September 08, 2017
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 »
June 15, 2017
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 »
June 08, 2017
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 »
March 12, 2017
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 »
March 08, 2017
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 »
February 17, 2017
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 »
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