The Dadaab dilemma – Kenya given urgent warning to solve Somali refugee crisis
Rights and aid organisations have welcomed Kenya's high court ruling stopping the government from closing Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, but warned that the African nation and the international community must work towards finding alternative solutions for refugees.
Somalia: UN Security Council urges sustained momentum towards democratic governance
Welcoming political and security progress in Somalia since 2012, including the recently concluded elections in the country, the United Nations Security Council today highlighted the need to “maintain the momentum” towards democratic governance in the African nation.
Many Somalis in Minnesota 'willing to take the risk' to sneak into Canada
Jamal is the executive director of the Somali Community of Minnesota, and for months now, he has seen people whose U.S. asylum claims have been rejected end up in Minneapolis, home to one of the largest Somali communities in the country.
Toronto cinema creates free series in response to U.S. travel ban
A Canadian film community is taking a stand against U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban with a free film series that “celebrates the humanity and strength that resides in each one of us, and the human connection we all share.” The Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema’s new program, “Ban This Series,” will screen films from and about people and cultures from the following countries affected by the Jan. 27 executive order: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
UN chief congratulates Farmajo on election as new Somali president
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday congratulated Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo upon his election as the federal president of Somalia, voicing his hope that the president-elect "will move expeditiously to form an inclusive cabinet."