Sunday, December 15, 2019

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...

Somalia: Harun Maruf launches book on Al-Shabaab inside story

The deadliest terror attack in Africa’s history began with a loaded truck barreling down a busy street in Somalia’s capital, seemingly bound for the...

Why Hollywood writer Ubah Mohamed hated her name

Getting a TV job in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US with a name like Ubah Mohamed was not...

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...

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...

How a Muslim Somali Refugee Model Became the American Dream

As a child, Halima Aden loved to eat mud. To her young eyes, the rain transforming the dry, sandy soil of Turkana County, Kenya—home to...

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...

Michael Soi: A Kenyan painter’s art questions China’s deepening reach in Africa

The officials in suits arrived uninvited at Michael Soi’s studio located in the fringes of the industrial area of Nairobi. They were four men...

Owning it: Will Smith Starts Dreamers Fund for Start-ups

Will Smith, one of the world’s most recognizable Hollywood movie stars, has been making headlines lately for diversifying his interests in venture capital and business...

Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

Aged just 16, Abdishakur Mohamed confidently presented his latest work to the Hargeisa book fair, an event that has transformed Somaliland’s literary scene over...

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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...