Stories about Somalia
Recently, Somali artist Nimo Happy's popular song, "Isii Nafta," a remix of Somali, English, Arabic, and Kiswahili languages that expresses love and affection, became a global sensation on TikTok.
Despite the prevailing circumstance, but hopeful about the future, eight Global Voices contributors from six African countries discuss Internet freedom and how digital rights can be promoted in the continent.
East Africa's "triple threat" — the coronavirus, locusts, and floods — are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each is inextricably linked.
The Somali atheist community spans the globe, while many others remain “in the closet,” hiding their beliefs for fear of repercussions. An estimated 1.2 million seek solace online, using pseudonyms.
Amidst Burundi's ongoing political and economic crisis, funding from international peacekeeping missions is a significant source of foreign currency. Now, AMISOM has asked Burundi to reduce their troops from Somalia.
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
Whether it's psychiatric illness and stigmatization in Somalia, the rising drug abuse epidemic of Nigerian youth or the exodus of Nigerian doctors, the state of health across Africa remains precarious.
Although the rape issue has attracted attention from the Somali government, sexual violence against women and children remains rampant and the number of assault cases continues to grow.
Found in Translation: Local Publisher Brings Alive the Story of a Somali Olympian and Refugee for Macedonian Readers
Graphic novel "An Olympic Dream" -- a biography of a runner who perished while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea as a refugee -- was published in two local languages.
"*MOZAMBICAN BROTHERS*…Do not fall in the trap, do not fall for the bait of the exploiter… What happened in the north of the country aims to create war..."
“I was in complete shock to see her video that I can’t even explain. Not one human being deserves to be treated that way regardless of what they did.”
It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.
"If I had previously known what I know today, I would never have circumcised a single woman. We have caused much suffering to many daughters and wives."
Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis make up the majority of the refugee population stuck on Lesbos and other Greek islands. So the Africans there to seek asylum are often overlooked.
Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.
A fundraiser springing from the massive public response to the story raised over $4,000 in the space of a single day.
"The Somali people live to tell powerful stories, not only of loss and suffering, but also of hope and great resourcefulness."
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
"Miracles happen, now we must keep an eye on this elephant, and the Somalis should be encouraged toward conservation and not killing."
After 23 years in the Dadaab camp, Abdullah "Fish" Hassan escaped due to violence, but his daughters are still refugees there.
She survived hunger and homelessness. Then she had to figure out her identity.