Somali Journalist sent to Prison Without Charges.

somali journalistsSomali journalist, who has been in detention since January 10, for allegedly interviewing a woman who said that she had been raped by the members of the security forces, was sent to jail without charges, the National Union of Somali Journalists said today. Continue reading


AU-UN SomaliaISTANBUL—Late one August night in 2011, Rifat Sarıcaoglu, the head of Turkey’s association of private universities, received a call from the office of the prime minister. Sarıcaoglu had three hours to gather as many university scholarship pledges for Somali students as possible. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was about to fly to Mogadishu, making the first visit to Somalia by a non-African head of state since the country’s last effective government was ousted in 1991, and Erdogan wanted to present a momentous gift. Continue reading

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