SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award

It is an album that captures the melodious voices of prominent Somali singers like Hibo Nura, Nimo Jama, the Waberi troupe, and the Iftin Band, among others. Continue reading “SWEET AS BROKEN DATES: These Lost And Found Somali Tapes Are Now Nominated For A Grammy Award”

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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”

Somaliland Amongst the 26 Finalists Of The 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Beauty Pageant

Meet the finalists for the 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Pageant taking place on the 14th of October 2017 at the Royal Regency Hall in London. The Finalists are from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, DR of Congo, Somaliland, Cameroon, Eritrea, Somalia, Togo, Guinea, Senegal, and Lesotho. Continue reading “Somaliland Amongst the 26 Finalists Of The 7th Annual Miss Africa Great Britain Beauty Pageant”

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”

Realistic Tips For A Happy Marriage – Part II: Men

By Sahra Bashir

Dear Somali Brother:

I hope that in reading this, you find points you can take away and apply to your marriage. Perhaps there are a few things on this list that you may already be doing and some that you may need to work/improve on. Hopefully, you become more aware of your role as a husband. Continue reading “Realistic Tips For A Happy Marriage – Part II: Men”

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”

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”

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”

Ilhan Omar Wants To Make America Decent Again

From Somalia to the Minnesota statehouse, a fresh new face in politics. Continue reading “Ilhan Omar Wants To Make America Decent Again”

‘Love Thy Neighbor?’

When a Muslim doctor arrived in a rural Midwestern town, “it felt right.” But that feeling began to change after the election of Donald Trump. Continue reading “‘Love Thy Neighbor?’”

Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia

British archaeologists in Ethiopia have uncovered a forgotten city dating as far back as 10th century AD that was once believed to be the home of giants.  Continue reading “Archaeologists Unearth Forgotten Islamic Ancient City In Ethiopia”

‘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”

No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd

Well-adapted to the desert, but not to the modern world Continue reading “No Country For Nomads: The Hard Life Of A Somali Shepherd”

Danish-Somali Girls Freed From The Koran School In Somaliland

Jasmin, who grew up in Vejle, says she was chained for up to 14 days at a time while staying at the school. Continue reading “Danish-Somali Girls Freed From The Koran School In Somaliland”

In The Land Of Frankincense

The isolated territory of Somaliland sees the industry as both a blessing and a curse. Continue reading “In The Land Of Frankincense”

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”

Dinosaur Paintings Discovered At Shimuhshimuh Caves In Erigavo, Somaliland

Cave paintings have been found at Shimuhshimuh north of Erigavo. The paintings were found by Jama Dabhaan and colleagues in 2010 but have been declared now after the photos taken were recovered. Continue reading “Dinosaur Paintings Discovered At Shimuhshimuh Caves In Erigavo, Somaliland”

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”