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Helping Children and Families in Somaliland

Halimo family in Somaliland

When Halimo and her family arrived at Hargeisa, Somaliland‘s capital, she sold their last goat for $10. The rest of the family goats, sheep and camels died in the drought that, for the fourth year, is ravaging the region. Like hundreds of other internally displaced families in Somaliland, the family …

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SOMALILAND: Journalist Detained Without Charge

Mohamed Aabi Digaale,

CPJ Press Release Nairobi, –Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Mohamed on February 17 and have been holding him without charge, Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the advocacy organization …

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Somalia’s First Forensic Lab Targets Rape Impunity

Garowe – The new freezers at Somalia’s only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five. The big hope is that they could be the start of a revolution in how the troubled Horn of Africa country tackles its widespread sexual violence – …

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SOMALIA: US Says Drone Strike Kills 3 Al-Shabab Extremists

By Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia, killing three “terrorists.” The U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred Monday near Jilib town in Middle Juba region. “We assess no civilians were killed in …

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SOMALIA: Detained Children Face Abuse

Emphasize Rehabilitation, Develop Child-Specific Procedures Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 85-page report, “‘It’s Like We Are Always in a Prison’: Abuses Against Boys …

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Al-Shabaab Plundering Starving Somali Villages of Cash and Children

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Defectors reveal crippling extortion by Islamist terror group and ‘brainwashing’ of boys, as it suffers apparent crisis of morale By Jason Burke Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are extorting huge sums from starving communities and forcibly recruiting hundreds of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as the terror group endures financial …

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SOMALILAND: Pressing All the Alarm Bells

Somaliland is the poster child of the Horn of Africa; it is peaceful, democratic and it spends almost half of its meager GDP on its regional security, therefore, Somaliland is not only the starting place of tranquility and democratic hope for the entire African continent, but additionally it plays a …

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