Monday, December 11, 2017

Kenya crackdown on Shabaab militants threatens to backfire

In the three weeks since the deadliest attack yet by al-Shabaab Islamist militants on Kenyan soil, authorities in Nairobi have frozen bank accounts of...

Ears split, whipped and starved; Ahiable recounts ordeal with Somali pirates

Whipped with electrical wires, denied food for several weeks, drinking sea water to survive, being thrown into the sea and having an ear slashed...

Somali police recruit leaves class over head-scarf rule

Ismahan Isse has wanted to be a police officer for years. She prepared herself by earning an associate degree in criminal justice and entered the...

Indonesia executes 8 drug smugglers by firing squad

Australia has recalled its ambassador to Indonesia for consultations after two Australians were among eight drug smugglers executed by firing squad early Wednesday. Australian Prime...

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Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...

South Yemen Will Regain Independence If It Follows These Six Steps

Independence is once again attainable for South Yemen so long as prospective peace talks result in a coalition-enforced “buffer zone” with North Yemen and...