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    1. Somali PM sees risk to his country in Yemen strife

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsApr 23 07:25 AM

      Somalia's prime minister warned Thursday that the conflict in Yemen poses dangers across the Gulf of Aden where an influx of refugees is stretching scarce resources and Al-Qaeda militants are eager for support. "Our economy cannot support this influx of refugees," Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke told AFP during a visit to the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday. In the south of Somalia Al-Qaeda ...

    2. Knowledge, power and Pakistan

      Asia News NetworkApr 21 11:02 PM

      Perhaps it was not expected that any Somali would have a response

    3. Somali refugees in Yemen are now coming back to their war-torn home as fighting rages in the Middle East country, officials said Saturday. A boat carrying 260 Somali refugees, many of them women, children and elderly, has become the latest to dock at Somalia's Bossasso port in the Puntland semi-autonomous region. "About 420 people have arrived previously and we are also expecting many more ...

    4. Somaliland abuzz from Ethiopia's khat convoys

      Al Jazeera via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsApr 21 12:03 AM

      Narcotic plant is a huge tax-revenue earner that bolsters the region's economy, but also disrupts family life.

    5. [HRW] Nairobi - Somaliland authorities on April 18, 2015, detained a prominent human rights activist, apparently for criticizing the government's execution of six prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Guleid Ahmed Jama after he made statements on the radio denouncing the executions, the first in Somaliland in nearly a decade. The authorities should immediately release him and...

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      DawnApr 21 02:39 PM

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    7. The Surprising City Where Rape Victims Are Finding Justice

      Takepart.com via Yahoo! NewsMay 01 02:55 AM

      Maryam was five months pregnant and living in Mogadishu’s Wadajir district when, one night in 2012, four men entered her home and took turns raping her while one of them stood guard outside. In Somalia, sexual violence is a horrifyingly real threat. In July 2013, a mother of four was attacked in Mogadishu, the capital. Decades of war have divided Somalia into three regions, each with its own ...

    8. [Al Jazeera] Hargeisa, Somalia -Every day trucks loaded with the narcotic plant khat, grown in northeastern Ethiopia, hurtle along rough roads through the desert to make fresh deliveries to eager customers across Somaliland.

    9. [ISS] In mid-March, at a press conference at Hargeisa's shiny new airport, a cocky young journalist gathered up his courage and asked Somaliland's President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo a difficult question. Is it true, he asked, that the president was a dictator? Silanyo responded perfectly: 'If this were a dictatorship, you wouldn't have asked those questions.'

    10. [Al Jazeera] Borama, Somaliland -From emotionally-traumatised returned migrants, to the chief immigration commissioner to the top smugglers, one thing keeps turning up in conversation: social media.

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