Wednesday, July 18, 2018

EU to hold emergency summit as migrant crisis escalates

European Union leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking their lives trying to cross...

UN refugee chief to visit Kenya to plan return of Somali refugees

The head of the U.N. refugee agency will visit Kenya in early May to discuss plans to repatriate more than 335,800 Somali refugees following...

Migrant shipwreck: one child’s journey from Somalia to the shores of Italy + Video

Said, 16, describes ordeal at the hands of traffickers before becoming one of just four children to survive disaster in Mediterranean. Said’s journey from Somalia...

Remittance Shakeup Would Increase Benefits of Migration, Says IOM

More people are on the move than at any other time in history due to population growth, improved technology and growing demands for labor,...

Mediterranean ‘death voyage’ survivors make it to shore

Italian authorities have arrested two survivors of Sunday's migrant boat disaster on suspicion of people trafficking, Infrastructure Minister Graziano Delrio said, after the men...

WHO Acknowledges the Failings of Its Ebola Crisis Response

“Our current systems ... simply have not coped” Top leaders at the World Health Organization (WHO) have admitted to being “ill prepared” to handle the...

Man volunteers for world’s first head transplant

Some call it insane. One describes a fate "worse than death." But for a 30-year-old Russian man whose muscles are wasting away, Dr. Sergio...

Largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history: A toxic mix of drug addiction, poverty, hopelessness

"There's a drug house they just tore down," said 18-year-old Chandler Bowman, behind the wheel of his Chrysler Sebring. "Someone just hit this house recently...

Premier League footballers are joining forces against ebola

Carlton Cole and Nathaniel Clyne of the Premier League are behind a fundraising reception to help tackle ebola in Sierra Leona and those orphaned...

Why is E-Cigarettes Use Among Teen Increasing?

Newly-released federal data revealed that use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014.   The latest National Youth Tobacco Survey...

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Somaliland FM Refutes A Number of Allegations Against His Office, Foreign Aid

Dr. Saad Ali Shire, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Republic of Somaliland, defended his country of a number of acerbic...

Safaricom in ‘advanced talks’ to take M-Pesa to Ethiopia

Kenya’s telco giant Safaricom is in “advanced talks” with the Ethiopian government to introduce its popular M-Pesa mobile money service to neighbouring Ethiopia, a market...

Are Somaliland, Puntland ready for war over land?

Somaliland and Puntland’s dispute over land stretching from the Gulf of Aden to the Ethiopian border risks escalating into open war. The self-declared republic of...