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From Mogadishu to Mayfair: Somali diaspora finds home in Johannesburg

During apartheid, Somalia took in South Africans fleeing from an oppressive government. In recent times, South Africa has had to pay back the favour, taking in Somali refugees running from a civil war. In Johannesburg, particularly, Somalis have found a home in a bustling neighbourhood where their entrepreneurial spirit can thrive: Mayfair.

Dadaab: the camp that’s changing the world’s view on refugees

A transit camp to house Somalis fleeing war has, over two decades, become the largest refugee camp in the world. Now its 360 000 residents face an uncertain future as the Kenyan government announces its closure.

Piracy decline gives Somalis hope

Efforts are under way to help Somalis make better use of their 3 300km coastline – the longest on the African continent – by increasing fishing and seafood exports to lucrative markets in the Middle East and Europe.
Co-operating to cut down piracy

The state of African wheat research

Researchers in a number of African countries are identifying ways to improve domestic wheat production in the face of sub-optimal conditions and stiff international competition.
Improved maize for Africa

Cooperating to cut down piracy

South Africa has become the 19th signatory to the International Maritime Organisation's Djibouti Code of Conduct, aimed at tackling the escalating pirate activity in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.
Maritime piracy under the spotlight

African leaders to pledge for Somalia

African leaders to pledge for Somalia

The African Union hopes to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa at a pledging conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday.


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