Sunday, August 19, 2018

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.  It used to be Hollywood. Then it...

MIAF: Somaliland Music Workshop ‘A Success’

In what is seen as major inroads made in Somaliland’s cultural sector, the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) is proud to announce that a music training...
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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...

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...

The star singing for Somaliland’s recognition

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country...

Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

Over 400m people watch show, with storyline including acid attacks, domestic violence and abortion of female foetuses An Indian soap opera whose themes include acid...

United Nations turns focus on 20 million migrants around the world

When I met Aayda Merhej a year ago, she struggled with the day-to-day agonies that exacted a toll on many Syrian refugees in Lebanon. "We're...

Alex Jones Suggests Jennifer Lopez Go To Somalia Where She’ll “Be Gang Raped So...

ALEX JONES (HOST):  Get into some of the people freaking out and flipping out at the Grammys. Here it is. JENNIFER LOPEZ (VIDEO):  This is...

Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger will join forces in new Russian-Chinese fantasy film

Apparently, action movie icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan will both play a part in a new Russian-Chinese film that's currently in production. Confused?...

‘Man of Good Hope’: chronicles of a Somali refugee story in SA

Man of Good Hope is the true story of one refugee’s epic quest across Africa, brought to life with music from the world-renowned Isango...

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Somaliland: PORT OF BERBERA RECEIVES NEW EQUIPMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY – Press Statement

Somaliland economy to benefit from an increase in cargo volume and speed of operations Global trade enabler DP World has expanded its strategic presence at the Port...
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Antonio Guterres: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or...

The Latest: Shocked reactions to death of Kofi Annan

The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Shocked reactions are pouring in after the death of former...