Somali man talking to his mom on the phone shot dead in Seattle

Zakariya Issa was walking home from a funeral in Seattle on Friday afternoon. He wanted to shower first before he heads out to another funeral. But he never made it to the second funeral.

Kenyans are furious at CNN for calling Kenya ‘terror hotbed’ ahead of Obama visit

On the eve of President Obama’s trip to Kenya on Thursday, CNN aired a report in which it called Kenya a “region that’s a hotbed of terror.”

2 Somali men shot dead in Toronto are identified

Toronto police Monday identified two Somali men who were shot dead in a condo building in Toronto neighborhood on early Sunday morning.

‘I believe I am the first Somali in the world to become Chinese’

Ali Mohamed Ali is an interesting man. Since 2003, Ali, a businessman by profession, has been translating for Somali refugees or asylum seekers who live in Hong Kong. “I have to translate their story to immigration: most often they seek asylum from ethnic clan persecution or terrorism, like al-Shabab,” Ali told the South China Morning Post.

10 amazing photos of Ramadan from around the world

More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan, which started Thursday. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month in which the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed by Allah to the Prophet Muhammad.

From Dadaab refugee camp to Harvard University

An 18-year-old Somali student who came from a refugee camp in Kenya has been accepted to Harvard University, one of the world’s most prestigious schools.

A conversation with Somali author Hassan M. Abukar

Editor’s Note: Hassan M. Abukar, a contributing writer to Sahan Journal, has been chronicling the lives of Somalis, whether they are in Somalia and in the diaspora. A gifted writer, Hassan has also extensively written about Somalia’s politics and security.

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