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Sunday 14 July 2024

Culture

Art |
The memorandum of understanding signed by Ethiopia and Somaliland has sparked a wave of polemical songs Music has always been one of the strongest means of assisting the liberation or control of people.
The memorandum of understanding signed by Ethiopia and Somaliland has sparked a wave of polemical songs Music has always been one of the strongest means of assisting the liberation or control of people.
Books |
 Siddharth Kara’s Cobalt Red unveils the hidden violence that sustains the mining sector in the DRC and highlights its role in the modern world from our phones and tablets to electric cars.  Have you ever wondered where the raw materials for your phone bat
 Siddharth Kara’s Cobalt Red unveils the hidden violence that sustains the mining sector in the DRC and highlights its role in the modern world from our phones and tablets to electric cars.  Have you ever wondered where the raw materials for your phone bat
Culture |
Somalis, with their ingrained love for communication, have eagerly embraced each new device to facilitate it, transforming it into an extension of their vibrant culture
Somalis, with their ingrained love for communication, have eagerly embraced each new device to facilitate it, transforming it into an extension of their vibrant culture
Thoughts |
Mohamed Kheir Omer recalls his memories of khalwa, the setting of his traditional Quranic education, in EritreaLike most Eritreans born into Muslim families, my first steps into education began in a Quranic school, or khalwa, in the late 1950s.
Mohamed Kheir Omer recalls his memories of khalwa, the setting of his traditional Quranic education, in EritreaLike most Eritreans born into Muslim families, my first steps into education began in a Quranic school, or khalwa, in the late 1950s.
Culture |
Ibrahim Osman reflects on the way Tizita, the Amharic music genre, deals with the themes of memory, longing and nostalgia.
Ibrahim Osman reflects on the way Tizita, the Amharic music genre, deals with the themes of memory, longing and nostalgia.
Thoughts |
“Word is not the privilege of some few persons but the right of everyone” — Paulo Freire
“Word is not the privilege of some few persons but the right of everyone” — Paulo Freire
Thoughts |
Somali scholar Said Samatar not only wrote; he crafted stories through graceful words, painting our inner ugliness as well as our glory in history, writes Faisal Roble 
Somali scholar Said Samatar not only wrote; he crafted stories through graceful words, painting our inner ugliness as well as our glory in history, writes Faisal Roble 
Art |
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Cinema |
Farhadi’s film interrogates our personal and public need for the morally pure hero, revealing our more cynical motivations for idealising and propping these figures up
Farhadi’s film interrogates our personal and public need for the morally pure hero, revealing our more cynical motivations for idealising and propping these figures up
Cinema |
Scottish director Kevin Macdonald tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian man who was held in Guantanamo Bay for fourteen years without charge 
Scottish director Kevin Macdonald tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian man who was held in Guantanamo Bay for fourteen years without charge