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Somalia’s Bakool bans miraa consumption

Beth Mbaya for Meru County Tourism Directorate displays khat (Miraa) at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre,Nairobi. (Photo/Elvis Ogina NAIROBI, KENYA: A federal region in Somalia has banned miraa consumption, causing panic in the local export chain. Exporters fear the ban announced by the Bakool region could trigger a larger crisis More...

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By admin On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Somalia faces yet another famine

Aid agencies warn the situation this year is beginning to resemble its 2011 famine, when more than a quarter of a million people died. Somalia is facing its second major famine in six years. Under the shadow of More...

By admin On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Somalia and Turkey reap rewards from mutually beneficial relationship

  By winning the hearts and minds of the Somali people, Turkey has succeeded where others have failed. Here is why. This is the third in a three-part series on the challenges and opportunities facing Somalia. More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Angus MacNeil compares post-Brexit Britain to Somalia and Sudan

  SNP lawmaker Angus MacNeil stunned Julia Hartley-Brewer today after he compared the trading situation for post-Brexit Britain to countries like Somalia and Sudan. MacNeil had been invited on to talkRADIO to More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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WHO calls for immediate action to save lives in Somalia

News release 11 MAY 2017 | GENEVA – WHO is concerned by the chronic shortage of funding for life-saving work in Somalia in response to the ongoing drought that has plunged the country further towards famine, More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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How a Somali-born girl became a referee of men’s football in England – the remarkable story of Jawahir Roble

  Jawahir Roble (above) officiates a game for the Football Beyond Borders charity Rex Features Many people might believe their battle for respect in life is hard enough already without also trying to become More...

By admin On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Can Somalia regain control and management of its airspace soon? Part I.

  Since 2010, Somalia’s airspace has been an issue between the successive governments of Somalia and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which currently manages the airspace on behalf of More...

By admin On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Sudanese president vows peace, stability in Somalia

  Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks during a joint press conference with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (not seen in picture) in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, on Oct. 5, 2017. Sudanese More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Somalia gets new Saudi aid but stays neutral in Gulf crisis

  MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia has received $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but the gesture does not change the central government’s decision to remain neutral in Riyadh’s dispute with More...

By admin On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Communication is key to understanding female circumcision

Lack of communication hampers the prevention of female genital mutilation, according to anthropologist Rachel Issa Djesa. She has observed encounters between Norwegian authorities, health personnel and Somali women More...