Friday, November 16, 2018

Somaliland Notes: The Town, People of Zeila in Historical Pictures

“The Town and People of Zeila, Somali Coast, Africa”... Photos and text from The Graphic, May 7, 1887, page 473 Two men in Zeila playing...

2015 Global Peace Index: video, map, results

https://youtu.be/watAHldDB9g The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the...

What Caused the Scramble for Africa?

Why was Africa so rapidly colonized? By Alistair Boddy-Evans The Scramble for Africa (1880-1900) was a period of rapid colonization of the African continent by European powers....

Notes: Historical and Anthropological Relationships Between the Ancient-Egyptians and The Somalis of the Land...

" According to the Ancient Egyptians themselves , the egyptians came from the Land of Punt, the land of gods,ancestors  and even , Queen Hatshepsout...

An unlikely early adopter of Paris climate agreement: Somalia

Since the global climate agreement was negotiated in Paris last December, we've heard a lot about the importance of big polluters like the US...

GOING, GOING, GONE: SAVING AFRICA’S RHINOS FROM EXTINCTION

Will drones, rhino horn farming and commodity exchanges save Africa’s rhinos from extinction? It is midnight and the near silence is characteristic of the South...

‘NASA says earth will experience 15 days of darkness in November 15’: True or...

The online conspiracy theory and rumor mill is active once again following a brief recess in the wake of failed doomsday predictions in September. The...

Somaliland: Famous Tree in Hargeisa Needlessly ‘Killed’ (Pics, Video)

The famous "I came from Burao' (Burcaan ka imi) acacia tree at Togdheer Boulevard, opposite the Tima'addeh Basketball court, Hargeisa, needlessly fell under the...

Angry Birds Champions for Earth Tournament: Time to Get Angry About Climate Change

Rovio, Earth Day Network and their partners are challenging Angry Birds players of the world to champion the environment and fight climate change inChampions...

Mapping the Archaeology of Somaliland: Religion, Art, Script, Time, Urbanism, Trade and Empire

This paper presents the results of some of the surveys conducted to map archaeological sites of Somaliland and includes almost 100 new and previously...

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The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

SEMG UN Report: What did it say about Somaliland?

The United Nation's Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) submitted its 2018 report to the Security Council earlier during the week. As usual, the report...