Tuesday, October 22, 2019

President Trump targets Rep. Ilhan Omar with a video of Twin Towers burning

President Trump on Friday tweeted a video attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the way she phrased a reference to 9/11, adding fuel to...

Prince dies at 57: Inside the last month of Prince’s life

Much is still unknown about the passing of Prince, who died Thursday at age 57. Officials said Friday it could be weeks until final...

U.S. banks cut off cash transfers to Somalia

Last week, Abdia Sheikh made her regular trip to Dahabshiil, a tiny office in Falls Church, Va., and a financial nerve center of the...

Freed Guantanamo Bay Detainee Promotes Jihad in Somalia

A former detainee at the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, who once served asOsama bin Laden’s bodyguard and driver, recently released an audio...

Remembering Somali scholar Dr. Hussein Tanzania

There has been an outpouring of condolences for renowned Somali scholar Hussein Mohamed Adan known affectionately as Hussein Tanzania who passed away on Jan...

Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived 'Africa's Dresden' is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship. In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn...

MUSLIM BAN REVISION RISKS MORE SUFFERING

Following a revision of President Trump’s travel ban to now include restrictions on travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and...

Does Chinese Civilization Come From Ancient Egypt?

A new study has energized a century-long debate at the heart of China's national identity. BY RICARDO LEWIS On a cool Sunday evening in March, a...

Somaliland: The movies where police join in as extras

A group of film-makers and stuntmen is hoping to turn the breakaway territory of Somaliland into the next Hollywood. Undeterred by a shortage of...

‘Eye in the Sky’ – a film on Al-Shabaab in Kenya

I have not yet watched the 2015 film, Eye in the Sky, but having seen an extended preview, I think it is worthwhile and...

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‘I became a whistleblower and lost my job’: the remarkable story of WorldRemit founder...

Poor experiences in sending money abroad inspired Ismail Ahmed to build WorldRemit – now it's on the verge of becoming a unicorn A refugee from...

Somaliland Success Exposes Limitation of Western Political Thinking

The success of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland and other examples show the limits of Western political thinking on Africa, writes Sherin Helal While Somalia...

Egyptian Parliament’s Ad hoc Committee on Ethiopia’s GERD Dam Begins Meetings Sunday

The committee is expected to give President El-Sisi a "mandate" to take the measures necessary to tackle the negative impact of the GERD on...