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Breaking the Silence in Somalia

Isabelle Younane | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Isabelle Younane

As I learned from this event - and from the Global Summit in general - the effects of globalisation and immigration mean that the West can no longer sit back and allow the suffering of ethnic groups, particularly as some of their members now walk the streets of our egalitarian nation. Hopefully, this modest event was a first step in creating a dialogue between Somali victims and the international community about the reality of life as a minority in Somalia, and what we can do to help.

Horror As Somali Militants Kill Dozens Watching World Cup In Kenya (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES FOLLOW Somali jihadists have massacred dozens of people who congregated to watch the World Cup in a Kenyan coastal resort...

The Barefoot Boy With No Name: Lad Found Wandering Streets Of Birmingham At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

Police who found a three-year-old boy wandering the streets barefooted are to reunite him with his family. The boy was found walking alone at aroun...

Why Somalia Should Leave the Arab League

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Awoowe Hamza

The Arab league was formed on 22 March 1945 and its six founding members were: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The League's main goal is "to draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate their political activities with the aim of realizing a close collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty".

Fragile States: Boosting Community Systems for an Effective Health Response

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Consider for a moment some of the countries currently making the news and the challenges that lie ahead in rebuilding infrastructures and services disrupted by internal conflict, chronic violence and protracted crisis: the Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan...

Why Is The UK Such A Bad Place To Be A Mother?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

The UK has tumbled down the rankings of the World Mother's Index, putting it on a par with Belarus for maternal and child deaths, poverty and educatio...

Islamic Charities Should Not Be Used as a Scapegoat

Dr Hany El-Banna OBE | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
Dr Hany El-Banna OBE

Underneath the big headlines, who is going to appreciate the difference between an "Islamist" organisation and an "Islamic" one? Yet for over a century legitimate Islamic charities have been the backbone of the Muslim community in the UK.

Farage Defends Jokes About Racial Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has defended a decidedly un-PC set by a comedian at the end of Ukip's spring conference, saying criticism could "kill all humour" in Brit...

Ethnic Conflict: Colonialism's Never-Aging Offspring

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Awoowe Hamza

Ethnic conflict as a term has become widely used as phrase to explain the majority (if not all) of the non-Western conflicts. Ethnicity itself has been used by political leaders to fuel conflict and consolidate political power and control over resources...

Bring Back Control Orders

Katie Hopkins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Hopkins

Most of us do the right thing, most of the time. People like Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed need to be put back under a Control Order so tight it chafes. Most of all they need to sit down, shut up and behave.

Burka Terror Suspect Wants Compensation From The Government

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

First he gave the authorities the slip by dressing up in a burka. Now it turns out terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed is suing the government for b...

'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' - The Mentally Ill in African Countries in Crisis

International Political Forum | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
International Political Forum

A 13-year-old boy in Somalia has been tied to a stick for over ten years. An 8-year-old girl in Nigeria has been kept with high-risk inmates at the lo...

Why Is Al Shabab Organising An Egg And Spoon Race?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Bizarre photographs have emerged showing an egg and spoon race organised by Somali terror group Al Shabab. The images, which also include a hotly-c...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tory Divisions On Europe? Again? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 6 October 2013... 1) TORY DIVISIONS ON EUROPE? AGAIN? REALLY? Every time the Tories think they've ach...

Western Forces 'Strike Al Shabaab Stronghold In Somalia'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

Western special forces raided a coastal town in southern Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab on Saturday against foreign fighters in the same southern So...

Ex-Briton Could Be Al Shabab Chemical Weapons Mastermind?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

A former British citizen developed deadly chemical weapons for extremists who murdered dozens of people in the attack on the Kenyan shopping mall, it ...

Refugees in Yemen: First the Africans, Now the Syrians

Omar Mashjari | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Omar Mashjari

Even though Yemen is unable to feed its own population, it currently hosts at least 250,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Iraq according to the conservative figures of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Fool and the Fanatic: The Terrorist That Shared My Name

Abdi Ahmed | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Abdi Ahmed

Yesterday, someone rang my door and asked to speak to me by name. I went out to meet them as I had been cleaning and the place was not presentable. He told me he was a journalist and next to him stood a shorter man who kept looking at me suspiciously. The journalist told me that he was looking for people who knew a person by my name...

Jessica Elgot

'I Used To Be Proud, Now I'm Embarrassed To Be Somali'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Abdi Ahmed was in the middle of spring-cleaning his West London house when the doorbell rang. Worrying that the house was not presentable, the Somalia...

British Islamist 'Killed In Somalia'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

A British Islamist known as Osama al-Britani has reportedly been killed in Somalia after falling out with with the al-Shabaab group. The Foreign O...

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: The Red Crescent/Red Cross Key to Vaccinating Kids

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Siddharth Chatterjee

Six years after Somalia's last case of polio, the country has become the epicenter of a fresh outbreak in the Horn of Africa. 128 cases have been reported in Somalia, 13 in Kenya and one in Ethiopia.

Ten Years After the Baghdad Bombing the UN Must Do More to Protect Its Workers From Deadly Attacks

Ian Richards | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Ian Richards

We're no longer the same UN. We're more and more in conflict zones. And we've taken certain decisions that mean we're no longer seen as neutral. The UN flag is now a target instead of a shield. That means we have to change how we go about things, because right now our colleagues and their families are paying too high a price.

Somalia 'Without A Health Service' As Medical Charity Pulls Out

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The medical aid charity, Médecins Sans Frontières, reputed for working in some of the world's most dangerous areas, is to pull out from Somalia, say...

Al Qaeda Group Burns £480k Of UK Taxpayer Aid In Somalia

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid worth £480,000 was captured by al Qaida-linked militants as they rampaged through southern Somalia. The supplies ...

Hawala and the Diminishing Humanitarian Space

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

The repercussions of Barclays closing 80 accounts held by money remitters have the possibility of being extremely detrimental to millions of Somalis who rely on these funds to live.