Talented Somali refugee dreams of new life in America to honour father who died for his art
It has been said that if you suffer for your art, you will never die. For 16-year-old Abdirahim Abdulkadir Osman, a talented Somali refugee artist, it is the memory of his father's brutal murder that keeps his dreams of a better life in America alive.
Seattle-area Somalis seek to shape politics back home
In a vast banquet room at a DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila, former Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed made his way down the aisle. The crowd of several hundred — men in dark jackets on one side, women in brightly colored headscarves on the other — had been waiting for hours.
Obama commits U.S. to intensified fight against terrorists in East Africa
President Obama on Saturday committed the United States to an intensified fight against terrorists in East Africa, announcing here that his administration would expand support for counterterrorism operations in Kenya and Somalia, including increased training and funding for Kenya’s security forces.
At least 10 people have been killed in a huge bomb explosion at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
A BBC reporter in the city reports that a lorry was used to attack the Jazeera hotel near the city's airport.
A Silicon Valley mogul wants to solve the global refugee crisis by creating a new country
The world is in the midst of an extraordinary migration crisis. Across the globe, chaos and violence have left nearly 60 million people displaced, largely living in difficult conditions in poor nations. These people have nowhere to go, and many are willing to risk their lives in the hope of reaching a better life somewhere else. It is a crisis with horrifyingly serious consequences.