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Bringing every one to the table: Supporting distributed leadership in Somalia’s education sector

Conflict, environmental disasters, and displacement make it difficult to provide quality education to Somalia’s children and youth. Instability derails access to school, training educators and getting materials to students. It also destroys a community’s sense of trust and wellbeing, which are critical to building resilience and learning. Officials across Somalia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and...

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Blasts target troops in central Somalia

One person was killed and at least six others injured in a suicide car bombing at a checkpoint manned by Somali government troops in the central region of Hiran on Saturday, witnesses said, part of a twin suicide car attack. The al Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which went off almost simultaneously...

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Stakeholders fault FG’s stance on food security

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) figures released late last year revealed that Somalia remains on the brink of famine, as 5.6 million people are in crisis or worse level of food insecurity. The report projected that the figure is expected to rise to 6.4 million by March and 8.3 million by June, emphasising that...

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Boost for Kenyan traders as miraa exports to Somalia more than double

Somalia has allowed Kenya to more than double the volumes of miraa exported to this lucrative market, expanding opportunities for local farmers who are eying good returns from the Horn of Africa nation. The exports, which have now increased to 50 tonnes daily, had been capped at a maximum of 19 tonnes a day by...

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RFK HUMAN RIGHTS AND OTHER LEADING INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON SOMALI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST ABDALLE AHMED MUMIN

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights joins six other international organizations in a letter to Somali government officials calling for all charges against journalist, press freedom advocate, and Secretary General of Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, to be dropped. The letter details the arbitrary arrests, detention, and persecution that Mr. Mumin has faced in recent...

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Somalia drought: One boy’s fight to save his family from starvation

Dahir’s brother died of hunger. Now two of his sisters are fighting sickness and malnutrition. The BBC’s Andrew Harding returns to Baidoa to revisit a family forced to flee Somalia’s worst drought in 40 years, as authorities urge the international community to recognise the crisis as a famine. Warning: This article contains images some readers...