Saturday, December 16, 2017

Entire African Delegation Denied Visas To US-Africa Trade Conference

Each year, the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit, bringing delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders,...

Rights groups urge reopening of Kenya’s borders to Somali refugees

As the Intergovernmental Authority on Development member states meet in Nairobi with a focus on Somali refugees, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have...

U.S., U.K. Cite Terror Threat in Laptop, Tablet Banned on Flights

U.S. says move affecting flights from Mideast and Africa is based on ‘evaluated intelligence’ The U.S. and Britain banned passengers from carrying most electronics larger...

“Children to pay the price for Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’?”

As U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban takes effect, an upcoming Fault Lines documentary on Al Jazeera highlights the consequences of a blanket...

Somaliland CSOs condemn helicopter gun-down of Somali immigrants

Human Rights Centre, Centre for Policy Analysis and COMPAD, civil society organizations based in Somaliland, demand independent investigation to determine who was behind a...

Trump travel ban devastating for Somali refugees cleared for new life in US

Revised executive order puts lives on hold for refugees from Kenya’s Dadaab camp, who were set to travel to US after many years of...

Somaliland To Trump: Take Us Off Your Travel Ban

Somaliland can't catch a break. Its arranged marriage to Somalia fell apart more than a quarter century ago, yet the world refuses to recognize...

United Nations turns focus on 20 million migrants around the world

When I met Aayda Merhej a year ago, she struggled with the day-to-day agonies that exacted a toll on many Syrian refugees in Lebanon. "We're...

FBI investigating more than 300 refugees for terror activities, Sessions says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating more than 300 people who came to the U.S. as refugees for potential terrorism-related activities, Attorney General...

European parliament votes to end visa-free travel for Americans

The European Parliament has voted to end visa-free travel for Americans within the EU. It comes after the US failed to agree visa-free travel for...

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Exclusive – United States suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as...

Somaliland President Fields New 23-Ministry Government

His Excellency the newly inaugurated President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, today, released his government's first roster of ministers and vice...

Somaliland hailed as it swears in new president

The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. There was excitement and optimism on social media as citizens relished...