Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Queen and the 'Hyena'

I interviewed Somaliland's chief of chiefs, Haji Warabe, for a special BBC Newshour programme to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. He spoke about his long career as a nomad (100 years) and a chief (70 years), and the secrets of longevity. He also explained how he got the name 'Warabe' which means 'Hyena' in Somali.

Haji Warabe

You can listen to the audio by clicking on the link below:

And you can read Chief Warabe's story via this link:

I bet he remembers this stamp

Still going strong at '115'

The BBC correspondent in Somaliland, Ahmed Said Egeh, helped record the interview

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