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Arabic Sources on Somalia

In recent years scholars of different nationalities (includ- ing Somalis) have devoted much time and effort to acquiring in- formation about the Somali past using different means and through the available sources on the region. However, the Arabic written sources of information on Somalia have long been neglected and remain so. The purpose of this…

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The Pursuit of Peace: The Leadership Dimension

For the past two decades, the quest for peace in South-central Somalia has been painfully unsuccessful despite international and local efforts. Somalia have defied intensive international military, diplomatic and statebuilding interventions. Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts have largely focused on a top-down internationally driven approach with limited local participation in the strategic direction of the process. The…

Somali Singer; Aar Maanta

Aarmaanta is a Singer, Songwriter and Producer creator of Afro Hop: Eclectic mix of styles from the West blended with traditional Somali music, including the classical Oud­ centred Qaraami style of the 1940s. Somali singer who is popular pop singer. He sings in Somali and uses modern band musicians that can eloquently reproduce that Somali…

Somali Queen; Caraweelo on a horseback with a male captive
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Legendary Somali Queen Caraweelo: an Ethiopian-Jewish Queen?

Legenday Somali Queen Caraweelo: an Ethiopian-Jewish Queen? By Mohammed Ibrahim Shire   The Somali folklore is extraordinarily rich in both form and content, producing powerful narratives that have withstood time in the absence of a literacy script. One particular legend, celebrated by many and equally loathed by many involves an ancient Somali queen named Caraweelo…

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