Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Somaliland: Hadraawi Poems Show Commitment of Poet and Man – A Review

Within the literary sphere, there has oft’ been this argument of what the actual role of the poet ought to be in society. On...

A literary snapshot of Somaliland – A Country Full of Pleasant Surprises

I spent last week at arguably the most well-organised and longest-running book festival in East Africa, the Hargeysa International Book Fair. It was my...

Somalia’s enduring love affair with Bollywood

Amitabh Bachchan probably doesn’t know it, but he is big in Somalia. So big that he even has his own Somali nickname. SAMIRA SAWLANI...

Actor Clooney Troubled by ISIS Threats, Afraid for Family Security

As Amal Clooney brings charges against the Islamic State to the French courts, her husband, George Clooney, is opening up about the frequent security risks...

Adnan Mohamed: Capturing Somaliland on Lens

The story of Africa and its culture can only be found among its people who live the beautiful moments shared. The image of the...
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Canadian-Somali Artist – Amaal – Back With Another Stunning Video

After the breakout success of her gorgeous video for "Not What I Thought," (which recently passed 1 million views on YouTube) Toronto-by-way-of-Mogadishu artist Amaal is back...

Somalia: ‘Oday Abdulle’ Dreams Of Another Chance As Comedy Actor

Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia’s National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an...

The Roots of Somali Crisis, An Insider’s Memoir: A Book By Col Ahmed Omar...

The Roots of Somali Crisis, An Insider’s Memoir by Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess published in November 2018 presents a systematic and holistic first-hand account...

Bob Marley and Africa: Zimbabwe liberation, Ethiopian love, Gabon, Kenya

Jamaican singer-songwriter, Robert Nesta Marley, one of the world’s biggest musicians loved across continents for his impact especially on raggae music would have been...

Aida Muluneh: How This Ethiopian Photographer Is Giving Storytellers a New Platform

When TIME approached photographer Aida Muluneh to create images for the 2019 Optimists issue, she immediately turned to Ethiopia’s political climate for inspiration. A...

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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...