Friday, December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Is a Symptom of a Planet That’s Been Pushed Past a Tipping Point

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The pandemic could signal that we've passed a series of civilizational tipping points that will usher in a new era of ecological emergencies. The COVID-19...

Taiwan, Somaliland Health Cooperation Gets Underway

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Taiwan and Somaliland have embarked on cooperation to boost the healthcare of the Horn of Africa nation. Taiwan Representative Office in Somaliland held a virtual...

Somaliland Adult Education Programme Targets Women

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Safi Mohamed Jama, a middle-aged mother and a cleaner at Somaliland’s finance ministry, is determined to change the course of her life and career...

National IDs Difficult for Kenyan Somalis. Passing as a Regugee is Easier.

Borders and camps across Africa are using biometrics to track refugees. For those who are stateless, “fraud” can allow for the smuggling of truths...

Reported Ethiopia Massacre: UN Rights Chief Warns of Spiralling Situation, War Crimes

Disturbing reports of an alleged massacre have surfaced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, amid fighting between national and regional forces that may become impossible to control, the UN human...

Somalia: ‘Humanitarian e-Commerce’ Thrives Amid Pandemic

Muslima Abdirahman, a Somali mother of nine, escaped death twice in the past two years while shopping for groceries in Mogadishu, where Islamist insurgents...

UN-Funded INTERSOS Scrambles Out of Somalia After Discovery of Uncorrectable ‘Systematic Fraud’

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Italian NGO pulls out of Somalia due to ‘systematic fraud’. ‘Because of procurement issues, people got killed in this country.’ INTERSOS, a UN-funded NGO that provides...

Somaliland: Taiwan to Jumpstart Projects in Agriculture, IT, Healthcare

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Taiwan will send a development aid team to Somaliland this month to work on agricultural, telecom, and health projects, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Somaliland Women Gear Up for Elections Despite Quota Plan in Parliament Setback

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Women in Somaliland say they are determined to contest in the parliamentary elections due to be held in May 2021, despite a refusal by...

Crises Have Changed. But is Aid reform Running Out of time?

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The humanitarian system has developed to respond to geographically contained and separate crises that are usually a long-haul flight from the centres of power...