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Dekha Ibrahim Abdi: Peacebuilder, Colleague, Friend

In July of this year, Africa lost one of its premier peacebuilders in a tragic car accident in Kenya. While Dekha Ibrahim Abdi’s passing is a loss to peace efforts in Africa and around the globe, it’s also a loss to me. I lost a friend and mentor. Where do I begin to write about ...More

Abdi Wins Right Livelihood Award

Muslim Somali Woman Leads Way Born in 1964, Dekha Ibrahim Abdi did not know peace until in the ’90s. Before then, violence was the order of the day. Deaths followed incidents between the Ogaden and Degodia communities [in the border area of Somalia and Kenya]. “The night before I sat for my high school examinations, ...More