Somali student’s uplifting story from Ifo camp to class president of her Boston high school

  Fatuma Mohamed has been in the United States for only nine years. But what this young student, who came from Ifo refugee camp when she was 10 years old, did in those few years is quite phenomenal to say the least.

Ex-Somali FIFA official was first whistleblower to expose FIFA scandal

A former senior Somali FIFA official, who died in 2008, was one of the first whistleblowers to go public in 2002 about the alleged corruption in FIFA after he accused Sepp Blatter of bribery in his first election bid in 1998.

Somalis illegally in U.S. given temporary protected status

The U.S. government extended a temporary protected status on Monday to Somali citizens living illegally in the United States which will allow them to remain in the states for 18 more months.

Hassan Turki, Somali jihadist ideologue, dies

Hassan Abdullahi Hirsi, an al-Shabaab theologian and one of the leading founders of jihadist movements in Somalia, died Wednesday night in Hargeysa Yerey in the Middle Jubba region. He was 73.

Snapchat shines light on Nairobi

Life in Nairobi is full of fun. That’s at least according to Snapchat.

Somali man killed in shooting in Minneapolis

A Somali man was shot dead early Sunday morning outside Karmel Mall, a popular Somali shopping center in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police responded to reports of shots fired near 2 a.m. at the intersection of Pillsbury Avenue S. and W. Lake Street. When they arrived, they found the body of a man left on the street…. Continue reading…

Somali woman in Ohio quits police academy because of hijab ban

It’s a dilemma that many Muslim women in the West face: What would they do if they are told they can’t wear the hijab at the workplace? Ismahan Isse is a 29-year-old Somali-American mother in Columbus, Ohio, who has an an associate degree in criminal justice. In December, she enrolled in Columbus police academy. But four months later, Ismahan quit.

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