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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,…

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…

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