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”

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”

How The Media Covered Kenya’s General Election

image-20161207-18067-1gmvezyGeorge W. Gathigi

Lecturer, University of Nairobi

The media has been a critical part of the Kenyan election process. But did they do a good job? Continue reading “How The Media Covered Kenya’s General Election”

How Does A Country Become A Country? An Expert Explains

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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”

Somaliland Could Get Recognition If J. Peter Pham Is Selected For African Affairs Post

Could Somaliland get recognition under Donald Trump’s presidency? Continue reading “Somaliland Could Get Recognition If J. Peter Pham Is Selected For African Affairs Post”

Trump Signs Order To Withdraw US From Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

President Donald Trump moved Monday to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, making good on a pledge to scrap a deal he denounced as a “job killer” and a “rape” of US interests. Continue reading “Trump Signs Order To Withdraw US From Trans-Pacific Trade Deal”

Five African Elections To Look Out For In 2017

2016 will go down as an unforgettable year in the electoral sphere for a lot of people and countries. Continue reading “Five African Elections To Look Out For In 2017”

Shuban Dhinaca Ethiopia Uga Soo Talaabay Oo Lagu Arkay Wajaale

Wajaale, Somaliland, November 21, 2016 (Saxafi) – Magaaladda Wajaale waxa ku soo fiday shuban aan wali nooca uu  yahay aan la ogaan, kaasi oo la sheegay inuu ka soo talaabay xadka Itoobiya oo xaaladan oo kale ka jirtay Continue reading “Shuban Dhinaca Ethiopia Uga Soo Talaabay Oo Lagu Arkay Wajaale”

Somaliland President Congratulated President-Elect Donald Trump

Dear Mr President-Elect,

As the President of Somaliland Republic, I extend my sincere congratulations on your election as the 45th President of the United States of America. Continue reading “Somaliland President Congratulated President-Elect Donald Trump”

Donald Trump Is Elected President In Stunning Repudiation Of The Establishment

Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy. Continue reading “Donald Trump Is Elected President In Stunning Repudiation Of The Establishment”

Safiirka Ingiriiska U Fadhiya Dalka Sucuudi Arabiya Oo Diinta Islaamka Qaatay Kana Mid Noqday Xujaajtii Sanadkan

Safiirka boqortooyada Midowday (United Kingdom) u fadhiya dalka Boqortooyada Sucuudi Arabiya, ayaa noqday dublamaasigii ugu sareeyay Ingiriiska ee si rasmi ah u cadeeyay inuu qaatay diinta Islaamka oo uu Muslimay. Continue reading “Safiirka Ingiriiska U Fadhiya Dalka Sucuudi Arabiya Oo Diinta Islaamka Qaatay Kana Mid Noqday Xujaajtii Sanadkan”

Somaliland’s Sovereignty – Why Professor Woodward Is Wrong To Advise Caution

By Ahmed M.I. Egal

There was an article which appeared in the Australian journal “THE CONVERSATION” on 9th September 2016 titled “Somaliland wants to secede – here’s why caution is necessary” penned by Peter Robert Woodward, Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Sovereignty – Why Professor Woodward Is Wrong To Advise Caution”

Shirkadda Sahaminta Shidaalka Ee Sterling Energy Oo Loo Kordhiyay Heshiiskii Ay Kula Jirtay Somaliland

Hargeysa, Somaliland August 7, 2016 (Saxafi/Sterling Energy) – Shirkadda Sahaminta Shiidaalka ee Sterling Energy ayaa mar kale loo sameeyey muddo kordhin kale, maadaama oo wakhtigii lagu heshiiyey ku ekaa sanadka 2017 balse uu ka dhacay. Continue reading “Shirkadda Sahaminta Shidaalka Ee Sterling Energy Oo Loo Kordhiyay Heshiiskii Ay Kula Jirtay Somaliland”

Xildhibaanadda Golaha Deegaanka Hargeysa Oo Ka Jawaabay Eed Ay U Jeediyeen Mulkiilayaasha Wershadaha Biyuhu

 “Caagadda Biyaha markii Dibadda laga keeni jirey ee dawladda dhexena cashuuri jirtay waxa lagu iibin jirey 3500 Sh.Sl, imika oo cashuurtii laga dhaafay waxay siiyaan 4000 Sh.Sl” Cismaan Waxar Continue reading “Xildhibaanadda Golaha Deegaanka Hargeysa Oo Ka Jawaabay Eed Ay U Jeediyeen Mulkiilayaasha Wershadaha Biyuhu”

Guddoomiye Ramaax Oo Wacad Ku Maray Inaanu Ka Hadhi Doonin Wargeyska Sahan

Boorama, Somaliland, June 26, 2016, (Saxafi) – Guddoomiyaha Gobolka Awdal Maxamuud Cali Saleemaan (Ramaax) ayaa wacad ku maray inaanu ka hadhi doonin wargeyska Sahan oo uu ku eedeeyay inuu ka qoray warar been abuur ah, isagoo dhinaca kalena guddoomiye Ramaax jawaab ka bixiywey hadallo ku saabsan heshiiska dekedda Berbera iyo dilalkii ka dhacay Gaashaamo. Continue reading “Guddoomiye Ramaax Oo Wacad Ku Maray Inaanu Ka Hadhi Doonin Wargeyska Sahan”

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Carwo Boorama Looga Furay Dadka Wax Haysta

Boorama, Somaliland, June 26, 2016, (Saxafi) – Agaasimaha Guud ee wasaaradda ganacsiga ayaa Jimcihii Boorama ka furay carwo loogu magac daray ‘Ramadaan Bazaar” taasoo haatan u muuqata mid loogu talo-galay inay ka dukaamaystaan dadka iska ladan ee lacagta haysta. Continue reading “Carwo Boorama Looga Furay Dadka Wax Haysta”

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Rocky Future For Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 26, 2016 – Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white color on the cliffs of Somaliland, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows. Continue reading “Rocky Future For Somaliland’s Ancient Cave Art”

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Fadliga Tobanka (10) Dambe Ee Bisha Ramadaan

Illaahay ayaa mahadleh ka illaahnimadiisa cidi ayna kulamaanayn ee sharafta badan iyo mulkigiisuna warayo iyo waynida, illaaha boqorka ah ee cidkale aan u baahnayn, illaaha qaniga ka ah dhamaan khalqiga uu abuuray ee cidkastoo khalqigiisa ka mid ahi ay ugu baahantahay si joogta ah, Continue reading “Fadliga Tobanka (10) Dambe Ee Bisha Ramadaan”

The Unrecognized

By Joshua Keating

 “SAH-MAH-LEE, SAH-MAH-LEE, SAH-MAH-LEE!”

It was an incongruous chant from the small crowd at a rudimentary soccer field nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, but one that over the week would be regularly and passionately echoed from the stands. Continue reading “The Unrecognized”

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Somaliland: Kill All But The Crows

People and Power goes on the trail of a Somali army commander accused of involvement in mass killings and war crimes.

To much of the world, Somalia has a fearsome reputation. It is seen as one of the most dangerous places on the planet – a failed state that is widely believed to be home to warlords, pirates and terrorists.  Continue reading “Somaliland: Kill All But The Crows”