Author: Khadra Elmi

HSM Hayat Hotel Speech

Public Reactions to President Mohamud Address

Three days after the tragedy of the Hayat hotel terror attack which killed more than 21 people and injured more than a hundred, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud broke his silence. Earlier in the day, he had chaired a meeting of the Security Council which includes the heads of the security services as well as the […]

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Presidential election day

Somalia Has Lost A Valuable Leader

A week ago, precisely on the historic day of May 15, Hassan Sheikh Mahamoud’s victory in a presidential election deemed fraudulent and the loss of incumbent President Farmajo, a valued leader, sent shock waves throughout Somalia. President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” who was elected for a four-year term in February 2017 is immensely popular with Somalis […]

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The Gravedigger's Wife

What The Gravedigger’s Wife Win Means For Somali Film Future

The Gravedigger’s Wife won the grand prize at the prestigious Pan-African Film Festival, FESPACO, in Burkina Faso. The 27th FESPACO edition, delayed this year because of the pandemic, celebrates every two years films produced largely in Africa by Africans. The Gravedigger’s Wife, written and directed by Khadar Ahmed, a Finno-Somali, was awarded the FESPACO Gold […]

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The Somali Election Games Series

The Election Games series is an ongoing Somali genre that mixes scripted and unscripted real-life political intrigue. Most of the players featured in this male-dominated series are Somalis and are real politicians, warlords, mercenaries and foreign handlers operating from the shadow. As in any well-run story, this Somali saga begins with an initial situation, brings […]

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