News & Media

1991: The Zine Documenting Somali Culture

Safy-Hallan Farah is a US-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, Vogue and Paper. Being a member of the Somali diaspora, she doesn’t think that Somali people are represented enough in the media. In order to combat this, Farah co-founded a zine – called 1991 –…

Somaliland: Why You Should Care about a Law Passed in this Unrecognised Country

In a small corner of East Africa, within the Horn, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland recently passed a law which finally bans rape and criminalises its perpetrators. This is was a watershed moment for small, internationally un-recognised country. It is a historical law and one that gives much needed rights to women and men living…

Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

“You made a list of all your heroes, you asked yourself what they went through, it’s much darker, much harder than anything that happened to you.” My favourite lyric from Scottish twee aficionados Belle and Sebastian, arguably the least punk band to have ever been produced by these Isles. I quote the lyric for a…

Somali Women: Still Hidden Figures in Science

The world today will revolve around women across the globe, wherever they may be, and celebrate their lives. I am a physics enthusiast – it’s my favourite subject – so it should be no surprise that I’m interested in women in science. My passion for physics comes from a deep curiosity about the secrets of…

Remembering our Heroines: Xaawo Taako and Sado Cali

The history of women in politics, wherever it may be in the world, has always been complicated. Often times, a strong female public voice was met with the sheer brutality of patriarchy. When we think of the life and deaths of our Somali heroines who have been murdered for daring to demand their stakes in…

Al-Shabaab’s Financial Woes Are Causing Them to Sink to New Lows

Militants working for terror sect al-Shabaab are extorting colossal sums of money from starving families and recruiting “hundreds of children” as soldiers and suicide bombers, it was revealed this week. As the terror group suffer growing financial pressures they are increasingly resorting to morally reprehensible tactics in a desperate bid to retain their waning influence.…

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,…