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PHOTO:UK: Somali family living on bench outside Tooting TK Maxx

This photo was taken on July 16 by @gavinspringett

A Somali family have been living on a bench in Tooting for weeks on end. Last night two people were huddled under sleeping bags, directly outside TK Maxx, in Tooting High Street. They had multiple suitcases around them. However, this is not the first sighting of the pair who have been spotted on the bench […]

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Hani Garabyare’s Journey From Somalia to the Senate


When Hani Garabyare was a little girl, she prayed that she would be an American.The 27-year-old Somali native is now a U.S. citizen and finds herself walking up Capitol Hill each day to work in the Senate. When Garabyare was 3 years old, Somalia descended into civil war. Both her parents were members of the […]

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali finance minister hails PFM progress

Somali Finance Minster Hussein Abdi Halane

Public financial management in Somalia has made significant steps forward, according to finance minister Hussein Abdi Halane. His comments follow on from the country’s second Financial Governance Committee progress report, which was made publicly available on July 25. Established earlier this year, the FGC is part of an effort by the central Somali authorities to […]

July 29th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali president’s aides ‘sent arms to militants’

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has been mired in scandal
Jack Hill/The Times

The United Nations has accused two advisers to the Somali president of sending arms to al-Shabaab in a shipment which arrived just weeks after the Islamist militant group’s fighters stormed a shopping mall in Nairobi last September and killed at least 64 people. One of the aides, Musa Haji Mohamed Ganjab, allegedly claimed to have delayed an […]

July 28th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Eid Al-Fitr 2014: USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia celebrate Eid on Monday


Eid Al-Fitr 2014 is here and Muslims in USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and many other places are going to celebrate this occasion in a big way. But many people will celebrate it on Tuesday if crescent moon is not sighted later today. But not everyone in United States will be celebrating the occasion as Fiqh […]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Minneapolis police outreach to Somali community offers a national model

Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen chatted with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on his community patrol in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. A new program is building trust and ties between immigrants and police.

Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen hopped off his bike on a recent afternoon and strolled through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, home to the largest Somali immigrant population in the United States. An hour into his shift, he had given stickers to curious children, stopped traffic to help a woman cross a busy street, moved loitering teens […]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

In Loving Memory Of Sado Ali Warsame

Sado Ali portrait painted by Ahmed Magare upon hearing the news of her death.

Born in Buuhoodle in northwestern Somalia, Sado Ali Warsame was discovered in 1973 by Said Salah Ahmed, the esteemed Somali playwright, poet, and professor. Ahmed was visiting Sado’s family at the time and heard her casually singing in what would later became a nationally recognized voice. In an interview dated Oct. 2010, Sado said, “Said […]

July 27th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Ottawa: Meet Mohamed Roble Municipal Candidate for Gloucester-Southgate Ward 10

Mohamed Roble - Courtesy of Mohamed Roble

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 from, how long you have been in Canada, your educational background, your work experience and passions.) My […]

July 26th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Tension mounts as instability grips Kenya

Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for the latest attack in Kenya. under a Creative Commons Licence

Kenya, along with China, Libya and Egypt, has seen the highest rise in terrorist attacks in recent years, according to data released by Maplecroft’s Terrorism and Security Dashboard (MTSD). Areas in the southeast coastal region of Lamu County have been the worst affected, with at least 100 people killed so far. Many businesses have suffered […]

July 26th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

Somali activist, singer remembered in Minnesota for her bravery

Adar Kahin comforted her fellow singer Hibo Nuura, long time friend, during a vigil for the singer and activist Saado Ali Warsam. The Nuura ans Warsam were members of a musical troupe called Waaberi. Saado Ali Warsame was killed when gunmen attacked her car in Mogadishu. The singer and political activist will be mourned at and around Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis, Min. Thursday, July 24, 2014

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 women in Somalia’s parliament. Warsame, who for decades was one of the top singing stars in Somalia, bridged […]

July 25th, 2014 | Posted in English News,Wararka | Read More »

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