This self-governing region of Somalia is one of many areas in Africa that are using mobile technology to help more children get a quality education.
Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.
Training programs aim to turn the tide on quality of instruction, learning standards and attendance
Scarred by Somalia’s civil war, the region is giving more poor children a chance at education.
Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.
The school is a stabilizing influence for some of the young refugees who have fled the fighting in Yemen.
Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.
Young Somalis who have had to leave a refugee camp in Kenya to return home under controversial circumstances are not able to continue their education.
Where food and water are scarce, children and families forego education to survive.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.