Saturday, September 22, 2018

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...

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...

Laas Geel: Heritage world’s best-kept secret

In Somaliland, stunning cave art dating back thousands of years lies in excellent state of preservation As we drive along on the thin layer of...

Interview and images: OKC artist Ebony Iman Dallas traces her father’s history back to...

Oklahoma artist Ebony Iman Dallas traces her father's history, heritage to Africa and back in the exhibit 'Through Abahay’s Eyes'Ebony Iman Dallas never got...

Is Black Panther Islamophobic? A Somali Canadian Perspective

First, I need to tell you who I am. I am a diaspora Somali Canadian based in Toronto, Ontario. I am an educator, researcher with...

Dahabshiil Group Sponsors TEDx Hargeisa Event

TEDx Hargeisa , an annual event that brings together the local and world leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any...

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Regulation of Somalia’s Mobile Money Market Can Spur Innovation in Financial Sector Development

Somalia’s economy has grown modestly between 2013 and 2017, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 2.5%, according to the new economic...

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine

Google's prototype may have been designed to track citizens. Every time we hear a new report about Google's alleged censored search engine for China, it...

Kenya: No place for complacency on Shabaab threat

The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas...