Second woman from diaspora announces candidacy for president of Somalia

Anab Mohamud pictured at Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis on June 13, 2015. [Sahan Journal]

Anab Mohamed Dahir has been thinking about Somalia ever since she came back from Mogadishu in 2013. Now, Anab, who lives in the Minnesota town of St. Cloud, wants to do something to change Somalia’s current situation. She’s declared candidacy for president of Somalia.

Global Somali women launch movement to play an important role in politics

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Speaking thousands of miles away from their homeland, a group of Somali women from the diaspora Saturday night launched a movement in Minneapolis that would advocate for equal political representation for women in Somalia’s government.

Everything You Need to Know About the Bickering Between Somali President, Prime Minister

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud attends the opening of a conference for the Interim South West Administration in Baidoa on 28 October 2014. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud attending the opening of a conference for the Interim South West Administration in Baidoa on 28 October 2014. Ilyas A. Abukar/UN Photo.

It all starts with a rumor on Somali media. The president is at odds with his prime minister over a cabinet reshuffle. And before you know it, the political honeymoon is over and the prime minister is ousted. That is what happened to former Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon last year. Now, barely a… Continue reading…

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