Friday, August 18, 2017
Wardheer News

Abdirahman Jama Barre: An Obituary

By Hassan M. Abukar Abdirahman Jama Barre, former Somali minister of foreign affairs, died on Tuesday in San Diego, California. He was 83 years old. Abdirahman was born in Luuq in 1934 and came to Mogadishu as a child under … Continued

Somalia and Arab League: The Anatomy of Bad Company

By Abdallah Aw Jama Somalia joined the Arab League in 1974 during the heyday of the revolutionary, military regime headed by the late President, General Mohamed Siyad Barre. The decision was a whimsical move on the part of a highly agitated … Continued

Praying for peace in Kenya

By Abubakar N. Kasim I pray for peace and understanding for the beautiful country of Kenya. Kenya has been good and welcoming for many vulnerable people including the Somalis.  When civil war broke out in Somalia, it had opened its … Continued

Mama Malyun Names and Shames

By Hassan M. Abukar The arrival of social media in conservative Somalia has prompted the rise of smart, educated, activists who have become champions for the voiceless. However, the medium has also led to the emergence of a different class … Continued

In Memory of the Heroes of Kalshaale

By Osman Hassan Sunday, 30 July 2017 will henceforth be a memorable day. The people of the town of Buuhoodle came out in their thousands, some draped in the Somali national flag and others wavering it, to witness and share, … Continued

The “Big Man” And the Broken People of Jigjiga

By Muktar M. Omer THERE can be no better visualization of life under the archetypal “Big Man” in post-colonial Africa than the portrayal of the fictional African tyrant in Achille Mbembe’s “The Aesthetics of Vulgarity”. In this moving theory of … Continued

An interview with Ali M. Ahad

Editor’s note: Ali Mumin Ahad is a Somali scholar with multifaceted interests and a personal life story that brought him from Somalia to Italy, and now to Australia. Ali obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics at the Somali National University, … Continued

Confronting the negative image

By Abubakar N. Kasim Bismillaah Assalaam Alaykum Warahmatullah Every conscious Muslim living in the west must be and should be  worried and concerned about the future of our community and the direction it is heading to  in an era when … Continued