SOMALIA: Children from minority communities miss out on school

Friday, November 28, 2008
HARGEISA Friday, November 28, 2008 (IRIN) - Children in parts of Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland have never gone to school because their communities prefer they remain at home and learn petty trades, a local NGO said. The communities include the Gaboye, Midgan, Tumal and Yibro - most of whom lead reclusive lives and do not interact or inter-marry with other communities. They are mostly cobblers, blacksmiths and barbers. Abdillahi Hassan Digale, chairman of the Ubah Social Welfare...