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Somali refugees head home as Yemen crisi...

Somali refugees head home as Yemen crisis bites: UN

Somali refugees are fleeing war, cholera and hunger in Yemen, the United Nations said Thursday, with 10,000 expected to return home to a country they escaped over conflict and poverty. Somalis make up 91 percent of refugees and asylum seekers in Yemen, with the United Nations reporting some 256,000... read more »

Somalia conflict and famine: the causes ...

Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate cha...

The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave their homes or grazing land and encroach on other communities. But the links are often exaggerated and... read more »

Meanwhile… book-loving Somalis def...

Meanwhile… book-loving Somalis defy the threats of terrorists

And in Slovakia, one of the world’s more unusual museums opened last month: Štefan Polgári opened the Múzeum Mobilov – or Museum of Vintage Cellphones – in his home. In Mogadishu, Somalia, book-loving Somalis defied the threats of terrorists and went forward last month with the third... read more »

First female taxi driver crashes glass c...

First female taxi driver crashes glass ceiling in conservative Somali city

HARGEISA, Somalia — Rushing around in a white pharmacist’s coat, Sahra Ali tends to a bloodied young boy in a small room attached to the pharmacy she runs. “She’s the hardest working person in the country,” customer Abdelraheem Adil remarked. The 34-year-old Somali woman has grown quite a... read more »

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Somali forces kill 9 Al-Shabaab militants in S. Somalia

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Somalia gets new Saudi aid but stays neutral in Gulf crisis

Somalia has received $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but the gesture does not change the central government’s decision to remain neutral in Riyadh’s dispute with fellow Gulf state Qatar,... read more »