October 22, 2017
On Saturday October 14, at 4:13pm, my cellphone lit up. “Big explosion…at the Zobe Junction,” the first WhatsApp message announced. For...
Opinion
December 16, 2015
“ Waan u maaleynayaa, markaad dhameysey hadalkaaga guumaysiga ku sabsan ayaad dib u noqon kartaa qabyaaladda soomaaliyeed iwm." (“I would...
blog
October 4, 2015
October 3rd and 4th, 1993 mark the dates of the Battle of Mogadishu also known as the Day of the Rangers. The battle was fought by forces...
blog
August 31, 2015
Suicide bombings and political instability has long been the news coming out of Mogadishu, Somalia. But for three days in late August, it...
Poetry
August 7, 2015
What a pity that the pastoral interlocutors had apparently never heard of that British wizard of words, named Shakespeare! If they could...
Opinion
December 1, 2014
Soon after last Saturday’s gruesome bus attack in northeastern Kenya—an ambush that left 28 people dead—al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab issued a...
blog
November 20, 2014
Today marks an important anniversary in the history of children’s rights. On November 20th, 1989 the United Nations General Assembly...
blog
April 1, 2015
It is with grave concern that we, the undersigned Somali academics, researchers, students, writers, activists, community members and our...
Conversations
March 22, 2015
Speaking before members of the international press gathered in Mogadishu on January 29, 2015, Philippe Lazzarini, United Nations...