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Exploring Kenya’s Little Somalia with Hassan Sheikh: An Authentic Cultural Journey

Nairobi, Kenya - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud explored the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi, often referred to as 'small Somalia' due to its high population of Somali ethnic groups and reputation as a thriving business center. Eastleigh is a key economic hub in Kenya, controlling a significant portion of Nairobi's GDP and contributing significantly to the country's overall revenue. It is sometimes dubbed as the commercial heart of Nairobi, also known as 'new Mogadishu'. During his visit on Wednesday, Hassan Sheikh…

Immerse in Somali Splendor: University Hosts Cultural Week to Ignite Student Passion for Heritage

A lively event at SIMAD University's cultural week in Mogadishu featured people in traditional attire on May 11, 2024. Boys in white performed a spirited dance to the beat of Somali music at the university campus. The scene included Somali food, horses, and traditional outfits, kicking off the week-long cultural celebration. Dahir Hassan Arab, the university's leader, emphasized the importance of cultural awareness and pride. He noted that the event aims to educate and celebrate Somali heritage among students. Hassan…

Immersing in Somali Heritage: University’s Vibrant Cultural Week Ignites Pride Among Students

Dahir Hassan Arab, the head of SIMAD University, a non-profit institution in Mogadishu, emphasized the importance of the cultural week in his opening speech. He mentioned that the event is meant to deepen students' understanding and love for Somali culture. "We want our students to take pride in their heritage and remember the rich history behind it. Every nation is unique in its own way, and it is through the preservation of culture that we set ourselves apart," Arab shared with the audience. He described the event as a…

Cultural Leaders Unite: Indigenous and Somali Elders Demand Improved Living Standards in South Minneapolis Residence

In the year 2024, tenants gathered on May 1st to voice their concerns about the living conditions at the Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi affordable housing complex in south Minneapolis. Katelyn Vue captured the event for Sahan Journal. Around twelve individuals held a rally on Wednesday morning, calling for the property management company to enhance living conditions for the mostly Indigenous and Somali senior citizens residing in the south Minneapolis apartment complex. Residents of Bii Di Gain Dash Anwebi are demanding that the…

Ramadan, cultural myths blame Somalia’s low COVID-19 vaccination

Ramadan, cultural myths blame Somalia's low COVID-19 vaccination price MOGADISHU, Somalia - The just-concluded holy month of Ramadan and a few cultural myths and, or misinformation, has been attributed to Somalia's low COVID-19 vaccination price, in a transfer that might put hundreds of individuals prone to getting the damaging virus. Somalia is certainly one of the international…

cultural life resumes its course in Dakar

It is again authorized to make music, songs and dances in the liquor companies under a decree of the Governor of Dakar from 20 March. Activities that had been suspended for several months to combat the spread of coronavirus. The state of health disaster in Dakar and Thiès had already ended on Friday 19 March at midnight, with the majority of Covid-19 cases concentrated. Senegal has passed the 1,000-related death mark and 37,833 positive cases of the coronavirus pandemic. The tables at this Corniche des Almadies…

the desperation of cultural actors in the face of the Covid-19 crisis

In the context of an upturn in the Covid-19 cases, the authorities have once again closed performance halls and banned all concerts, dances and songs in bars and restaurants. Negotiations with the authorities in recent days have not been successful. A sit-in scheduled for Thursday, December 17 in Dakar has been canceled. The artists say they are "suffocated".…

In Morocco, the cultural sector is half mast

In Morocco, tradition is the third sector most affected by the well being disaster linked to Covid-19. There's even discuss of a white yr. Because the lock-in, transactions associated to tradition have decreased by 60%. This summer season, the museums reopened their doorways: excellent news for visible artists and photographers. However theaters, theaters and live shows are nonetheless closed and the…

DRC: resumption of cultural activities in Lubumbashi after six months of closure

In Lubumbashi, cultural activities resumed for the public in early October following a six-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For some cultural centers, the period of health emergency was an opportunity to reconsider the organization of activities. The artists themselves waited impatiently to return to more or less normal, although respect for barrier movements remains mandatory during the performances. .

several arrests before a cultural festival in the Oromia region

According to police, more than five people were arrested in the Oromo zone. These arrests come just before the Oromo Ireecha Cultural Festival. Ethiopian authorities say the detainees planned violent action this weekend. Weapons and ammunition were seized during a police operation in Oromia. It is not known if and under what conditions the detainees intended to use it. At the same time, another operation was uncovered, involving the intelligence services, the federal and Amhara region police, but also the federal army.…

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