Somalia

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Foreign Office is ‘complicit in British man’s Somalia torture’
‘David Taylor’ claims hooding, sensory deprivation and waterboarding was to persuade him to cooperate with the CIA

Mark Townsend

25, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Death of 13-year-old girl sparks calls for action on FGM in Somalia
Fartun Hassan Ahmed bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation, a practice that 98% of women in the east African country undergo

Hassan Abdirahman in Galmudug and Lizzy Davies

21, Jul, 2021 @9:03 AM

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The Guardian view on famine in Ethiopia: food must not be a weapon | Editorial
Editorial: People are starving in the Tigray region. The culprit is the devastating war

Editorial

20, Jun, 2021 @5:22 PM

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‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM
Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk

Sarah Johnson

09, Jun, 2021 @9:59 AM

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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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UN outlines plan to close camps housing 430,000 refugees in Kenya
Proposals follow Kenyan government’s ultimatum to UN refugee agency to close Dadaab and Kakuma camps

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

15, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Inside Somalia’s impasse: election talks collapse amid mistrust and blame
Leaders holed up inside Mogadishu’s high-security international airport have failed to agree a plan, risking further unrest

Amanda Sperber in Mogasdishu

08, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Ismail Ahmed Ismail obituary
Other lives: Founding commander of the Custodial Corps of Somalia who became a political adviser to the country’s president

Muna Ismail

08, Apr, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Kenya issues ultimatum to UN to close camps housing almost 400,000 refugees
Threat to shut Dadaab and Kakuma settlements comes amid row with Somalia and prompts alarm about risks during pandemic

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

01, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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The world has a vested interest in Somalia. Will it act to stop its collapse? | Vava Tampa
Starvation, al-Shabaab and postponed elections have made the country a ready gun. If the trigger is pulled, global trade is at risk

Vava Tampa

24, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Leak reveals UK Foreign Office discussing aid cuts of more than 50%
Internal reports show projected cuts including 59% in South Sudan, 60% in Somalia and 67% in Syria

Patrick Wintour

06, Mar, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Somalia health clinics will close due to UK aid cuts, charity warns
MPs say Commons vote is needed as funding budget has dropped below 0.7% of UK gross national income

Patrick Wintour

02, Mar, 2021 @7:22 PM

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