SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

SOMALIA: All female radio brings education & community to Mogadishu

WNN Breaking (WNN/SomaliaCurrent) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, EASTERN AFRICA: In a nondescript white building along the bustling Makka al Mukarramah Road, a group of women intently focus on their computer screens, playing and replaying sound pieces. Somali music plays softly through the speakers as the presenter fits on her headset and starts the show. Welcome to Aman […]

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Somali Women Cashing in on Business

Abdurrahman Warsameh – IPS – Wednesday, 01 May 2013 (originally published 22 Apr) MOGADISHU, Apr 22 2013 (IPS) – In the Hamarweyne market, Mogadishu’s largest, 24-year-old Maryama Yunis is finding success with her tiny cosmetic store. The young Somali entrepreneur has been in business for two years, selling everything from soaps and shampoos to lipsticks […]

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award

Somali Humanitarian Wins Prestigious Nansen Refugee Award

Lisa Schlein – Voice of America – Monday, 24 September 2012 (originally published 18 Sept) GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen a Somali humanitarian as this year’s winner of the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award. The founder and director of the Galkayo Education Center, Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee […]

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Rape – The Hidden Side of the Famine Crisis

Isaiah Esipisu – IPS news – Monday, 10 October, 2011 (originally published 5 Oct) DADAAB, Kenya, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) – When Aisha Diis* and her five children fled their home in Somalia seeking aid from the famine devastating the region, she could not have known the dangers of the journey, or even fathom that […]

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a topic that has been rarely associated with Western Europe, yet due to the arrival of immigrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, female circumcision has become a specific Western concern. It is estimated that in the European Union alone, […]