For many years, our city was in a dark mode. We haven’t had lights that shone all the time in the past. Jigjiga, our city is legitimately Ethiopia’s largest Somali city in its south eastern hemisphere. It’s been the center of the British and Italian colonial passage. The city divided Somalia and Ethiopia into a … Continue reading Our streets are lit
When I was a teenager, I used to wonder what people meant democracy. I grew up in a place where the rule of law wasn’t encouraged but as I entered middle school, I had my teacher explain it on the black board, yes a board attached to the wall but I still hadn’t understood what … Continue reading Somaliland, an unrecognized region of Somalia is proving that democracy can prevail everywhere.
Dear reader, I hope you are doing good. Checking in people first has gotten a huge priority since the world began to deal with a pandemic like never before. Today I’m going out of a big wall in the compound where I work. I did this because I’m going to see different people, eat different … Continue reading Is Ethiopia falling apart?
Happy birthday Somaliland, you are 30 years old today but this isn't your true age, you are much older than 30 if something had not happened long before you were newly born. 30 years of peace and prosperity, Somaliland has still no regrets about breaking away from the big Somalia. Somaliland had officially separated from … Continue reading Somaliland at 30, is it on the right track to a recognition?
It’s Eid day and everyone is happy today. After 30 days of fasting, it's time to have breakfast again. Muslims around the world are marking the Eid al-fitr, the end of Ramadan fasting this morning. I arrived in Jigjiga, my hometown, on Sunday to witness this beautiful occasion. My initial plan wasn’t to come to … Continue reading Eid prayers and celebration in Jigjiga
After a week of being MIA, sounds crazy?, missing in action, now you’re good I think In the beautiful city of Hargeisa, I’m finally back on the hill, My Jigjiga. I arrived in my city yesterday and I couldn’t be more happy to spend my Eid days here with my family and friends. To my … Continue reading My Jigjiga and the vibe for the Eid.
By Ahmed Abdi Hargeisa, this sounds a bit foreigner to many outsiders. Even the name in the Google is more scary in the first glimpse than what might have already been in your mind as you start your Google search. However what you will read here will raise your eyebrows may be at least will … Continue reading Hargeisa, the peace of the mind.
By Ahmed Abdi The market in Hargeisa is in full swing ready for one of the biggest holiday in Islam, the Eid-Alfitr. With only 10 days to go to the celebration of Eid-Al Fitr, the end of Ramadan holiday, shoppers in and around Hargeisa are flooding to the town filling streets and cloth stores. This … Continue reading Hargeisa is ready for the Eid-Alfitr
Last week, a long time awaited rain had showered onto the dried lands of Jigjiga. The late rainfall had fed people, animals and the land and expectedly came at a time when people of Somali state and beyond were experiencing one of the worst drought seasons of the year. I’ve never seen my city as … Continue reading The start of spring is restoring life in Somali state and beyond.
AUGUST 14, 2020 Dharaaraha Aduunyada waxaa curisay Fadumo A. M. Yusuf “Derbi” oo ka curisay qiso dhaba. Waxay Faadumo ku daabacday tixdan bloggeeda ama baraheeda ay qoraaladeeda ku daabacdo ee fadumoyusuf.com/blog kaas ood kalasaconkartaan sugaanteeda iyo magaalada kale ay faadumo qorto. Dhooleey aduunyada Dharaaraa la joogaa Dhawr sano’oo tirisoo Laga dheelmanayoo Hadba dhaayaheeduna Cashar kuu … Continue reading Dharaaraha Aduunyada