Somalia: Al Shabaab defectors offered rehabilitation
09 November 2019 | 6:15 am
The Somalian government is offering amnesty to some defectors from Al Shabaab. They are housed in a rehabilitation center, where it’s hoped they’ll learn other ways of living.
5 Apr 2021
The Islamist group detonated car bombs before launching nighttime raids at two locations in southern Somalia.
24 Apr 2021
The United States and European Union say Somalia risks facing sanctions if it fails to resume talks to end its deadlock over elections. But President Mohamed has extended his mandate despite the international criticism.
27 Apr 2021
Sporadic clashes broke out in the Somalian capital as tensions continue after embattled President Mohamed extended his mandate last week sparking a political crisis.
1 May 2021
Mutinous Somali soldiers hold parts of Mogadishu a day after three were killed in fatal clashes with government troops. The opposition fighters are against the extension of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's mandate. And in Ivory Coast, health centres are struggling to convince people to get vaccinated, the suspicion many African communities harbour over the shots are even leading some countries to have to destroy out-of-date Covid-19 vaccine doses. And South Africa's “My Octopus Teacher” wins best documentary at the Oscars.
3 May 2021
The decision comes after intense fighting in the streets of Mogadishu. But some opposition members and residents were not convinced with the decision.
22 May 2021
For close to six months, diplomatic ties between Kenya and Somalia seemed headed for disaster. Mogadishu reached out, and Nairobi responded positively. But underneath, huge differences remain.
20 Jun 2021
A massive real estate development is changing the landscape on the outskirts of Mogadishu. The Daru Salam project encourages the Somali diaspora to invest in the country. The developments feature modern housing, leisure and security infrastructure.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
30 Oct 2021
Several days of fighting between government troops and militia have heightened political uncertainty over the long-overdue national polls. In addition, there is still no agreement on the electoral procedure.
15 Nov 2021
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.
13 Nov 2021
In Somalia's Middle Shabelle region, farmers are using solar power units to operate their water pumps or illuminate their properties. And in some cases, they are giving away goats to finance the system.
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