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Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Somaliland has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning female genital mutilation (FGM) – and paving the way for the breakaway region to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice, a senior official said on Wednesday. The fatwa from the ministry of religious affairs on Tuesday said …

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Somali Youth Anthology Producers Seek Submissions

The Minnesota Humanities Center, in collaboration with Somali author and educator Marian Hassan, is seeking submissions for a first-of-its-kind Minnesota Somali Youth Anthology. The anthology will be edited by Hassan and will include the authentic, first-hand stories of Minnesota’s Somali youth (ages 10 to 30) around ideas like what it …

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Canada under Fire for Bid to Deport Somali Refugee

Canada is facing criticism from human rights groups for its attempts to deport a 24-year-old immigrant to Somalia. Abdoul Abdi was born in Saudi Arabia and he says he has no ties to Somalia, where there have been years of violence from the armed group al-Shabab. For now, the deportation …

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