OP / Editorial

So What's It Like to Live in a Place Like Somalia?

0 Visits: 220 | Saturday October 21, 2017 - 11:31:25
Mogadishu -- People from abroad always ask me -- "What's it like to live in a place like Somalia, where blasts and car bombs are a regular part of life?"

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ICG: Managing the Disruptive Aftermath of Somalia's Worst Terror Attack

0 Visits: 301 | Friday October 20, 2017 - 12:20:45
The 14 October 2017 twin bombings in Mogadishu mark the deadliest attack in Somalia since 2007. As Somalis unite in their disgust at the most likely perpetrator Al-Shabaab, President Farmajo must immediately provide care for victims and use surging support for the government to redouble efforts aimed…

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In Somalia, Hope Fades in Desperate Search for Missing

0 Visits: 256 | Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 11:55:17
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years.

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Grim Milestone: Somalia Drought and Conflict Force One Million People to Flee

0 Visits: 226 | Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 10:51:34
NAIROBI (Somali Update Online) — Over 1 million people in Somalia have been forced to abandon their homes this year seeking food and water, mainly due to drought, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a leading humanitarian organization said in a report released Wednesday.

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Mogadishu Truck Bomb: 500 Casualties in Somalia's Worst Terrorist Attack

0 Visits: 306 | Sunday October 15, 2017 - 23:26:40
MOGADISHU — At least 500 people are believed to have been killed or seriously injured in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.

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Somalia: Young Innovators Meet in Quest to Find Social, Economic Solution

0 Visits: 251 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 21:31:33
MOGADISHU — A seven-day Social Innovation Camp ended this week with a pledge by the United Nations and the Federal Government of Somalia to help young entrepreneurs develop technological solutions for the dairy industry in Somalia.

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Rwanda: Unlawful Military Detention, Torture

0 Visits: 328 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 19:43:30
BRUSSELS – Rwanda's military has routinely unlawfully detained and tortured detainees with beatings, asphyxiations, mock executions, and electric shocks, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Women's Health Champion Advocates for Quality Reproductive Health Services in Somalia

0 Visits: 200 | Monday October 09, 2017 - 21:29:31
MOGADISHU — Maternal healthcare advocate Dr. Sumaya Elmi Duhulow, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, is the brain behind one of Somalia's foremost and exclusive reproductive health facilities.

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Fast Food is Fueling an Obesity Epidemic in Africa

0 Visits: 177 | Sunday October 08, 2017 - 14:02:54
The African continent is growing ever more obese. Rapid urbanization, population growth and expanding economies which swell the ranks of middle-income families, are leading to more Africans indulging in fast foods.

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Seeking Home in the Midst of Cameroon's Chaos

0 Visits: 239 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 20:01:31
YAOUNDE, Cameroon — My teeth chatter and my knees quake. I'm sitting in a dark movie theater while my little one watches The Lego Ninja Go movie.

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