How Somali and Zimbabwe Social Media Revealed Secrets

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO While we tend to focus on the ugly side of social media – the hate speech, bullying, fake news – a silent but exciting revolution has happened in it. Type “African history” in the Twitter search and Google, and you will be surprised at which offers the …

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Somali Youth Anthology Producers Seek Submissions

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with Somali author and educator Marian Hassan, is seeking submissions for a first-of-its-kind Minnesota Somali Youth Anthology. The anthology will be edited by Hassan and will include the authentic, first-hand stories of Minnesota’s Somali youth (ages 10 to 30) around ideas like what it …

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Canada under Fire for Bid to Deport Somali Refugee

Canada is facing criticism from human rights groups for its attempts to deport a 24-year-old immigrant to Somalia. Abdoul Abdi was born in Saudi Arabia and he says he has no ties to Somalia, where there have been years of violence from the armed group al-Shabab. For now, the deportation …

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