Monday, December 6, 2021

Somaliland:Stars of the Horn at Colston Hall

SOMALI stars left crowds mesmerized after a performance at Colston Hall. After travelling all the way from Somaliland and Djibouti, they arrived at The Lantern...

Somali-American Songwriter Rayzak Details The Immigrant Experience In ‘The Garden’ (Audio clip included)

Rayzak was born into a musical family in northwestern Somalia and moved to the United States at the early age of 9, before the outbreak...

Somali Rapper K’Naan to direct new HBO series about jihadi recruitment

The Somali-Canadian rapper will write and direct the dramatic series, "The Recruiters" while Bigelow and former HBO president Carolyn Strauss will be executive producers. Minnesota...

United Nations turns focus on 20 million migrants around the world

When I met Aayda Merhej a year ago, she struggled with the day-to-day agonies that exacted a toll on many Syrian refugees in Lebanon. "We're...

Meet Muwado, the Eight-year-old girl Making Somalia Laugh

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All across Mogadishu and beyond, there is one name that brings smiles to people's faces: Muwado. The eight-year-old gir is the star of short comedy...

Indian soap tackles taboos to become one of world’s most watched

Over 400m people watch show, with storyline including acid attacks, domestic violence and abortion of female foetuses An Indian soap opera whose themes include acid...

Court Denies Hotel Rwanda Hero Bail Appeal

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A Rwandan appellate court has upheld the decision to deny bail to genocide film ‘Hotel Rwanda' hero, Paul Rusesabagina, agreeing that he could flee the...

The star singing for Somaliland’s recognition

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country...

Superman Recognizes Somali Boy as Hero

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Superman: Red and Blue #1 reveals that the Man of Steel's favorite hero isn't Batman, it's a war hero who risked his life to...

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...