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Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

From the New York Times By JOSHUA HAMMERJAN. 6, 2017 Harding, one of a handful of foreign reporters who have visited Somalia on a regular basis in recent years, followed the charismatic Nur as he braved death threats and tried to revive the ruined city. Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures […]

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Melkam Gena!

The Strathink Editorial team would like to wish our Christian readers as well as people of all faiths a joyous new year. May 2017 bring peace to a troubled world.

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The Political and Civic Engagement of Somali Women

From the Heritage Institute APRIL 2015 Today women in the Somali region make positive contributions to their communities by applying their knowledge, skills and financial resources through formal and non-formal political processes.  Despite having a long and diverse track record of civic and political engagement, women in the Somali region have remained largely absent from […]

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Somali Refugees In Kenya Struggle In Shadow Of Forced Return

06/29/2016 12:01 pm ET Angela Wells Refugees Deeply AP/JEROME DELAY Muhumed Surow grieves following the burial of his 12-month-old daughter Liin Muhumed Surowlays at UNHCR’s Ifo Extension camp outside Dadaab, Eastern Kenya, on August 6, 2011 Kenya’s November deadline to shut down camps and repatriate Somali refugees leaves a community living in dangerous limbo, with […]

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Gunmen take hostages at hotel in Somali capital, police say

DEVELOPING: A team of gunmen took hotel guests hostage after storming the building in a Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu on Saturday, police have revealed. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of the Nasa-Hablod hotel near the capital’s busy KM-4 junction, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought […]

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Somalia: Somaliland – Kill All but the Crows

Al Jazeera P Photo: amediaagency.com/ To much of the world, Somalia has a fearsome reputation. It is seen as one of the most dangerous places on the planet – a failed state that is widely believed to be home to warlords, pirates and terrorists. To much of the world, Somalia has a fearsome reputation. It […]

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Ethiopian army killed 122 Al-Shabab militants in Somalia: Sources

Horn Affairs Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 12:01 pm by Fetsum Berhane Al-Shabaab lost several dozens fighters after an attack on an Ethiopian outpost of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia. The group attacked a military outpost in Halgan (Habden) town of central Somalia, around 300 km of capital Mogadishu, on Thursday, a […]

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Ramadan Mubarak

Strathink would like to wish all of its Muslim readers a blessed Ramadan

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Mogadishu attack: 10 dead after gunmen storm hotel

By Omar Nor, Joel Williams and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen set off an explosion and stormed a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, police said. At least 40 others were injured in the attack on Mogadishu’s Ambassador Hotel, according to Capt. Da’ud Hajji, a senior […]

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Why Kenya Announced An Unrealistic But Alarming Plan To Rid The Country Of Refugees

Aid groups warn that forcing hundreds of thousands of refugees out would create instability and a humanitarian disaster. Charlotte AlfredWorld Reporter, The Huffington Post TONY KARUMBA VIA GETTY IMAGES Over 350,000 people live in Dadaab in northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. When Kenya threatened last Friday to shut down the largest […]

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