Sunday, December 15, 2019

MANUSCRIPTS REVEAL HORN OF AFRICA’S ISLAMIC HISTORY

Researchers have identified and analyzed more than 2,000 Islamic manuscripts in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Traditionally, scholars in Islamic studies have not associated the...

Yasin Osman: A Photographer Who Created A Moving Photo Series Dedicated To His Late...

Yasin Osman told BuzzFeed News: “What I'm trying to do is I'm trying to capture Somalis as they are, which is happy, smiling, beautiful.” Yasin...

“North of Dawn”: Nuruddin Farah on what divides and unites Somalis

Over a dozen novels and almost five decades, the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah has chronicled the effects on ordinary lives of his country’s upheavals....

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...

Egyptian actress faces trial for wearing see-through dress

An Egyptian actress is set to face trial next month for wearing a see-through dress at the Cairo International Film Festival that showed her...

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists. Safy-Hallan Farah wasn’t seeing the words and images that reflected the bright, beautiful Somali...

Fashion stardom beckons for Somali refugee in Hungary

A new documentary tracks Kafia Mahdi’s path from child refugee to in-demand model. However, her journey here was difficult and her success began with small,...

Arabic Billboards are popping up in Middle America. Why?

One reads 'Ahlan wa Sahlan', while the other translates to 'human being' Unless you've been living under a digital detox rock, you'll know that the US...

Halima Aden: From refugee to Somali American hijabi model

Can the Somali American model navigate New York's demanding fashion industry while balancing family expectations? Halima Aden has heard it all: "You're not Somali enough....

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...

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Kenya Police Arrest Somalia National With Fake $15M

A Somali national has been charged in a Nairobi court for being  in possession of fake cash amounting to $15.6 M. Yasin Ahmed Osman was...

Ensuite Com brought on board to win Ismail Omar Guelleh a Security Council seat

In its bid to become Africa's non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Djibouti has retained the services of the public relations agency Ensuite Com and of the...

Somalia’s Farmajo Maneuvers to Carve Up Somaliland to Shore Up Waning Popularity

The Somalian president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo is doing everything it takes to hold on to power. On 10 December, he invited his most loyal MPs to...