Amanda Lindhout

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Tied, Beaten, Held Captive

After about a year of being starved, beaten and sexually brutalized, Amanda Lindhout decided it was time to kill herself.The Alberta woman, taken hostage in Somalia in August 2008, says she reached he...
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Chained, Starved, Raped

Former journalist Amanda Lindhout has spoken for the first time publicly about being sexually abused while being held captive in war-torn Somalia. Lindhout, who now lives in Canmore, Alta., was in So...

How Is Canada's Somali Population Faring?

The Somali Canadian population is "undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream" according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada's large Somali population.