Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Finn aims to be first female president of Somalia

Horseed  – Wednesday, 10 September 2014 (originally published 04 Sept) A Finn of Somali origin wants to run as a candidate in the Somali presidential election in 2016. Fadumo Dayib is currently studying public administration at Harvard, but she thinks that Somalia is now ready for a female president. Fadumo Dayib moved to Finland in […]

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Abdurrahman Warsameh – IPS – Wednesday, 01 May 2013 (originally published 22 Apr) MOGADISHU, Apr 22 2013 (IPS) – In the Hamarweyne market, Mogadishu’s largest, 24-year-old Maryama Yunis is finding success with her tiny cosmetic store. The young Somali entrepreneur has been in business for two years, selling everything from soaps and shampoos to lipsticks […]

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

Jeffrey Gettleman – New York Times – Thursday, 29 December 2011 (originally published 27 Dec) MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

Michelle Norris with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton – NPR – National Public Radio – Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 (originally published 21 July) NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks with Michele Norris from the town of Dadaab on the Kenya-Somali border, which is the destination point for thousands of Somali refugees fleeing famine This week, the United Nations declared a […]