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By Tajuddin
In Local News
Oct 20th, 2015
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Ottawa , Canada ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Liberal candidate Ahmed Hussen swept York South-Weston. The win give the riding back to the Liberals following NDP incumbent Mike Sullivan’s stint. This made Hussen the first Somali-Canadian MP in Canada. “We feel like finally, after 25 years, we are Canadian,” ...
By Tajuddin
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Feb 7th, 2015
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Ottawa ( Ottawa Citizen + DIPLOMAT.SO) – On the heels of a record year for shootings in the city, the police battle to curb gang-related gun violence in Ottawa came to a head Friday when a 26-year-old member of the Ledbury-Banff Crips was shot dead while lying on a couch inside a southside home...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Edmonton , Canada ( CBC + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Three Somali Canadians cousins from Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta have died while fighting overseas for ISIS, says the father of one of the men. Ahmed Hirsi says his 20-year-old son, Mahad, was killed last fall along with cous...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Oct 14th, 2014
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Toronto ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Somali-Canadian woman running for a city council seat is brushing off prejudiced messages scribbled on her campaign signs. Munira Abukar, who wears a purple headscarf in the photo on the campaign signs, tweeted images on Friday showing apparently racist mes...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 5th, 2014
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New York ( DIPLOMAT) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has named Somali-Canadian Omar Abdi as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF). An Ottawa resident, Omar Abdi currently serves as Director of UNICEF’s regional office for the Middle East and North Africa i...