Monday, January 20, 2020

Somaliland: Frankincense Dates Back to Biblical Days

Franincense was as good as gold im ancient times Early civilizations used camels to transport frankincense along the global trade routes. It was one of...

Tunisian president ‘improving significantly’

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who suffered a health crisis on Thursday, is reportedly improving "significantly". The 92 year old was taken to hospital on...

Inside Somalia’s mental health emergency

‘People are denied treatment or even prevented from receiving treatment.’ Despite high rates of mental illness in Somalia, the country is unable to provide the...

RECORD NUMBER OF WORLD REFUGEES FLEEING VIOLENCE HAS GLOBAL AND LOCAL IMPACT

The world is swimming in refugees. The Migration Policy Institute reports that what it calls “global displacement” had “reached a record high of 68.5 million...

Drinking More Coffee Not Necessarily Harmful to Heart – Study

Coffee lovers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief -- a new study found that drinking even large amounts of the caffeinated...

Africa East Moves Closer to Banning ‘Skin Bleaches’

East African countries moved a step closer to approving a ban on skin-bleaching products. The East African Legislative Assembly passed a resolution this month to...

Somaliland: When Moral Values Beat Material Interest

Back in 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hired me from Baltimore, Maryland, USA and posted me to Hargeisa to help the Somaliland...

48 cholera cases confirmed in Somalia: WHO

According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O), the cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases since the beginning of this outbreak in December 2017...

Camel Milk: The New Super Health Diet for All?

As day breaks over the sandy stretch of Kenyan desert, Salah Abdinoor Issack finishes his dawn prayers and will now spend the hours until...

Scientists Warn of Effect of Miraa-Chewing on Mental Health

In 2017, Kemri, while citing a study carried out in Embu and Meru counties, had declared that miraa does not cause oral, sexual or...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...