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Farid Omar

Digital Journalist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Joined on Mar 31, 2009
Expertise in Government, Sports, Education, Politics, Ethnic cultures

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Parent narrates tale of abuse at an Ontario school Special

Toronto - An Ontario parent has come forward to allege a pattern of discrimination and mistreatment meted out against her son at the Richmond Hill’s Sixteenth Avenue Public School. Last June, similar complaints of systemic abuse emerged at the same school.
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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.
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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.
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Ethiopia in FIFA World Cup playoffs

Toronto - Billed as one of the surprise packages in the World Cup qualifying rounds, the high flying Ethiopian national team lived up to its expectations beating the Central African Republic 2-1 in neutral Congo Brazzaville to secure a World Cup playoffs berth.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Op-Ed: In Egypt, Islamism is not the problem, but Capitalism

The Egyptian military has installed a totalitarian regime that is brutally cracking down on the Muslim Brotherhood leaders and supporters raising the stakes in the Arab World’s most populous nation.
In the Media by Farid Omar - 3 comments

Superstar Nimco Dareen rocks Toronto in dazzling concert Special

Toronto - Canadian fans of international superstar, Nimco Dareen, were treated to the gig of their lifetime when the world famous artist hit the Toronto stage in a historic event that simultaneously marked the commemoration of Somali National Day and Canada Day.
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Parents allege systemic abuse at Ontario school Special

Toronto - With Somali-Canadian parents mobilizing against what they state is systemic racism, discrimination and mistreatment of their children in Toronto’s public school system, similar complaints have now surfaced in the York Region District School Board.
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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.
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Canada’s Gashanti Unity inspiring creativity across borders Special

Toronto - Under the motto “anchored in our culture, focused on our future”, Gashanti Unity, a trail-blazing, Toronto-based group of young Somali-Canadian women is taking girl empowerment, leadership development and cultural production to new heights.
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Putting down roots in the Canadian cultural landscape Special

Toronto - The colourful March 30th SpeakSudan magazine launch has gone into the records as a historic, milestone event that has set new standards in community organizing and stage management earning a prominent place in the Canadian artistic landscape.
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Somali-Canadians fighting to curtail school drop-out rates Special

Toronto - Community activists are moving fast to curtail high school drop out rates by creating a conducive environment that will allow Somali-Canadian students make a successful transition to post-secondary-education.
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Toronto gearing up for historic SpeakSudan magazine launch Special

Toronto - The countdown toward SpeakSudan’s much-anticipated Magazine launch slated for the Easter weekend in downtown Toronto is ticking away fast.
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Op-Ed: Barcelona on a slump at a crucial stage of the season

Toronto - Riding a newly- found scintillating form, Real Madrid have dealt a blow to their Catalans rivals FC Barcelona registering two successive clasico wins in five days, the first time the Los Blancos have achieved this feat since the 2007-8 season.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Prominent MP injured in Nairobi blast that claims 5 lives

Toronto - The recent spate of explosions that have rocked Nairobi’s Eastleigh neighbourhood in Kenya has taken a new twist with the apparent targeting of Mr. Yusuf Hassan, a member of Parliament who was injured in a blast outside a Nairobi mosque.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Turkish Airlines and Irish Youth Team Up in Fight against FGM Special

Toronto - On Sunday, November 25, 2012, the United Youth of Ireland hosted a Conference and Miss Ethnic Ireland 2013 Beauty Contest to raise awareness on Female Genital Mutilation on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Honourable Farah Maalim Speaks at Historic Toronto Event Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Kenyan-Canadians in Toronto thronged the Holiday Inn Hotel located at 970 Dixon Road on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to hear Honourable Farah Maalim, the renowned Deputy Speaker of the national assembly speak on latest developments in Kenya.
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Op-Ed: Why a revamped Arsenal could make a huge impact in the EPL.

Despite losing key players in the summer transfer market, the prospects of Arsenal FC doing better in the current English Premier League (EPL) season look good.
In the Media by Farid Omar

Canadian youth taking action to curb gun violence Special

Toronto - In the evening of July 25th, Somali-Canadian youth held a public forum at Toronto's Elmbank Community Centre to map out an action plan aimed at rolling back rising gun crime in their community.
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Sulekha Ali: Queen of Lyrics redefining the music world Special

Toronto - Canada’s latest singing sensation is not only attracting the attention of music lovers from coast to coast but is quickly building a solid fan base across the continents.
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Anchor Hassan 'Karate' slams media blockade in Ethiopia Special

Toronto - According to rights groups, the persistent persecution of journalists in Ethiopia is appalling as many journalists rot in jail while draconian laws muzzle free press and curtail political dissent.
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