Somalia:How Aid in Cash, Not Goods, Averted a Famine in Somalia
In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN's Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),… Read more »
Somalia:Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge
Another famine in former European colonies in Africa and another time in its Eastern region, with Ethiopia and Somalia among the major victims of drought and made-made climate… Read more »
Africa:Crisis in the Gulf - Escalation or Negotiation?
Turkey's parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country's military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar's… Read more »
East Africa:Khat in the Horn of Africa - A Scourge or Blessing?
Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching… Read more »
Somalia:Another Somalian Famine
Last month, the United Nations declared another famine threat in Somalia due to yet another drought in the Horn of Africa. Important lessons must be drawn from the Somalia famine… Read more »
Somalia:Still in Limbo, Somaliland Banking On Berbera
Crossing African borders by land can be an intimidating process (it's proving an increasingly intimidating process nowadays in Europe and the US also, even in airports). But… Read more »
June 11, 2016
Somalia:From Somalia to Afghanistan - the Dangers Local Journalists Face
On Sunday, June 5, three reporters were killed: Somali broadcast journalist Sagal Salad Osman, Aghan journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, and American photojournalist David Gilkey. Read more »
June 10, 2016
Somalia:The Art of Covering Up in Somaliland
Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Hargeisa, Somaliland's sun-blasted capital, women in various traditional Islamic modes of dress barter, argue and joke with men - much of it… Read more »
May 11, 2016
Kenya:Kenyan Refugee Camp Closures Will Have Disastrous Consequences
The Kenyan government's decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. Read more »
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