Soomaali: Labaatan iyo labo aamustiyo, shaqal irmaaneeya Ebyan iyo haddaan magac u yaal, ku arkay joornaalka Mar haddii afkeygii la qoray, Aabe iyo Hooyo Mar hadaan amaahsigii ka baxay, lagu ogoontoobay Abaal waxaa leh nimankii fartaa, soo abaabulaye Amiirnimo sin iyo garab jirteey, nagu abuureene Afafka qalaad iyo maxaa, eregta ii dhiibay Anaa macallimoo raba […]
The Somali folklore is extraordinarily rich in both form and content, producing powerful narratives that have withstood time in the absence of a literacy script. One particular legend, celebrated by many and equally loathed by many involves an ancient Somali queen named Caraweelo (English: Araweelo). She was a powerful and a fearsome ruler that antagonised […]
See below for Muuse Galaal’s ingenious tree chart (1968) depicting the Somali culture (Hiddo/Dhaqan). The tree (labelled as the tree of Somali Culture by Galaal) start with a base line which is the (1.) Somali culture and incrementally introduces concepts that part and parcel of the Somali Culture. 2. Talo (Counsel) 3. Towfiiq (Integrity) 4. […]
Radio Muqdisho Panorama commentary: Absence of Patriotism (broadcasted 10 Dec 1990) We always talk about what the Somali people used to be, but the question is, what are the Somali people today? It is no secret to anyone that the Somali have abandoned their age-old cooperation and unity. They have become a nation of animals […]
An exchange of words between Berhanu Bayih (foreign minister of Ethiopia at the time) and Abirizak Haji Husein-Cabdirisaaq Xaaji Xuseen (former prime-minister of Somalia and Somali ambassador to the UN at the time-RH). Year: 1978 Ethiopia denies receiving large-scale military aid from Soviet Union, calling Somalia’s claim preposterous.