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Haroon Mohamoud

History graduate and writer, writing about current affairs and culture; Editor, New Dalka, an Eng-language, Somali current affairs magazine.

Haroon Mohamoud read history at Cambridge, where he wrote his dissertation on contemporary Somali history. He has written for the Telegraph as a student writer and last summer his analysis of the Somali elections was published on English, German and Somali platforms.

At present, he is also the editor of New Dalka (, an online English-language, Somali current affairs and culture magazine, inspired by the "trailblazing" independent free press of 1960s Somalia such as 'Dalka' and La Tribuna.

When State Schools Lead, Independents Follow

Early last week, St Olave's in Orpington, one of the UK's leading grammar schools, made the news after it told a handful of its Sixth Form students that they could not return for their final A-Level year since they did not secure high enough grades in their exams. This move has been dismissed as draconian, no less by the parents of affected students.
11/09/2017 12:18 BST