This Somali boy is a future Liverpool FC superstar

"Physically he can hit big numbers,” Steven Gerrard said of him last year. “He’s a very strong runner, leggy. He’s found himself out of the team and off the bench in recent weeks, so we’re trying to push Abdi and make him more aggressive and improve him in possession.” “I agree 100

Profile: WorldRemit, Somali-owned online money transfer service

WorldRemit is an online money transfer service that provides international remittance services to migrant communities around the world. The company is backed by venture capital companies Accel Partners] and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). As of 2018, the company had around 3 million users. WorldRemit was founded in 2010 by Dr. Ismail

Profile: Dahabshiil, Somali money transfer company

Company background Dahabshiil, an indigenous African company, was founded in 1970. It was set up as a new remittance venture to enable migrants to send money to family and friends back in the countries of East Africa. Dahabshiil is operating in 126 countries across the world, 40 of which are in

Profile: Halima Aden, hijab-wearing Somali model

Fierce Somali-American model Halima Aden has been taking the world by storm, making international headlines time and again for breaking stereotypes surrounding Muslim women. In 2017, Aden made history as one of the first hijab-wearing models to make it to the biggest runways in the industry, taking part in New York Fashion Week as

Nine facts about Somalia’s history

1. On 1 July 1960, the Republic of Somalia was formed. 2. Adan Abdulle Osman became the first President of Somalia and served the country from 1 July 1969 to 10 June 1967. 3. In 1969, Major General Mohamed Siad Barre led a non-violent, bloodless coup, just days after Prime Minister Abdirashid

Profile: Dr Ezekiel Mutua, Kenya’s ‘moral policeman’

In Kenya, Dr Ezekiel Mutua is known as a ‘moral policeman’ and final arbiter on what people are allowed to see and hear in on film and TV. He heads the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), the government agency in charge of regulating the creation, broadcasting and distribution of films in the country. With a PhD

Profile: Top Somali Muslim scholar Said Rageah

Sheikh Said Rageah is a distinguished Muslim imam and scholar who is dearly loved and celebrated for his substantial community service. A powerhouse of knowledge, Sheikh Said is a leader who demonstrates kindness and compassion and is founder of Oasis magazine, Youth Hotline, Sakinah Orphans, Muslim Youth Camp, Muslim Student Loan

Profile: Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose first name means "freedom" in Swahili, seemed destined for political fame from his earliest days. The 57-year-old is a graduate of Amherst College in the United States. In 1997, he was elected chairman of his hometown branch of the then ruling party KANU, paving the way for him to enter

Unlike Nairobi, this east African capital city has no traffic

A combination of factors ranging from conflict to diplomatic isolation have unintentionally turned the Eritrean capital into a cycling paradise. Asmara only has about 500,000 inhabitants, which combined with low salaries, high import taxes and fuel shortages means the city has few vehicles. Those you do see often tend to be

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