Bristol youth hosted a football tournament aimed to fundraise money for people living in drought-stricken areas in the eastern regions of Somaliland.
A. O. Boobe – Dhalinyarada reer Somaliland ee ku nool magaalada Bristol iyo Cardiff ayaa shalay ka qaybqaatay tartan kubadda…
Charlotte Leslie, MP for Bristol North West, and Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West, speaking at the launch of the…
Bristol European Referendum Debate on Race Equality- you decide! The EU debate, and race equality will be one of the largest discussions on the subject in Bristol. Three racial equality organisations are teaming up to put on a European Referendum debate in Bristol on the 26th of May. Voice4Change England, Operation Black Vote and the Black South West Network are holding this crucial debate from 6:30-8:30 in the evening at M Shed in Bristol, to encourage and promote voter registration ahead of next month’s referendum.
Kerry McCarthy UK Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has urged the international community to acknowledge the success that Somaliland has made for the past 25 years.
Marvin Rees has simply challenged the ‘stereotypical Establishment figure’, which Owen Jones described as a ‘white male who followed an effortless path … into a lucrative an influential job’. But dealing with the processes of the local governance which have created exclusive environment and structures for the stereotypical figure will be more problematic.
Most of the inner-city voters agree that the mayoral election is going to be a two-horse race. They believe if Marvin Rees is to be elected, he must win the first round of the counting; but if it goes to a second ballot George Ferguson will get elected.
Voting has already started across Britain this morning – 5th May. And the Somali voters in Cardiff, the local elections will certainly help them influence change. Equally, it will empower them feel belonging, included mainstream society as one of their beloved sons is standing for a party that they have never been associated with or voted for.
You didn’t help us because our once beating hearts are now dead.
The love and hope deep inside us has now died.
This period of melancholy will always be with us.
For Mahadi Sharif, the upcoming local elections are not only about improving political participation. It is, and more importantly, about embarking on a political career. But for many Somalis in Manchester it is about electing the first Somali councillor, who would in turn enable them gain access to the local decision making platforms.