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Zak Idan, the Changing Face of Local US Politics, and Hope for the Diaspora

Earlier this month, we told you about the four Somali Americans who had recently won in local elections that took place across the United States. Three of the candidates were elected in Minnesota, a state with a thriving Somali population where migrant involvement in local politics is fast becoming the norm. The other victor, Zak…

Somaliland, Democratic spirit on display

Today is a great day for the people of Somaliland who come together to choose a leader in the spirit of democracy, peace and shared purpose. This is a good story that needs to be encouraged as a beacon for recovery/relative progress and stability. Given the little resources available at their disposal Somaliland is punching…

Unite Summit – Somalis will never be cowed by acts of fear and terrorism

On Monday the 6th November 2017, the Anti-Tribalism Movement hosted a one-day summit at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Lodnon. The summit brought together senior policymakers, academics and community leaders to share ideas on exploring the role of the Somali-British community to tackle and counter Al-Shabab narratives. The Summit focused on dismantling the ideology…

Writer’s Realm

A plethora of Poets, musicians and their families gathered together on Saturday 16th September to celebrate the culmination of the Writer’s Realm poetry workshops. The workshops were held over a period of four months by acclaimed poet and writer Farah Gabdon, a published poet and author titled ‘Breathing Just a Little’. Students were encouraged to…

ATM Fellowship 16/17 at SOAS

The graduates of ATM fellowship programme 2017, ‘professionals, supporters and colleagues gathered together to celebrate the successful completion of the ATM Fellowship year 2016 –2017 at SOAS, University of London. The event brought together successful individuals from across a range of professions and backgrounds including from lucrative business, government as well as the voluntary sector. Fellows’…

TRIBALISM: THE CANCER IN OUR MIDST (2)

“Dugsi ma leh qabyaaladi waxay dumiso mooyaane” (Tribalism has no benefit except destruction)                                                 – Abdillahi Suldan “Tima Adde” Introduction A few months ago, I wrote an article, titled “Tribalism: the Cancer in Our Midst (1)”, in which I tried to show, with strong evidence from our nation’s history, how tribalism has  always been the…

Mogadishu Terror Attacks: We Pray for Peace and Resilience

We are shocked to hear about three separate deadly attacks in Mogadishu by Al-Shabaab in less than 10 days this week in which more than 45 men, women and children were killed. Our hearts go out to all those affected as the terror group continues its cowardly bombings in the centre of the capital and…

Refugee Week UK: Highlighting the Strength of our Somali

The UK is currently marking Refugee Week, which coincides around World Refugee Day on 20 June. It’s a positive and much-needed initiative, combining a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. The aim is increased understanding between communities and to highlight the talent and expertise…

Give a Somali Child the Greatest Gift this Ramadan: An Education

Earlier this year, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) warned that six million school-aged children in East Africa are facing an education crisis because of a lack of funding. The organisation says that failure to deliver aid to the region could result in a ‘lost generation’ of children, unable to learn and then find employment in…

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