Arday girl

Arday: A Cultural Revolution Unveiled in Somali TV Series

In the embryonic but promising realm of the Somali film industry, a TV series called “Arday”, which means “student” in Somali, has risen as an innovative and boundary-breaking phenomenon that has captivated online audiences. Despite its groundbreaking nature, this remarkable show has not been exempt from both praise and criticism. This article aims to explore […]

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Deni Olole

Political Feud over Puntland Leadership, between Collision and Collusion

The political feud between President Hassan Mohamoud and Said Deni escalated on May 8 when Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre of the federal government attacked Deni’s leadership of Puntland. The feud, however, has raised many eyebrows and even left some wary of the real purpose of this conflict. Prime Minister Barre accused Deni of obstructing […]

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Why and How Awdal Uprising Started

A massive public uprising in Borama, Awdal, started at 8:00 in the morning today. Shortly after, it spread out to different districts and towns in Awdal Region. So far, the protests have taken place in Borama, Dilla, Garbadadar, Lowyada and Boon, which makes it the biggest uprising in Awdal recently. Also, this is the second […]

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18 May

True Facts about the 18 May Celebration

May 18 is widely celebrated in Hargeisa, Burao and Berbera as the day the self-proclaimed “Republic of Somaliland” declared its “independence” from the rest of Somalia. However, the revelers have little or no real knowledge of the real facts leading up to this day. For the few vocal believers in separatism, as well as non-believers, […]

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The Reason Behind the Erroneous Assumption that Somalis are Caucasian

As a young Somali high school student, I was once referred to as a “black Caucasian”. I had never heard that term before, so it puzzled me. That day, I was told that I didn’t possess the characteristics required to be a “real African,”. After that encounter, I began learning about what it meant to […]

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The Irir Samaale Leaders

The Irir Samaale Ploy to Divide and Perpetuate Chaos

The clan-based political alliance around Irir Samaale, hatched by the Djiboutian president and his allies in Somalia, the president of the federal government and the head of the separatist region of Somaliland, has recently caused concern among the Somali public, who see it as a political ploy to divide and perpetuate chaos in Somalia. The […]

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Controversy around the Presidential Envoy on Somaliland Issue

Saturday’s presidential appointment of Abdirashi Guled as special envoy for Somaliland relations sparked an outcry among the Somali public who sees it as poor leadership and gross injustice towards the victims of Hargeisa’s secessionists in the Sool region. Hiring an old friend Abdirashid Guled is considered to be close to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud. He […]

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Borama Hamda from mountain view

Journeying Through Awdal: Roots, Resilience, and Urgent Need for Investment

As a young and proud Somali from Awdal, I was thrilled to embark on a seven-month journey with my family to explore the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Awdal, Somalia. Our adventure took us to some of the region’s most fascinating cities, each with its unique charm and character. Our first stop was […]

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How Ethiopians’ abhorrent antics distort Somali history

Somalis were appalled that the African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) allowed Ethiopian army in Baidoa to abuse the proud military history of our Somali National Army (SNA) by glorifying Soviet Union and its allies’ acts of aggression against Somalia in Karamardha as part of 1977-78 Western Somalia Liberation War. The abhorrent antics of Ethiopian […]

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Askar iyo Bajaj

Why Mogadishu is Grappling with Out-of-Control Violence

Mogadishu, the Somali capital, with a population of 4.5 million, is plagued by out-of-control violence that is going crescendo. Unlike what most people believe, violence is no longer the preserve of the usual suspects: Al-Shabab insurgents. In fact, extremists compete with youth gangs and government forces. Day and night there are assassinations, suicide bombings, police […]

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Haweenka iyo Siyaasadda

Breaking the Barriers: Women’s Struggle for Political Participation in Somaliland

Somaliland, a self-declared state in the Horn of Africa, has long struggled with issues of gender inequality and misogyny within its political system. Despite its relative stability compared to other parts of Somalia, Somaliland continues to exclude women from meaningful participation in politics and decision-making processes. Zero female representation Somaliland has long been grappling with […]

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