After video of Nasra Abukar Ali’s 100m sprint went viral, the country’s sports ministry has hit out against “abuse of power, nepotism, and defaming the name of the nation”.
“It was all normal to me. In Somalia, we’re taught women all over the world undergo circumcision.”
But an anti-corruption expert told VICE World News that Transparency International's annual rankings ignore the central role played by the world's richest countries in corruption.
While all eyes are on the brutal war in Ukraine, twice as many children in Somalia have died during an intense drought – and few countries seem to care.
Weapons were directly supplied to the Puntland Security Force in Somalia but after the US withdrew, the group split and fought internally over control of the US-supplied assets.
Somalia, which imports wheat from Ukraine and Russia, is currently experiencing its worst drought in 40 years.
“Are they animals? Dogs? There must be a cost of life.”
As different forces jockey for power in Mogadishu, violence has descended upon the city.
Al-Shabaab is trying to play havoc with Somalia’s COVID vaccine rollout.
Halfway through their four year campaign, the U.S. military is already failing at combating “violent extremist organizations” in Africa, according to a recent Pentagon report and formerly secret plans.
Formerly secret documents show that the recent directive disrupts plans to further entrench the U.S. in Somalia—and civilians will still be in harm's way.