Vaccination Efforts in Somalia: Dadaallada Tallaalka ee Soomaaliya

Runta News- Mogadishu Somalia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fowzia Abikar Nor has recently participated mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign efforts during which she herself took the jab before cameras. Photojournalist Farah Warsame who was particularly working...

Chairman Menendez on Electoral Crisis in Somalia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Somalia’s escalating electoral crisis after President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed’s mandate expired without an agreement on...

The Gravedigger’s Truth: Covid-19 Hits Somalia

Official figures say fewer than 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Somalia. But Mogadishu’s graveyards tell a different story. How is a country with one of the weakest health systems in the world...

Figure in Somalia (60%) Much Higher than the Rest of the World

By Kalei Talwar Somalia has seen an unprecedented surge of deaths in recent days with this number is likely to be even higher than reported due to lack of testing. Somalia has recorded 756 COVID-19 cases, including...

“Mogadishu, the United States of America”, New Documentary

Nabeel Abe Sa’ab and Abdirizak Bihi. The whole interview has taken place in a car while they drove a place to place to cover the Somali community in Minnesota. Photo Illustration by Mulki Mohamed A new...

Congressman Smith Leads Letter Calling for Re-designation of TPS for Somali-Americans

January 13, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Pramila Jayapal, Yvette D. Clarke, and Adam Smith led 50 members in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf requesting...

My Bloody Country: A Must Watch Documentary

By Jamal Osman, BBC Africa Eye Kismayo in Jubbaland, southern Somalia, was meant to be a safe haven, a place where children could grow up in peace away from Somalia’s civil war. A place which offered up hope...

Cabdirizaq Catosh oo Hawada Ku Soo Laabanaya

Runta News-Seattle, Washington. Warar naga soo gaaray BBC-da ayaa sheegaya in laga billaabato taarikhda markay tahay 1-da Oktobar, 2019, weriyaha BBC-da ee caanka ah, Cabdirizaq Catosh, ayaa dib ugu soo laaban doono laanta af-Sooomaaliga ee BBC,...

Somali FF Condemns Arab News Reporting on Somalia-Zimbabwe Match

By Ayaanle A. Hussein for Runta News-London  Somali Football Federation has condemned in the strongest terms possible the way that the Saudi-based Arab News covered the story about the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between...

2019 BBC News Somali Young Female Poet award

Runta News/BBC-Seattle, Washington  Kaltun Nasir Hussein has been revealed today as the winner of the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2019 award. Kaltun is a 26 year old mid-wife from Bur’o in the self-declared...

A Vigil in Honor of Amina Ahmed at SeaTac City Hall

Someireh Amirfaiz spoke emotionally at the vigil. She was long time friend to Amina and her boss at Rewa where Amina spent most of her career. Runta News-SeaTac, Washington Dozens of politicians, activists, advocates, and community...

Thousands of King County Citizens Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day

By Kafia Hosh Runta News - Seattle October 4, 2018 More than 4,000 King County citizens registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a number almost 10 times the daily average! A total 3,454...

Book Reviews: Somali Novelist and Poet, Shirin Ramzanali Fazel

Shirin Ramzanali Fazel’s Far from Mogadishu was published twenty years ago, in 1994, and reprinted once, in 1999. The current republication is an expanded version in English that revisits that text. Although it was...

Mayors urge federal action on Somali remittances

SEATTLE (June 22, 2015) – Today in San Francisco, the nation’s mayors called on the federal government to find a workable solution that allows Somali families living in the United States to once again...

Booqashada Culumada Suudaan ee Soomaaliya!

Waxa  shalay booqasho ku tagay  dalka Soomaaliya wafdi culumo ah oo uu horkacayo Madaxa Hey’adda Culumada Sudan Sheekh Cissaam  Axmed al Bashiir. Waxa  wafdigaa  dalka  ku soo dhoweeyey Hey’adda Culumada Soomaaliyeed iyo Xarunta Hanuuninta...

Siyaasi Reer Seattle oo ah Musharrax Xildhibaan 2016

Cabdirashid Maxamed Saciid oo warbaahinta bulshada ku kulanto  kula hadlay dadweynaha Soomaaliyeed ayaa sheegay in uu yahay musharax u taagan qaabashada xilka xildhibaanimo ee Soomaaliya 2016. Abdirashid M Said oo ka mid ah waxgaradka Soomaaliyeed ahna qubo joogta...

App-ka Cusub ee BBC Somali Raadiye iyo Qoraal

13 January 2017.  Wararka BBC Somali iyo barnaamijyada idaacadda waxaa hadda laga heli karaa App-ka bilaashka ah ee BBC Somali caalamka oo dhan. App-kan oo ay iska kaashadeen BBC World Service iyo AudioNow, waxaa...

KUOW LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC SERVICE PILOT, PLANET JAZZ

SEATTLE– KUOW will launch a preview of a new music service dedicated to jazz and blues on Monday, April 18, at noon. Currently called Planet Jazz, the service will showcase leading jazz and blues...
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