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Open Minded Debate: Is Tribalism a Problem in the Somali Diaspora?

Every month, the Anti Tribalism Movement hosts a debate that allows people to contribute to a positive, constructive and enlightening discussion about an issue that affects our community. These Open Minded Debates have allowed those who take part to air their concerns in front of a group of panelists in an effort to work toward…

Somalia: Injustice demands stronger response

19 January 2018, London – The Anti-Tribalism Movement strongly condemns the recent deliberate killing of Mr Nur Mohamed Ali who was fatally stabbed to death outside his house in Kismayo on 12 January 2018. Anti-Tribalism Movement remains extremely concerned and expresses its gravest concern with recent events in the Jubaland State of Somalia and the violent,…

After a Year of Tragedy, We Must Resolve to Fight Knife and Gun Crime in 2018

In the early hours of Sunday 23 April, Mohammed Hassan was found stabbed outside Scholey House in Sullivan Close, Battersea. Known as Little Mo to his friends, the 17-year-old had been ambushed by a masked gang and killed as he attempted to flee on his bike. Mohammed was described as a ‘clean-hearted’ boy who happened…

Four Somali Americans Have Won Local Elections in the USA

Above: Zak Idan, a newly elected member of Tukwila (WA) City Council, on the campaign trail. Via. In November 2016, Ilhan Omar made history by becoming the first female Somali American legislator in the United States, when she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. One year later, Omar’s success appears to have been…

How The IIDA is Improving the Lives of Somali Women

Over the past two weeks, the UN has spearheaded a campaign called 16 Days of Activism, which aims to raise public awareness about gender-based violence and mobilise people to bring about change. The realities of global violence against women are extremely depressing. According to a UN report, data collated in 87 countries over a decade…

Arise, Sir Mo Farah: Olympic Hero Receives Knighthood

Earlier this week, Mo Farah was made a knight of the realm by the Queen for his services to athletics. The Somali born runner has arguably cemented himself as one of the most popular figures in British sport, thanks largely to his heroics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and due to his legendary performance…

Even When Grief Shakes Us, We Must Forever Be One Somalia

It was with exhausting, familiar sadness that we learned of Saturday’s terror attack in Mogadishu. In the space of only two weeks, Somalia has been rocked by an act of pitiless and cowardly violence. On Saturday, militants from al-Shabaab stormed the Naso-Hablod hotel in Mogadishu after detonating a car bomb by a well-defended front entrance.…

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