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Djibouti is bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland
By SomalilandPress On Monday, May 13th, 2013
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Rapes on rise in Somaliland, say medical officials

An upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland – a normally peaceful enclave considered by many to be a sanctuary from  Somalia’s decades of violence. Knife-wielding young men follow  More...

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By MGoth On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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UN official condemns Somalia rape verdict

The UN’s top human rights official has condemned the trial and sentencing of a Somali journalist, and the alleged rape victim he interviewed, as “deeply disturbing” and a blow to “the fight More...

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By MGoth On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Somali journalist arrested for interviewing reported rape victim

Nairobi, January 11, 2013–Somali authorities should immediately release a freelance journalist who has been in custody in Mogadishu since Thursday for interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by government More...

Baby footage causes uproar amid new claims on time and place of birth
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 8th, 2012
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Turkish girl abandoning baby causes uproar amid new claims

ISTANBUL — A teenage girl that made headlines yesterday after footage appeared to show her giving birth as she walked down a street in Istanbul’s Bağcılar district may have delivered the baby at home, More...

Plastic huts in BadBado Camp, Mogadishu. July 2011 © Kate Holt/IRIN
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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SOMALIA: Silent rape epidemic on the rise

Picture: Plastic huts in Badbaado Camp, Mogadishu. July 2011 (Kate Holt/IRIN) MOGADISHU — The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has More...

The silhouettes of armed men in the semi-desertic plains near the central Somalia town of Galkayo (AFP)
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Somali women raped enroute to Kenya

NAIROBI — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for Africa Bunmi Makinwa has expressed concern that women and young girls are being subjected to rape and other forms of sexual harassment More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
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AUSTRALIA: Somali man paid $525,000 for wrong conviction

MELBOURNE (Somalilandpress) — A MAN wrongly convicted and jailed for rape has been awarded $525,000 by the state government. Farah Jama, 22, launched his compensation bid after spending 15 months in jail when More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, May 6th, 2010
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Racist Victorian Police Prison a Somali immigrant for 15 Months

MELBOURNE (Somalilandpress) — AN INNOCENT man who served 15 months in jail after being wrongly convicted of rape based on a DNA bungle has spoken of his terrifying experience. Speaking after the release More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 20th, 2009
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Granny CSI

A rapist was arrested after his 89-year-old victim scratched his face for DNA in a trick she learned from watching CSI, a British court has heard. Bouncer Mauro Lopes, 31, was yesterday jailed for nine years for More...

By Hassan Ali On Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
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Gang rape in London

Hargeisa, 24 June 2009 (Somalilandpress) – A couple of days ago I published a brief post from South Africa which reported that one in 4 males admitted to being rapists. But rape in the city is not just happening More...