Sunday, October 21, 2018

Understanding Aisha’s Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Abstract In recent years, few criticisms of Islam have taken the spotlight as much as condemnations of the Prophet’s marriage to Aisha. Muslims are accused...

Somalia: Harun Maruf launches book on Al-Shabaab inside story

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the...

Uganda youth culture captured in pictures

A country in which nearly half the population are under 15 years old, Uganda really is for the young. In 2012, photographer Esther Ruth Mbabazi was not...

Why Hollywood writer Ubah Mohamed hated her name

Getting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not...

The Making of ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’

A fierce battle involving Fort Drum soldiers in Somalia began on Oct. 3, 1993, with a radio transmission -- "black hawk down." The majority of...

Sudan: Forgotten musical heritage revived with violins and synths

Hugely popular across the African continent in the 70s and 80s, the music of Khartoum was almost extinguished in 1989 when the hard-line religious...

Kenya: “Put up and shut up”: polygamy breeds poverty for Kenyan women and children

The 38-year-old Kenyan housewife, who married at 17 with no education or skills, had to share her home and husband with a woman almost...

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...

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President Bihi blames opposition on possible election delays

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, hinted at possible election delays for upcoming parliamentary and municipal elections blaming...

Somalia off-coast pirates on the rampage again?

A Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier was attacked by pirates off the east coast of Somalia this week showing the persistent threat of piracy despite...

United States shadowy wars in Africa no longer that ‘shadowy’

America’s wars in Yemen, Somalia, and Niger are not secret, but they manage to fly under the radar for months at a time, unless...