Monday, December 10, 2018

Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘shameful behavior’ costs her Amnesty International Award

Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of...

Somaliland: These female doctors are changing the lives of fistula survivors

On one day in March dozens of people gathered in a hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The bright room was decorated with flowers and banners...

Kenya: Sophia Abdinoor, MP, wins African leadership award

Ijara Member of Parliament Sophia Abdinoor has won a top African female leadership award. The award, which was given by Women Advancement for Economic and...

From East Africa en route to Europe, people brave drownings, endless abuse in Yemen

Drownings, disease and abuse fail to deter on route supposed to be safer option from east Africa When the boat’s engines stopped, the beatings began....

Somalia: WHO logs 6,498 cholera cases, including 43 associated deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) is stepping up measures to contain cholera outbreak in Somalia amid decline in the number of cases and deaths...

UN asks Canada to resettle more refugees displaced in Horn of Africa

The United Nations refugee agency is asking Canada to resettle more refugees from the Horn of Africa, emphasizing the needs of particularly vulnerable Somalis...

Human Trafficking a lucrative going concern in Somaliland

For the last six years, Elmi Noor, 38, has been making $4,000 a month from what he terms a ‘lucrative business’ – smuggling young...

Ethiopia: Visa-on-arrival for Africans from November 9

A hint from the Prime Minister in May 2018, then a confirmation of implementation by erstwhile president. In between both, the country began issuing...

To activists’ dismay, POLYGAMY persists across Africa

The suspicion of a third wife was planted in Irene Atenyo's mind when her husband could not account for his most recent pay. When she...

The forgotten genocide of Somaliland

Thirty years ago, the US-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US to help to uncover the crimes (Somaliland’s Forgotten...

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Erdogan believes European version of democracy failed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the ongoing “yellow vests” protest movement reveals Europe’s failure in democracy, human rights and freedom, speaking...

Israel ‘advises’ Trump to boost Djibouti US military presence

The United States should boost its military presence in Djibouti and the region surrounding the Bab al-Mandab Strait to counter an increasingly assertive — and belligerent —...

Raila a strong voice in Somaliland’s bid for independence

Last Friday’s Somaliland’s Investment Conference in Nairobi may have proceeded unnoticed by many. However, unknown to most Kenyans, the event also served a major political...