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By MGoth On Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Somaliland meets giant education challenge

Less than one third of school-aged children in Somaliland receive education, and even these low numbers represent a doubling of schooling rates in one decade. An NGO is behind much of the success. The Hargeisa-based More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Somali teenager sent back to Somalia by father for becoming “too Finnish”

Halima was sitting in the yard when someone knocked at the gate. The sun had just gone down, but she could distinguish a friendly face in the dark. The guest was a skinny imam whom Halima had seen in the nearby More...

Somali constitution adopted in Mogadishu, Somalia
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Somalia bans mutilating girls

MOGADISHU — Activists have welcomed a ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the new constitution of Somalia – a country where 96 percent of women undergo one of the more extreme forms of More...