Tag Archives: somalia

FAB Gist: Lupita is taken! Oscar winning actress is secretly dating Somalian rapper K’Naan

Lupita Nyong’o is taken! The Kenyan beauty has been reported to have been secretly dating Somalian rapper K’Naan. Lupita’s Oscar win for her role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, crowned Nyong’o as Hollywood’s new It Girl.  Oscar winner … Continue reading

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FAB Fashion: Somali Wedding Fashions

East Africa is home to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia. Some definitions also include Tanzania. The Horn of Africa, as Somalia is sometimes known as, is my country of birth. There is a rich culture of tradition, religion … Continue reading

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FAB Initiative: Prevent Vulnerable Somali Refugees From Rape!

For those of you who live in the UK and frequently consume black fashion magazines or those who recently tuned into BBC 3 documentary Escape from the World’s Most Dangerous Place about her experience of Somalia, model Samira Hashi of … Continue reading

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FAB Retro: FAB Interview with Waris Dirie, UN Ambassador for the Abolition of FGM

In the wake of the findings yesterday by The Sunday Times that as many as 100,000 girls and women in the UK have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure … Continue reading

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FAB News: British Red Cross Helps Somali Community In The UK Trace Missing Family And Loved Ones – By Jumoke Ilori

The British Red Cross is seeking to raise awareness of its work helping Somali nationals in the UK, to restore family links with relatives in Somalia through its International Tracing and Message Service (ITMS). ITMS is a unique, free and confidential service, which … Continue reading

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FAB Discussions: Piracy in East Africa – by Peter Apps

When I was little, I didn’t want to go on the ferry crossing from England to France because I was scared of pirates.   I had been repeatedly told that they only existed in the past and in story books. … Continue reading

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FAB Eastern Watch: Drought in East Africa, “The Worst in 60 years”- by Daphne Tona Weyalo

As if there isn’t already enough turbulence, Eastern Africa can add natural disasters to their list of troubles.        

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100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF AFRICA by Juliana Oladipo

  The latest issue of New African Magazine highlights the 100 most influential people of Africa in a continent that has over 1 billion inhabitants. Big names from the world of politics, sport, business and the media were highlighted while … Continue reading

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