What does it mean to be Somali?

I came of age in a little town in a little state. I am, for all intent and purpose, blessed. And I know this. I left a country of poverty and war and came to a country of plenty. I came to America. There is a certain privilege that comes with this experience. For me… Continue reading…

Djiboutian women at the gym

Kebabs roasted over a charcoal grill outside the men’s gym on Rue de Guelleh Batal. The cook used baguettes to slide smoking pieces of beef off the sticks, then loaded the bread with onions, tomatoes, French fries, and a generous dollop of mayonnaise. He wrapped aluminum foil around the bread to keep it warm and… Continue reading…

Somali human trafficker sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy

An Italian court Friday sentenced a Somali human trafficker to 30 years in prison for being responsible for the capsizing of a boat near the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2013.

Jacobson: My Somali Wife and I are Happily Raising Our Children as Muslims

Editor’s Note: Sahan Journal readers sent a flurry of hateful messages about Hani Jacobson, a Somali mother and a nurse in the town of St. Cloud, in Minnesota, after we posted an article about her on our Facebook page on Sunday. The St. Cloud Times wrote the article showcasing how Hani is making a difference… Continue reading…

UPDATE: Google Translate Now Available in Somali Language

Google added Somali and nine other languages to its translation service on Wednesday, bringing the total of number of languages on Google Translate to 80. “There are lots of languages in Africa, and this is the largest expansion into African languages to date (Google Translate supports Swahili and Afrikaans already),” Google said in a statement. “The… Continue reading…

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