Mohamed Farah Calls Time On GB Career After Victory In Final Track Outing

Surprise announcement follows win in 3,000m at Birmingham Grand Prix and Briton had been expected still to compete for country in marathons Continue reading “Mohamed Farah Calls Time On GB Career After Victory In Final Track Outing”

Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s

A trove of recordings that survived ‘Africa’s Dresden’ is a window into how music once flourished under a dictatorship. Continue reading “Uncovering Somali’s Forgotten Music Of The 1970s”

J. Peter Pham: President Trump’s Perfect Pick For Top Africa Post?

If Pham becomes Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, it would likely mark a shift in the tone and priorities of US-Africa relations. 

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Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder

Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of the republic of Somaliland. But its ambiguous political status has made protecting the site especially challenging. Continue reading “Finding Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art Is Hard. Protecting It Could Be Harder”

Meet The Muslim Miss Universe Star Who Wore A Kaftan Instead Of A Bikini

London: Somaliland-British Muslim Muna Jama has made headlines around the world in recent days for winning the right to wear a kaftan, rather than a bikini, in the swimwear section of the Miss Universe Great Britain beauty pageant. Continue reading “Meet The Muslim Miss Universe Star Who Wore A Kaftan Instead Of A Bikini”

Sir Mohamed Farah Claims Silver Medal In World 5000 Meters+Reaction

Somaliland-born British athlete Sir Mohamed Farah aka Mo Farah missed out on his dream double after coming second in the 5000 meters at the World Championships. Continue reading “Sir Mohamed Farah Claims Silver Medal In World 5000 Meters+Reaction”

Mohamed Farah Takes World 5,000m Silver To Fall Short Of A Farewell Double

Ethiopian Muktar Edris crashed the Mohamed Farah party by beating the Brit to take 5,000m gold at the World Athletics Championships.

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How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains

image-20160809-11006-1wg45ksBy Rebecca Richards

Lecturer in International Relations, Keele University

Within the space of a week this autumn, the people of Catalonia and Kurdistan will be asked if they want to live in an independent country. If these two referendums result in declarations of independence, what happens next? Continue reading “How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains”

Mohamed Farah Remains On Track For World Double In London

The 10-time global champion will go for 5000m gold, while Isaac Makwala, Wayde van Niekerk and Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake make 200m final Continue reading “Mohamed Farah Remains On Track For World Double In London”

Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands

Mohammed Abdi is four years old – but he looks less than half that.

Children like him are already weakened by hunger and illness but are now facing the threat of contracting cholera. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands”

Somaliland: A Profile Of The Region Not Recognized By The Rest Of The World

Somaliland is a self-declared state located in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland: A Profile Of The Region Not Recognized By The Rest Of The World”

The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition

With words like democracy, religious freedom and human rights, Mikael Torstensson and Magnus Oscarsson are trying to convince the world that Somaliland should be recognized as an independent state. Continue reading “The West Should Stop Its Tomfoolery On Somaliland Recognition”

In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course

In Somaliland, part of famine prevention means keeping people at home, rather than wandering for help. It also means laying the ground for a major shift to lessen dependence on livestock, the backbone of Somalis’ survival for centuries. Part 4 of our series on famine resilience. Continue reading “In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course”

Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair

When Jama Muse Jama announced ten years ago that he is holding a Book Fair in Hargeisa. I vividly remember people talking about it and each one giving a different explanation about what the book fair would be. Continue reading “Somaliland: Ten Years Of International Book Fair”

Press Release: British Ambassador Visits Hargeisa International Book Fair

Hargeisa, Somaliland, July 22, 2017 (Saxafi) – British Ambassador David Concar this afternoon addressed the renowned Hargeisa International Book Fair, a celebration of Somali culture, heritage and ideas. Continue reading “Press Release: British Ambassador Visits Hargeisa International Book Fair”

As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies

​By Michael F. Harsch, Maximilian M. Meduna and Teresa Krug

The United States is getting more involved in Somalia, the nation in the Horn of Africa that has been wrestling with violent conflict and political instability for nearly three decades. Continue reading “As The U.S. Gets More Involved In Somalia, Beware These Three Fallacies”

The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition

By Chris Giles

Musical icon Sahra Halgan was one of the many people who fled Somaliland after the brutal Siyad Barre regime, which left the self-declared country in ruins. Continue reading “The Star Singing For Somaliland’s Recognition”

Investing In Somaliland- Is It Dubai 20 Years Ago?

By Kurt Davis Jr.

This article was published on Feb 1, 2013, at africa.com website and since then there is some changes in the title of some characters which the author quoted in this article.  Continue reading “Investing In Somaliland- Is It Dubai 20 Years Ago?”

Network Airline Management and Astral Aviation Fly Urgent Relief Goods For Canadian Red Cross to Somaliland

Over 57 tones of urgent relief goods were transported by Network Airline Management, the freighter division of the Network Aviation Group, on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross to a field hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Continue reading “Network Airline Management and Astral Aviation Fly Urgent Relief Goods For Canadian Red Cross to Somaliland”

Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix

Analysis By Sally Sara

It’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, mostly in Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix”