Thursday, November 15, 2018

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...

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...

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Somaliland: 1500 to begin registration for National Service

According to an announce the Director of the National Service program, Mohamed Hussein ‘ Mu’addin’ made public, Wednesday, 1500 university graduates will begin registering...

4 African presidents who have shown great kindness

Kindness is not the first thing that comes to mind whenever a politicians name is mentioned. It is even harder to believe that presidents...

Is Constitutional Reform Long Overdue in Somaliland?

Constitutional reform can help fulfil twin goals of ending political under-representation and cracking down on instability in Somaliland, writes Liban Ahmad. The Fifth Somaliland President,...