Somali town outlaws extravagant weddings to increase marriage among youth

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A Somali town has prohibited extravagant weddings in an attempt to increase marriages between young people and stop them from migrating abroad, the BBC...

Britain to send hundreds of soldiers to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab

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Hundreds of British soldiers will be sent to Somalia to train forces fighting Al-Shabaab.  The Al Qaeda-linked militia have been pushed back from major cities...

Somali scholars issue fatwa against Al Shabab

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More than 160 Somali scholars have issued a fatwa denouncing the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab group, stating its activities have "no place in Islam", writes...

5 Pillarz reporter robbed at gunpoint whilst on duty

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Kenyans infuriated over Britain’s banning of khat

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Despite their majority Muslim population, Somalis and Arabs provide the largest market for khat in the world, writes Mohammed Kahiye from Nairobi. My friend Hussein...

African Union troops aided illegal charcoal export to Somalia

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A confidential 500 page report by United Nations monitors accuses Kenyan soldiers in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia of facilitating illegal charcoal...

Kenya’s Somalia quagmire

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Somali refugees in Kenya look forward to going home

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In December last year the Kenyan government issued a directive to return all Somali refugees living in urban centers back to refugee camps. There...

Kenyan police accused of torturing Somali refugees

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According to a report released by Human Rights Watch, Kenyan police tortured, raped, abused and arbitrarily detained at least a 1,000 Somali refugees between...
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