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By Tom Watkins, CNN
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(CNN) -- For the first time in more than two decades, the United States has granted official recognition to the Somali government in Mogadishu.
by Gabe Josselow
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NAIROBI — Rising insecurity in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps is prompting hundreds of refugees to return home to Somalia. Residents of the camps say gangs of bandits have made life too difficult for many of those who came to escape war and famine.
British-Somali woman Ayan Hussein stands behind the counter at her newly opened Kulan Art Cafe in Hargeisa. (Tristan McConnell/GlobalPost)
“There has to be some point in your life when you go back to look after your relatives and contribute to your country."
Tristan McConnell - December 26, 2012 06:25
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HARGEISA, Somalia — The Kulan Art Café is a bright airy place with murals and framed paintings by local artists, potted plants, fresh coffee and ice cream, homemade cakes and a menu featuring Western staples like pizza and hamburgers.
Mortality rates in a refugee camp in South Sudan are nearly double the threshold for an emergency, Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned.
This means that about eight children are dying every day in the camp, which houses 40,000 people from the conflict in Sudan's Blue Nile state.
VOA Voice of America
NAIROBI – Kenyan military and police are at risk of losing United States government funding. A bill in the U.S. Senate Foreign Appropriations Committee says Kenya's history of human rights abuse is alarming and must be addressed.
Authorities fear the new 'Ifo II' could be overwhelmed, reports Emily Dugan from Dadaab
Monday, 25 July 2011
For years Bula Buqtu was the place where residents of Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp dumped the dead bodies of their parched animals. The graveyard acted as a physical reminder of the devastation that drought has wrought on the region.
Victims of war and drought are at the mercy of bandits as they trek miles across the desert to seek UN help. Then corrupt officials demand starving families pay for food
"It has been a terrible experience. There were eight of us and we had to survive on just a few kilos of flour for five days. Hunger and thirst haunted us during the whole journey."
Photos from Dadaab
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Fatuma Noor wins top journalism prize
As a Somali woman writing investigative stories, I face regular threats and my family's opposition
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It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able to sit in front of him to ask questions.
Nearly 1,300 people, including children, are arriving daily at the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya.
By the CNN Wire Staff
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