OP / Editorial

In Nairobi, Desperate Somalis Pack up as Fear of Poll Violence Emerges

0 Visits: 294 | Friday August 04, 2017 - 11:49:16
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Thousands of Somalis living in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi have expressed concern over imminent post-election violence following mass exodus of other Kenyans from the major cities to home areas for fears of possible clashes during and after next week's poll.

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How Has the Gulf Crisis Affected Security and Stability in the Horn?

0 Visits: 560 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 14:57:58
The Gulf and the Horn are intricately intertwined regions that face common threats and vulnerabilities: armed conflict, transnational jihadism and organised crime, including piracy, human trafficking and money laundering.

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Nigerian Economic Recovery Through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy

0 Visits: 159 | Tuesday August 01, 2017 - 17:51:21
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.

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Tanzania: President Magufuli's Assertive Populism

0 Visits: 278 | Sunday July 30, 2017 - 12:59:30
Tanzania's president John Magufuli has been a blend of populist and "action man" since he took office in October 2015. His administration has dealt noisily with corruption and getting rid of the inefficiencies of government, especially as represented by firing seemingly incompetent managers.

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Mobile Teams Deliver Health for Somalis "Far, Far Away"

0 Visits: 122 | Friday July 28, 2017 - 22:58:27
The families seemed to appear out of nowhere. Death and disease stalk the rural residents in this remote and lonely village, giving this drought-hit region a quiet, ghost-like feel.

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Lower Shabelle: Somalia's Fertile Region and the Site of Inter-clan Conflict

0 Visits: 330 | Friday July 28, 2017 - 08:48:44
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Inter-clan conflict, primarily between the Habar Gidir and Biyomaal clans, has increased in Lower Shabelle since 2013. Both clans have fought with and against Somali government forces and Al-Shabab. Throughout this violence, civilians have been repeatedly targeted…

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Violence, Land, and the Upcoming Vote in Kenya's Laikipia Region

0 Visits: 158 | Tuesday July 25, 2017 - 22:28:22
Clashes between pastoralists, farmers and conservationists in the central Kenyan county of Laikipia – triggered initially by drought but worsened by political tensions linked to local elections scheduled for August – could escalate into a wider, even more damaging conflict unless authorities act…

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President Farmajo's Delicate Balancing Act

0 Visits: 382 | Tuesday July 25, 2017 - 14:47:13
President Farmajo came to office scarcely five months ago. His election was a transformational moment for Somalia has rarely appeared more united than when he was elected as a president.

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IMF Completes Second Review under Staff–Monitored Programme for Somalia

0 Visits: 132 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 17:43:56
Somalia's 2016 electoral cycle was completed on February 8, with the election of Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as President. The new government has renewed its commitment to continue with strong policies and reforms to rebuild economic institutions, and to lay the foundations for inclusive economic…

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Somalia: Govt Hits Back as Report Shows PM Worried About Businessmen Paying 'More Taxes' to Al-Shabab

0 Visits: 804 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 07:42:33
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Somali Federal Government has hit back a report which exposed how Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire is worried about the growing influence of the militant groups on the key business leaders in the country.

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