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The Horrific Terror Attack in Mogadishu has Shaken us all

On Saturday, a massive car bomb struck the centre of Mogadishu near the Safari Hotel. The attack, which badly damaged an entire city block, is nothing short of a national tragedy, killing at least 300 people and injuring hundreds more. As the first responders continue to search for victims, the death toll is expected to…

Community Cohesion a hot Talking Point During Recent Debate at ATM House

Above: the debate in full swing. Last week, ATM House in Shepherd’s Bush played host to a lively debate on the issue of community cohesion. The event welcomed a pair of speakers: Mohamed Ibrahim, Chair of London Somali Youth Forum, and a community activist and housing consultant; and Pasha Shah, Senior Policy Advisor at the…

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…

The Finsbury Attack on Muslims: We Must Fight Back With Unity

The Anti-Tribalism Movement (ATM) is shocked at the senseless attack against innocent Muslims in London last night. We strongly condemn this unspeakable attack, which was carried out with the intention of harming and killing Muslims in North London. As the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has said: “While this appears to be an attack on…

How Are We Helping Somalis This Ramadan

The generosity of British Muslims during Ramadan is unrivalled. Last year, the Charity Commission revealed that Muslims had donated £100 million to charity during Ramadan. Donations were coming in at the rate of around £38 per minute and a sizable amount of it was donated to helping those in Somalia who are suffering from a…