OP / Editorial

Uganda's Slow Slide into Crisis

0 Visits: 136 | Wednesday November 22, 2017 - 10:06:25
Growing discontent threatens the dysfunctional and corrupt political system built by President Museveni, who is now manoeuvering to extend his three decades in power by raising a 75-year age limit on presidential candidates. As security, governance and economic performance deteriorates, Uganda needs…

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#WorldChildrensDay: Somalia to Submit Its Report on Child Rights to UN

0 Visits: 130 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 12:24:01
MOGADISHU — Federal Government of Somalia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Universal Children's Day.

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AMISOM: A Decade into the Fight Against Al Shabaab in Somalia

0 Visits: 354 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 11:49:03
The multinational peacekeeping force known as AMISOM has been losing the momentum in its battle against al Shabaab in Somalia, as evidenced by the massive Oct. 14th truck bomb that killed more than 350 people in the capital Mogadishu.

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OPINION: Saving Somalia Through Debt Relief

0 Visits: 187 | Monday November 20, 2017 - 22:32:33
Julius Nyerere, the first president of Tanzania, once asked his country's creditors a blunt question: "Must we starve our children to pay our debts?" That was in 1986, before the public campaigns and initiatives that removed much of Africa's crushing and unpayable debt burden. But Nyerere's…

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Somalia to Pay $120,000 to US Lobby Firm for Positive Relations With Trump Administration

0 Visits: 384 | Sunday November 19, 2017 - 13:24:59
NEW YORK — The Somalia government has retained a former US senator to lobby the Trump administration officials and members of Congress.

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Africa: Nurturing Young Entrepreneurs as the Next Generation of Hunger Fighters

0 Visits: 109 | Saturday November 18, 2017 - 21:50:39
DES MOINES, United States of America — Considered the "Nobel Prize of agriculture," the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food.

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Amid Conflict, Somalia Turns to Renewable Energy for Growth (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 218 | Saturday November 18, 2017 - 11:40:36
BONN, Germany – Throughout two weeks of negotiations here at the annual United Nations climate summit, the second to be held since 195 countries came together and vowed to curb climate change, the feeling of elation – Yes, we have a deal – has given way to more grounded strategizing: How do we…

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Somalia is a Victim of Ugly Geopolitics

0 Visits: 186 | Saturday November 18, 2017 - 10:16:23
Somalia suffered two big terrorist bombings in October. The carnage caused by the car blasts on Oct. 28 was immense, although nowhere close to the death and destruction following the Oct. 14 attacks that killed 358 people.

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High Youth Population is Somalia's Greatest Asset

0 Visits: 352 | Friday November 17, 2017 - 22:35:53
The greatest asset Somalia has is its high youth population. Sociologists describe youth energy as "Fuel"; it can create a disaster if you lit fire on it. Or it drives you or produces something if placed in a car or machinery. It is how we nurture our youth that can turn them into an asset or…

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Tale of a Boon's Wife: How Fartumo Kusow Uses Somalia's Political Structure as a Vehicle to Examine "Otherness"

0 Visits: 155 | Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 23:35:32
TORONTO — There are many dark, difficult moments in Fartumo Kusow's debut English-language novel, Tale of a Boon's Wife, set in the years before and after the fall of the Somali government in 1991.

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