Thursday, January 20, 2022

‘Save Your Leather Shoes for Eating Later’: Skit Puts Comedian Behind Bars in Somaliland

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The government of Somaliland puts a young, rising comedian who posts satirical skits on diverse socio-political issues behind bars. His arrest is linked to a...

Cultural Factors Key To Understanding Ethiopia’s Suffering – Analysis

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The recent fast-moving events in Ethiopia are raising many questions about the future of the country. A violent ethnic war is attracting all types...

Qasil Powder: the Somali Beauty Staple That’s All Over TikTok Right Now

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For centuries, Somali women have applied qasil powder in a bid to achieve clearer, smoother and brighter skin. Here’s why it’s gaining popularity on...

In Somalia, a Rare Female Artist Promotes Images of Peace

Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has...

From Somaliland Civil War to Sheffield’s Poet Laureate – Warda Has had Some Journey

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She’s Miss Yassin to her pupils and poet laureate to Sheffield. Whatever you call her, Warda is a woman of words. A British Somali poet,...

Somali Women Raise Their Voices in the Nation of Poets

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A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women...

Nadifa Mohamed is Sole British Writer to Make Booker Prize Shortlist

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The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021...

“Escape From Mogadishu” Becomes Korea’s Biggest Box Office Hit of 2021

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Jo In Sung’s new movie “Escape from Mogadishu” has officially become this year’s biggest hit at the Korean box office! On August 29, the Korean...

Somaliland: President Receives Ansaru Sunnah Clerics At Conclusion of 3rd International Conference

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, received, Monday, leaders of the 3rd Ansaru Sunnah International Conference concluded in...

Eastern Africa’s Jihadis: Somalia

JihafismIn this second episode of The Horn’s mini-series exploring jihadism along the Swahili coast, Alan Boswell talks to regional expert Samira Gaid about the...