OpEd: Is AMISOM willing to unify and empower Somali National Army?

On July 1, Somalia celebrated 55 years of independence from colonial rule and formation of the Somali Republic. As we celebrate this important date on our calendar, I can’t stop thinking if we are still fully independent and what it is that we are missing.

OpEd: Africa can’t watch as Burundi bleeds

Under his name are numerous awards and accolades and out of the many, “Model Leader for a New Africa Award,” was an interesting one.

Somalia’s passport is more powerful than those of Ethiopia, Djibouti

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Somalia – a country that is slowly recovering from more than two decades of civil war – surprisingly has a better passport than some of its neighbors in the Horn of Africa.

Can Women Train Their Husbands and Get Men to Do What They Want?

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There is a nagging question that some women often ask themselves. How do they train their husbands? In a world where the rate of divorce is equal to the rate of marriage, any fresh ideas or techniques that can salvage marriages becomes enticing…. Continue reading…

9 Stunning Photos From The Hajj [+ VIDEO]

Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand Mosque on Oct. 23 [Hassan Ammar/AP]

More than one million Muslims from around the world are in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage is the largest annual gathering in the world. During the course of the Hajj, pilgrims make a lot supplications, prayers and ask Allah for forgiveness. Every able-bodied Muslim who can afford… Continue reading…

Jeffrey Gettleman and Western Media’s Narrow View of Africa

Many foreign writers on Africa are guilty of two extremes – condescension and too much praise, with the former being more dominant. It is easy to see why it is so much simpler to be disdainful. Arrogance does not require mental application. In fact, it shows a certain degree of laziness. All one has to… Continue reading…

Somalis Mark 53 Years of Independence

Amid signs of renewed hope, Somalis all over the world marked the country’s 53rd independence day. On July 1, 1960, the British-occupied northern territories and the Italian-ruled colonies formed a union to become the Somali Republic. As the country comes together on the path to recovery after a two-decade war, here’s how Somalis reacted on… Continue reading…

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