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Somalia: A man is beaten and burnt to death in Mogadishu over Marriage discrimination

The man who hailed from Jareerweyne tribe, that some other tribe discriminate in terms of marriage, had asked the attacking family his nephew to marry their daughter, an act which angered the other family, prompting to kill the uncle.


Why don't You just Move to Somalia? · 71 Republic

If you don’t like it, why don’t you just move to Somalia? The old rhetoric is pretty common among supporters of the state and is no stranger to either party. Somalia, of course, is an example of a country without an organized federal government. It also is severely underdeveloped. So as the fallacio


Somalia ‘vulnerable but making progress’

The troubled Horn of Africa country, Somalia, is still vulnerable but is making progress towards a more stable future, according to the UN’s most senior official in the country.


Somalia Says Ready to Send Troops to S. Sudan for Security

The statement came days after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc, proposed that Somalia and several other nations be allowed to contribute to a South Sudan joint peace force.


Somalia Calls To Outlaw Female Genital Mutilation | NewsGram

Flavia Mwangovya, End Harmful Practices program manager at Equality Now, said an anti-FGM law would curb the practice.


#SayHerName: 9-year-old Somalian Deqa Dahir killed by soldiers trying to “clear a road” - theGrio Somalia

Four Somali soldiers have been arrested in connection with the death Deqa Dahir, a 9-year-old girl, who was shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu.Dahir died and another girl was wounded when bullets sprayed their school bus while it was stuck in a traffic jam on Tuesday. According to Amnesty Internati


Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 160 km NNW of Bereeda, Somalia

A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 160 km NNW of Bereeda, Somalia (99 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:14:53 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date


East Africa Key Message Update, September 2018 - Somalia

Across East Africa, food insecurity persists due to a combination of factors, including conflict, drought-recovery in the eastern Horn, and previous and ongoing flooding, which despite crop losses and other damages, has led to some better production prospects. Through January 2019, large populations


Somalia could upset Kenya’s mobile money dominance

Tim Kelly, Lead ICT policy specialist at the World Bank, said, "Private sector actors have given Somalia a unique opportunity to leapfrog towards widespread financial inclusion."


Third Girl Dies in Somalia After Genital Mutilation

Aden received an emergency call about the girl's grave condition on Sunday while talking to VOA Somali about the death of two sisters, Asiya Farah Abdi Warsame and Khadija Farah Abdi Warsame, who bled to death following FGM.


Increased cases of children and adults sick with TB in Mogadishu - Radio Ergo - Humanitarian News From Somalia

According to Dr Mohamed Sheikh Omar, head of the TB ward at Banadir hospital, 73 people have been treated in the hospital since May. This compares with 183 people treated there during the whole of last year.


Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - August 2018 (issued on 17 September 2018) - Somalia

The results of the post-Gu food security and nutrition assessment by FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET), have confirmed that the overall food security situation in Somalia has improved. This is as a result of the above-averag


ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (17 September 2018) - Somalia

InSomalia, al Shabaab has continued a number of low-level attacks against civilian and military alike. However, the insurgents were met with a considerable amount of resistance from the African Union (AMISOM). Ethiopian air forces struck a yet undisclosed location causing an estimated 70 al Shabaab


UNHCR Somalia Factsheet - 1 - 31 August 2018 - Somalia

With conditions improving in some parts of the country, Somali refugees continue to return from countries of asylum. Statistics from UNHCR indicate that over 121,000 people have voluntarily returned from ten countries of asylum since 2014. The countries include Kenya, Yemen, Djibouti,Libya, Tunisia


Even After Deaths, Female Genital Mutilation Still Common in Somalia

FILE - Teenaged girls attend an after-school discussion of female genital mutilation at the Sheik Nuur Primary School in Hargeisa, Somaliland on Feb. 16, 2014.


Somalia: Two young Muslim sisters die after being subjected to female genital mutilation

Establishment media treatments of female genital mutilation routinely insist that it has nothing to do with Islam, but actually FGM is mandated in Islamic law: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumc


Turkey’s Maarif Foundation takes over FETO schools in Somalia

The schools, with up to one thousand Somali students, have now been transferred to the new administrators. (TRT WORLD screen shot) ( TRTWorld )


Non-Christian refugees shut out of Trump's America

The Trump administration has again cut the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., and the overwhelming majority of the small group of refugees who were admitted this past year are Christians. The big picture: Islam is the predominant religion in nations such as Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, wh


The 'War on Terror' Still Grows in Somalia

© Eric Gay / Associated PressMOGADISHU—On August 29, U.S. forces carried out their21st confirmedairstrike in Somalia this year. The short U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) pressreleaseannouncing the strike on al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda linked insurgency that has sought to implement a hardline Islamic stat


Somali Girls' Deaths Spur More Calls to End FGM

Four girls, ages 10 and 11, from central and northern Somalia have died in the last three months after having been cut, and seven others are in hospitals, activists said.