Aragtida Qoraaga – Interview with the author (moi), regarding my newly released book ‘Somali President: Mohammed Siad Barre, His Life and Legacy’.
Below this post is a rare colonial video documentary depicting Somalia’s wild life in the early ’50’s. It reveals Italian hunters hunting and killing Somali elephants and other members of Somalia’s animal kingdom. It is an unfortunate fact that in 2012, 95% of Somalia’s vast wild life have disappeared as a result of poaching, migration […]
Abud-Waq, though classified as a major city, in terms of its population, is a city whose founding date predates the actual independence of Somalia by a mere year. This signifies that Abud-Waq, as a city, is the ‘youngest’ amongst the largest cities in Somalia. It was founded in 1959 by two prominent Somali traders, Haji […]
Abadir ibn Musa ibn Warwa’Jecle (Somali: Abaadir Muuse Warwaaqjecle) dubbed as the principal patron saint and first Emir of Harar, was the most celebrated Somali figure and one of the earliest propagators of Islam in the city of Harar. He introduced Islam at a very early period, before the Abyssinians (Ethiopians) first gained a footing […]
Dear potential regular readers, Welcome to my very first blog entry. For the past few months, I have been contemplating whether to open a blog; a virtual abode where I could condense my previous writings in to a singular website as opposed to it being scattered across the abyss of the world-wide-web. I am not […]