A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia
Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation's development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland's first proper hospital and working to train a new generation of medical professionals. At 76 years of age, Edna Adan has more energy than a woman half her age. The nurse-turned-U.N.- diplomat-turned-former foreign minister of Somaliland retired in order to launch the Edna Adan Hospital in Hargeisa, which aims to provide competent medical care for those living in the region.
Tiyeglow officials vow to avenge women's murders with the law
Residents of Somalia's Bakol region are shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of seven womenin Tiyeglow district last week, but local officials have warned citizens not to take the law into their own hands and perpetuate the cycle of violence and revenge.