Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Wardheer News

WardheerNews.com is an online magazine launched on November 23, 2004. WardheerNews.com was created at a time when information about the East and Horn of Africa, in general, and Somalia, in particular, was limited, scarce and one-sided. WardheerNews.com was created to fill that void. It was started by a group of visionary Somalis to create an equal platform of exchange and discussion. Soon after its launch, WardheerNews.com reached faraway places, to a great number of people hungry for the rich content it provided. Consequently, Somali intellectuals, professionals, poets and poetess, women and youth found it as the intellectual forum to discuss and debate important issues.

WDN_LogoAs it celebrates its anniversary, WardheerNews.com has become a phenomenon into itself that attracts a wide range of readers of important news, analysis, debate and opinion. Now WardheerNews.com is the-go- to- media portal with plethora of information on Somali politics, culture, social issues, traditional arts and book reviews. It has published opinion articles that are diverse in ideology. WardheerNews has created a high standard quality content that has attracted the most respected writers, political analysts, cultural icons, social commentators and researchers. It has established itself as a respected media outlet that produces high quality articles, research and news.

WardheerNews is intended for the Somalis in the Horn of Africa and the world at large as well as other interested individuals and organizations. It has been designed to provide reliable up-to-date news reports, studies and analysis on current issues and problems of concern to the Somali people encompassing political, social and cultural fields.

Accordingly, WardheerNews’s main mission is to produce and print for wider dissemination articles and commentaries of high journalistic standard that is fair, objective and free from extremism, bias or external influence. WardheerNew is committed to provide a platform that is engaging with diversity of opinion, political ideology and self-expression. Tolerance is a necessary ingredient for creativity and civility. Tolerance creates a melting pot of ideas where even the staunchest nemesis can agree to disagree. WardheerNews’ board believes that tolerance fuels tenacity and audacity and therefore everyone’s opinion matters. As its name implies, Wardheer (news that reaches far) is spreading its wings far and wide so that its opulent content is shared across the globe.

WardheerNews is intended for the Somalis in the Horn of Africa and the world at large as well as other interested individuals and organizations. It has been designed to provide reliable up-to-date news reports, studies and analysis on current issues and problems of concern to the Somali people encompassing political, social and cultural fields.

Accordingly, WardheerNews’s main mission is to produce and print for wider dissemination articles and commentaries of high journalistic standard that is fair, objective and free from extremism, bias or external influence. WardheerNew is committed to provide a platform that is engaging with diversity of opinion, political ideology and self-expression. Tolerance is a necessary ingredient for creativity and civility. Tolerance creates a melting pot of ideas where even the staunchest nemesis can agree to disagree. WardheerNews’ board believes that tolerance fuels tenacity and audacity and therefore everyone’s opinion matters. As its name implies, Wardheer (news from a far or that reaches far) is spreading its wings far and wide so that its opulent content is shared across the globe.

The editorial board sets policies and procedures that govern WardheerNews.  The board is responsible for the promotion of the web magazine to academic institutions, print and online news organizations, businesses and other organizations. The board works hard in soliciting news materials, piercing articles, and news-generating interviews. .The editorial board consists of 6 individuals with diverse opinions, expertise, and interests. The editorial board is responsible for WardheerNews.com’s editorials.The editorials are the voice of the editorial board and publisher.

WardheerNews Editorial Board :
1. Ismail A. Hassan,  Current  Chair
2. Adan Makina, Board member and former chair
3. Yasmeen Maxamuud, the Author of Nomad Diaries, Board member and public relations
4. Ahmed A. Hassan, Board member
5. Abdelkarim A. Hassan, Board member and publisher
6. Mohamed Osman, Marketing and Business Partnership

WardheerNews.com Contributors (alphabetical order)

1.Hassan M. Abukar is a writer and an essayist who writes about politics, social issues, and Islamic groups. He is the author of Mogadishu Memoir. Hassan resides in Arizona, USA.

