Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wardheer News

New Dalka Magazine – History, revival and vision

Dalka, a monthly current affairs magazine, was first published in Somalia on the first of July 1965 by its proprietor and editor, Yousuf Duhul, a lawyer in private practice. It ran for two years, until 1967, before being revived for … Continued

Foreign meddling in internal Somalia affairs must be stopped

By Mohamed Fatah Reports from Mogadishu indicate that elements of the Somali parliament are pushing for a no-confidence vote against the government as part of a strategy to change the federal government position vis-à-vis the Gulf crisis between Qatar, and … Continued

Is Somalia Going to be Fixed? Implications of Hope

By Said M. Shidad Hussein 1) Introduction This article is mainly based on my former essay “Why Somalia Can’t Be Fixed? Sources of its Political Problems and their Solutions”, published in 2013 and 2014 and presented since then at different … Continued

Somali Clerics Face Off

By Hassan M. Abukar From time to time, Somali clerics engage in a vitriolic war of words against each other. They denounce one another and even engage in Takfir (excommunication) from the realm of Islam. Recently, a vicious war of … Continued


By Abdi Amey The phrase ‘Somalia is rising’ is often featured in the Somalia political discourse. There is a pervasive sense of optimism in the country that finally a state is being resurrected both physically and as an idea that … Continued

Reflections: Muslim Experience in Canada

By Abubakar N. Kasim In a multicultural society, there is always the potential of picking on minorities. They are blamed for whatever mishap one of their members is accused of. Minorities who are picked upon take turns.  Yesterday might have been the … Continued

Al-Shabaab Financial Assessment

By Yaya J. Fanusie and Alex Entz, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) Financial Overview Al-Shabaab – the Somalia-based branch of al-Qaeda (AQ) – currently controls less territory and fewer ports than in years prior, but will likely be able to … Continued

Gabay versus Guurow

By Mohamed Abdikadir (Stanza) Gabay The gabay which is the most significant kind of Somali classical literature consists of two parts separated by coma, when written, and they are known as: hoojis (rising) and hooris (falling).  If there are 20 syllabic vowels in the line, the … Continued

Hello Hargeisa, Here Comes Galaydh, Goodbye Union

By Osman Hassan The final acts for breaking up Somalia have been the subject of a meeting in Hargeisa on 22nd May between Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud (Siilaanyo), the leader of the one-clan secessionist enclave calling itself Somaliland and the head of … Continued

Building in flame: what should we learn from this tragedy

By Abubakar N. Kasim The entire building that went in flame in a modern city like London is indeed troubling. I have never imagined in today’s age and time UK still treats its minorities as subhumans and second class citizens. The government’s … Continued

The Gulf Conflict and Somalia’s Sovereignty

By Faisal Roble Globalized Arab Feud On June 5, 2017, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, custodian of the Kaaba,’ severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Some commentators believe that the Gulf spat is the product of fake news. Another theory is … Continued