Keeping tradition alive, Somalia’s last camel bone carving artisans
15 November 2021 | 8:38 am
Somali artisan Muse Mohamud Olosow carefully sorts through a huge pile of camel bones, discarded by a slaughterhouse in Mogadishu, selecting pieces that he will carve into jewelry and ornate beads used by fellow Muslims while reciting prayers. To Olosow's knowledge, he is one of just four artisans in his country of 16 million people who work with the bones of camels.
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Children in Somalia are dying of hunger. Half the country’s population is in need of food aid and Islamist militant group al Shabab exacerbates the situation by blocking aid to a starving population. Deutsche Welle reports from the south of the country.
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