Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Books, Politics, Land of Thousand Poets: Somaliland

“Somaliland! Somaliland!” the women chant as they twirl around like whirling dervishes to the beating of drums by the older women. The drums beat...

How a Muslim Somali Refugee Model Became the American Dream

As a child, Halima Aden loved to eat mud. To her young eyes, the rain transforming the dry, sandy soil of Turkana County, Kenya—home to...

The funk and disco sound of Somalia’s Dur-Dur Band to be reissued by Analog...

A rare Dur-Dur Band performance will take place in London to celebrate the release. Formed in the 1980s in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, the...

Michael Soi: A Kenyan painter’s art questions China’s deepening reach in Africa

The officials in suits arrived uninvited at Michael Soi’s studio located in the fringes of the industrial area of Nairobi. They were four men...

Owning it: Will Smith Starts Dreamers Fund for Start-ups

Will Smith, one of the world’s most recognizable Hollywood movie stars, has been making headlines lately for diversifying his interests in venture capital and business...

Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland’s literary scene over...

LEAKED STATE DEPARTMENT MEMO ADVISED TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO PUSH FOR “ISLAMIC REFORMATION”

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, as part of a dual effort to counter both Iran and the Islamic State, should push for an “Islamic Reformation,” a State...

New Book Offers Look at World’s Unnoticed Countries

What makes a country? What's to stop you from planting a flag in your own front yard and declaring your home a sovereign nation? It...

DP World Provided Aid to Over 120,000 People during Holy Month of Ramadan: Media...

DP World: 34 tonnes of dates distributed in Djibouti and Republic of Somaliland. Iftars and food packs delivered in the UAE, Senegal, Algeria, Indonesia, Mozambique and Egypt Dubai,...

Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

Austria's right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a...

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Gass shuffles cards as Puntland security undergoes unpredictable shifts

As Puntland inches nearer to the December presidential 'elections', security issues seem to be dominating attention more than should be the case in similar circumstances. Not...

Somalia: Assailants hit Puntland President where it hurts most killing one of his guards

A witness says assailants killed a member of Puntland Presidential guard unit and injured another in a shooting in the commercial city of Bossasso...

Somalia regional states’ leaders fail to turn up for meeting with Farmajo

Leaders of Somalia’s regional states did not turn up to a meeting with the country’s president which was scheduled to take place in the...