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2016-03-19 18:53
Mogadishu is slowly transforming in to a city of development, commerce and vibrancy. With a little bit of stability, the entrepreneurial spirit of the Somali people will undeniably soar. The… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
My second visit to Mogadishu began July 30th. This time I'm working on an anti piracy media campaign by UNSOM for which I am producing several TV programmes.Ironically, the city is much busi… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I’m sure most of us have a love-hate relationship with the question, “where are you from?” How it is asked comes in a variety of ways. I walked into my class the first day… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I was recently working on a research project looking into the Somali people's experience of living in Europe. The research focused on enhancing current social policies so we looked into all… Read More
2015-08-22 10:28
Now more than ever, as we drift even further into a gadget obsessed world of self-indulgence and so called “first world problems”, Ramadan becomes even more important in more way… Read More
2014-11-26 08:12
Mogadishu is slowly transforming in to a city of development, commerce and vibrancy. With a little bit of stability, the entrepreneurial spirit of the Somali people will undeniably soar. The… Read More
2013-01-24 12:00
When one hears Somalia he/she would expect to read about the negative light that had buried the country’s diverse rich history and existence. Use any search engine and the first thing… Read More
2013-01-05 08:13
The beginning of a new year is always promising and full of hope. We spent much of December and beginning of January planning the dreams and aspirations we hope to achieve in the new year. I… Read More
2012-12-09 11:03
Less than a week ago, Kenyan troops and Ras Kamboni militia rolled into Kismayo unopposed. Alshabab had fled the city few days earlier  realizing they were outgunned and outnumbere… Read More
2012-12-05 05:56
Somali women performing traditional dance in Mogadishu Tuesday, Dec 4 2012. It was the first in three years that this traditional festival, from middle Shabelle, was held in Boondheere… Read More
2012-11-10 09:21
Ugandan soldiers in MogadishuUS officials are saying Uganda will not withdraw its troops Somalia and I think so too because there is too much at stake for them. But yesterday Ugandan Mi… Read More
2012-11-04 09:10
Women meeting the Technical Selection Committee to ensure women are representedMuch of the political rhetoric surrounding Somalia in the last few months has seen a reoccurrence of one debat… Read More
2012-10-13 10:50
Guardian: Somali journalists are dying from corruption as much as conflict by Jamal OsmanBy Ismail WarsameEveryone knows that Somalia is the most dangerous place to be a journalst but w… Read More
2012-09-07 10:00
My longing to see the city I was born in which I harboured for many years, finally came into realisation on the 20th of July 2012. I went for an assignment to moderate the Somali draft const… Read More
2012-07-19 14:41
Before my grandmother came to live with us when I was 7 years old, I had forgotten a lot of my spoken Somali. We were still refugees in Sweden and I had just started school, eager to keep up… Read More
2012-07-12 13:44
They say that your first memory is usually not with your mother and that childhood amnesia makes it hard for most adults to recollect even the happiest moments under the age of 4. The few lu… Read More
2012-07-03 14:17
As the Somali Independence Day yesterday marked 52 years of independence, I started thinking about what that meant and how it feels to celebrate victory and hope so far from home at a time w… Read More
2010-10-04 09:12
The campaign for maximum gain from the referendum in South Sudan has began and a lot is being said. President Omar Al-bashir warned two days ago of the prospect of south-north war follo… Read More
Mogadishu Eid
2010-09-21 07:22
Pictures of the Eid in Mogadishu, things have changed in Ol' Mogo (from BBC Somali) Read More
Oh, Ogadeniya
2009-05-01 15:59
During the so-called ‘Scramble for Africa’ in the late 1880’s, various European empires claimed different African territories and as a result lands with Somali speakers/Som… Read More
2009-03-07 18:59
Calm has returned to Mogadishu and so have tens of thousands of refugees. They'd fled the two-year long brutal Ethiopian occupation (that's according to Amnesty) and had been living in dire… Read More
2009-01-25 19:03
More deaths in Mogadishu. AU peacekeepers retaliated with heavy artilary to an Al-Shabab suicide bombing in Mogadishu yesterday, the result: more than 20 civilians dead and 30 more injured… Read More

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