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#somaliaonline When you are in Mogadishu and the television crew you are with asks whether you’d love to go to a wedding, while warning you that weddings here drag on, genders are separated and food takes ages before it’s served; you say a resounding yes, because you are here in search of stories such as these, […] Related posts: Captain Phillips’ star Barkhad Abdi’s incredible journey – Waiting for an Oscar nomination Anger boils in Toronto as School Board acknowledges “Labelling and stigma are an issue” over a proposed new “Somali Task Force” Somalis protest against the adoption of a Somali child by a lesbian couple http://www.somaliaonline.com/when-you-are-in-mogadishu-and-you-are-asked-to-go-to-a-wedding-you-say-a-resounding-yes/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Book lovers from around the world gathered in Somaliland’s capital city of Hargeysa early August for the eighth edition of the Hargeysa International Book Fair. From its humble origins, the book fair has grown into the premiere cultural event in the country. This year’s fair on the theme “space” also featured a new partnership, as […] Related posts: Jennifer Grout, the American woman who narrowly won the “Arabs’ got talent” contest , coverts to Islam Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s super city under construction, has become the most discussed African construction project Investing in a country that doesn’t exist: Somaliland’s hard sell http://www.somaliaonline.com/from-its-humble-origins-the-hargeisa-book-fair-fair-has-grown-into-a-premiere-cultural-event/ #Moreover #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Efritin.com an online classifieds platform that provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers to exchange their items has employed over 100 Nigerians within its first 3 months of operation in the country. This was stated at the official launch of the company at a media conference held recently in Protea Hotel ikeja. According to Mr. […] Related posts: The family of Somali-American nutritionist, Basra Farah Hassan, has released a statement after her tragic death in Kabul, Afghanistan. Somalia makes history by scoring its first ever goal in a World Cup of any kind Somali group gets a share of the $202,000 that U.S. website Gawker raised in a bid to buy Toronto Mayor’s crack video. http://www.somaliaonline.com/somali-entrepreneur-zakaria-hersi-launches-online-marketplace-for-used-goods-with-verified-sellers-in-nigeria/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Okay, this was during Ramadan. Muslim month of abstinence kinda like the Christian Lent. I knew there’d be basically no eating till sunset. So no surprise that Coffee Time Daily was empty. This is where all the Somali taxi drivers gather to drink tea, usually, and eat goat meat, and argue Somali politics. This day, […] Related posts: Amal Farah, a Somali immmigrant living in the UK, is disowned by her family after declaring she is an atheist Dubai is set to host Somalia Investment Summit in April 6th-7th 2014. Young British-Somali women fight FGM with rhyme and reason http://www.somaliaonline.com/san-diegos-coffee-time-daily-is-where-all-the-somali-taxi-drivers-gather-to-drink-tea-eat-goat-meat-and-argue-about-somali-politics/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Since Saudi Arabia lifted an export ban on Somaliland’s livestock in 2009, the breakaway state has seen a boom in the trade of livestock, particularly goats The autonomous region of Somaliland in north-western Somalia, is a long way from being an independent state. But while the country’s politicians wait for a seat at the United […] Related posts: Meet the Mipsterz, the new subculture at the forefront of the battle to change muslim woman’s lifestyle Khat Power: Vice Magazine goes to Eisleigh marfishes and “the place of shisha and mirra” Turkey stops giving Somali government direct cash http://www.somaliaonline.com/somaliland-has-become-a-modest-economic-superpower-in-one-commodity-goats/ #Moreover #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline For me being politically engaged is incredibly important. I come from a country where the majority of the population are below the age of 54, according to the World Bank. With approximately 1.5 million Somalis living abroad – due to the civil war – it is clear that the diaspora play an important role to […] Related posts: Faroole’s Magic Mandela Moment – A Poem by Prof Mohamud Siad Togane ‘Cash box’ crops up in Turkey’s Africa opening – By Fehim Taştekin American-Somali relations: What’s in the words? – By Abukar Arman http://www.somaliaonline.com/young-people-have-never-mattered-more-than-they-do-today-by-waris-mahad/ #Bloggers #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Saturday August 9, 2015 Two Somali refugee claimants crossed the border into Canada the hard way this week — in the Red River. On Wednesday, Yahya Samatar, who was shivering and soaking wet, climbed out of the Red River in Emerson, and into the pickup truck of a Good Samaritan who cranked up the heat, […] Related posts: Amal Farah, a Somali immmigrant living in the UK, is disowned by her family after declaring she is an atheist Dubai is set to host Somalia Investment Summit in April 6th-7th 2014. Young British-Somali women fight FGM with rhyme and reason http://www.somaliaonline.com/two-somali-refugee-claimants-crossed-the-border-into-canada-by-swimming-across-the-red-river/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline A concerned 16-year-old Somali girl has taken to Reddit to share her concerns over a planned family trip to Somalia. The heartbreaking post explains that her father will be taking her and her siblings on a trip to experience their native heritage, but the anonymous poster is concerned about her safety in a country that […] Related posts: Somali Parents in Toronto: “The proposed special program wants to stigmatize our kids and say they’re incapable of learning” How minneapolis’ somali immigrants are keeping their artistic traditions alive Saving Little Mogadishu – When Al-Shabaab starts recruiting in Minneapolis, Somalis spring into action to save their youth http://www.somaliaonline.com/16-year-old-somali-girl-shares-fears-about-being-taken-to-somalia-for-fgm-in-heartbreaking-post-on-an-internet-forum/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline Watch the interview on Daily Vice Robin Banks is a 20-year-old musician from Toronto’s Driftwood neighborhood around the the North-West Toronto intersection of Jane and Finch, which has been dubbed “Up Top” by the young rapper and his friends. “Jane and Finch is the border,” he explains to me. “The ‘Down Bottom’ is the south side of […] Related posts: Abdi Maalin, a Somali father of 15, is reeling after pregnant wife’s tragic death Somali-born supermodel Waris Dirie opens a centre in Germany to treat victims of female genital mutilation Nuradin Farah: If you want peace in Somalia, half of all positions of power must be given to women http://www.somaliaonline.com/robin-banks-a-20-year-old-somali-musician-from-torontos-driftwood-neighborhood-is-torontos-secret-hitmaker/ #Diaspora #somalia #somaliland

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#somaliaonline As part of my daily routine, I read the local daily news clips every morning. I often find more than one article about the Somali community in Minnesota. Though some articles are positive, many frame the community negatively. For example, on Monday, July 13, 2015, there were two articles about the community: one, titled “Minnesota’s […] Related posts: As a Somali Australian, the saga of my controversial hat created a cultural divide inside me ETHIOPIA: Silence, pain and lies – By Muktar Omer My life in Mogadishu: the view from inside the Villa Somalia – By Justin Marozzi http://www.somaliaonline.com/somalis-are-resilient-americans-not-terrorists-by-abdirashid-s-ahmed/ #Bloggers #somalia #somaliland
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