4 Traditions that Define Somali Social Life

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Somalia boasts a rich and vibrant culture shaped by millennia of history and tradition. Even as the Somali diaspora has grown in recent decades, with significant communities like the one in the Somali Community in Columbus, Ohio, these traditions continue to define social life and foster a strong sense of community. Let’s explore some of […]

The Human Cost: A Look at the Somali Refugee Crisis

A child from the Somali community in Ohio.

For decades, Somalia has grappled with civil war and political instability. The devastating consequences of this conflict are most acutely felt by the millions of Somalis forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighboring countries and beyond. The Somali Community in Ohio, particularly in Columbus, represents a microcosm of this global crisis. Here, […]

Food In Somalia: Some Local Favorites You Must Try

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Somali cuisine, deeply rooted in Somali culture, is a vibrant tapestry of influences, reflecting the country’s rich history and diverse landscapes. From aromatic spices and succulent meats to vibrant vegetables and refreshing beverages, Somali food offers a unique and delicious experience for any adventurous palate. So, in this article, we’ll discuss some must-try local favorites […]

Somalia To Launch Its First Women-Led Current Affairs TV Show

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Marking a significant step towards gender equality and a more diverse media landscape, Somalia is gearing up to launch its first-ever current affairs TV show led by women. This groundbreaking initiative, spearheaded by Bilan, the country’s sole all-female media team, promises to shake up the traditionally male-dominated media sphere and bring crucial and often-ignored issues […]

From Mogadishu to Hargeisa: Navigating Somalia’s Cities and Urban Charms

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Somalia, a country with a rich history and diverse culture, is home to vibrant cities that mirror the resilience and spirit of its people. From the bustling streets of Mogadishu to the cultural hub of Hargeisa, both Somali cities tell a unique story of the nation’s past and present, offering a glimpse into the heart of […]

From Arriving to Thriving: Empowering Immigrants in Their Adopted Homelands

Youth from the Somali refugee community in Ohio

The journey of immigrants from arrival to thriving is a testament to resilience, determination, and the invaluable contributions they make to their adopted homelands. Among these communities, Somali refugees and immigrants stand out, exemplifying the spirit of empowerment and the pursuit of a brighter future. In this blog, we explore the transformative journey of empowering […]