Five signs you are in a relationship with a sociopath

Many years ago, I worked in California with a young woman who had moved from El Paso, Texas. She was dating a man who was head over heels in love with her. He often visited her in the office and brought her flowers. After a while, the couple married and were blessed with a beautiful… Continue reading…

Somali sweets and desserts

Sweets and desserts have always been an important delight to people all over the world. They offer joy and bring a sense of positivity around the dinner table. Different cultures around the world have their own versions of how to make and serve desserts and sweets and the Somali community is no exception in this… Continue reading…

Somali woman in Ohio quits police academy because of hijab ban

Ismahan Isse, who wated to become a police offcier in Columbus, Ohio, was prohibited from wearing her head scarf, or hijab. [Fred Squillante / The Columbus Dispatch]

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.

Yemenis fleeing violence in their country seek refuge in Somalia

Dozens of Yemeni refugees fleeing the Saudi-led airstrikes against Shiite rebels in the country have arrived in the northern parts of Somalia, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. At least 32 Yemenis arrived by sea in the breakaway Somaliland region and the neighboring Puntland on Saturday, according to the U.N.

Barkhad Abdi makes TV debut as Congolese warlord

Barkhad Abdi, the 29-year-old Somali-American star of “Captain Phillips” movie, has made his television debut this week as a Congolese warlord on the 15th episode of the CBS police drama “Hawaii Five-0.”

Somali human trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy

An Italian court Friday sentenced a Somali human trafficker to 30 years in prison for being responsible for the capsizing of a boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013.

Somali man shot dead through his apartment door in Alberta

A Somali man was shot dead in his apartment in Fort McMurray city in Canada’s Alberta province as he was answering a knock at his door on Monday night, CBC News reported.

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