Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Kenya Approves Resumption of Nairobi-Mogadishu Flights

Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on Twitter Kenya will resume direct flights between its capital, Nairobi and Mogadishu in Somalia, the East African nation’s Civil Aviation Authority Director-General Gilbert Kibe said Friday. Kenya had … Continued

Shut out and forgotten, refugees in Dadaab appeal for dignity

Dimming prospects of lasting solutions amid continued insecurity in Somalia and ever-shrinking resettlement slots have locked refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab camps in conditions of vulnerability and dependency. With severe mobility constraints and limited livelihood options, humanitarian assistance continues to be a … Continued

Meet Somalia’s trailblazing female camel trader

Zamzam Yusuf, a grandmother of 29, is breaking barriers by entering the once men-only camel trading industry in Somalia. By Abdishukri Haybe & Hamza Mohamed Kismayo, Somalia – Every morning just before sunrise, Zamzam Yusuf makes the short drive between her … Continued

Music Review: Saida Dahir – ‘The Walking Stereotype’

Richard Marcus Somali American poet Saida Dahir has released her first spoken word collection, The Walking Stereotypethrough Little Village Foundation releases. While only 26 minutes long, the recording is powerful, deeply moving and intensely satisfying. Spoken word recordings occasionally struggle to hold the listeners’ … Continued


By Abdi I. Dalal This poem has been written not because the Poet has ill feelings for Fahad Yasin who is a journalist by profession and who is the current Chief-of-Staff of Villa Somalia (Presidential Palace), but to exhort him … Continued


A poem by Abdi Ismail In every transitory phase of human history, the pungent stink of malfeasance arises. In the extreme fringe of human existence. In the infinite reaches of the human mind. In the entire range of the human … Continued

Transgression (Tacaddi): A Poem by Hussein Halane

By Hussein Halene Translated by Adam OHirsi While I am apprehensive about the current affairs of Somalia, and fearful that the never ending chaos of the homeland will render my brain waste, I met with Aw Hirsi, a  good friend who is … Continued

An interview with Ali M. Ahad

Editor’s note: Ali Mumin Ahad is a Somali scholar with multifaceted interests and a personal life story that brought him from Somalia to Italy, and now to Australia. Ali obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics at the Somali National University, … Continued

Gabay versus Guurow

By Mohamed Abdikadir (Stanza) Gabay The gabay which is the most significant kind of Somali classical literature consists of two parts separated by coma, when written, and they are known as: hoojis (rising) and hooris (falling).  If there are 20 syllabic vowels in the line, the … Continued

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