Somalia: #GenerationHope

It is not the dynamism of creative business class bringing new ideas and innovations. It is not even the political male elites scrambling for power, as we get closer to elections.

What Ramadan campaign Walaal Afuri teaches us about unity

When you hear Somalia, what comes to your mind? Blue sky, Indian Ocean, ancient land? Let me tell you more than that. Let me tell you a story. It’s a story of dedication and absolute trust. It’s a story of many, of volunteers, of team work but most of all it’s the story of Omar… Continue reading…

Somali Diaspora Stories of Marriages Gone Wrong

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story of unusual marriage incidents from Somali communities in America. I have lived and worked in the United States for a long time now, but just when I think I have seen enough of the life of the Somali in the diaspora, something new comes… Continue reading…

Somali Police Arrest 2 Lovers Over Steamy Facebook Messages

In a stunning development that has shocked thousands of Somalis in Mogadishu and around the world, Somali police on Monday arrested two people after discovering explicit, private love messages in their Facebook inboxes, officials confirmed today. How the Somali police hacked into the Facebook accounts of the two lovers, and even more puzzling, how one… Continue reading…

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