Category Archives: Canada

The Latest News about Somalis in Canada.
Wararkii ugu danbeeyay ee Soomaalida ku nool wadanka Canada.

Mother of teacher gunned down in Lawrence Heights speaks out from Ethiopia

Last Ramadan, Abshir Hassan fasted with his mother, a Somali refugee, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Last week, the well-loved Toronto supply teacher was gunned down outside his Lawrence Heights apartment simply for being, police believe, in the wrong place at … read more »

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Hundreds turn out for Rexdale funeral of slain Somali teacher

Some arrived in a school bus, others on foot to Khalid Bin Al-Walid mosque to pray and remember Abshir Hassan. He looked so small as he approached the too-tall microphone, the young boy dressed head to toe in black, his … read more »

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Toronto teacher shot, killed after stepping outside to move car

A Toronto teacher who was gunned down early on Tuesday morning had just stepped out to move his car when he was fatally wounded. Abshir Hassan, a 31-year-old substitute teacher, had been hosting friends at his apartment when he left … read more »

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Canadian Arrested On Way To Somali Al Qaeda Group

A Canadian court held a trial Tuesday for Mohamed Hersi, a Somali-Canadian resident of Toronto, who was accused of trying to join the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali terrorist groupAl Shabab. The group was responsible for the deadlyWestgate Mall massacre in Nairobi last September. Hersi … read more »

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Please help us find Najma Abdullahi, 13 (A Missing Girl in Toronto)

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing girl. Najma Abdullahi, 13, was last seen on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 4 p.m., in the Keele Street and Finch Avenue Westarea. She is described as black, light … read more »

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U of A helps launch Faculty of Education in Somalia

After more than 24 years living in Edmonton, Somali national Mohamed Jimale moved to his home country to help rebuild the country’s national university. Partnering with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, Jimale is working to launch the Somali … read more »

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Somali parents decry TDSB action plan, saying move will stigmatize community

A move by the Toronto District School Board to begin hammering out an action plan to offer Somali students more help sparked an outcry among dozens of Somali parents who came to a meeting Wednesday night to oppose the extra … read more »

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Somali youth to mentor their peers with Gawker funds

Abdulrahman Elmi is leading a group of young Canadian-Somali leaders to mentor north Etobicoke youth away from the pull of drugs, gangs and dropping out of school. It is urgent and important work made possible through a $46,000 share of … read more »

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New Television Show Uplifts the Image of Somali-Canadians in Mainstream Media

Toronto, ON – A new television program featuring Somali-Canadians in a new light will debut every Saturday starting March 1st from 10:30am to 11:00am CHIN on City. Integration - Building a New Cultural Identity is a weekly half-hour television program showcasing … read more »

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American fugitive arrested at border; was on Toronto’s most wanted list

A Somali man wanted for two counts of rape and a single charge of sodomy in the United States was arrested by U.S. customs officers in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Abdinasir Abdi, … read more »

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Canada: Aid for Somali students divides parents

Suban Abdullahi has taken on an unusual charge: She is fighting the Toronto District School Board so her children do not receive any special treatment. On Wednesday, school trustees will be reviewing – and possibly approving – a task force … read more »

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Somali group to use Gawker funds for mentoring

Abdulrahman Elmi has called a group of young Somali-Canadian men to a community centre in the north Toronto neighbourhood of Rexdale. They have a lot of work ahead. The group owes its existence to the now-infamous – yet never publicly … read more »

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Somalia’s deputy PM Fauzia Adan rallies Toronto Somalis to help their homeland

She is Somalia’s most powerful woman: a thorn in the eyes of Mogadishu-based terrorist group Al Shabab, and a ray of hope for her country in the Horn of Africa. Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, Somalia’s deputy prime minister and foreign … read more »

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Ordered deported, released — now he’s charged with murder

CALGARY — His rights, as a convicted drug trafficker ordered deported to Somalia, were deemed more important than the guaranteed safety of Canadian citizens. And so, despite warnings that Bashir Gaashaan was a flight risk who posed a danger to … read more »

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Spaghetti at gunpoint

A life of travelling to war zones leads Paul Watson to conclude that food always tastes better when fear is on the menu. Good eating on the roads I travel usually owes more to hunger, and a healthy dash of … read more »

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Spice City Toronto: Somali Cuisine Smothers the Stereotypes

If your only information about Toronto’s Somali population comes from the news media, you could easily come to believe that the community is comprised entirely of drug-dealing, gun-toting thugs. A visit to Dabagoye, a Somali restaurant located a few streets … read more »

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Duqa Magaala Toronto oo laga duubay Video isagoo Cocaine cabaya iyo Soomaalida duubtay oo iib ku doonaysa

Magaalada Toronto ayaa waxaa labadaan maalmood kaliya laga sheekaysanayaa muuqaalka laga duubay duqooda magaalada Toronto Rob Ford oo cabaya maandooriyaha Crack Cocaine. Waxaana arrintan xiise badan na geliyey markaan ogaanay muuqaalkan dadka duubay doonayana inay ka gataan cidii $200,000 haysata … read more »

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Dhallinyarada Canada iyo Gangsterka (VIDEO)

Dhallinyarada ku nool dalka CAnada qaarkood ayaa ku dhex habaabay nolosha qaabka daran ee Tuugta iyo gangsters-ka ay ku nool yihiin taasoo inta badan ku dambeysa dhimasho iyo qabri. Daawo muuqaalkan laga soo duubay iyagoo isu dhaaranaya.

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The Somali Community of Windsor Providing Positive Change

As you may already know, many of our new immigrants reside in the west-end.  They come from all walks of life and bring with them unimaginable experiences. Initially faced with a variety of struggles, many of these individuals ultimately succeed … read more »

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Hundreds mourn teen killed by car driven by sister (VIDEO)

Hundreds gathered at a Toronto mosque Monday to mourn the loss of a teenage girl who died when she was hit by a car driven by her sister. Fartun Abdulle, 17, was walking along a sidewalk on Attwell Drive in … read more »

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