Jama co-founded PII Tech, LLC, which works with the government in Puntland to issue driver’s licenses and birth certificates as well as vehicle and business registrations.
How Somali-Americans in Minnesota who don’t remember Somalia — or have never been there — strike a balance between preserving their native culture and embracing their American identity.
The latest edict shares a lot with its predecessors, but has been more carefully written to head off legal challenges.
Had rules like Trump’s been in effect, my entire family and that of my then future wife would likely have never made it out alive — or would have spent the rest of our days in a refugee camp.
I put my full faith in the guidance of the Somali community of Minnesota to ultimately see what I could learn from our sister city on the other side of the globe.
A member of the Turkish parliament visited Minneapolis Monday, seeking to make inroads with the city’s Somali-American community.
The globe today has more people fleeing war or abuse than at any time since World War II. And nobody has the resources available to deal with the problem.
While Ebola occupies the world’s attention, a humanitarian crisis is quickly unfolding in Somalia.
During his two-day visit, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will encounter a community divided over his leadership of Somalia.
The music superstar, activist and former Minnesota resident was killed last week in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu.
Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Somali-Americans react to a FBI investigation that Minnesota men may have gone to fight in Syria.
Abdi tells of the importance of the transfer system serving Somali-Americans who send money to loved ones in war-ravaged Somalia.
The kids can scarcely believe that their teachers are interested enough in their roots to make the not-so-easy trip, and to blog about it while they are there.
These 9 countries are the world’s most dangerous for minorities.
The Minnesota Health Department’s Refugee Health Program is about to pilot a new mental-health assessment tool — one that eases the way for provider and patient alike.
Many Eritreans, Somalis, Ethiopians, and others came to South Sudan after 2011 to escape repression or fear. Now they say they have a double portion.
The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum is a 700-piece collection; it includes a wide range of objects that document Somalia’s traditional nomadic way of life.
Kenya’s Westgate Mall siege has increased suspicion of Somali refugees, who now are confronting a repatriation pact that urges them to return to a country many don’t even know.
A new report by the World Bank, UN and Interpol uncovers the big business of international piracy.