‘This is a lawless place’: Australia’s Somali community expresses concern for relatives in Libya

‘This is a lawless place’: Australia’s Somali community expresses concern for relatives in Libya

A Facebook video authenticated by the aid agency Amnesty International shows malnourished African captives – most of them thought to be Somalis – crammed into concrete cells. Some are forced to contact family members and describe their unimaginable torture – other times it’s the captors, criminals who have seized control in lawless regions of Libya […]

Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation calls – Africa News

Eritrea-Djibouti border tensions: UN, IGAD join de-escalation calls – Africa News

The United Nations (UN) has urged Horn of Africa neighbours – Eritrea and Djibouti, to peacefully resolve a border dispute that is threatening the security of the region. The AFP news agency reports that the UN security council after discussing a report on the border tension tasked, ‘‘parties to resolve the border dispute peacefully in […]

Muslim Model Halima Aden on Defying Beauty Standards

Muslim Model Halima Aden on Defying Beauty Standards

People are staring at Halima Aden, and it’s for one of two reasons: She’s dressed very differently from everyone else at this New York City restaurant, and she’s stunningly beautiful. The people gawking at the model include a family in matching pastel-blue sweaters, a jet-lagged Italian couple, and a bevy of thin blondes swaddled in […]

‘Sweet as Broken Dates’ lost Somali tapes from The Horn Of Africa to be released 8/25 – Broadway World

‘Sweet as Broken Dates’ lost Somali tapes from The Horn Of Africa to be released 8/25 – Broadway World

In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing leveled the entire city. Barre targeted Radio Hargeisa to prevent any kind of central communication system that […]

Shanghai: Renny Harlin to Direct Chinese Actioner ‘Operation Somalia’ – Hollywood Reporter

Shanghai: Renny Harlin to Direct Chinese Actioner ‘Operation Somalia’ – Hollywood Reporter

The project will be the Hollywood veteran’s fourth Chinese-language feature to go into production in only three years. Beijing transplant Renny Harlin, the former Hollywood-based director best known for such 1990s action hits as Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger, has signed to helm the Chinese action-thriller Operation Somalia. The project will be Harlin’s fourth Chinese-language […]

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