World Radio Day: Focus on an independent radio station in SomaliaListen /
• World Radio Day is observed on 13 February each year to celebrate the role of the medium in providing information over the airwaves. UNESCO says “in the age of new media, radio remains the medium that can carry any message to any place at any time.” In Somalia, Radio Bar-Kulan has played a critical role in providing information even when the country was under the Al-Shabaab Islamist extremists.
Displaced Somalis welcome move to new camp in Mogadishu
• More than 250,000 displaced people in Somalia still live in camps in Mogadishu. Many arrived there during the 2011 famine and others have been there for more than 20 years because of the civil war. Thousands of displaced families were recently moved to a new camp site established by UN agencies, their partners and the Somali government.
Human rights expert wraps up visit to Sudan
• Several detained opposition figures in Sudan are in urgent need of medical attention, says a UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in the country. The expert has just concluded an eight-day mission to Khartoum and Darfur. He says Sudan has made progress in the promotion of human rights but challenges persist.
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