OP / Editorial

Human or Financial Cost of the War in Somalia

0 Visits: 381 | Sunday January 14, 2018 - 10:19:04
NAIROBI — We may never know the human or financial cost of the war in Somalia. The Kenyan government, which at the end of 2011 placed its soldiers under the African Union Mission to Somalia (Amisom), has never made public the number of its troops killed or amount of money it has spent on the war.

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If Somalia is Too Dangerous for Travel, Why not for Deportation?

0 Visits: 307 | Saturday January 13, 2018 - 10:32:11
MINNESOTA — One of the countries President Trump presumably had in mind when he disparaged Africa is Somalia, a country that he has included in several iterations of his travel ban. Now his government is stepping up deportations to Somalia, even though Trump's own State Department says it's…

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Why Grassroot Reconciliation Can Speed up Rebuilding of Somalia

0 Visits: 333 | Friday January 12, 2018 - 11:59:01
I was at a restaurant in Mogadishu in 2014 when a man approached me and unexpectedly confessed to having been part of the gang that attacked my home in Mogadishu in 1992 in which my 18-month-old daughter, Yasmin, was brutally killed.

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Somalia Eager to Recapture Former Glory as Tourism Destination

0 Visits: 129 | Friday January 12, 2018 - 11:45:50
MOGADISHU — Once, in the 1960s and 70s, it was known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean." That was before decades of armed conflict and instability drove visitors away from Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, leaving a once-thriving tourism a distant memory.

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Half as Many Migrants Landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM

0 Visits: 199 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 20:27:21
GENEVA — Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.

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How Iran's President Rouhani Can Turn Crisis into Opportunity

0 Visits: 199 | Thursday January 04, 2018 - 20:22:45
Manifold reasons lie behind Iran's ongoing protests, but the immediate trigger appears to be widespread disgruntlement over the country's economic performance, especially cuts in President Hassan Rouhani's new budget.

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Why Africa's Young People are the Real Winners at the Confederation of African Football Awards

0 Visits: 307 | Tuesday January 02, 2018 - 06:31:23
by Benedict Peters, Executive vice president of the Aiteo Group

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UN Secretary-general Sends Alert For The World on 1 January 2018

0 Visits: 275 | Sunday December 31, 2017 - 21:10:11
Message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres - An Alert For The World, 1 January 2018

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Work Environment in Somalia is Between Kiss up and Kick Down

0 Visits: 308 | Wednesday December 27, 2017 - 08:56:04
When you are working or some of your colleagues are engaged in the government sector, they tell you so many unacceptable situations in the work environment.

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Now is a Time for Action, Affirms Kofi Annan in Final Africa Progress Panel Report

0 Visits: 280 | Tuesday December 19, 2017 - 12:25:35
GENEVA, Switzerland — By 2050 more than one in four people on our planet will be African.

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