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Somali-Canadians condemn the Westgate mall terror attack Special

Toronto - On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Somali-Canadians converged in large numbers at Toronto’s Holiday Inn at 600 Dixon Road to condemn the Westgate mall terror attack in Kenya that claimed 67 innocent lives and left hundreds of civilians with gunshot wounds.

Somali FM hails relaunched Canada-Somalia relations Special

Toronto - As part of Somalia’s ongoing diplomatic offensive, Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Fawzia Yusuf H. Adan has toured Canada to rekindle diplomatic ties and urge Diaspora Somalis to return and invest in the homeland.

Somali-Canadians celebrate the birth of Jubaland State Special

Toronto - In a massive show of support for the newly-created Jubaland State, thousands of Somali-Canadians converged at the Sheraton Hotel at Toronto’s West End in the evening of Saturday, June 1st to celebrate the birth of Somalia’s newest regional state.

Toronto protesters demand release of Canadian held in Ethiopia Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Somali-Canadians and members of the general public recently took to the streets in Toronto in a public demonstration aimed at voicing support for Bashir Makhtal, the Canadian citizen illegally held in Ethiopia for the last five years.

BVCare on a Mission to Reconcile Divided Factions Special

Toronto - In charting a new era for their beleaguered homeland, young Somali-Canadians are embarking on an innovative nation-building process aimed at reconciling factions divided by the 20 year destructive civil war.

Ogaal Radio Marks 10th Anniversary with Pomp and Colour Special

Toronto - Hundreds of revelers and supporters gathered at the Pine Point Banquet Hall at Toronto’s West end on Friday, September 30th to observe the 10th anniversary of Ogaal Radio (Somali Media), 88.9FM

Walk for Somalia Team Meets the Public at Toronto City Hall Special

Toronto - The Walk for Somalia team that recently concluded an eight-day, 400-kilomtre walk from Toronto to Ottawa passing through 20 communities held a memorable meet and greet session at City Hall in a colorful event attended by community members and artists.

Youth Walk from Toronto to Ottawa to Raise Funds for Homeland Special

Toronto - One of the biggest walks in recent Canadian memory kicked off at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, shortly after noon on Monday, September 19th 2011.

Somali-Canadians set prioritized famine response plan Special

Toronto - Concerned Somali-Canadians in Toronto converged at the Alliance Neighbourhood Services on Jane Street on the evening of August 17th for a community consultation meeting to map out an effective response plan for the ongoing famine in Somalia.

Feed Somalia subway drive raises funds for famine relief Special

The campaign to feed Somalia’s starving hit Toronto’s underground as an energetic team of young volunteers descended on the TTC subway system to raise much-needed funds for their famine ravaged homeland.

Somali-Canadian Rally Drums up Support for Beleaguered Homeland Special

Toronto - The stifling summer heat was no deterrent for the concerned Somali-Canadians who converged outside the US Consulate in downtown Toronto to galvanize action for their drought and famine ravaged homeland.

Somali-Canadians launch humanitarian appeal on Ogaal Radio

Toronto - Shocked by the unfolding humanitarian disaster that is afflicting their war-torn nation, Somali-Canadians are taking action to help alleviate the ongoing suffering in Somalia.

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath at Somali community event Special

Toronto - According to Somali-Canadian demographers, Ontario is home to over 100,000 Somalis with the Greater Toronto Area alone accounting for 70,000 Somali-Canadian residents.
 

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Protesters in Toronto voicing their support for Bashir Makhtal
Protesters in Toronto voicing their support for Bashir Makhtal
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
The world famous Somali-Canadian stand-up comedian  Wiilwaal (right)  speaks to the Digital Journal ...
The world famous Somali-Canadian stand-up comedian, Wiilwaal (right), speaks to the Digital Journal's Farid Omar at the Dabagooye Restaurant during his recent stint in Toronto.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
The world famous stand-up comedian  Wiilwaal (right)  speaks to the Digital Journal s Farid Omar dur...
The world famous stand-up comedian, Wiilwaal (right), speaks to the Digital Journal's Farid Omar during Dabagooye's comedy night in Toronto.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
Activist Aisha Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Toronto youth during the Jubaland State event.
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
A large crowd turned out at the Toronto event to condemn terror attacks in Kenya and globally.
A large crowd turned out at the Toronto event to condemn terror attacks in Kenya and globally.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
October 3  2013 United Against Terror public event.
October 3, 2013 United Against Terror public event.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Activists Nawal Isse (left) and Ubah Abshir  were among the hundreds of Canadians who turned out to ...
Activists Nawal Isse (left) and Ubah Abshir, were among the hundreds of Canadians who turned out to condemn the Westgate mall terror attack.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Toronto area lawyer  Ahmed Hussen  addressing the public at the United Against Terror event.
Toronto area lawyer, Ahmed Hussen, addressing the public at the United Against Terror event.
Photo: Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Kids having a great time during the evening celebrations.  Standing left is community activist  Suad...
Kids having a great time during the evening celebrations. Standing left is community activist, Suad Aimad.
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Kids waving flags join the festivities as Somali artists entertain the crowd.
Kids waving flags join the festivities as Somali artists entertain the crowd.
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Protesters calling on Prime Minister Harper to Intervene in Bashir Makhtal s case.
Protesters calling on Prime Minister Harper to Intervene in Bashir Makhtal's case.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
Dr. Kirsty Duncan  the MP for Etobicoke North  is joined on the podium by Faduma Nakruma.
Dr. Kirsty Duncan, the MP for Etobicoke North, is joined on the podium by Faduma Nakruma.
Ogaal Radio, 88.9FM
Participants at the Jubaland event.
Participants at the Jubaland event.
Ogaal Radio, 8.9FM
Protesters holding placards during the Toronto rally calling for Bashir s release from Ethiopian det...
Protesters holding placards during the Toronto rally calling for Bashir's release from Ethiopian detention.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf
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Said Maktal  Bashir s cousin  has been fighting for his release for the last five years.
Said Maktal, Bashir's cousin, has been fighting for his release for the last five years.
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Mr. Jibril Mohamud speaking to the media.
Mr. Jibril Mohamud speaking to the media.
Photo: Ogaal radio, 88.9FM
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Protesters feel that Bashir Makthtal s Charter Rights are being violated.
Protesters feel that Bashir Makthtal's Charter Rights are being violated.
Photo: Hodan Yusuf

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