Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bridging the Gap in the Nile Waters Dispute

Ethiopia is building a mighty dam on the Blue Nile, promising economic benefits for both itself and Sudan. But Egypt fears for its freshwater...

The Promise of a Severe Drought Looms over Somaliland, Somalia

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a...

Somaliland: Agencies Begin Water-trucking to Help IDPs Cope with Shortage

Following several calls which the government of Somaliland made of an impending, critical shortage of water supplies in large parts of the country, both national...

Aloe Sanguinalis: New Red Aloe From Somaliland

Aloe sanguinalis, or Somali Red Aloe, forms large, conspicuous clumps and has blood red sap. Its can easily be spotted from the road, but...

The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel

The controversy that swirled around Congress this week after Rep. Ilhan Omar insinuated that politicians only support Israel because of donations from wealthy Jews...

Over 1.5 mln Somalis still face acute food crisis: UN report

More than 1.5 million people in Somalia are still facing acute food insecurity through June due to impacts of below-average Deyr season rainfall, said...

Ethiopia: Grand Renaissance Dam May Complete in 2022 After Stoppages

While there has been an improvement in the overall atmosphere of the relationship between Egypt and Ethiopia, “progress on the ground with regards to...

Migrants on the margins: telling stories with comics

The Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is investigating the movement of migrants into and around four of the world’s most pressured...

Eyebrows raised as China cancels $78m of Cameroon’s debt

Analysts are deeply sceptical about China’s decision to write off almost $78 million from Cameroon’s debt, an amount the latter failed to pay in...

A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse. Here’s what we know.

In what may be a first-of-its-kind event, a flash of light seen during totality has astronomers on the hunt for a new crater on...

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Somaliland: Hargeisa – The Invisible City

The city of Hargeisa, capital of the Republic of Somaliland, was almost completely destroyed by the Siad Barre regime in the late 1980s, as...

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General Khalifa Haftar is a former Gathafi loyalist turned CIA-backed enemy who in the past year became Libya’s most prominent “rogue general” and is...

A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty

As President Trump met with advisers in the Oval Office in May 2017 to discuss replacements for the F.B.I. director he had just fired,...