Apr 28th, 2014
By Asha Siad and Roda Siad They call them Ciyaalka Badda or children from the sea. This phrase is used when referring to the young Somali refugees who come by boat from North Africa. The expressions of the eight young Somali men leaning against the wall outside Termini station tell a complex story. T...
Mar 6th, 2013
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now says that it expects to release the final presidential tally on Friday morning. IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan however reminded Kenyans that the commission was allowed by law up to seven days – until Monday – after the day of voting, to anno...
Feb 7th, 2013
The new Somalia president is miserably behaving like Mr. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Saddam Hussein’s information minister. He reminds me of Mr. al-Sahaff pitifully saying: “There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!” Mr. al-Sahaff made this statement while the USA armored vehicles and tanks wer...
In East Africa
Jan 24th, 2013
By Ibrahim Hirsi, TC Daily Planet When Hassan was recently asked to come to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services center in Bloomington, he thought immigration authorities needed the usual updates he had often given since he was freed from prison in 2010. That didn’t happen, though, when Hass...
Dec 12th, 2012
SEGOU, Mali — On a sweltering afternoon, Islamist police officers dragged Fatima Al Hassan out of her house in the fabled city of Timbuktu. They beat her up, shoved her into a white pickup truck and drove her to their headquarters. She was locked up in a jail as she awaited her sentence: 100 lashes [...
Nov 19th, 2012
The selection of Hassan Sh. Mohamud in September, 2012 as President of Somalia kindled a momentary burst of excitement in a national mood that was, up to that point, epitomized by dour feelings and increasingly pessimistic outlook. Somalis everywhere were thrilled, in the off chance, that with new po...
Jun 5th, 2012
The man killed in the deadly Eaton Centre shooting in Toronto that left six other people wounded apparently stabbed the suspect three months ago, CBC News has learned. Ahmed Hassan, 24, died in the Saturday evening shooting that plunged the landmark mall in downtown Toronto into chaos as thousands of...