OP / Editorial

How Nairobi's Loud, Unruly Matatu Buses Helped Shape a Nation

0 Visits: 20 | Sunday June 25, 2017 - 14:11:32
Without its matatus, the city of Nairobi comes to a near standstill. It happens some 10 to 15 times a year when matatu workers go on strike. Whenever they suspend their scramble through the streets, everything in the city slows down.

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Ethiopia's Lost City

0 Visits: 28 | Sunday June 25, 2017 - 14:06:45
The residents of Harlaa, a small town in eastern Ethiopia, have always suspected there was something special about their city. For years farmers have been unearthing Chinese coins, old pottery, and building stones so massive that local lore has said that only giants could have moved them.

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HAPPY EID MUBARAK FROM SOMALIUPDATE ONLINE

0 Visits: 103 | Sunday June 25, 2017 - 07:54:57
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — As Muslims worldwide and Somalis in Somalia celebrate the first day of Eid al-Fitr today on Sunday, we, Somali Update Online wish all Muslims happy Eid.

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Did Somalis Become Independent Before They Learnt Who They Really Are?

0 Visits: 135 | Saturday June 24, 2017 - 09:42:06
As any other nation on earth we Somalis can never escape from our history; it really shapes our future and will ever continue to shape it according to circumstance and time unless we try to lift our thinking little higher and start thinking the unthinkable.

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Somali President Farmajo's Thankful Speech at the Refugee Solidarity Summit in Uganda

0 Visits: 128 | Saturday June 24, 2017 - 09:31:06
PRESIDENT FARMAAJO'S SPEECH AT THE REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SUMMIT, KAMPALA-UGANDA

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Time to Repeal U.S. Sanctions on Sudan?

0 Visits: 418 | Thursday June 22, 2017 - 19:09:36
Decision time is fast approaching for U.S. policy toward Sudan. By 12 July 2017, the Trump administration must determine whether to permanently lift the economic and trade sanctions its predecessor suspended in January.

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The Peripheral Spillover Effect of the Gulf Crisis into the Horn of Africa

0 Visits: 454 | Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 09:18:21
The Horn of Africa, according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), comprises of eight countries including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda).

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Central African Republic: People with Disabilities at High Risk

0 Visits: 80 | Wednesday June 21, 2017 - 08:58:14
NAIROBI — People with disabilities in the Central African Republic have faced violent attacks, forced displacement, and ongoing neglect in the humanitarian response, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity

0 Visits: 175 | Thursday June 15, 2017 - 19:53:15
NAIROBI, Kenya (Somali Update Online) — BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it's about time, too.

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Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East's Proxy Wars

0 Visits: 123 | Thursday June 08, 2017 - 20:02:04
If this indeed was, as it claimed, an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), it would constitute the first time the organisation has been able to strike Iran inside its borders. But terrorist attacks are not new to Iran.

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