Category Archives: Diaspora [ QURBAHA ]

For Somalia, “Team Canada” means more money, fewer jobs

As the diaspora return in record numbers, tension is growing. Sending money from abroad is one thing, coming back to Somalia is another. MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—The tables start to fill inside the air-conditioned Maka al Mukarama Hotel cafe just before sunset. … read more »

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Meet Mohamed Roble Municipal Candidate for Gloucester-Southgate Ward 10

Ottawa – Muslim Link interviewed Mohamed Roble, Municipal Candidate for Gloucester-Southgate Ward 10. The Ottawa Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 27th 2014. Please tell me a little bit about your background (i.e. country of origin, where you are … read more »

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Video: Kent, Washington woman accused of aiding Somali terrorists

KENT, Wash. — The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted five people for funding terrorism. One of them is a 44-year-old woman from Kent. Federal agents arrested Hinda Osman Dhirane at her home early Wednesday morning and she appeared in federal … read more »

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Somali Refugees in San Diego Prep for College, Break Cultural Norms

Khadija Osman, 18, shuffles a stack of certificates, one for making the honor roll and several others awarded by teachers. She just graduated from Arroyo Paseo Charter High School in City Heights and is heading to UC Merced in the … read more »

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Gathering celebrates Somali Bantu, along with calls for Springfield landlord crackdown

A gathering, designed to celebrate Springfield’s Bantu-speaking refugees from Somalia, while calling for more accountability from landlords, drew some 60 participants, including City Council President Michael Fenton. “I am here to correct an injustice to the Somalis, and to Adan … read more »

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Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery

Star Tribune (MINNEAPOLIS) Saado Ali Warsame’s songs and poems urged unity in a country known for its tumult and division. Between the lines, they also reflected a political activism for change that propelled her to become one of the first … read more »

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Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests Could Hinder How They Send Home Money

A Somali immigrant living in Kent was arrested Wednesday on charges of fundraising for the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab. Her arrest could cast more suspicion on the system Somalis use to send money home. The case against Hinda Osman Dhirane … read more »

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Blind Somali Jihadist fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria

Daily Mail – A blind jihadist pictured fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria has reportedly urged others to join the Islamist militants, saying having a disability is no excuse. Taymullah al-Somali, a Dutch national who is believed to have travelled … read more »

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US Mayor Doesn’t Want More Somali Refugees in His Town (VIDEO)

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has called on the US State Department to stop the relocation of Somali refugees to his city, adding him to the list of mayors in the country who have rebuked the government’s resettlement program in … read more »

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Abdulrahman Adem, respected Twin Cities Somali leader and longtime MPS staff member, dies at 58

The Twin Cities Somali community has lost an esteemed leader and a passionate advocate for Somali families. Abdulrahman Adem, a cultural facilitator at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 58. Adem was known for … read more »

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Minnesota: Criminal immigrants sent back to the streets if homelands won’t take them

Omar Kalmio was never supposed to get to North Dakota. The Somali national from Eagan was supposed to be deported because of his violent criminal record in Minnesota. Instead, he was released from custody when federal officials could not send … read more »

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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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VIDEO: British far-right group ‘invades’ UK mosque. ‘Respect our country, we’ll respect your mosques’

British far-right group ‘invades’ UK mosque, demands it remove ‘sexist’ signs The far-right group Britain First posted a video showing several members of its ‘Kent battalion’ entering the Crayford Mosque and confronting an elderly man about signs labeling separate entrances for women … read more »

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Qoraaga Cabdiqaadir Oromo oo ku geeryoodey London

London (Bartamaha) Magaalada London isbitaal ku yaalla waxaa xalay ku geeryoodey allaha u naxariste /qaadir Cismaan oo loo yiqiinnay Oromo oo ka mid ahaa qorayaasha Soomaliyeed ee qoraallada badan ka sameeyay colaadaha iyo dhaqanka Soomaaliyeed. Waxaa la sheegay inuu qoraagu la … read more »

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Interview with Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US

MPR interviewed Prof. Ahmed Samatar about the new Somali Ambassador to the US. Somalia’s first ambassador to the US in 20 years LISTEN THE INTERVIEW (Click the link) [MPR RADIO MINNESOTA] Omar Abdirashin Ali Sharmarke served as Somalia’s Prime Minister in 2009 and … read more »

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Somali women are ‘buck-toothed herdswomen’ Wandsworth school places decision maker

A volunteer for Wandsworth’s school admissions panel has been dismissed after publishing an offensive blog describing Somali women as buck-toothed herdswomen from a Saharan oasis. Retired journalist Hugh Thompson, from Putney, will no longer sit on the borough’s Independent Appeal … read more »

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Minneapolis: Court sides with Kahn in election judge dispute

The Minnesota Supreme Court sided with Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s campaign today in a dispute that led to the reassignment of a Minneapolis election judge last week to keep her away from voters until a city investigation is completed. The case … read more »

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U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

Press Statement Jen Psaki  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2014 We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Omar Abdirashi Ali Sharmarke, the first Somali Ambassador to the United States in over twenty years. Ambassador Sharmarke’s arrival to … read more »

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Columbus: Somalis fear violence on North Side

Hamdi Yusuf was sitting in her second-floor bedroom at the Capital Park Apartments when a bullet blasted through her window and smashed into her right cheekbone. Her father, Abdi Burale, was downstairs. “It was a shock,” Burale said through an … read more »

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Tighten the screen on voter addresses in Minnesota

How hot is the DFL primary contest inMinneapolis House District 60B between state Rep. Phyllis Kahn and school board member Mohamud Noor? So hot that reports of voter registration irregularities in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood have become a talking point in a … read more »

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