Monday, January 21, 2019

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...

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi’s path from child refugee to in-demand model. However, her journey here was difficult and her success began with small,...

Arabic Billboards are popping up in Middle America. Why?

One reads 'Ahlan wa Sahlan', while the other translates to 'human being' Unless you've been living under a digital detox rock, you'll know that the US...

Halima Aden: From refugee to Somali American hijabi model

Can the Somali American model navigate New York's demanding fashion industry while balancing family expectations? Halima Aden has heard it all: "You're not Somali enough....

Somaliland: ‘Hersigate’ accuses businessman Mohamed Aw Saeed of bribery, quoting figures

A highly controversial book that a former minister launched in Hargeisa, Somaliland, last week, accuses one of the most prominent businessmen in Somaliland of...

Generation Africa calls for film stories to curb migration

Generation Africa, a project by South Africa-based non-profit Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (Steps) is calling for stories on migration to develop into documentaries...

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...

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...

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...

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Will The EAC Hold Or Loose Mere Anarchy On East Africa?

There is an old story, probably apocryphal, that shines a light on the way the East African Community (EAC) and its interstate relations have...

Amidst Brexit drama, UK takes a stand against conflict-related sexual violence

Kicking off what is guaranteed to be a watershed year for British foreign policy, an event held in the British Parliament on Wednesday revealed a glimmer...

Somaliland: SOLJA Slams SAAB owner’s Malicious Rhetoric

Chairman Huuto describes SAAB owner rhetoric as quite besmirching and befitting the profession The chairman of Somaliland Journalists Association, SOLJA, Mr. Mohammed Abdi Jama a.k.a. Huuto...