Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sitaad: Somali women’s traditional devotional space

This article provides a brief introduction to the Sufi women’s religious practice in Somalia known as Sitaad. The text is based on my recently published...

Maya Jama: What made my dad a ‘bad’ man?

In Maya Jama’s earliest memory, the police are knocking on the door, and then they are asking her: “Where’s your dad?” Maya knew exactly...

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...

The funk and disco sound of Somalia’s Dur-Dur Band to be reissued by Analog...

A rare Dur-Dur Band performance will take place in London to celebrate the release. Formed in the 1980s in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, the...

Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner – Part 1

Faces Of Africa - Winnie Mandela: Black Saint or Sinner - Part 1 Winnie Mandela, a freedom fighter and the ex-wife of the late former...

Senegal opens the world’s largest museum of black civilisations with China’s help

After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is set to open what has been described as the largest museum of black civilization ever on December...

Gezai: An insightful student, a brilliant Inventor and a proud Father

Whether to write to draw or paint, the quality of our work depends on the level of our imagination. As today’s world is transformed...

U.K. FOREIGN AID FUNDING ‘UNDER REVIEW’ AFTER ‘ETHIOPIAN SPICE GIRLS’ RECEIVE $6.5M

All-female pop group Yegna were granted funds to build a media platform online. The International Development Secretary has announced that the U.K. government's funding of...

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...

Opening libraries in Somaliland

AET Executive Director Julie Polzerova talks abouta library the organization recently opened in Hargeisa, the capital of the Republic of Somaliland, in an interview published...

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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,...