Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s

Hargeisa – In 1331, famed Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta arrived in Mogadishu, on the Banaadiri coast, in what is today Somalia. Battuta came across the richest, most powerful port in East Africa, at the fore of the Indian Ocean trade system, then the centrepiece of the global economy. Anchored off the coast, he was greeted by “boatloads More...

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By Jama On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Duale beats Wiper’s Farah Maalim to retain Garissa seat

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has successfully defended his Garissa Township parliamentary seat against Wiper’s Farah Maalim who sought to unseat him. Constituency Returning Officer Boru Duba More...

By Jama On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, More...

By Jama On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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US Soldiers Deployed to Somalia Teaching Partners How to Drive Trucks

PENTAGON — When dozens of American soldiers deployed to Mogadishu back in April, their presence marked the first American military forces in Somalia, except for a small unit of counterterrorism advisers, since More...

By Jama On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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India, Somalia ink pact on transfer of sentenced prisoners

India and Somalia today signed an agreement for transfer of sentenced prisoners after a meeting between their foreign ministers who discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the issues of piracy More...

By Jama On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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FDC wants UPDF out of Somalia following Alshabaab attack

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has asked the government to withdraw UPDF officers from Somalia after yesterdays’ ambush. 12 UPDF soldiers have been confirmed dead following More...

By Jama On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Al-Shabab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike

The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while Somalia’s government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabab More...

By Alidahir Abdi On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Somalia: The Oldest Catholic Church in Hargeisa Reopens After 30yrs

A church that has been closed for three decades was on Friday reopened in Hargeisa. A ceremony attended by Somaliland Ministers and mainly expats living in the breakaway region was organised at the new church in More...

By Jama On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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700 stones found in Somalia national’s kidney

Doctors at a city-based private hospital were astonished when they found hundreds of small stones in a Somalian’s kidney. They suspect the man suffers from a unique condition that causes his kidneys to produce More...

By Jama On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Somalia: New bank notes set to counter currency crisis

Somalia’s government is set to print modern bank notes for the first time in more than 25 years to end the currency crisis in the Horn of African nation, authorities said Thursday Bashir isse Ali, Somalia’s More...