Sunday, May 27, 2018

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...

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...

Somali ladies lead Africa on most beautiful women as at July 2017

Everyone knows that black women are the most beautiful women on earth, women with outstanding kind of beauty. When we talk about beauty, we are...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

In Somaliland If you Build it, They Will Come: Jama and the Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Somaliland’s capital (Hargeisa), eyebrows were raised. People were...

Duale Lauds Young Somalis Poetry BBC Award

Deqa Nuux Yonis has won the BBC Somali Young Female Poet award as the broadcaster celebrated its 60 years of service in the Horn...

Somaliland: Art in one of Africa’s most traditional societies

Photographer Mustafa Saeed is showing Somaliland in a different light, one snap at a time. Source: CNN  

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...

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Djibouti: Attractive but Risky

As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programs to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable option in a volatile region....

Somaliland Paging Mr Michael Keating!

The defined territory is one of the physical elements of the state enshrined in the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States...

Qatar, Farmajo Attempt to Tear Somaliland Apart in War

Qatar and Farmajo feed terrorism to ignite war in Somaliland. Troops from the Puntland state of Somalia's federal government, led by Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo, launched...