After more than 60 years of analogue storage in an inadequate environment, the Radio Mogadishu audio archive is being digitized in order to save it from deterioration and introduce the unique Somali historical recordings to new audience.

Colonel Abshir Hashi Ali has a long day ahead, he moves as fast as his old legs can carry him, as he carries the weight of Somalia’s history on his shoulders. Tucked in a little corner behind the Somali Ministry of information, lies Somalia’s hidden treasure, the archives of Radio Mogadishu and what’s left of the country’s oral history.

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