Monday, January 20, 2020

Americans Began Moving to Ghana to Escape Racism at Home

African American Obadele Kambon has never looked back since moving to Ghana in 2008. He vowed to quit the US for West Africa after being...

Save the Children Reports ‘Somali’ Children Face High Rates of Abduction, Sexual Violence

Children in Somalia suffer from one of the highest rates of abduction, recruitment, and conflict-related sexual violence in the world, analysis from Save the...

Slavery-like Behaviour Resurfaces in the United States

Officers on horseback led a black suspect through the streets by rope. The chief apologized In a pair of photos, two white lawmen atop horses...

Somaliland: Seychelles Says President Bihi Violated MoU in Pardoning Convicted Pirates

Seychelles has written to express its strong disapproval of the decision of Somaliland authorities to release, yesterday, the 19 pirates convicted by Seychelles authorities,...

Trump’s Cynical War on American Citizenship

The president's slurs and his administration's policies are an attack on U.S. democracy itself—all in a desperate bid to cling to power. Last week, a...

Freedom House Report Places Somaliland Ahead of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Egypt in Freedom

US-based independent watchdog Freedom House has asserted it’s latest report that the Republic of Somaliland enjoys more freedom than other Horn of Africa’s countries like Ethiopia, Djibouti,...

Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Contexts: What is a Realistic Response from Africa?

This brief draws on field research conducted on trafficking in persons in four protracted conflicts in Africa – Central African Republic, Libya, Nigeria and...

UNHCR Officials Accused of Demanding Bribes of Dadaab Refugees Going Home

Somali people at Kenya’s sprawling refugee camp allege that UN staff want money for everything from food to repatriation Four years ago, Asha made what...

Turkey: Erdogan slams Egypt’s ‘tyrants’ as thousands mourn Morsi

Mosques across Turkey hold prayer services for former Egyptian president, who died in a Cairo court on Monday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attended a prayer...

UN Joins Call for Independent Probe on Morsi Death

Mohamed Morsi's death: World reaction - Malaysia, Qatar pay tribute to former Egyptian president, but reaction from other governments has been largely muted. The United Nations...

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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...