Q&A With Somaliland Singer Sahra Halgan Ahead Of Sep 27 DDC Gig

Kyle Mullin

Music isn’t merely art for Sahra Halgan. She’s used it as an essential remedy. Continue reading “Q&A With Somaliland Singer Sahra Halgan Ahead Of Sep 27 DDC Gig”

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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”

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”

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”

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”

‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25

In 1988, on the eve of a two-decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siyad Barre launched punishing airstrikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. Continue reading “‘Sweet As Broken Dates’ Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa To Be Released August 25”

Horn Of Africa: Premiership Football And Khat Unify Region

They make an odd pair, the Premiership and the khat plant, and yet the two have a similar impact in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading “Horn Of Africa: Premiership Football And Khat Unify Region”

Documenting Diversity: “Somaliland” Depicts The Lives Of Somali Students

All it took was one online job listing to unite three filmmakers on a journey that would take them 8,000 miles from home to one of the most unrecognized places on Earth. Continue reading “Documenting Diversity: “Somaliland” Depicts The Lives Of Somali Students”

This Simple Acupressure Method Can Improve Your Overall Health

Modern medicine can work wonders, but sometimes you just don’t feel like taking a pill for a simple headache – or the pills don’t work at all. When this happens, where do you go? Continue reading “This Simple Acupressure Method Can Improve Your Overall Health”

A Mother Sacrificed Herself To Save Her Child – Her Story Will Leave You In tears

The love of a mother is so powerful. This love is a reason of many heroic deeds. This heart-breaking story proves, that for a child’s sake a mother can do impossible things. Continue reading “A Mother Sacrificed Herself To Save Her Child – Her Story Will Leave You In tears”