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About The Somali Digest

Welcome to The Somali Digest, your premier online source for all things Somali. Our mission is to provide you with the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and insightful news and features regarding Somalia and its diaspora.

The Somali Digest was founded on the principle that quality journalism can and should transcend borders. Our team of dedicated journalists, researchers, and writers are committed to bringing you in-depth reporting, insightful analysis, and informative feature articles on Somalia’s political landscape, social dynamics, economic development, and cultural richness.

Our belief is that accurate, fair, and unbiased reporting has the power to enlighten minds, bridge gaps, and foster understanding among diverse populations. As such, our work seeks not only to relay facts but to provide crucial context, dispelling misconceptions and shattering stereotypes about Somalia and its people. We aim to create an empathetic space where readers around the globe can gain a deeper understanding of the Somali experience, both within and outside its borders.

The Somali Digest also places high importance on the voices of the Somali diaspora. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and work to include voices from across the globe in our stories. Whether it’s exploring the experiences of Somalis living abroad, highlighting the contributions of Somali immigrants to their adopted homes, or examining the interconnectedness of our global society, The Somali Digest is your go-to source.

We go beyond the headlines to delve deeper into the issues that matter to Somalis and those interested in Somali affairs. Our range of coverage spans politics, economics, society, culture, and beyond, focusing on both local and international contexts.

The Somali Digest is committed to the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Each article we publish is meticulously researched, fact-checked, and reviewed for accuracy and fairness. Our journalism adheres to a strict code of ethics that emphasizes truth, accuracy, objectivity, fairness, and accountability to the public.
We invite you to explore our site, engage with our content, and join us in our mission to bring Somali stories to the forefront of global discourse. The Somali Digest is more than just a news site – it’s a community, a forum for discussion, and a celebration of Somali culture, heritage, and resilience.

Our Values

At The Somali Digest, we believe in the power of information and the importance of an informed public. Our core values underpin every aspect of our work:


We uphold the highest standards of journalistic ethics, maintaining honesty and fairness in our reporting.


We are committed to the pursuit of truth through rigorous fact-checking and balanced reporting.


We accept responsibility for our work, issuing corrections when necessary, and are always willing to listen to and engage with our readers.


We treat all our subjects, sources, readers, and colleagues with respect, promoting a culture of inclusivity and diversity.


We are dedicated to investigating tough stories, asking challenging questions, and standing up for the truth, no matter the circumstances.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enlighten, engage, and empower our readers by delivering timely, accurate, and insightful news and stories about Somalia, its people, and its diaspora.

Contact Us

We value our readers’ feedback and insights. If you have any queries, suggestions, or would like to get in touch, please email us at We strive to respond as promptly as possible.

Editorial Policy

The Somali Digest is dedicated to delivering accurate, unbiased news. We abide by the following principles:

  • Accuracy and fairness: Every piece we publish must meet the highest standards of factual accuracy. We aim to provide all relevant viewpoints on a particular issue, promoting fairness and balance in our reporting.
  • Independence: Our journalists are expected to avoid any conflicts of interest that could compromise the impartiality of their reporting.
  • Accountability and Transparency: We are open about our journalistic processes and take responsibility for our content. When errors occur, we correct them quickly and transparently.
  • Respect for rights of individuals: We respect the privacy of individuals and exercise sensitivity in dealing with victims of crime, accidents, and other sensitive situations.

Verification before publication: We are committed to verifying all information before publication. This includes information sourced from social media and other digital platforms.


From the Owner/Founder

  • Welcome to The Somali Digest, a platform designed with an unwavering commitment to delivering in-depth, balanced, and insightful coverage of Somali stories.

  • My name is Mohamed Mubarak, and as the founder of The Somali Digest, I bring over 15 years of experience in journalism and research to this venture. In addition to The Somali Digest, I have had the privilege of founding marqaati and the Hiraal Institute, two of Somalia’s renowned think tanks. My experience in leading these organizations has deepened my understanding of the intricate dynamics of Somali society, politics, and economy, further fueling my passion to bring these narratives to a broader audience.

  • At The Somali Digest, we strive to go beyond the headlines to give you comprehensive analyses and nuanced perspectives that resonate with the truth of the Somali experience. We understand the power of context in journalism – it’s not just about reporting events as they occur, but uncovering the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to provide a deeper understanding.

  • Our team is composed of dedicated individuals who share this vision and work tirelessly to ensure we live up to the high standards we have set. They adhere to our core values: integrity, accuracy, accountability, respect, and courage, in every story that we craft.

  • As we embark on this journey together, I invite you to explore our site, engage with our content, and join our community. Our readers are an integral part of The Somali Digest – your feedback, insights, and stories breathe life into our work.

  • Thank you for trusting us as your source of Somali news and analysis. We look forward to growing, learning, and exploring the depths of Somali narratives with you.

  • Best regards,

  • Mohamed Mubarak
  • Founder, The Somali Digest