OP / Editorial

Double-edged Sword: Vigilantes in African Counter-insurgencies

0 Visits: 149 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 20:16:12
NAIROBI — As weak African states face growing insurgencies, they do what weak states tend to do: subcontract certain security functions to non-state actors or vigilante groups, many of which had taken up arms to protect their communities.

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Education and Peace in Somalia: Indivisible Tools for a Shared Future

0 Visits: 187 | Thursday September 07, 2017 - 19:48:27
MOGADISHU — Abdirizak Mohamed Aden knows all too well the effects of a prolonged civil war on a population.

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Somalia's Farmaajo: Natural Famine, Fear and Violence

0 Visits: 494 | Tuesday September 05, 2017 - 09:00:50
MOGADISHU — Despite of countless allegations about Somalia and its leaders about corruptions the Somalia society's life becomes a chain of never- ending miseries and misfortunes. The country had experienced perpetual crash poverty and nicknamed the dwelling place of migrants and wanders.

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African Countries Ban Donkey Slaughter But Kenya Doubles Down to Meet Chinese Demand

0 Visits: 254 | Monday September 04, 2017 - 18:21:52
NAIROBI — Twice a month, Julius Yebei, 45, embarks on a three-day journey by foot with a herd of donkeys from a livestock market in Bomet County to Goldox, a donkey slaughterhouse located in the semi-arid Kenyan county of Baringo.

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Ethiopia's General Gabre Mocks Somalis and Somali Government

0 Visits: 1243 | Sunday September 03, 2017 - 14:18:18
MOGADISHU — The Ethiopian General who months ago declared to have left the Somali affairs when he quit his position as an official at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), is now back.

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U.S. Troops Risk Inflaming Clan Conflict After Deadly Somalia Raid (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 276 | Thursday August 31, 2017 - 11:54:35
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A raid involving U.S. troops in Somalia has caused a rift between the precarious U.S.-backed government and a powerful clan that says innocent farmers were massacred, months after President Donald Trump approved stepped-up operations there.

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Somalia: Puntland President's Looming Trials, Tribulations and The Political Drama

0 Visits: 451 | Tuesday August 29, 2017 - 21:42:16
Puntland president Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas said in his election campaign for Puntland presidency in October 2014 that, "Puntland is like a very nice, pretty, clean young woman who unfortunately happens to marry alcoholics".

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The 2017 London Partnership Represents Somalia's Master Plan

0 Visits: 295 | Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 11:51:44
After 12 years of sluggish transitions, from 2000 to 2012, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) was unusually granted the status of permanent government to join the g7+ group of fragile countries encouraged to implement the New Deal for International Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries.

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INGO Calls Donors to Enhance Support for Resilience Interventions in line with Somalia's National Development Plan

0 Visits: 268 | Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 10:58:27
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — As Somalia remains in the chokehold of a severe, protracted drought, a leading International non-governmental organization calls donor governments to continue and enhance support for resilience interventions in line with the country's National Development Plan.

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Flexibility, Long-term Planning Reduce Somali Famine Threat, Report Says

0 Visits: 182 | Wednesday August 23, 2017 - 10:36:02
LONDON - People suffering in Somalia's latest drought have fared better when donors deftly shift funding to emergency projects that help residents save money and stockpile food, a charity said on Tuesday.

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