Wednesday, December 7, 2022

In Somalia, a Rare Female Artist Promotes Images of Peace

Among the once-taboo professions emerging from Somalia’s decades of conflict and Islamic extremism is the world of arts, and a 21-year-old female painter has...

From Somaliland Civil War to Sheffield’s Poet Laureate – Warda Has had Some Journey

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She’s Miss Yassin to her pupils and poet laureate to Sheffield. Whatever you call her, Warda is a woman of words. A British Somali poet,...

Somali Women Raise Their Voices in the Nation of Poets

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A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women...

Nadifa Mohamed is Sole British Writer to Make Booker Prize Shortlist

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The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021...

“Escape From Mogadishu” Becomes Korea’s Biggest Box Office Hit of 2021

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Jo In Sung’s new movie “Escape from Mogadishu” has officially become this year’s biggest hit at the Korean box office! On August 29, the Korean...

Somaliland: President Receives Ansaru Sunnah Clerics At Conclusion of 3rd International Conference

His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, received, Monday, leaders of the 3rd Ansaru Sunnah International Conference concluded in...

Eastern Africa’s Jihadis: Somalia

JihafismIn this second episode of The Horn’s mini-series exploring jihadism along the Swahili coast, Alan Boswell talks to regional expert Samira Gaid about the...

Tigrayan Forces Take Control of Ethiopia’s Lalibela, a UN World Heritage Site – Eyewitnesses

Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, whose famed rock-hewn churches are a United Nations World Heritage Site,...

Are Somalis Arabs or Africans?

The Somalis are the indigenous people to the horn of Africa (Eastern Africa). They have no Arab lineage or origin. Neither do they speak...

Somaliland: ‘I paved the way for myself as a YouTuber’ – Chunkz

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The social media phenomenon on honouring his Somali heritage, balancing fame and faith, and spending lockdown with his YouTube Beta Squad “It was the scariest...