Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Trump refugee order dashes hopes of Iraqis who helped the U.S.

Iraqis who say their lives are in danger because they worked with the U.S. government in Iraq fear their chances of finding refuge in...

Growing anti-Muslim rhetoric permeates French presidential election campaign

For some, the French presidential election will alter the course of a troubled nation steeped in economic and social turmoil. For others, it will...

Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders U.S. to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755

President Vladimir V. Putin announced Sunday that the American diplomatic mission in Russia must reduce its staff by 755 employees, an aggressive response to new American sanctions that...

Somaliland: From fighting famine to election fever

For most of this year, I have been reporting on the catastrophic drought which has gripped Somaliland for almost three years, a drought which has also...

Trump retweets several videos alleging physical attacks by Muslims posted by far-right British leader

President Trump retweeted several videos on Wednesday purporting physical attacks carried out by Muslims, originally posted by the deputy leader of Britain First, a...

Russia ‘to set up naval base for warships and hunter-killer submarines in Somaliland’

The rumoured location of the base is in the strategically important Horn of Africa and would offer the ability to project power across the...

Somalia Moves to Block Somaliland Special Arrangement with International Partners

Heedless of the fact that the Republic of Somaliland is not a federal state under Mogadishu's jurisdiction, Somalia wrote to international partners objecting their...

NYC Chelsea blast injures 29, investigation ongoing

An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, and authorities said they were investigating the...

Water and War: The turbulent dynamics between water and fragility, conflict, and violence

For the past two years, the rains have been poor in Somalia. What comes next is tragically familiar. Dry wells. Dying livestock. Failed harvests....

For India, Toilets Are a (Mostly) Serious Issue

The most popular movie in India this summer is about a toilet. It nearly causes a divorce. It makes a father slap his adult son. It...

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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...

Somalia: Federal Government faces stiff criticism at Brussels forum

President Farmajo and EU's Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Magherini are jointly chairing Somali Partnership Forum in Brussels which entered its second and final day,...