Archive for the ‘Somalia’ Category

Dr. Hawa Abdi

Hawa Abdi and daughters image from www.glamour.com

Somalia’s Dr. Hawa Abdi is an OB/GYN (and a lawyer) who lives and works in Somalia with her daughters, also doctors, Dr. Amina Mohamed and Dr. Dr. Deqo Mohamed. In 2010, Glamour named Dr. Abdi and her daughters “Women of the Year,” and called them the “Saints of Somalia.” Nicholas Kristoff wrote a stirring tribute to her work titled “Heroic, Female and Muslim.”


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Iman on AfricaDamu

Iman is a world famous model from Somalia who was discovered in Nairobi, Kenya. She is married to David Bowie and is head of her cosmetic line, Iman.

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Mataano on AfricanDamu

Born in Somalia, these twins are making waves in the US fashion market with their phenomenal designs. Check out their Facebook page for more on the talented sisters and their company, Mataano.

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