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A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia

DAILY SABAH SOMALILAND — Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation’s development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland’s first proper hospital and working to train a new generation … read more »

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Somalia: A Former Al-Shabab Fighter Tells His Story

DW Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Africa. A former al-Shabab member tells DW what made him join the group and why he left it. DW: Hassan Ali, … read more »

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SOMALIA: Attorney General says 19 ministers and three agencies involved rampant corruption

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) Somalia’s Attorney General has blasted a rampant corruption that engulfed 19 ministries and three government institutions which the offices of the AG and the General Audit started to probe up. Responding to parliamentary queries on Sunday, the country’s … read more »

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The unlikely love affair between two countries

BBC   The chaos and conflict that once consumed the port of Mogadishu are now gone and a few foreign investors are starting to move into Somalia. Turkey is leading the way – but why is there such a strong … read more »

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Somalia: New national Agency for Refugees & IDPs launched in Somalia

Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Federal Government of Somalia through its Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs is pleased to announce the launching of a new national Agency for Refugees and IDPs (ARI). The agency is formed as a national institution that … read more »

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After Barren Years in Somalia, Signs of Growth in Bananas

New York Times AFGOOYE, Somalia — Armed with machetes, the men push their way through the densely packed rows of trees, emerging every few minutes with large bundles of green bananas over their shoulders.A guard, his chest crossed with bullet … read more »

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Qaramada Midoobey oo Dalbatay In la Caawiyo 2.7 milyan qof Soomaali ah

Nairobi (Bartamaha) Qaramada midoobey ayaa dalbatay lacag gaareysa 863 milyan oo doollar si loogu caawiyo Shacabka Soomaaliyeed 2.7 milyan oo qof oo u baahan gargaar degdeg ah . Afhayeenka Qaramada Midoobay Stéphane Dujarric ayaa sheegay in dhaqaalahaas degdeg loogu baahanyahay … read more »

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Islam’s Struggle for Space – Abukar Arman

Foreign Policy “We see everything as this or that, plus or minus, on or off, black or white; and we fragment reality into an endless of either-ors. In a phrase we think the world apart” – Parker Palmer Though in … read more »

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Somali government, activists pledge to reverse grim human rights record

SABAHI Human rights conditions in Somalia remain grim, with assassinations, targeted bombings, harassment, rape and the mass displacement of people an ongoing problem in some parts of the country, according to Mogadishu-based Peace and Human Rights Network (PHRN). “All those … read more »

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Somalia sexual offences bill hailed as vital step towards lasting change

The Guardian Legislation addressing rape and other sexual violence – often committed by armed forces – will be presented to cabinet by year end NAIROBI, Kenya — The first bill to define and address sexual offences in Somalia is expected … read more »

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The heartbreaking moment a Kenyan girl is sold into marriage

Washington Post In a village about 50 miles from Marigat in Baringo County, Kenya, among a tribe that practices genital mutilation as a rite of womanhood, a teenage girl is sold into an arranged marriage. Her price is 20 goats, … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Banking Goes International

For residents of Mogadishu, Somalia’s seaside capital, it must feel like a new building has been added to their cityscape every time they turn their heads. But this one is special. It’s the spanking new premises of the International Bank … read more »

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Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

UN News Center The United Nations Security Council announced on wednesday that it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and … read more »

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UN hails efforts to solve political crisis in Somalia through proper parliamentary channels

XINHUA UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Wednesday welcomed efforts to solve the current political crisis in Somalia “through the proper Parliamentary channels,” saying that the 15-nation UN body will continue its “resolute support for the peace and … read more »

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America Here I Come: Book explores Somali immigrant experience

MINNPOST The story of Hamse Warfa begins in a place not unfamiliar to many immigrants in Minnesota: Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. But where that story culminates (at least for now), is quite unique: with a memoir Warfa released … read more »

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Corruption rife in Somalia, Auditor general says

Sabahi Somalia’s Auditor General Nur Jumale Farah announced a plan Tuesday (December 9th) to tackle widespread corruption in all government institutions, Somalia’s Radio Goobjoog reported. Speaking at an International Anti-Corruption Day event in Mogadishu, Farah said he intends to fight … read more »

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Seattle: Ferguson protesters tap into tension on Capitol Hill

Seattle Times You can’t have spent much time in downtown Seattle recently without encountering a Ferguson protest — they’ve become almost a daily occurrence in the week-and-a-half since the grand-jury verdict ruled against indicting the police officer who killed Michael … read more »

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Sisterhood is powerful: Young Somali women find experience, community in startup boutique

MinnPost At first glance, the new Sisterhood Boutique on Riverside Avenue next door to Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus looks like many other spunky startups around town.It’s packed with racks of blouses, jackets, dresses, slacks … read more »

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First Somali refugees in Kenya decide to return home as part of a new pilot project

UNHCR Nairobi/Mogadishu – With the first Somali refugees crossing the border from Kenya to return home, new and significant steps are taken towards pioneering durable solutions to what for many has been years and even decades of displacement. This is … read more »

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VIDEO: Police on the hunt for robbers who shot Calgary businessman

Global TV (Canada) Three days after a prominent member of Calgary’s Somali community was robbed and shot in the face, police continue their search for two men. Yusuf Mohamed was shot by the two masked men during a holdup Friday … read more »

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