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Hussein Sheikh Ahmed Kadare one of the inventors of the Somali script has passed away today in Somalia. In 1953, he created the Kaddare script, an orthography named after him that was used to transcribe the Somali language. The Kaddare was option for a national writing system, before the Somali government adopted a Latin-based scheme. Born in Adale, a farming village in Middle Shabelle region in 1934, he wrote legendary books including “Socdaalkii Sodonka Maalmood’ and “Warsame iyo Waasuge”.Having spent a great deal of his time for promoting the impoverished nation’s artistic values, Mr. Kadare, a languages lecturer has also taught at universities in and outside Somalia.

Somalia, Beledweyne : A man walks his donkey and its load through flooded streets Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu on May 26, 2016.
Hundreds of families have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne after torrential rains pounded the area in the last few days. The heavy rains led to the bursting of River Shabelle which caused massive floods in residential areas along the river.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB