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Challenging Extremism; The Future is in our hands

After 26 years of intermittent civil war, Somalis know better than most the true cost of extremism and tribalism. With more than one million lives lost to violence, famine and poverty, the destruction caused by divisive politics is painfully obvious to see. For young Somalis, raised both in the Horn of Africa and within the…

Bayaan Shirkii Istanbul – November 2014

Mudadii u dhaxeysay 10-12 November 2014 ayaa waxaa ka dhacay magaalada Istanbul shirka Codadka loo qaanteenka ay isugu yimaadeen, Soomaali dalka gudihiisa iyo dibaddiisa isaga yimid oo ay ka mid ahaayeen Shiyuukh waaweyn oo Soomaaliyeed, xubno ka tirsan ururro haween iyo kuwo dhallinyaro, suxufiyiin iyo arday. Waxaa wehliyay aqoonyahano reer Al-Azhar ah iyo Ururka Muslimiinta…

Istanbul Conference Communique – November 2014

Communiqué The Credible Voices Conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey between 10th November 2014 to 13th November 2014, attended by religious scholars, women, academics, young people and representatives of all sections of Somali society.  The purpose of this conference was to discuss the root causes of violent extremism and tribalism and identify ways of tackling these dangerous…

Credible Voices – Press Release

ANTI-TRIBALISM MOVEMENT TO HOST ANTI-EXTREMISM CONFERENCE HIGH PROFILE VOICES FROM SOMALIA AND EAST AFRICA SET TO ATTEND London-based Anti-Tribalism Movement (ATM) is preparing to host a five-day anti-extremism conference in Istanbul from Monday 10 November. The conference will discuss the threats from Al-Shabaab and ISIL and how Somalis should respond to protect their communities from the groups’ warped ideologies. The conference sessions will feature a range of speakers who have the credibility to counter ISIL and Al-Shabaab’s messages. These include Somali and other East African scholars, Somali women, people who have been the victims of Al-Shabaab, and academics from Al-Azhar University in Cairo (the seat of Sunni Islamic thought).

Justine Greening meets Somali community to discuss development

Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening met members of the UK’s Somali community to discuss Britain’s aid and development programmes. Ms Greening set out the government’s aim to create a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Somalia while listening to people’s opinions and concerns at the gathering in Ealing’s town hall on January 9.…

Major Somali trade event announced during meeting with London Somali community

  The UK will be holding a major trade and investment event aimed at supporting inward investment into Somalia. Foreign Office Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds, along with local MP Angie Bray, visited Ealing on 26 March to meet members of London’s Somali community to hear from young Somalis about their hopes and aspirations for…

Turkey tells U.N. and aid donors to move to Somalia

(Reuters) – The United Nations should beef up its operation in Somalia, and other countries who want to help the war-torn state should actually move in and set up bases there, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Luxury Dining on Mogadishu beachfront

Somali businessman Ahmed Jama recently returned to Somalia from London to open two Western-style restaurants in two hotels he owns, one on the beachfront and the other downtown Mogadishu. His beachfront property boasts stylish beach beds and flat-screen TVs.