News & Media

Mogadishu Flourishes After Horrific Attack

On Saturday, 14th October, Mogadishu was hit by the deadliest terrorist attack in Somali history. 587 innocent civilians lost their lives and a further 316 people were left injured in Somalia’s capital when a car bomb detonated at a busy crossroads near the Safari Hotel in the Hodan District. Soon after the attack, al-Shabaab were…

In Pictures: The Beauty of Our Homeland Will Always Leave Us in Awe

Somalia is one of the best countries in the world. We have a plethora of landmarks, which shine a light on our rich history as a trading hub. Somalia was once, of course, a crucial economic centre for commerce in the ancient world. During the Middle Ages, much of the trade in that part of…

Amira Mohamed: from the UN to a Role Model for Somali Girls

Born in Somalia at the height of the civil war, Amira Mohamed Abubakar sat down with ATM to talk with us about her job with the UN, her views on Somalia and her plans for the future. The UN Currently working as a Monitoring Evaluation Officer for the UN World Food Programme in Gaziantep, Turkey,…

Lead and Be Led Ends for the Year

The Lead and Be Led programme has come to an end. This year we have seen 33 young people successfully complete the leadership training with us. The young participants have gained essential skills in becoming good leaders in their education, personal and work lives in addition to making positive changes within their own communities. To…

37 graduates benefit from Dahabshiil scholarship programme

In Summary Dahabshiil has been supporting education programmes in communities where they operate as part of their corporate social responsibility. Mr Duale highlighted the positive impact of an educated community and how Dahabshiil is committed to supporting the youth. For the last 40 years, Dahabshiil has been supporting communities around the world. Thirty-seven graduates have benefitted from an educational programme…

ATM fellow graduates from SOAS

It’s Graduation Day for the ATM Fellows! The prestigious ceremony took place on the morning of Wednesday 25th July at SOAS University. Representatives from the school’s teaching staff, fellow graduates, honorary fellow Kanya King CBE MBE, family and friends were present and ready to celebrate the achievements of graduates. Dr. King spoke deeply about the…

Open-Minded Debate: the Khat Ban Four Years On…

“The only powerful thing I had was my story. The more I tell my story, the more people support the Khat ban.” June 2014 was a momentous time for the UK Somali community; it was the first time Khat was classified as a Class C drug. Four years on, this month’s ATM Open-Minded Debate reflected…

Involving young girls and women in democracy

Young people from Diaspora communities participated a 5 Day bespoke the Civic and Democracy Leadership Programme which was aimed to equip young leaders to participate and engage with our Democracy so they can have a better understanding of what democracy really means and how it affects their lives. Two of our aspiring young leaders currently…

ATM Fellows Meet Lord Bourne

It was an amazing day out together with my fellow students on the ATM Law and Leadership students as we visited the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in London on 28th May 2018. Myself along with four other students undertook a work-shadowing placement with the different departments at the MHCLG with the support…