Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Commodified Cities: Urbanisation and Public Goods in Somalia

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Urbanization in the Somali territories is transforming Somali society in multiple and profound ways, with the growth of urban centres and networks paralleled by...

Somalia President Tests Positive for COVID-19

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was in self-isolation. Abdikarim Ali Kaar, Mohamud’s spokesperson, said the...

Islamic Development Bank, ISDB Collaborate with SPARK on Somaliland Post-COVID19 Negavive Impact

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HARGEISA, Somaliland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Somalis have experienced years of struggle, climate shocks and disease outbreaks in recent years. COVID-19 has worsened the situation as well, with...

Considering Political Engagement with Al-Shabaab in Somalia

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The war with Al-Shabaab’s Islamist insurgency has dragged on for fifteen years. As it reviews its options, Somalia’s new government should look into what...

UN Agencies Respond to Somalia Famine, Launching Relief Package

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UN agencies have launched the minimum response package (MRP), a critical life-saving project that will address urgent needs of more than 100,000 people displaced...

Hunger in Somalia

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My colleague Abdi Latif Dahir has written a terrifying article that no one should have to write in 2022: Children are dying of hunger in Somalia....

Grave Violations Against Children in Somalia – Report

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Two years after raising the alarm on the dire situation of children affected by conflict in Somalia, a new report shows that grave violations against children...

Somalia Attempts to Revive Lands Blighted by Deforestation

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When farmer Mohamed Ibrahim Aden isn't tending to his own fields, you can often find him watering seedlings at a small community nursery in...

Killings in Somalia: War Crimes, Deception, and Impunity

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After taking a motorbike ride from Mogadishu’s bustling Taleh junction to a dirt road on the outskirts of the Somali capital, where I trekked...

Somaliland is Invited to a Kenyatta Reception for Diplomats, Piqued Somalia Walks Out

At a lunch reception that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya threw today for the resident diplomatic community in Nairobi, the...