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Tens of thousands of refugees flee from Somaliland clashes
Somalis arrive in Ethiopia from disputed town of Las Anod, where at least 82 people have died in fighting

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Feb, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Rights abuses often ‘tipping point’ for extremist recruitment, UN study finds
Quality education and exposure to different cultures identified as key preventive factors in African survey

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

07, Feb, 2023 @5:01 AM

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Inside Villa Somalia: 72 hours with the president of ‘the most dangerous country in the world’
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says the county’s factions can find peace, political Islam need not be violent and democracy can grow. Here’s his exclusive interview with the Observer

Tom Gardner in Mogadishu

03, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘He was brainwashed’: young men are disappearing from Zanzibar. Are extremists to blame?
At least 20 men have gone missing from the island since August. But a culture of concealment around terrorism means families have been left to guess at their fate

Caroline Kimeu and Najjat Omar in Zanzibar

15, Dec, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Somalia is not just a story of violence and state failure. Focus on our strengths | President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
The country can overcome multiple urgent challenges to achieve sustainable development for and with the people

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

09, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I’m a human being, not a monster’: the al-Shabaab defector turned government minister
Mukhtar Robow talks to the Guardian about his controversial cabinet role as part of ‘ideological front’ to end insurgency

Tom Gardner in Mogadishu

02, Dec, 2022 @7:45 AM

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UK’s lost leadership role hurts Somalia’s fight against famine, says drought envoy
Britain is no longer the key humanitarian player and ‘great ally’ it once was, says envoy trying to get support for Somalia’s drought

Tracy McVeigh

10, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Inside Somalia’s vicious cycle of deforestation for charcoal
As gas prices rise Somalis are turning to the affordable energy source, driving unsustainable logging – as al-Shabaab condemns but profits from the trade

Mohamed Gabobe and Caroline Kimeu

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Al-Qaida chief’s killing comes as group gains ground in African conflict zones
UN says terror organisation, whose affiliate recently attacked Mali’s most important military base, ‘is once again the leader of global jihad’

Jason Burke

05, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Raising cash for water: why Somalis are bypassing aid agencies in drought crisis
Analysis: with more than 6 million people in need, there is anger at perceived lack of action from the government and the UN

Amanda Sperber in Kismayo

15, Apr, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Female opposition MP among dozens killed in Somalia bombings
Al-Shabaab claim responsibility for attacks, including that which killed Amina Mohamed Abdi in run-up to elections this week

Kaamil Ahmed

24, Mar, 2022 @2:55 PM

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Somalia’s rival factions spread across Mogadishu as they jockey for power
Opposition leaders leave airport bolthole as they step up pressure over contested presidency of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

Amanda Sperber in Mogadishu

21, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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