The Surgeons of Mogadishu

Half way down the dimly lit main hallway of Mogadishu’s Banadir Hospital, a sign indicates the entrance to the delivery ward. It reads: “Women are not dying of diseases we can’t treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving.” Outside, family members of the women…

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Kenya: One of East Africa’s First Female Mountain Guides On ‘Making It’ and Starting a Business to Boot

INTERVIEW By Peter Musa For Zoe Wanjiru, life is one continuous climb — and she wouldn’t have it any other way. For seven years, the Kenyan national has been guiding tourists up some of East Africa’s most treacherous peaks, including Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, and through some of the region’s most scenic safari parks….

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How Is Somalia Navigating The Healing Vacuum?

By Idil Abshir As part of my Wisdom Hackers dispatch, I spent 8-weeks navigating the healing vacuum in Somalia through the prism of my own experience. Excerpted below are some of my feelings and ‘findings’ on the intersections between war, healing and identity. Read the full piece here. “Life has come back to Mogadishu,” people say,…

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