Monday, January 21, 2019

Generation Africa calls for film stories to curb migration

Generation Africa, a project by South Africa-based non-profit Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (Steps) is calling for stories on migration to develop into documentaries...

Understanding Aisha’s Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Abstract In recent years, few criticisms of Islam have taken the spotlight as much as condemnations of the Prophet’s marriage to Aisha. Muslims are accused...

Somalia: Harun Maruf launches book on Al-Shabaab inside story

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the...

Uganda youth culture captured in pictures

A country in which nearly half the population are under 15 years old, Uganda really is for the young. In 2012, photographer Esther Ruth Mbabazi was not...

Why Hollywood writer Ubah Mohamed hated her name

Getting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not...

The Making of ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’

A fierce battle involving Fort Drum soldiers in Somalia began on Oct. 3, 1993, with a radio transmission -- "black hawk down." The majority of...

Sudan: Forgotten musical heritage revived with violins and synths

Hugely popular across the African continent in the 70s and 80s, the music of Khartoum was almost extinguished in 1989 when the hard-line religious...

Kenya: “Put up and shut up”: polygamy breeds poverty for Kenyan women and children

The 38-year-old Kenyan housewife, who married at 17 with no education or skills, had to share her home and husband with a woman almost...

Books, Politics, Land of Thousand Poets: Somaliland

“Somaliland! Somaliland!” the women chant as they twirl around like whirling dervishes to the beating of drums by the older women. The drums beat...

How a Muslim Somali Refugee Model Became the American Dream

As a child, Halima Aden loved to eat mud. To her young eyes, the rain transforming the dry, sandy soil of Turkana County, Kenya—home to...

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Will The EAC Hold Or Loose Mere Anarchy On East Africa?

There is an old story, probably apocryphal, that shines a light on the way the East African Community (EAC) and its interstate relations have...

Amidst Brexit drama, UK takes a stand against conflict-related sexual violence

Kicking off what is guaranteed to be a watershed year for British foreign policy, an event held in the British Parliament on Wednesday revealed a glimmer...

Somaliland: SOLJA Slams SAAB owner’s Malicious Rhetoric

Chairman Huuto describes SAAB owner rhetoric as quite besmirching and befitting the profession The chairman of Somaliland Journalists Association, SOLJA, Mr. Mohammed Abdi Jama a.k.a. Huuto...