Anglo-Somali Society
Welcome to the website of the Anglo-Somali Society, the longest standing British-Somali friendship society.

The Anglo-Somali Society is a non profit-making international friendship society whose objective is to
foster friendship and understanding between Somalis and the English-speaking world, and to develop
cultural and social relations between them.


- FEBRUARY 21 2018: An evening of poetry, readings and discussion, followed by supper, with Dr Martin Orwin, Aisha Afrah and Hannah Ali
For the first time, tickets for our popular February supper meeting in London are available via Eventbrite. Full details at our Meetings page.

- AUTUMN 2017 SOCIETY JOURNAL: The latest Journal has been published: See the Contents Page and Cover.

See also the 50th ANNIVERSARY COVER (Autumn 2012)

The Journal is sent to all Society members.

If you are interested in joining the Anglo-Somali Society, please check the membership details page.

Somali Drought Appeal: 
The Council of the Anglo-Somali Society has agreed to donate £1000 from the Society’s funds towards the
alleviation of suffering in the drought in the Horn which is the subject of articles in the current and previous issues 
of the Journal.
Members and readers may wish to make personal contributions. Details of how to do so are here.

- ASS SOMALI WEEK MEETING 2016: At our public meeting as part of the Somali Week Festival 2016 in London we were lucky enough to hear 
our guest speaker SHUKRI HAJI ISMAIL, Somaliland's Minister of Environment and Rural Affairs, speaking on the theme of "Environmental Stewardship in the Somali Horn".
The Minister's full address is available to read here.

- Follow us on Twitter at @Angsom2017.
- See our Facebook page ( If you have any photographs you would like to share please contact Rhoda Ibrahim (

Fundraising helped produce sign language book for Hargeisa School for the Deaf: A brief

publication on Somali Sign Language has been produced with assistance from the Anglo-Somali Society. A copy is 

available here.

List of Society Donations: We have compiled a list of Society donations. Details are available on the 'About Us' page (scroll down!).

Photo: © Michael Walls, 2007, Sin'arro, Sanaag