Friday, December 6, 2019

Somaliland: ‘Hersigate’ accuses businessman Mohamed Aw Saeed of bribery, quoting figures

A highly controversial book that a former minister launched in Hargeisa, Somaliland, last week, accuses one of the most prominent businessmen in Somaliland of...

In Somaliland If you Build it, They Will Come: Jama and the Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Somaliland’s capital (Hargeisa), eyebrows were raised. People were...

Somaliland: Holes in the Kindlesphere

Many politicians in my acquaintance are fond of demonstrating their prowess with new technology. They and their researchers take great delight in deploying gizmos...
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Valor – What Happened In Somalia?

Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa talk about the helicopter crash and the moments after. Nora (Christina Ochoa) and Gallo (Matt Barr), with the secret still...

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...

Somaliland: ‘Somalinimo’ in Hargeisa

Book fair on the Horn of Africa Eight thirty in the morning in Hargeisa and a crowd has formed outside the function hall of the...

Generation Africa calls for film stories to curb migration

Generation Africa, a project by South Africa-based non-profit Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects (Steps) is calling for stories on migration to develop into documentaries...

Books, Politics, Land of Thousand Poets: Somaliland

“Somaliland! Somaliland!” the women chant as they twirl around like whirling dervishes to the beating of drums by the older women. The drums beat...

Hollywood: The 17 best movies of 2016 you haven’t seen yet

No matter what, the major Hollywood blockbusters are always going to dominate the conversation. After all, films like Finding Dory,Captain America: Civil War andZootopia attracted...

Sudan: Forgotten musical heritage revived with violins and synths

Hugely popular across the African continent in the 70s and 80s, the music of Khartoum was almost extinguished in 1989 when the hard-line religious...

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UN Warns of Storm Across Somaliland Republic, Puntland

The storm, now centered in the north Indian Ocean near the coast of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, is expected to intensify and move...
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Somaliland: The Consultative Forum Files Case Against Upper House at High Court

A self-styled group of former statesmen and elders called the Somaliland Consultative Forum 'Madasha Wadatashiga', Wednesday, filed a case against the upper house of...
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Somaliland: Buhoodle Army Units Vow to Round Up Insurgents in Area

The Commanders of the Somaliland army in the Buuhoodle district ruled out any insurgence or new anti-Somaliland militias establishing bases in the area. Speaking to...