2. Dr. Gorge Kapchits, is a linguist in the field of Amharic, Somali studies and an expert in Somali syntax. He is the author of numerous books among them SoothsayerTested – Somali Folktales. Dr. Kapchits resides in Moscow, Russia.

3. Ismail Ali Ismail (Geeldoon), is an author and political analyst. His main interest is in the field of governance. Mr. Geeldoon is the author of the book, Governance: The Scourge and Hope of Somalia. Now retired, he was a senior civil servant in Somalia and, later, a senior professional staff-member of the United Nations. He now resides in Virginia, USA.

4. Ismali H. Warsame, is a writer and political analyst, mainly interested in regional states of Somalia and Somalia’s past insurgency against Barre’s regime. Warsame is also one of the Key Founders of Puntland State of Somalia and the first Chief of Staff of its Presidency from1998-2004. He was the Technical Coordinator for Puntland on the Joint Needs Assessment for Somalia by the Joint Secretariat of United Nations and World Bank on Re-construction and Development Program (RDP) in 2005-2006. In 2007-2008, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) appointed Mr. I. H. Warsame as the National Technical Aid Coordinator Designate for Somalia with the European Union, a position leading to the National Authorization Officer (NAO) with the EU and African, Pacific and Caribbean (ACP) countries. Warsame resides in Toronto, Canada

5. Faisal Roble, is a writer, political analyst, and a former Editor-in-Chief of WardheerNews, mainly interested in the Horn of Africa region. He is currently the Principle Planner for the City of Los Angeles in charge of Master Planning, Economic Development and Project Implementation Division. Faisal resides in California, USA.

6. Marco Zoppi, is a PhD Fellow at Roskilde University, Denmark. Marco’s research interest focuses on the questions of social security and practices of welfare among the Somalis living in Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden and Norway).

7. Mohamed Dalmar, writes on economic and financial affairs. He has written the book: Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies 1960-2001- The experience of Somalia and numerous articles/analysis on Somalia’s financial environments post the collapse of Somalia central government. Dalmar is also the former Director General of Somalia’s Central Bank and professor of Economics at the faculty of Economics, Somali National University. Mr Dalmar resides in Ottawa, Canada.

8. Safi Abdi, is an author, poet and analyst on political and social issues. Mrs.. Abdi is the author of numerous books, among them Offspring of Paradise. Safi has a keen interest in politics, religion and current issues. She lives in Turkey.

9. Said Jama Hussein, is an author and analyst on Somali language and literature. Mr. Hussein is the author of numerous books, among them Safar aan Jaho Lahayn. He is also the former vice chairman of Somali Pen. Said resides in London, UK

WardheerNews’ board of directors is tireless in its effort to produce high quality content. The board meets regularly to deliberate on significant issues pertaining to WardheerNews’ advancement. The Board will continue to strive to make sure our readers receive quality coverage in terms of news, information, analysis and on subjects having broader significance in the Horn of Africa and the world at large.

At present, WardheerNews Media Group comprises of WardheerNews online magazine and Radio Wardheer that relay breaking news summery and analysis on a daily basis. Radio Wardheer news summery and its highly acclaimed RaadRaac program provide incisive information about world events in general and the Horn of Africa in particular, a job done by our seasoned correspondents. WardheerNews media group is currently working on WDN news print and TV projects, which will be launched in the near future.

Through admin@wardheernews.com, our readers may present their views and ideas to our Editorial Board members. Every effort will be made to respond to our readers comments without any delays. WardheerNews accepts articles that are exclusively intended for our readers. Articles are usually published after thorough scrutiny by our Editorial board.

WardheerNews does not publish or post articles found to be contravening the rules and regulations set forth by our editorial board team. Articles found to contain profanities or intended to malign the good name and reputations of individuals or groups will not be posted. Also articles published or appeared in other sites will not be considered for posting.