Thursday, March 21, 2019

Somaliland Clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

The clerics made similar appeals in previous years, but have been more vocal in their opposition this year. Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared...

Somalia: ‘Oday Abdulle’ Dreams Of Another Chance As Comedy Actor

Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia’s National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an...

Female terrorists: On the front lines and behind the scenes

Between April 2013 and June 2018, women from 51 countries lived in ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq. According to estimates, at least 9,401 women...

Turkey Calls China’s treatment of Uighur Community ‘An Embarrassment To Humanity’, Demands Closure of...

Ankara calls for UN to act on ‘human tragedy’ of re-education of the Turkic-speaking minority in Xinjiang province Turkey has condemned China’s treatment of its...

The Roots of Somali Crisis, An Insider’s Memoir: A Book By Col Ahmed Omar...

The Roots of Somali Crisis, An Insider’s Memoir by Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess published in November 2018 presents a systematic and holistic first-hand account...

Terrorism More About Politics Than Religion

Every one of our counter-terrorism officials should take a keen interest in what French-American anthropologist Scott Atran says. He is a globally acknowledged authority...

Bob Marley and Africa: Zimbabwe liberation, Ethiopian love, Gabon, Kenya

Jamaican singer-songwriter, Robert Nesta Marley, one of the world’s biggest musicians loved across continents for his impact especially on raggae music would have been...

Aida Muluneh: How This Ethiopian Photographer Is Giving Storytellers a New Platform

When TIME approached photographer Aida Muluneh to create images for the 2019 Optimists issue, she immediately turned to Ethiopia’s political climate for inspiration. A...

MANUSCRIPTS REVEAL HORN OF AFRICA’S ISLAMIC HISTORY

Researchers have identified and analyzed more than 2,000 Islamic manuscripts in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Traditionally, scholars in Islamic studies have not associated the...

Dutch former anti-Muslim politician converts to Islam

Joram van Klaveren is the second ex-PVV politician to convert. A former member of Geert Wilders’ far-right Dutch party announced Monday that he has converted...

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Somalia: Thousands of Soldiers Abandon Key Positions for Lack of Pay

Tens of thousands of soldiers stationed at critical posts to keep the Al Qaida-linked Al Shabaab fighters at bay have abandoned their positions to march...

Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute

Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...