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The Guardian view on a water crisis: targets need to be binding | Editorial
Editorial: The global response to an escalating water crisis is belated and inadequate. But last week’s UN conference was an important marker


29, Mar, 2023 @5:45 PM

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Drought caused 43,000 ‘excess deaths’ in Somalia last year, half of them young children
New report uncovers tragic scale of climate-led crisis and forecasts up to 34,000 more deaths so far this year

Tracy McVeigh

21, Mar, 2023 @11:53 AM

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Tuesday briefing: How British-Somali citizens are disappearing to ‘culture rehabilitation centres’
A report published by the Observer tells the story of young people of Somali descent being held against their will to be ‘de-westernised’

Nimo Omer

14, Mar, 2023 @6:50 AM

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Somali ‘rehab’: re-education camps where children are locked up, beaten and abused
Westernised children of Somalis are being forcibly detained for years ‘back home’ in unregulated, brutal dhaqan celis sites where sexual abuse is rife

Nimo Omer

12, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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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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At least 24 dead in Somaliland fighting
Violence followed Las Anod clan elders declaring intention to cut ties with breakaway republic of Somaliland

Faisal Ali

07, Feb, 2023 @7:50 PM

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Democrats’ Ilhan Omar defence weakened by party’s own attacks over Israel
Party’s criticism of Omar’s Israel position has greased the path for Republicans to oust her from the foreign affairs committee

Chris McGreal

05, Feb, 2023 @10:00 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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I never encountered a Somali character in books growing up – I had to change that | Ayaan Mohamud
When I wrote my first young person’s novel, I wanted the next generation to feel seen and celebrated, says author Ayaan Mohamud

Ayaan Mohamud

02, Feb, 2023 @10:34 AM

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Children go hungry at Kenya refugee camp as malnutrition numbers soar
MSF charity reports 33% rise in malnourished patients at giant Dadaab complex after influx from drought-stricken Somalia

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 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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Former development secretaries urge Sunak to increase east Africa aid amid drought
‘Famine in all but name’ ravaging Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, yet British aid is one-fifth of 2017 amount

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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