Somali Blog

An original history blog focusing on the golden age of the Somali Republic.

City Hall | Mogadishu

Banadir | Southern Somalia

NASA Crew Earth Observations | Somali Coast

15th May 2013 is the 70 year anniversary of Somalia’s first political party the Somali Youth League. It played a key role in the nation’s quest for independence. Its aims included uniting all Somalis, giving children a modern education, and promoting the use of the Somali language by creating a indigenous alphabet.

Somali Airlines - The White Star Service

Founded in March 1964 as the flag carrier of Somalia, the White Star Service connected Mogadishu with Rome, Frankfurt, Doha, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Djibouti and Nairobi.

With almost 800 employees, 51% of the company was initially owned by the national government while Alitalia owned 49%. The airline was then fully nationalised in 1977.

It ceased operations in 1991 following the outbreak of civil war.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Independence Monument (Stone Thrower)

Somali National University Building

Somali Airlines Leaflet 

Somali Airlines Leaflet 

President Aden Abdallah ‘Adde’ and Prime Minister Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke

President Aden Abdulle Osman with Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his kids.

National Museum in Mogadishu. It used to house a local administration before becoming a museum. 

Central Mogadishu with the old Parliament building in the center.  1963

Somali Air Corps Band in 1963

The Somali parliament in the 1980s.