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The 73rd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China in Somalia

The Daily Jubba's Mustafa Ashaari attended the Online Reception of the Chinese Embassy in Mogadishu on the 73rd National Day of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and wrote this report about it. The founding of the People's Republic of China was formally proclaimed by Mao Zedong, the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), on October 1, 1949, at 3:00 pm in Tiananmen Square in Peking, now Beijing (formerly Beiping), the new capital of China. The Daily Jubba was graciously invited to the 73rd national day of

Why is The Honourable Sayyid such a Significant Figure to Somalis?

Halima Abdi Mohammed Abdullah Hassan nicknamed the ‘’Mad Mullah’’ by colonial Britain is a very important person to fellow Somalis around the world, he was the only one who actively fought against the British, Italians, and Ethiopian forces in all of Somali territories. Mohammed Abdullah Hassan is also seen to be the pioneer of Somali Nationalism by uniting Somalis against oppression, exploitation and colonialism from superpowers of the day of his time namely Britain and to some extent Italy. The mythical ‘’Mad

Eritrea’s Self-Sufficiency efforts & Food Security

Eritrea’s agricultural success challenges the narrative peddled by the West and its media. Abdiwahab Sheikh AbdisamadChairman, Institute for the Horn of Africa Strategic Studies ASMARA, Eritrea — A recent visit to Eritrea — a strategic country on the Red Sea that is delightfully beautiful and peaceful — enlightened me about the steady progress it’s making on the issue of food security that other countries in the continent can learn from. The reality I saw in Eritrea starkly contradicts the falsehoods peddled by

My Empty Apartment; Mogadishu’s Dreadful Housing Problems

Ahmed Jeeyte The Day I Found Myself in a Dark Room with No Running Water October 4th 2021, marked the final month that I vacated my long-time rented residence apartment in the Taleh district of Mogadishu. I have lived in this apartment for three good years, during which it remained my comfort zone and I adapted it to become my own house. I’ve made a lot of good friends, formed strong bonds with my neighbors, interacted with locals, and, most importantly, gotten to know the area pretty well. However, the

William Ruto elected President of Kenya, what are the implications for the Horn?

By Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad A Fresh Start and An Opportunity For An Integration Introduction Kenya, which is strategically situated in both eastern Africa and the horn of Africa, is seen as a powerhouse in both the horn and East Africa, and to some degree the whole continent of Africa. While many of its neighbors have been mired in one crisis after another, Kenya has remained relatively peaceful, with a robust democracy and respect for the rule of law rarely seen elsewhere on the African continent. However,

Hadraawi: the most Famed Poet in Somalia, the Land of Poets

Mohamed Haji Ingiriis Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame Said, widely known by his childhood nickname Hadraawi, was one of the greatest Somali poets of all time. He was certainly the most famed Somali poet since the mid 1900s. He will remain the Somali poet of this century and beyond. As an adult, he was a prolific producer of poems and songs, a known soldier of the voiceless and a fierce voice of poetic political critique in Somalia, especially against the postcolonial elite who have ruled the country

What exactly does the non-profit Global Somali Diaspora do?

Abdi Mohamud The GLOBAL SOMALI DIASPORA (GSD) will be in Helsinki this year for its annual convention. The Global Somali Diaspora (GSD) is at it again, convening another conference for its members. Since its inception in 2014, GSD has been holding yearly gatherings, choosing each year a city in Europe with the exception of the 2015 conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The GSD also was forced to cancel the conferences for a couple of years due to the COVID-19. Hearth regulations and policies put in place to fight the

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