The Somaliland Camel Corps: The forgotten Soldiers

Somalia-Camel-Corps-500x188By Dr. Adan Yusuf Abokor

Redsea Cultural Foundation presented on the evening of 10th Feb 2016 ‘Somaliland Camel Corps: The Forgotten Soldiers’ at Hargeysa Cultural Centre. This one-hour documentary, produced by Iman Sheel alongside with Sahan Society Centre in the UK, pays tribute to all the Somaliland heroes who fought during the First and the Second World Wars, whose courage, loyalty and commitment to the cause was extraordinary but whose stories have, unfortunately, not always been given the recognition they deserve. More…

Report of the First Linguistics Workshop held at the Hargeysa Cultural Centre, December 2015

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Afka iyo Suugaanta Soomaalida – Kulan-hawleedka Kowaad ee Af-aqoonka (Somali Language and Literature – First Linguistics Workshop)

Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa | Hargeysa Cultural Centre
14-20 December 2015, Hargeysa, Somaliland

The objective of the workshop was to facilitate collaboration among scholars in the field of Somali language studies through presenting their ongoing projects or finished work. This also allowed others who are conducting research, studies, or simply take an interest in the domain of Somali linguistics to learn more about current issues and ideas in this field, and the audience at the workshop actually counted many participants besides the invited scholars, such as students, journalists and writers.

Somaliland: Peace without a monopoly on violence – Dr. Sarah Phillips

EventSarahPhyllipsSarah Phillips lectures in international security and development, international relations, and comparative politics. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa -particularly in Yemen, Somaliland, Kenya, Jordan, Pakistan, and Oman – and has advised numerous governments and international development agencies on matters pertaining to these areas. Dr. Phillips’s talk with focus on maintaining peace when there isn’t a government with a monopoly on force, and how external world sees Somaliland’s ability to maintain the peace.

Title: Somaliland: Peace without a monopoly on violence
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Phillips, University of Sydney
Moderated by: Barkhad M. Kaariye
Date: Thursday 1st October 2015 – Time: 19.40
Venue: Hargeysa Cultural Centre

Tahriib Waa Aafo Qaran (Tahriib a National Disaster)

Tahriib a National Disaster - oTahriib Waa Aafo Qaran (Tahriib a National Disaster)
4th June – Hargeysa Cultural Centre

Today we are witnessing an unprecedented exodus of people from mainly war-torn countries and conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East to supposedly safe and prosperous environs in Europe and North America. The sheer numbers of people who are willing to risk their lives by placing themselves in the hands of ruthless human traffickers, and travelling through war-torn countries and cross the Mediterranean on flimsy boats and rafts, is very disturbing. What we see reported in the media is usually the final leg of extraordinary journeys of hardship that people have endured from their home countries. We know very little about those who died along the way. Southern and Northern governments appear incapable of addressing the root causes of the phenomenon. More…

Tabobbarka dhaqanka ee Agabka Hadhaadiga ah

DhaqankaCourseBannerTabobbar ku saabsan garashada, dhowrista iyo badbaadinta agabka hadhaadiga ah. Tababbarku wuxuu soconayaa 30 Meey ilaa 2 Juun. Iska diiwaangeli Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa inta ka horreysa Khamiista 28ka Meey 2015 14.00. Waxaad ka heli halkaa Jadwalka rasmiga ah iyo dulucda tabobbarka.

Kala xidhiidh xafiiska saacadaha shaqada: 8.00 – 16.30 [Sabti-Arbaca] 8.00 / 14.00 [Khamiista]

Tabobbarka dhaqanka ee Agabka Hadhaadiga ah

FlyerDhaqankaCourseSomaliSi kor loogu qaado aqoonta dhaqanka hadhaadiga ah, loona kobciyo wacyiga aqooneed ee cidda danaynaysa hiddaha iyo taariikhda, waxa ay Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa qabanaysaa tababbar muddo gaaban ah. Waxa lagu lafa guridoonaa fahanka qiimaha iyo ahmiyadda ay leeyihiin agabka kala duwan ee dadkeenii hore u adeegsan jireen nolosha wejiyada badan, sida: guryaha, cuntada, huga, cibaadada, xoolo dhaqista, samaysashada qalabka shaqada, iwm. Waxa kale oo tabobbarku hordhac u noqon doonaa xirfadlayaasha maamuli doona Guryaha Kaydka Taariikhda (Museums), ilaalinta iyo fahanka goobaha iyo walxaha taariikhiga ah, aqoonsiga iyo dhowrista aasaarta.

Xilliga tabobbarku waa Sabtida 30ka May ilaa Salaasada 2da Juun ee 2015ka. Goobtuna waa Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa. Ka eeg lifaaqa barmaamijka oo dhammaystiran iyo habka isdiiwaangelinta, ama booqo degelka tabobbarka ( Tabobbarku waa bilaash, waxa se xaddidan tirada dadka ka soo qayb gali doona. Sida loo soo kala horreeyo ayaa loo heli doonnaa.

Training on Indigenous Material Culture

FlyerDhaqankaCourseEnglishHargeysa Cultural Center shall organize a short but intensive course on indigenous knowledge and traditional/cultural materials. The aim of the course is to raise awareness of those who are concerned and interested in in-depth understanding of the value and importance of cultural artifacts. The course will focus on recognizing and protecting traditional materials, such those in the past used for shelter building, work tools, household use, sanitation, dressing, spirituality, etc. This will also be an introductory course for professionals in museums and other heritage institutions (curators, directors, conservators and restorers). More…

Book: Sooyaal: Ina Cabdalla Xasan ma Sheekh buu ahaa mise …?”

17 December 2014
Author: Cabdiraxmaan C. Faarax ‘Barwaaqo’
The book is focusing on a historical figure, a personality who fought against the colonial forces at the turn of the past century, Ina Cabdule Xasan, the the title of barwaaqo’s book, sheds light on some aspects of this freedom fighter in areas hitherto unknown to the majority of the Somali public,.
Was Cabdale Xasan, the great Somali Poet and fighter a preacher or a warrior will be issues that will continue to rage now and time to come. More…


The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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