Sahra Halgan

France

Sahra Halgan is an iconic singer, freedom fighter, and cultural activist from Somaliland, a self-declared independent country in the Horn of Africa not yet recognized internationally, and for which she fights. In 1992, she arrived in Lyon, France as a political refugee, where she worked in a café and performed with the Sahra Halgan Trio, a group she co-founded with other refugees. She has also established a vibrant cultural center in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.