Thursday, July 27, 2017

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...

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...

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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Somaliland: Uniformed students have been drained dry of blood & buried during the Barre...

The chairman of the War Crimes Investigation Commission (WCIC) of the Republic of Somaliland, responsible for the documentation of crimes against humanity committed against...

Trump’s travel ban gives the impression ‘people are not welcome,’ Loews Hotels CEO says

Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and co-owner of the New York Giants, said Monday he's worried President Donald Trump's immigration policies...

Dahabshiil Group lauded for role in drought relief & recovery support

Dahabshiil Group of firms was lauded for its visible support to drought relief and recovery activities carried out in the span of two years to save...

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF IN THE HORN OF AFRICA: IS THE CRIME IN DARFUR BEING...

It is saddening to witness repetitions of similar tragic events in history. Recurrences of such dreadful events can even sound farcical when they happen...

Getachew Shiferaw: Ethiopian high court convicts editor of inciting subversion​

The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press...

How does it feel to be a refugee? Hear their words

While the need to address the refugee crisis is at an all-time high, unfortunately so is the level of anti-refugee rhetoric and misinformation about...

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and...

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Somali pirates are back…they never really left

A pirate with a full beard makes an ironic salute as I walk towards him across the red gravel of the prison yard in...

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...