Somalia:Shock and Revulsion Over Mogadishu Bombing
The bomb was as enormous as the flecks of torn skin smudging the ground are miniscule. Entire overcrowded buses were blown up, every passenger killed. No one in the vicinity was… Read more »
Africa:Why I'm Proud to Be African Today
It's not easy to get a sitting president to leave office. In some cases, corruption, violence, and institutional inertia have conspired to keep some African presidents in office… Read more »
Somalia:The Country's Impossible Fight Against Cholera
Ahmed Hussein's perfectly white teeth seem too big for his mouth; his upper arms look like they belong to a little boy, not a 23-year-old man. Read more »
Somalia:The Somali Pirates Are Back (Spoiler Alert - They Never Really Left)
An IRIN investigation reveals the extent to which Somalia's pirates are back in business and this time it's as much about smuggling weapons to extremist groups Read more »
Kenya:Kenya's Black Market in 'Refugee Real Estate'
The informal system of shelter ownership that has sprung up in refugee camps in Kenya and elsewhere has allowed entrepreneurial activity to flourish, but it is also unregulated,… Read more »
Somalia:Famine in Somalia - Twice in Six Years?
A commentary from 10 leading academics and humanitarian professionals Read more »
Africa:UN Peacekeeping, African Debt, and a Referendum in Turkey - the Cheat Sheet
Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look ahead at what's lurking on the humanitarian radar and curates a selection of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have… Read more »
Africa:Somalia Cholera, Libyan Oil, and Digital Aid Dollars - the Cheat Sheet
Every week, IRIN's team of editors flags up what's on our humanitarian radar and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: Read more »
Somalia:Drought May Leave 80,000 Sri Lankans in Need of "Life-Saving" Food Aid
A draft emergency assessment obtained by IRIN outlines failed crops, debt and hunger Read more »
Somalia:Can Aid Come in Time to Avert Famine in Somalia?
The drought in Somalia is so severe it threatens not only to trigger famine, but also the viability of the age-old pastoralist way of life. Read more »
Somalia:Countdown to AMISOM Withdrawal - Is Somalia Ready?
The swearing-in last week of Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" was greeted with a surge of optimism on the streets of Mogadishu that a new era of stability was on… Read more »
Somalia:Blocked By Trump, Unwanted By Kenya, Somali Refugees Face New Crisis as Famine Looms
Somali refugees have no good options any more. With Kenya vowing to close the Dadaab refugee camp within months and resettlement to the United States suspended, many will succumb… Read more »
November 16, 2016
Kenya:Reprieve but No Solution for Kenya's Dadaab Refugees
The Kenyan government has postponed its closure of the Dadaab refugee camp by six months, but the reprieve does not reverse its ultimate decision to send home 261,000 Somali… Read more »
October 10, 2016
Africa:Egypt Boat Disaster Shines Light On New Migration Trend
Just before sunrise on a warm September morning, mobile phones in the village of Green Island on Egypt's Mediterranean coast began ringing urgently. Read more »
July 21, 2016
Somalia:One Man's Terrorist Is Another Man's Carpenter
How DDR can shrink support for al-Shabab in Somalia Read more »
July 19, 2016
Somalia:Why Somaliland Now Needs International Recognition
In mid-April a boat capsized crossing the Mediterranean killing up to 500 migrants, a large proportion of whom most international media reported as being Somali. But in Hargeisa,… Read more »
June 15, 2016
Kenya:Has Brinkmanship Over Dadaab Worked?
Kenya looks to UNHCR to help it solve its refugee dilemma Read more »
May 19, 2016
Kenya:Will Kenya Really Close Dadaab?
If the Kenyan government is bluffing over its announcement that it will close Dadaab refugee camp by November and repatriate 350,000 Somalis back across the border, then it's a… Read more »
May 13, 2016
Somalia:Khartoum and Somaliland Restart Dialogue
Somalia has made a $1 million donation to the drought-hit breakaway northwestern region of Somaliland, ahead of controversial talks between the two sides later this month to… Read more »
February 19, 2016
Somalia:Dadaab Refugees Caught in the Middle
Trapped between al-Shabab and Kenya's crackdown Read more »
February 11, 2016
Somalia:Drought Spells Disaster for Somali Herders
Two consecutive seasons of drought across northern Somalia are driving tens of thousands of pastoralists into hunger and debt. Read more »
January 20, 2016
Kenya:The Refugee Camp That Became a City
When Halima Abdi fled the civil war in Somalia with her young daughter, she hoped her stay across the border in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp would be short-lived. Read more »
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