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Hassan Abdillahi

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Nationality  Canadian
Name  Hassan Abdillahi
Religion  Islam
Occupation  journalist
Ethnicity  Somali

Hassan Abdillahi

Born  Somalia
Title  President of Ogaal Radio

Hassan Abdillahi "Karate" (Somali: Xasan Cabdullaahi, Arabic: حسن عبد الله‎‎) is a Somali journalist and social activist. He is the founder and President of Ogaal Radio.



Abdillahi hails from the Ogaden Darod clan.

Nicknamed "Karate", he is the founder and President of the Toronto-based Ogaal Radio (88.9FM), the largest Somali community radio station in Canada.

Abdillahi has also played an active supporting role in the formation of the autonomous Jubaland state in southern Somalia, which was officialized in 2013.


In November 2009, Abdillahi was presented with a National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) award by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at an event in Seneca College.


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