Friday, November 24, 2017
Wardheer News

Cawke: A legendary Somali Icon

 WardheerNews Editorial The sudden death of Ahmed Hassan Cawke on November 17, 2015 has led to an outpouring of grief among almost all sections of the Somali population  across regions, territories and around the world. We received tributes from his … Continued

When cultural tension meets social media

By WardheerNews Conventional wisdom predicts people bring their cultural norms to social media. This phenomenon has opened itself wide in a recent incident that involves the jailing of Xidigaha Geeska (Horn Stars), a Somali entertainer ensemble that hails from Somaliland, … Continued

Hajj: Eid Al Adha

By WardheerNews Editorial “It is the duty of all believers towards God to come to the house of the pilgrims, if able to make their way out there”.   (Surah 3:19) Performing the Hajj, is the fifth pillar of   Islam. Hajj … Continued

A Disheveled Sharmarke Comes to the Beltway

WardheerNews Editorial Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke, a man known to Somalis by his moniker CCC ( Cumar Cabdirashid Cali), is currently on an uneventful visit to the Beltway. With almost an empty calendar, he briefly scored a non-consequential visit … Continued

Journalism in Somalia: Choosing Between Two Evils

By WardheerNews  May 3rd is the World Press Freedom Day as designated by the United Nations. It is a day in which both governments and their nationals are reminded of the inalienable right of the freedom of press and freedom … Continued

GARISSA UNIVERSITY MASSACRE: WHAT WENT WRONG?

By WardheerNews On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, a cowardly and deliberately instigated incident that shocked the world happened in Garissa town, in northern Kenya. Located in a semi-arid desert, Garissa is the headquarter of Garissa County. At about 5:00 AM, … Continued

#CADAANSTUDIES

By WardheerNews The Hashtag #CadaanStudies has created a flurry of criticism, intrigue, chasm and everything in between, since its debut last week. It came about when a young Somali Harvard Ph.D. history Student, Safia Aidid, created awareness about a new … Continued

Condolences on the passing of Prof Said Sh. Samatar

By WardheerNews “Inaa Lillahi wa Inna Ilayhi raji’un  – Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return” On this day of February 24, the year of 2015, Prof Said Sheikh Samatar Qali, one of the greatest scholars … Continued

Will There Be Elections in 2016?

By WardheerNews The mandate set forth by the Somali Federal Government as stipulated by the 2016 vision, to transition into democracy by the end of its term of office, is a distant, if not a phantom, goal. However, President Hassan … Continued

A Cabinet Made in Hell

By WardheerNews Somalis both in the country and abroad kept longing for the appointment of the new cabinet. Rumors swirled around in Mogadishu about a deadlock between the president and the prime minister about the formation of the cabinet. Then … Continued