Thursday, July 27, 2017

Duale Lauds Young Somalis Poetry BBC Award

Deqa Nuux Yonis has won the BBC Somali Young Female Poet award as the broadcaster celebrated its 60 years of service in the Horn...

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September,...

The star singing for Somaliland’s recognition

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country...

Somaliland: Art in one of Africa’s most traditional societies

Photographer Mustafa Saeed is showing Somaliland in a different light, one snap at a time. Source: CNN  

Hadraawi: The Shakespeare of Somalia

BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper meets Somalia's most beloved poet in a rare glimpse into the country's soul. In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared...

Stories of a Lifelong Fascination With Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

A memoir is an opportunity for a writer to put his or her life on trial, but few follow through and condemn themselves too....

Donald Trump playing on Islamophobia: Academic

The US travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries came into effect on June 30 after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to go...

UK Police Investigating Van Attack in London as Terrorism

The authorities in Britain said on Monday that they were treating an early morning attack near a mosque in London as a possible act...

Somaliland security forces arrest controversial DIHQA competition participant

A 21-year old Somalilander who represented Somalia in the annual DIHQA (Dubai International Holy Quran Award) competition has been arrested by Somaliland’s Security Forces, an...

11 contestants disqualified by DIHQA for poor performance

39 full Quran memorisers have so far sat for the final tests of the competition's 21st edition. The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) has...

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Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...

Qatar Counts Its Sheep

The diplomatic crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has interfered with Qatar's political and economic activities since it erupted in late May. But now it's...