Friday, June 22, 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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INVESTORS ARE HELPING PUT SOMALILAND ON THE MAP

A disputed part of a war-torn nation is holding out promise for the Horn of Africa. Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set...

Al-Shabab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger in Somalia

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of...

Special Arrangement with Somaliland A Symbol of Depoliticized Aid Relations – Partners Tell Mogadishu

International partners supporting Somalia and Somaliland on a number of reconstruction, security, and governance programmes in Somalia, and on development and democratization processes, among...