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GALGADUUD

Poor children get school places in Galgadud

24 December, 2014 Around 200 children from low-income and disadvantaged families in Dusamarreb district in Galgadud region have received free school places funded by local benefactors. Arwah Abdullahi Siyad, one...

GAALKACAYO

400 girls from IDP families get free schooling in Galkayo

17 December, 2014 400 girls from displaced and low-income families in Mudug region have been awarded free schooling, benefiting from a project run by Relief International in collaboration with Puntland’s Educa...

SANAAG

Sanag villagers pool funds to rebuild school

15 December, 2014 The residents of Warder Village, 25 kms west of Hingalol town in Sanag region, have donated livestock to rebuild the only primary school in the area that was damaged by storms. The village chie...

HIIRAAN

Insects plague farms in Hiran

23 December, 2014 Farmers in Garash, Hiran and Lebow villages, some 25 km north of Beletweyne, say their crops have largely been destroyed by insects. One of the affected farmers, Omar Ibrahim Farah, told Radio ...

M. SHABELLE

Tomato farmers in Jowhar lose crops to pests

18 December, 2014 Tomato farmers in Jowhar district of Middle Shabelle region say tomato production has severely declined due to plagues of insects and crop diseases. Mohamed Ali Afrah, tomato farmer, said pesti...

SHABELLADA HOOSE

Farmers in Lower Shabelle sing praises of soil enrichment technology

17 December, 2014 Farmers in Afgoye and Awdigle near the capital Mogadishu are reaping the rewards of soil enrichment techniques promoted by an agricultural NGO. Somali Agricultural Technology Group (SATG) intro...

GALGADUUD

Measles, diarrhoea threaten lives of children in Galgadud

22 December, 2014 Locals say suspected cases of measles and watery diarrhoea are threatening the community, particularly children in Elshid village, 16 km north of Elbur district.  Radio Ergo spoke by phone to ...

CADAADO

40 malnourished children admitted to Adado hospital

16 December, 2014 Health workers in Adado district say more than 40 malnourished children, mainly from rural and remote villages in Galgadud region, have been admitted to Adado Hospital for malnutrition treatment in...

XUDUR

10 women die in childbirth in Hudur

10 December, 2014 Health officials have confirmed to Radio Ergo that 10 women died in childbirth in Hudur district of Bakol region during the past month. Fatuma Samow Ali, a local health worker, told Radio Ergo ...

MUQDISHO
Hawo speaking to Radio Ergo journalist/ photo/Hamdi Abdullahi

Evictions make IDPs more vulnerable

16 December, 2014 This story is part of a special series resulting from a Radio Ergo reporting mission investigating the recent evictions of large numbers of IDPs from government buildings and private land in Mogadi...

MUQDISHO

IDP Evictions: "We are unwanted people"

03 December, 2014 This story is part of a special series resulting from a Radio Ergo reporting mission investigating the recent evictions of large numbers of IDPs from government buildings and private land in Mogadi...

MUQDISHO

IDP Evictions: Saido's story

26 November, 2014 This story is part of a special series resulting from a Radio Ergo reporting mission investigating the recent evictions of large numbers of IDPs from government buildings and private land in Mogadi...

MOGADISHU

Disabled decry job discrimination

15 December, 2014 A disability group has called on the federal government to stop discrimination against them in government offices. Abdullahi Hussein, who lost both legs during the conflict and is highly qualif...

KISMAAYO

Refugees turn to fishing in Kismayo

09 December, 2014 Recent returnees from the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya have been given equipment to start up in the fishing industry in Kismayo. Thirteen fishing boats were distributed among 104 local men in ...

BAY

Mobile money short changes Baidoa's shoe shine boys

01 December, 2014 As more and more Somalis shun cash for mobile money transfers for their daily purchases, Baidoa’s poor shoe-shine boys say they often end up polishing well off people’s shoes for nothin...

MUQDISHO
Abdullahi Hussein/photoe/Abdulkadir/Ergo

Migrants return home to start new lives

15 December, 2014   HamdiAbdulkadir, 24, returned to Mogadishu in 2011, after nine years living in refugee camps in Djibouti and Ethiopia. She is one of a growing number of migrants who decided to quit...

HARGEYSA

Raped and infected with HIV: Sahra's harrowing migration tale

09 October, 2014 Sahra Guled (not her real name) is living with HIV in Hargeisa, Somaliland. She contracted the virus after being raped inside a Saudi jail near the Yemeni border, where she had been detained for tw...

GAROWE

Mother appeals for releaase of second migrant son held hostage in Libya

02 October, 2014 A Somali mother has appealed for the release of her son being held hostage by militiamen in Libya.  It is her second son to fall captive to armed gangs while trying to migrate to Europe. S...

WAQOOYIGALBEED

Hargeisa residents choosing locally grown food

05 December, 2014 The sale and consumption of locally grown food is on the increase in Hargeisa, according to Radio Ergo’s local reporter. Ibrahim Yussuf Gafun, the owner of a popular local restaurant, spe...

JAWHAR

Price of local rice soars in Jowhar

27 November, 2014 The price of locally produced rice in Jowhar has doubled due to a fall in production of the crop over the past two years. Farah Aley sells local food products in Jowhar market. He told Radio Er...

GURICEEL

Four children in Guriel die of thirst, hunger

28 August, 2014 Dehydration and starvation have killed at least four children in rural areas around Guriel, as severe water shortages continue to threaten the lives of pastoralists in parts of Somalia. Abdirisaq...

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