Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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...

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...

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...

Yasin Osman: A Photographer Who Created A Moving Photo Series Dedicated To His Late...

Yasin Osman told BuzzFeed News: “What I'm trying to do is I'm trying to capture Somalis as they are, which is happy, smiling, beautiful.” Yasin...

“North of Dawn”: Nuruddin Farah on what divides and unites Somalis

Over a dozen novels and almost five decades, the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah has chronicled the effects on ordinary lives of his country’s upheavals....

Senegal opens the world’s largest museum of black civilisations with China’s help

After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is set to open what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization ever on December...

Egyptian actress faces trial for wearing see-through dress

An Egyptian actress is set to face trial next month for wearing a see-through dress at the Cairo International Film Festival that showed her...

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists. Safy-Hallan Farah wasn’t seeing the words and images that reflected the bright, beautiful Somali...

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International Media on Somaliland 18 May Celebrations: Face2Face

How Somaliland celebrated 28 years of its self-declared independence The self-declared state of Somaliland celebrated its 28th independence anniversary from Somalia on Saturday, May...

Somali Regional State Official Accuses Ethiopia London Embassy of Dividing Somalis

Somali state government advisor accused the Ethiopian embassy in London of using “colonial tactics” to divide Somali diaspora by clan. Mohammed Olad, the new communications...

Ugandan boat with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert

A boat carrying football players and fans has capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda, local media reports say. Casualty figures are unclear - the...