Somalia

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British Somali TikTok star delights in Nimco Happy’s viral success
Multilingual love song Isii Nafta has spread like wildfire on social media, cheering the Somali community

Aamna Mohdin

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters
ICJ ruling aggravates fractious relations between two countries and threatens to destabilise restive region

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

14, Oct, 2021 @2:41 PM

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‘A poem is a powerful tool’: Somali women raise their voices in the nation of poets
A childhood encounter with a hyena inspired Hawa Jama Abdi’s first verse. Now she is part of an arts project designed to encourage women storytellers - and unite all Somalis

Lizzy Davies

24, Sep, 2021 @9:24 AM

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Case of missing spy aggravates tensions among fractious Somali leadership
President and prime minister in row over disappearance of cybersecurity expert, reportedly killed by al-Shabaab

Moulid Hujale

08, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns
Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes

Lizzy Davies

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict
Overlapping crises have pushed the fragile east African country to the ‘cusp of humanitarian catastrophe’, with one in four facing food insecurity

Moulid Hujale and Lizzy Davies

23, Aug, 2021 @5:01 AM

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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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