Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bystander’s Video of Homeless Woman’s Arrest Leads to Investigation

The police in DeKalb County, Ga., have reopened an investigation after a video surfaced online showing an officer repeatedly striking a homeless woman with...

WHO warns of cholera risk at annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

A cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has infected more than 332,000 people, could spread during the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September,...

How Somaliland made its government work for the people

Parliamentary strengthening in Somaliland transformed its legislature from a 'rubber stamp' for the executive to a transparent law-making group that incorporates citizen input into...

Horn of Africa: there are no quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

An effective response to violence and harmful ideologies is important. But projects are failing to adequately engage with root causes. Since 9/11, western countries have...

China Donates $1 Million for Humanitarian Assistance in Somalia

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) held a project launch ceremony today to mark the start of operations of a project focusing on meeting emergency...

US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause...

Somaliland: Teaching in an unrecognised state

Think of your colleagues. Now imagine spending almost 24 hours a day with them - at work, after work, at meals. And imagine they are...

The lengths we go to to feed our families: Akash’s story

The photo journalist GMB Akash has moved many people around the world with a touching Facebook post. It tells the story of a poor man who...

Dahabshiil pledges to help AU empower youth, women

Leading Africa money transfer company Dahabshiil has said it is ready to help the Africa Union and the United Nations achieve the goal of...

Canada: Ottawa to pay $10.5M to Omar Khadr, government source says

A government source has confirmed to CBC News that Ottawa will apologize and pay millions of dollars in compensation to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner...

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In drought-stricken Somaliland, age-old challenges meet WhatsApp

July 27, 2017 Ununley, Somaliland—The drought was coming again, and everyone knew it – the latest manifestation of an ancient, recurring problem that has...

End of the Book Fair ? Not Really

Today is the last day of the Book Fair. I can already see tears on cheeks, sorrow on some faces and excitement at the...

Turkey’s Forward-Basing Posture in places like Somalia

EDAM's latest analysis covers Ankara's military basing strategy beyond its borders, that currently consists of military bases in Northern Cyprus, Qatar and Somalia, as well...