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This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing

Safy Hallan Farah’s ‘1991’ Zine Will Feature Beautiful Images And Writing Culled From The Brightest Young Minds Across The Somali Diaspora. By Eve Peyser Safy Hallan Farah didn’t think there were enough images of Somali people in media, so she took things into her own hands. In the summer of …

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Somalia Evacuates 11 Migrants Stranded In Libya

MOGADISHU, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia. Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mahdi Mohamed Guled who received the migrants in Mogadishu said the government is committed to bringing …

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Somali Migrants in Libya Don’t Want to go Home

By Harun Maruf, VOA NEWS WASHINGTON —  Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia. Members of the delegation …

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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency after PM Quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency, a day after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as of Friday, but it was not immediately …

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How Somali and Zimbabwe Social Media Revealed Secrets

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO While we tend to focus on the ugly side of social media – the hate speech, bullying, fake news – a silent but exciting revolution has happened in it. Type “African history” in the Twitter search and Google, and you will be surprised at which offers the …

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