FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN SOMALIA: STILL NOT A GIVEN
UN report finds despite some advances, lack of legislation hampering progress
Ahmed Diini Hassan knows only too well the importance charity work plays in the lives of the poor and vulnerable members of society.
Born in 1956, Ahmed, who hails from Hiiran region, was orphaned at a tender age, leaving him dependent on charity of others.
Mogadishu – As the international community marked the World Humanitarian Day today, a senior United Nations official warned of the grave threats faced by aid workers in Somalia, where they continue to be targets of armed groups which often abduct and detain them and steal despera
Baidoa, 19 August 2018 – Speaking in regional Somalia today, the top United Nations official for gender equality and women’s empowerment highlighted efforts made at the national and local levels towards greater representation of women in political structures and processes, and encouraged further
In the course of his work in Somalia, Aweys Abdullahi Abdirahman has ducked bullets several times and survived death by a whisker, with his experiences delivering desperately needed humanitarian aid reading like a script from a Hollywood action movie.
Muna Haji Yussuf Ali had her first direct encounter with Al-Shabaab militants in 2012.
The Bay region of south-central Somalia was in the grip of the country’s worst famine in 60 years, and Muna was delivering aid supplies to drought victims in the town of Buurhakaba.
Geneva/Mogadishu – A UN report has urged Somalia to build on the significant gains made in its peace process in the last five years and take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the
On August 12, as people from all over the world celebrated International Youth Day, hundreds of Somali youths took to the streets to take action and improve their communities in a clear demonstration of their relevance to peace and development in the country.