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Mogadishu’s clean-up puts thousands of displaced at risk

Over two decades of violence, drought and famine, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, where many are living in makeshift shelters. Since open warfare has decreased, and a central government has been installed, they probably thought that life would improve....

North Africa’s refugees suffer pattern of displacement

When 65-year old Amina arrived in Tunisia’s Choucha refugee camp in March this year from Tripoli, a new waiting game began for her and her family. She has spent the past two years hoping for resettlement in the US. But the recent conflict in Libya has meant that she and her family have had to...
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Somali journalist captured by al-Shabab must be released

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a Somali radio journalist held by the armed group al-Shabab, apparently after a report was broadcast alleging the group had killed a man in the Wanleweyn district. Ali Yusuf Adan, a 47 year old correspondent for Radio Somaliweyn, is...