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”

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”

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”

A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer

Washington, DC – The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, announced Today (July 25, 2017) Ms. Munira Khalif as the sixth annual U.S. Youth Observer to the UN. Continue reading “A Young Somali American, Is The New UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State UN Youth Observer”

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”

UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air

Providers and subscribers report reinstatement of BeIN channels in the UAE over a month after authorities banned it. Continue reading “UAE Restores Qatar’s BeIN Sports Network Back On Air”

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”

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”

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”

‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales

This week is Refugee Week, as part of the events, Ruth Mosalski met with two refugees one who has been in Wales for 30 years, and one who hopes she will be allowed to make this her home. Continue reading “‘My Children Feel Welcomed And Respected Here’ How An Asylum Seeker Feels About Wales”

Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump

Deniz Cam

Herding goats and camels in Somaliland as a teenager, Mubarik Mohamoud had no idea he would go to college – let alone attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Continue reading “Wall Street-Sponsored School In Somaliland Finds Its Way In The Age Of Trump”

WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances

San Francisco – Cross-border money transfer service WorldRemit is enabling its immigrant customer base to send money home using Android Pay, making it the first international remittance firm to run on the Google payments system, the company said on Tuesday. Continue reading “WorldRemit Adds Android Pay As Secure Option For Migrant Remittances”

President Sillanyo Reshuffles Cabinet

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Sillanyo shuffled his cabinet Monday, replacing three Ministers, two governors, and one Director General. Continue reading “President Sillanyo Reshuffles Cabinet”

Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – The mayor of Somaliland’s capital city issued new rules on Sunday to prevent the spread of the current AWD outbreak that has killed close to 100 people in Somaliland’s eastern regions. Continue reading “Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak”

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”

For The Somaliland National Team, Recognition Means More Than Acclaim

In representing a country that remains unrecognized by the international community, the Somaliland national team is making a statement both on and off the pitch. Continue reading “For The Somaliland National Team, Recognition Means More Than Acclaim”