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Published on November 16, 2011 No Comment
Rape cases soar in Galkayo camps

Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases

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Published on August 18, 2011 No Comment
A refugee’s story

Having lived in a refugee camp in northeastern Kenya since he was 10 years old, Moulid Iftin Hujale, now 24, has struggled with his identity for most of his life.

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Published on May 9, 2011 No Comment
Stigma, insecurity hold back HIV fight in Mogadishu

Residents of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, are understandably more concerned with dodging bullets than avoiding HIV, but this lack of knowledge means widespread ignorance about HIV prevention, while people who are HIV-positive are often ostracized by their communities.


Published on January 31, 2011 No Comment
From a life of fear to a life in limbo

Fleeing Somalia may mean an end to dodging bullets and living in fear, but for many Somalis who manage to cross the border into Kenya, it is also the start of a long and difficult journey as a refugee.


Published on November 19, 2010 No Comment
Holistic approaches key to ending FGM/C

Northeastern Kenya is dominated by ethnic Somalis, who practice infibulation – the removal of the external genitalia before sealing and leaving a small opening for menstrual blood and urine – almost universally. This method makes sex and childbirth particularly difficult.

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Published on November 7, 2010 No Comment
Tough job ahead for Somalia’s new prime minister

Somalia has a new prime minister – the fourth since 2004 – and leaders in Mogadishu hope he will breathe new life into the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), but just what can Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (also known as Farmajo) do to quickly turn round a country that has been in turmoil for almost two decades?


Published on October 24, 2010 No Comment
Stability in Somaliland boosts education prospects

Somalis from south-central Somalia and those in the diaspora have taken advantage of the stable environment in the self-declared republic of Somaliland to put their children through school there, boosting enrolment in private and public education institutions in the region, officials said.


Published on October 13, 2010 No Comment
Missed opportunities in Somalia

Weak leadership and internal divisions have prevented Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) from exploiting splits among its Islamist insurgent enemies, say analysts.



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