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Al-Shabaab Plundering Starving Somali Villages of Cash and Children


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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This Somali Culture Zine Looks Amazing

Safy Hallan Farah’s ‘1991’ Zine Will Feature Beautiful Images And Writing Culled From The Brightest Young Minds Across The Somali Diaspora. By Eve Peyser Safy Hallan Farah didn’t think there were enough images of Somali people in media, so she took things into her own hands. In the summer of …

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Somalia Evacuates 11 Migrants Stranded In Libya

MOGADISHU, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia. Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia Mahdi Mohamed Guled who received the migrants in Mogadishu said the government is committed to bringing …

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Hunted and Hated, Somali Tax Collectors Gird For Battle

By Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Ahmed Nur moves through the Somali capital of Mogadishu with a bodyguard of six men, a pistol in the waistband of his baggy trousers. He speaks of his work in whispers; seven of his colleagues have been killed in the last three years. But …

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Can Somalia’s Fishing Industry Keep Pirates out of Business?

From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few years, increased naval patrolling and security improved the situation drastically and many former pirates turned to fishing to earn an honest living. However, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jane Ferguson reports …

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SOMALIA: Bomb Attack Kills 3

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A roadside improvised explosive device exploded eight miles outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu yesterday, Garowe Online reported. The fatal incident took place in Taredishe village. Witnesses told Garowe Online, on condition of anonymity, that the bomb missed a Somali national army vehicle and impacted a civilian minibus killing three and injuring …

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