A refugee from Somali had been walking for 21 hours when he crossed from Minnesota to Canada. He was nearly frozen. A CBC reporter met him and put him in his car to warm him up and called the police. Does that challenge an ethic that says journalists shouldn’t get involved in the stories they cover? Read more →
At a refugeee camp in Kenya, hundreds of Somali refugees are doing what they’ve become accustomed to: waiting. They’ve been ‘rigorously screened by US and UN officials,’ The Guardian reports. And they’ve already waited between seven and 10 years for their resettlement in the United States. Read more →
The story of Habibo Haji in today’s Winona Daily News carries with it an ongoing question: Why do some people survive the worst of childhoods and end up thriving, and others with more do not? Read more →
Yussuf, 23, is trying to get to Minneapolis from Somalia. His route here isn’t what you might think.
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The seventh ring of hell: Internet comments. Al Shabab’s recruiting video. Why a sexual assault center in Saint Cloud is desperate. A study of grit. And the musical conductors who walk among us. Read more →
A ban on the United States delivering government-originated programming directly to its citizens has been quietly lifted and the Twin Cities Somali audience is one reason why. Read more →