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All articles in category Somalia

June 2014

Somali witness

For many centuries, the vast majority of Somalis have professed Islam. Like other East African Muslims, most have little knowledge of the Arabic language and therefore little understanding of their religion. They tend to follow different forms of folk Islam that include elements of ancestral pagan religions. In the Horn of Africa, the cause…

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World Mission – Somalia’s agony
February 2011

World Mission – Somalia’s agony

Somalia's agony The Christian minority suffers grievously in Somalia, and many have been killed for their faith. The country is highly unstable and racked by violence. Lack of an effective government in most of the country has led to famine, war and relentless brutality.     The growing influence of extremely conservative forms of Islam enables Islamist…

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World Mission – The Somali people
February 2011

World Mission – The Somali people

The Somali people There are probably between eight and nine million Somalis in Somalia and Somaliland, while many others live in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.     Somali refugees are found in the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf, Western Europe, North America and New Zealand. Some Somalis are semi-nomadic pastoralists, who take care of…

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World Mission – My faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah
February 2011

World Mission – My faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah

My faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah  I was born to a very religious Somali family, in a small village in western Somalia. I am a Somali. I grew up in Mogadishu where I worked and finished high school. My father was a well-known religious leader and also a well-respected tribal leader. He memorised…

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