBC News) Somali-Canadians celebrate Hussen’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Passion never rests: Fethya Ibrahim’s journey through mechanical engineering

First in her family to attend college, senior Fethya Ibrahim is making the most of her time at the UW. ME senior Fethya Ibrahim in the Machine Shop. Photo credit: Mark Stone / University of Washington. Fethya has More...