Category Archives: Diaspora

VIDEO: Denver Somali community says it’s under scrutiny

KUSA- It’s a local community, whose members say they have come under greater scrutiny in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, federal authorities said three teenage girls left their Denver-area home, and headed to Syria to join the militant … read more »

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Somali community desperate for Westpac money transfer reprieve

Melbourne’s Somali community is warning innocent people will suffer if the last Australian bank to allow money transfers to the war-torn country follows through with its plan to stop the practice.The community is desperate for a last minute reprieve after … read more »

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Somali official accuses Danish Foreign Ministry of hijacking diaspora event

An executive at the Somali Peace and Development organisation has raised concerns about the Foreign Ministry “hijacking” an event organised by the Somali diaspora when the country’s president visits Denmark from November 18-20. “The Foreign Ministry, and especially its African … read more »

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Risking Life to Run for Presidency in Somalia

She is quite, warm and usually carries herself with a smile. From her looks, one’s first guess would be that she is a model. Well she was once a model as a young woman, but has spent most of her … read more »

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Toronto school board sets higher improvement targets for students based on race, sexual orientation

For the first time in Ontario, a school board has set a different — and higher — target for raising the marks of students who are black, Spanish-speaking, aboriginal, Portuguese, gay or lesbian, than the target for its students overall. … read more »

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Uhuru holds talks with US General on Somalia progress

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday held talks with the Commander of US Africa Command, General David Rodriguez, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. Gen Rodriguez briefed Uhuru on the partnership between Kenya and the US in the … read more »

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Columbus: Muslims welcome West Side mosque

Columbus — A new mosque on the West Side features ornate chandeliers, plush carpeting, moldings etched with verses from the Quran and spacious washrooms. The new space for the Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center is a far cry from the storefront … read more »

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Somali officers relate to immigrant communities

Minneapolis — Salah Ahmed wanted to become a cop ever since he moved to the United States from Egypt. On the other hand, Abdiwahab Ali’s interests gravitated to law enforcement after 9/11 — several years after he moved from Somalia … read more »

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Canadian parliament locked down, one suspect reported dead

(Reuters) – A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country’s parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. A … read more »

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VIDEO: Cedar Riverside girls basketball designs own culturally-appropriate uniforms

KMSP-TV MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -The Cedar Riverside Community School girls’ basketball team is asking for parents’ opinions about their new uniforms. The girls designed the options themselves to be both religiously appropriate according to Somali culture, with a little help from … read more »

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Somali refugee at home in North Queensland as Townsville Multicultural Support Group resettlement numbers rise

“I love Townsville,” beams Abdi Omar Osman, resplendent in his North Queensland Fury shirt. To say that his journey here has been a long and arduous one would be a dramatic understatement. Born in 1991, Mr. Osman and his family … read more »

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was suspended following an investigation into what he said to a suspect during an arrest. Deputy Chris Gilderson was suspended without pay for several weeks after what he said to … read more »

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Somali-Canadian council candidate faces racist graffiti

Toronto — Somali-Canadian woman running for a city council seat is brushing off prejudiced messages scribbled on her campaign signs. Munira Abukar, who wears a purple headscarf in the photo on the campaign signs, tweeted images on Friday showing apparently … read more »

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Eden Prairie seeks added resources for third-largest Somali community in metro

As an outer-ring, affluent suburb, Eden Prairie may seem an unlikely city to draw a growing refugee community. But 17 years ago, Somali-Americans like Asad Aliweyd moved there for its top-ranked schools, safe community and job opportunities.Now, nearly two decades … read more »

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The Man Who Tried to Sell the Rob Ford Crack Tape Claims There’s a Second Tape, Featuring a Crack-Smoking Judge

Earlier this week, Mohamed Farah, a community organizer from Toronto’s Dixon neighbourhood in North Etobicoke, contacted VICE Canada and offered us a tell-all interview. If his name isn’t familiar to you, Farah was the man who tried to broker the … read more »

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Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

Minneapolis sister city vote is small gesture, big moment for Somali community Minneapolis’ first Somali-American City Council member had said only a few words about the city becoming the first in the U.S. to add a sister city in Somalia before … read more »

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VIDEO: Sahro Mollim, 21 Year Old Somali Immigrant Masters Handmade Pasta in America

CHICAGO (WLS) — Making pasta by hand is a skill either learned over many years or passed down from generations of Italian cooks. But ABC7’s Steve Dolinsky says some of the best handmade pasta in Chicago is being produced by … read more »

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Askar takes on 40-year incumbent Kahn

The votes of the Somali community will play a big role in the upcoming election for House District 60B. On Election Day, Abdimalik Askar is hoping to topple a candidate who has served more than 40 years in office. State … read more »

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Minneapolis could be the first with a sister city in Somalia

If City Council approves, it would be a first for any U.S. city. Somali leaders in Minneapolis will ask the City Council this week to consider adding a Somali community to its list of sister cities — a move that would be … read more »

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Somalis alienated from Norwegian job market

A growing number of Somali immigrants are feeling humiliated by The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), a new report shows.Independent research foundation Fafo’s study (in Norwegian) NAV’s treatment of this group has a negative effect on their trust in … read more »

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