Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nearly Half of the Muslim Population Fell Victim to Religious Profiling

Survey reveals most harassments occurred during police controls, job applications and house rentals A poll said on Wednesday that 42% of Muslims in France were...
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Somalia: Al Shabaab Funnels Zakat Back to the Poor in Mogadishu

The Islamist Somali fighters, Al Shabaab, have distributed, again, the yearly Zakat alms amounting to thousands in Mogadishu, inside the capital of the weak...

Valeria Porokhova, Translator Of Qur’an Into Russian, Passes Away

Valeria (Iman) Porokhova, a well-known translator of the Qur’an into the Russian language, has died in Moscow at the age of 79. Russian media outlets...

A Revived Somaliland Cultural Scene Fights To be Seriously Appreciated

The arts scene is booming in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland but, as the BBC's Mary Harper writes, the people who are pushing the...

Somaliland: Underground Christian Wife Says She Was Divorced, Beaten When Discovered

The husband of a 32-year-old mother of two children in Somalia had just discovered that his wife owned a Bible and demanded that she...

77 Traits of Highly Successful People – An Indispensable Manual

The 77 Traits of Highly Successful people, 232 pages, by Mark Foo, is summarized here by Dr. Salma Heiss. The result is a manual...

Hamed Jama: Departure of the Brown Intellectual – Writes Ex-PresidentAli Nassir

Hamed Jama Hussein (aka حامد جامع) , a cultured intellectual, died in Aden, where he lived and lived the lives of ordinary people as a whole,...

Somaliland: Hadraawi Poems Show Commitment of Poet and Man – A Review

Within the literary sphere, there has oft’ been this argument of what the actual role of the poet ought to be in society. On...

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...

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...

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Why is Somalia Failing Under Farmaajo, Khaire Reins

Many believe a change of government will be a welcome upgrade on life under Farmaajo and Khaire. However, don’t count on the hope there...

Thousands Protest in Minneapolis Over Death of George Floyd Following Violent Arrest

Video of George Floyd's arrest shows him repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" as a police officer kneels on his neck. Thousands of people have gathered...

Who has Still an Ounce of Optimism of Somalia?

Is there logic behind the disruption of our state? Is it the consequence of our doings what is happening? Are we taking our democracy...