Monday, August 20, 2018

Somali Canadian Wins 10K Literary Prize For Her Poetry on Muslim Identity in Canada

Somali Canadian Rowda Mohamud won the inaugural Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing on October 31st, as part of the Faith...
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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...

Churchill and the Mad Mullah of Somaliland (Book)

In the late nineteenth century, the British Empire commanded the seas and possessed a vast Indian Empire, as well as other extensive dominions in...

Mandera bus attack film ‘Watu Wote’ wins Student Oscar

The 2015 Mandera bus attack that was immortalized in a film Watu Wote: All of us has won an Oscar. The short film that was...

Maya Jama: What made my dad a ‘bad’ man?

In Maya Jama’s earliest memory, the police are knocking on the door, and then they are asking her: “Where’s your dad?” Maya knew exactly...

President Farmajo Calls Dahabshiil-Sponsored MogBF a Step Forward

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has praised the recent book fair as an initiative that portends a bright future for the nation. President Mohamed said...

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...

Somaliland: Holes in the Kindlesphere

Many politicians in my acquaintance are fond of demonstrating their prowess with new technology. They and their researchers take great delight in deploying gizmos...

Sitaad: Somali women’s traditional devotional space

This article provides a brief introduction to the Sufi women’s religious practice in Somalia known as Sitaad. The text is based on my recently published...

Somalia: Album restores worldly sounds of ‘Swinging Mogadishu’

Somalia is rarely described as on the musical vanguard but there was a time, before its turmoil, when the Horn of Africa nation bustled...

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Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about ‘migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future. Out of the 67 coups in 26 African...

Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...