Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lonely Planet Publishes Travel Guide on Ethiopia, Djibouti & Somaliland

Lonely Planet, a leading publisher of world-class travel guides, released a new, very comprehensive guide to travellers wishing to get the best out of...

Opening libraries in Somaliland

AET Executive Director Julie Polzerova talks abouta library the organization recently opened in Hargeisa, the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, in an interview published...

ABDI QAYS: Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Poet and Playwright

Occasionally an artist has a moment that makes even skeptics think “O.K. maybe he is the best.” Abdi Qays achieved this in the late...

Hadraawi: The Shakespeare of Somalia

BBC Africa Editor Mary Harper meets Somalia's most beloved poet in a rare glimpse into the country's soul. In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared...

Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China's national identity. BY RICARDO LEWIS On a cool Sunday evening in March, a...

Clint Eastwood eyes true-life story of aid worker kidnapped by Somali pirates

Clint Eastwood is set to direct another real-life story following American Sniper and Sully. Following American Sniper and Sully, Clint Eastwood is set to...

Sahra Halgan sings recognition for Somaliland

We in the West are used to thinking of music mainly as entertainment. On occasion, it can fulfill a religious function, or be deployed...

Reelmedia: Filming a social experiment about Somalia

Reelmedia’s film “How Far Would You Walk for Clean Water?” was shown globally, on UNICEF’s social media channels, to highlight the situation of children...
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Valor – What Happened In Somalia?

Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa talk about the helicopter crash and the moments after. Nora (Christina Ochoa) and Gallo (Matt Barr), with the secret still...

The Artisan Grace – Poem by Bashir Goth

The following excerpt which I use as an introduction to the poem is from an article I wrote in 2007 about the status of...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...