OpEd: How constant violence shapes a nation

Al-Shabaab’s attack on Jazeera Palace Hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday killed at least 12 people, most of them pedestrians or motorists. It wounded many more. Before we rush to judge or ask why the Somali government is so ineffective, it’s imperative to understand the cultural psychology that shape people’s responses. When instability and conflict and… Continue reading…

11 types of Somali men you should know about

Editor’s Note: Mulki Ali has written this article after her previous article about Somali women was widely read and shared across social media. “I thought I must do right by us girls and smoke out the guys as well,” Mulki says. 1. Wadaadka: This is the ultra-conservative guy who dons khamis that barely go down the knees and… Continue reading…

11 types of Somali women that you should know about

This is just my personal observation, not poking fun at any specific person, so ha i cunin. However, if the shoe fits:

Berbera incident: Storm, with a chance of hope


The recent Berbera scandal, where desperate Somali fleeing the conflict in Yemen were turned back from alighting from a rescue ship, taught me more than I’ve learned thus far about our country, Somalia’s history. Seeing the online war break out on both sides – Somaliland and Somalia – allowed me to travel back in time… Continue reading…

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