‘We will revolutionize Somali politics’: Mustafa Omer heralds new era for Somali Regional State

Somali Regional State President Mustafa M. Omer, second from right, arrives Sunday in Jigjiga from Addis Ababa for his swearing in at the regional parliament.    Mustafa M. Omer, a humanitarian worker and activist whose brother was ruthlessly killed in 2016 by agents of the ousted president Abdi Mohamud Omar, was sworn in on Sunday… Continue reading…

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

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.

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