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Benefit concert to help Somali family

Sahra Hassan's nieces enjoy a day at Elk Island Park absorbing the Canadian way of life.

For Somali refugees, just stepping onto Canadian soil safe from the hell of war in their country is a relief. But sometimes even on peaceful Canadian soil tragedy strikes. Sahra Hassan’s husband, a former land assessor for the City of Edmonton, died last weekend from a cancerous brain tumour. He leaves Sahra to support 11 […]

November 12th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Government welcomes the establishment of UNSOS


Mogadishu 10 November 2015 – H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayir (Maareeye), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia welcomes the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2245 for the establishment of the United Nations Support Office for Somalia (UNSOS). Minister Maareeye said “The establishment of UNSOS is a testimony […]

November 10th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Former Somali Intelligence Director Questions Troops’ Capabilities


WASHINGTON –Many people, including Somalia’s former director of national intelligence Ahmed Moallim Fiqi, are questioning the capacity of the Somali government to prevent incidents like this week’s deadly attack by al-Shabab militants at a popular Mogadishu hotel. Fiqi accuses the country’s security forces of taking their eyes off the ball. “On the part of our […]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

King, Somali president to discuss ways to defeat terrorism

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (L) and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

JEDDAH: Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is to pay an official visit to the Kingdom on Monday to discuss ways of solving political, economic and security related issues in the region with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. The two leaders will also talk about ways to fight terrorism and strengthen mutual work […]

October 26th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali Migrant Mother: I Was Ready to Die With My Unborn Child

Somali migrant mother Rahma Abukar Ali holds her baby daughter, Sophia, at a refugee center in a small German town near Düsseldorf, where she is awaiting a response to her application for asylum, Oct. 2015.

When Rahma Abukar Ali boarded a migrant ship in Libya on August 22, she knew the trip would mark the start of something new and hopeful or bring an end to her life Nine months pregnant and looking ready to deliver at any moment, Ali had spent the previous five months making her way from […]

October 23rd, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

‘Done Wishing’: Ilhan Omar on why she’s running for House District 60B

Ilhan Omar: “We were teaching people how to eat healthily but couldn’t do anything about their housing, their unemployment. These people had a desperate desire to fulfill the American Dream but there were mountains that needed to be moved out of the way.”

It’s not often that Minnesota politics goes beyond rhetorical disagreements and erupts into physical violence. But that is exactly what happened on Feb. 4, 2014, when a DFL Party caucus left its site coordinator and district vice chair with a concussion and sprained neck. The events of last year thrust one of those injured, Ilhan […]

October 22nd, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

York U project teaches Dadaab refugees to teach others

Farhia Abdi, right, a York University teaching assistant at the Dadaab refugee camp, mugs for the camera with Rahma Dabasso Galgallo, one of her students and an Ethiopian refugee. Abdi, a popular T.A. who gabs with her Somali-born pupils in their native tongue, was born in Somalia and came to Canada in her teens more than 20 years ago before going on to become a doctoral student in education at York.

Borderless Higher Education for Refugees project brings hope, especially for girls, in world’s largest camp for displaced people. Sahra Mohamed Ismail peers into the smartphone camera. “Me, I will be a role model,” she says, seated easily at a classroom table, in a video shot to mark her graduation. Around her, the arid plains of […]

October 17th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali child-care providers get help to boost learning

Providers like Farhia Egal, who earned a degree in child development, are helping to combat education gaps.

Farhia Egal ventured into the business of child care tentatively. In the basement of her Richfield home, she cycled through a meager arsenal of toys with her two children and another Somali-American family’s kids. The prospect of navigating Minnesota’s day-care licensing process intimidated her But several years ago, Egal set out to do more — […]

October 12th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

US authorities, community work together to counter extremism

Members of the Somali CVE taskforce. Photo: Jason Tan

MINNEAPOLIS — When Andrew Luger became the United States Attorney for Minnesota in February 2014, the problem of young Somali men in the community leaving America to join the radical Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab in the civil war in Somalia was easing off, only for a new form of terror recruitment to surface. “I […]

October 5th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

St. Anthony: Abdullahi Hussein opens first Somali-owned medical practice in Twin Cities

Abdullahi Hussein, a veteran physician assistant who comes from an entrepreneurial family, has opened what is believed to be the first Somali-owned medical clinic in the Twin Cities at 47th and Hiawatha avenues S.

Physician assistant Abdullahi Hussein, a veteran medical professional who has worked at the Mayo Clinic and in the Cedar-Riverside area, opened his own walk-in clinic last month at 47th and Hiawatha avenues. Hussein, 32, hails from a family of traders and shopkeepers and is one of only two licensed Somali-American physician assistants in the Twin […]

October 4th, 2015 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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