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From Dadaab to Mogadishu, and back again? A Somali refugee’s journey

From Dadaab to Mogadishu, and back again? A Somali refugee’s journey

ABDIRAHMAN AHMED ADEN I can’t take this city anymore – I need to get out. I’ve spent 10 months trying to build a better future for myself, and now I admit defeat. Nearly all my life I’ve lived as a Somali refugee in Dadaab, a sprawling complex of camps stuck in an arid corner of northeastern Kenya – dependent on humanitarian handouts.  I always wanted more than that. Friends of mine have returned to Somalia and succeeded: They are fulfilling their potential; they're making a difference – so why not me? But what I didn’t bargain for were the bombings,…
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