Yemen, Somaliland Brace For Cyclone Sagar

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My Life As A Somali Woman Recovering From Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

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These Female Doctors Are Changing The Lives Of Fistula Survivors In Somaliland

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Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Nita Bhalla

Hargeisa, Somaliland – Somaliland has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, banning female genital mutilation (FGM) – and paving the way for the country to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice, a senior official said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation”

Somaliland Debates A Tough New Penal Code For ‘Rape And Sexual Offenses’

Somaliland looks to be on the verge of enacting a bill that would punish anyone found guilty of a sexual offense. Continue reading “Somaliland Debates A Tough New Penal Code For ‘Rape And Sexual Offenses’”

On 17th January 2018: What’s Being Sprayed In Our Skies In Somaliland?

By Rashid Mustafe X Nur

Once in a while, you will see our beautiful blue skies in Hargeisa crisscrossed by what looks like a jet plane ‘Condensation trails’ (contrails). Continue reading “On 17th January 2018: What’s Being Sprayed In Our Skies In Somaliland?”

Unfiltered with James O’Brien: Nimco Ali: The Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation

Nimco was seven when she was taken to Djibouti to be cut. In an unflinching interview, activist Nimco Ali takes James O’Brien on her incredible personal story, from fleeing her native Somaliland Continue reading Unfiltered with James O’Brien: Nimco Ali: The Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation

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Somaliland MPs Adopt First Ever Rape Law

Hargeisa, Somaliland – Lawmakers in the Republic of Somaliland have for the first time adopted a law criminalizing rape, in what has been hailed as a “victory for women” in the conservative Muslim country. Continue reading “Somaliland MPs Adopt First Ever Rape Law”

Somaliland: Young People Fight GBV And Promote Health Through Drama

Members of the Somaliland Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) have started utilizing theatre skills and participatory drama methodology to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and promote behavior change. Continue reading “Somaliland: Young People Fight GBV And Promote Health Through Drama”

Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?

By Rageh Omaar,

ITV’s International Affairs Editor

Somaliland is a country which doesn’t officially exist. Continue reading “Could Somaliland Eradicate FGM?”

Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands

Mohammed Abdi is four years old – but he looks less than half that.

Children like him are already weakened by hunger and illness but are now facing the threat of contracting cholera. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Kill Thousands”

In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course

In Somaliland, part of famine prevention means keeping people at home, rather than wandering for help. It also means laying the ground for a major shift to lessen dependence on livestock, the backbone of Somalis’ survival for centuries. Part 4 of our series on famine resilience. Continue reading “In Somaliland, Amid Persistent Drought, A Nation Of Herders Plots A New Course”

Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix

Analysis By Sally Sara

It’s being described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. More than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, mostly in Africa. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Children Dying As Drought And Border Dispute Create Fatal Mix”

Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital

Burao, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – Somaliland’s ruling political party KULMIYE, donated $70,000 to Burao General Hospital on Tuesday in response to the deadly AWD outbreak that has left close to 50 dead and thousands hospitalized. Continue reading “Somaliland’s Ruling Political Party Donates $70,000 To Burao General Hospital”

Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak

Hargeisa, Somaliland, June 6, 2017 (Saxafi) – The mayor of Somaliland’s capital city issued new rules on Sunday to prevent the spread of the current AWD outbreak that has killed close to 100 people in Somaliland’s eastern regions. Continue reading “Hargeisa’s Local Government Issues New Rules In Response To AWD Outbreak”

Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation

As goats grazed on pieces of spinach and cows languished under the shade of trees, Maryan Hudun surveyed her farm contentedly. Continue reading “Tiny Oasis Keeping Hope Alive In Land Ravaged By Drought And Starvation”

Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness

Dust swirls around our 4×4 as we speed across an open plain in remote Somaliland heading to an emergency: a suspected cholera outbreak. Continue reading “Somaliland: From Hunger And Thirst To Deadly Sickness”

Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland

In Somaliland, medical workers are in a desperate race against time to save millions of children from death. Continue reading “Meet The Doctors And Nurses Behind The Fight Against Starvation In Somaliland”