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Everything posted by Holac

  1. lol@malnourished. Sarcasm noted.
  2. I must admit, Mr. Madoobe is looking presidential there for a minute.
  3. lol. If you are trying to sniff tribal lineage, waad wareeri saxiib. You didn't answer the question. Gabadhu ma reerkaa, as in your family? BTW, Mr. Alba is a talented black man. Let us stop glorifying whiteness.
  4. I have not seen Apophis write in Somali. I know Haatu is a true Kenyan Somali.
  5. Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman spent £354million on 'fake' Leonardo Da Vinci The Salvator Mundi was purchased by a buyer acting on behalf of The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, it is believed The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is thought to have splashed out $450million (£354m) on what could be a fake Leonardo da Vinci painting. In November 2017 The Salvator Mundi was sold as one of fewer than 20 known works of the Italian master. It was later revealed that the buyer was Prince Badr bin Abdullah al Saud, a minor Saudi royal thought to be acting on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ben Lewis, an art historian who has written a book about the painting, suggested the royal suddenly upped his offer from $370million to $400million because he thought the Qatari royal family was outbidding him. It would later come to light that Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian was actually the one providing competition. Worse was to come for the royal family. Since it was included in a major da Vinci exhibition at London's National Gallery in 2011, questions have been raised about the painting's origins. The damage left by over-painting and restoration attempts meant the painting was hard to analyse. Rumours began to swirl about its provenance in the months before the auction, leading the two billionaire bidders to raise the price to a historical high in the race to get their hands on a genuine da Vinci. Many art historians remained unconvinced however, arguing the lack of warping around the orb in Christ's hand was uncharacteristic of an artist of da Vinci's callibre. When the Louvre Abu Dhabi cancelled plans to display the painting just two weeks before the exhibition was due to start, many took that as an admission that the painting was not the work of the master, but his pupil. Now its owners have been dealt another blow. Curators at the Louvre in Paris have privately decided to label the painting "from the workshop" of da Vinci. The move would massively devalue the world's most expensive painting, with experts suggesting it would fetch about $1.5 million (£1.18m) if auctioned again. Mr Lewis told a crowd at the Hay Festival: "My inside sources at the Louvre, various sources, tell me that not many Louvre curators think this is an autograph [real] Leonardo da Vinci and if they did exhibit it, they really want to exhibit it as 'workshop'. "So it is very unlikely it will be shown because the owner of this picture cannot possibly lend it to the Louvre Paris and see it exhibited as ‘Leonardo workshop’ - its value will go down to somewhere north of $1.5m. "If a picture cannot show it's face, that is really damning for the art world. It is almost like it has become the Saudi's latest political prisoner."
  6. Mpesa is the Kikuya way of dominating business?
  7. Somaliland Hawalas are Somali businesses and they need to thrive and excel. I pray the Kikuya dogs don't target these important Somali businesses.
  8. Is the new Abtigiis appointed Governor from Puntland tribes? I wonder if the new Governor has anything to do with the capture of this dabodhilif prison ward?
  9. Tigrays are still the power elites. OO knows the truth. Abiye has become a total puppet as expected and the Amharas are furious he has not turned against the Tigray elites.
  10. Thanks for the clarification. I didn't know that.
  11. I think Deni seems a decent guy with genuine intentions to help the country. Farmaajo and his friends are the troublemakers this time.
  12. No SOLer would ever offer advice on this kind of topic. You are out of luck lady. It is a different crowd.
  13. Mona is a national hero. I am sending her my Ramadan blessings. Guulayso walaal!!
  14. This was probably a silly game played by a silly intern working at the ministry. Sounds like that socking stunt few years ago.
  15. I believe Doollo is a region settled mainly by people with roots in Puntland. Who is this guy?
  16. May 18th celebration is facing a lot of blowback this year. Expect Mr. Bihi's supporters in the Diaspora to up the ante just to prove everyone wrong, but in reality, many genuine Somalilanders are losing interest as they believe the "Somaliland" dream is slowly slipping away.
  17. Mr. Bihi violated his own constitution by arresting the MP without removing immunity through parliament, and that is making a joke out of the whole Somaliland project. This arrest was wholly unnecessary.
  18. I didn't expect much from this so-called conference anyways. Madoobe made a scene and took off like a bully. I wonder what would have happened if him and Farmaajo got into a physical fight? hehe.
  19. That is news! OO, what is Gabre doing in Berbera? Working for the UAE project?
  20. Mr. Bihi truly believes his sub clan is the biggest in Somaliland today. Odaygu wuu is mahadiyey. The population of wajaale/gabiley/Hargeisa clan has grown exponentially in the last 15 years. He is becoming more arrogant by the day.