Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Bitter Sweet Double-Edged Sword of Somalia Politicians

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Soon after they lose jobs, Somali officials start hurling fierce criticism on the system they hawked hard when they were holding offices. In recent years,...

Somali Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of British Lawmaker Amess

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A man accused of stabbing to death British lawmaker David Amess at a church where he was meeting voters in October pleaded not guilty...

Book Review of Nadifa Mohamed’s ‘The Fortune Men’

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The wrong man: inside the world of a Somali sailor hanged for murder. Mahmood Mattan has been rescued. Given new life, he emerges from the...

Family of Somali-Canadian Paralegal Killed in Turkey Demand Answers

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Bashi Hosh Jibril was a paralegal who offered pro-bono help to newcomers and refugees in the Greater Toronto area. His family still has questions...

Somali PhD Student Makes Breakthrough in Aortic Insufficiency Treatment

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A leaking heart valve – or in technical terms, aortic insufficiency – is a condition in which the valve between the left ventricle of...

The Search for an African Union Exit Strategy from Somalia

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This week on The Horn, Alan talks to Crisis Group expert Omar Mahmood about the future of AMISOM, the African Union’s mission in Somalia,...

Coming Soon: A Turkish-Backed Terror Wave In Somalia?

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According to reports out of Somalia, on November 3, Somali security officials confiscated parts for six drones at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdullah Airport. The Somali security officials arrested...

Qasil Powder: the Somali Beauty Staple That’s All Over TikTok Right Now

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For centuries, Somali women have applied qasil powder in a bid to achieve clearer, smoother and brighter skin. Here’s why it’s gaining popularity on...

Abdi Lives Up to the Promise with European Record in Rotterdam

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Abdi, who is supported by Dahabshiil Group, also broke the European marathon record of 2:04:16, set in 2019 by Kaan Kigen from Turkey. Somali born...

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,...