The construction of a rehabilitation center for disengaged combatants in Jubbaland state administration was officially launched on Monday, in Kismaayo.
Khadar Ibrahim Keyow started singing at the tender age of 13 and became a household name in Somalia over the ensuing six years. His passion for music started in his childhood. Now 19, Khadar says he derived his inspiration from the veteran Somali musician Mohamed Saleeban Tubeec.
Somalia marked its National Youth Day on Sunday with renewed calls to youth to reject extremism.
In Baidoa, the Interim South West Administration (ISWA) President Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan cautioned youths against religious fundamentalism and radical ideologies.