Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hajj Cancellation Devastating for Somali Livestock Herders, Exporters

With the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, or hajj, canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the socio-economic lives of Somalis have been...

Nile Talks Founder, Escalating Tension Between Africa Powers

African Union-brokered talks ended without an agreement on a disputed dam project on the Nile River’s main tributary, potentially ratcheting up tensions between two...

Aisha Silvia Romano Articulates Why She Became a Devout Muslim In 1st interview

I meet Aisha Silvia Romano in the Via Padova area in Milan. As I am approaching her, an Egyptian lady stops her; “Are you...

BREAKING NEWS: Mortar Shells Hit Mogadishu Stadium on Live Television

It was barely an hour after the President of Federal Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo re-opened the Mogadishu Stadium Sports Village when mortar shells rained...

Popular Ethiopian Singer Hachalu Hundessa Shot Dead in Addis Ababa

Hachalu Hundessa, an ethnic Oromo, was killed in the city's Gelan Condominiums area late on Monday, police said. A popular Ethiopian musician has been shot...

Tension on the Nile: Could Egypt and Ethiopia Really Go to War over Water?

Egypt calls it an "existential threat". As of next month, Ethiopia says it's going to start filling Africa's largest dam. How fast? Too fast, for...

Berlin Church Hosts Muslim Eid Prayer in ‘Amazing Sign of Solidarity’

Church steps in to help nearby mosque comply with German physical distancing rules by hosting part of its worshippers. A church in Germany's capital, Berlin,...
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Somaliland: Leading Islamic Clerics Urge Supplicants to Pray at Home

Hargeisa (Somtribune) - A core of leading, highly influential Islamic clerics, including a number of prominent Imams in Somaliland, called supplicants, Monday, to pray...

Saudi Arabia to Reopen Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah ‘In Days’

Muslim worshippers will be able to return to the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah “in days”, the head of Saudi Arabia’s General...

Ramadan: A Month for Reflection and Character Building

O YOU who have attained to faith! Fasting is ordained for you as it was ordained for those before you, so that you might...

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Somalia: Al Shabaab Claims 24 Killed in Mogadishu Army Base Raid

Al Shabaab, the Islamist fighters of Somalia, today, claimed they killed 24 soldiers at a raid they executed in an army base just down...

Convalescent Plasma: Promising Experimental Treatment for Covid-19 Replicable in Somaliland

The Covid-19, which broke out in China in late 2019, especially in Wuhan province, has wreaked havoc in the world, sparing no region and...

Dr Hawa Abdi: Somalis Lose an Iconic Doctor, Social Activist

Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a civil war. Hawa Abdi,...