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 […]

SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

WNN Breaking (WNN/SomaliaCurrent) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, EASTERN AFRICA: In a nondescript white building along the bustling Makka al Mukarramah Road, a group of women intently focus on their computer screens, playing and replaying sound pieces. Somali music plays softly through the speakers as the presenter fits on her headset and starts the show. Welcome to Aman […]

SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, AFRICA: International aid to displaced Somalis in Mogadishu is being systematically diverted by so-called ‘gatekeepers,’ who subject displaced families to abuse and intimidation, according to a new report from RI – Refugees International. The report, Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk, calls on humanitarian agencies and donors to […]

United Nations UNESCO Irina Bokova upholds press freedom after journalists killings Somalia

United Nations UNESCO Irina Bokova upholds press freedom after journalists killings Somalia

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has just expressed her concern and anger over the killing of five journalists in Somalia in the past week. “I am horrified by the sudden upsurge of violence targeting the media in Somalia,” said the Director-General of the UN Educational, […]

Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman

Rights groups slam death-by-stoning sentence for Sudanese woman

Robyn Dixon – Los Angeles Times – Wednesday,  04 June 2012 (originally published 01 Jun) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Human rights groups have called for Sudan to abolish death by stoning as prescribed legal punishment after a young woman convicted of adultery was ordered executed by a Sudanese court. The woman, Intisar Sharif Abdallah, who […]

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 […]

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

Hardship follows refugee familes in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: 21 October 2011 – Some of the nearly 200,000 Somalis who have sought refuge in Yemen from violence and famine in their own country are now considering going back home due to worsening security in the Arabian Peninsula nation, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. “Most new arrivals tell […]