OP / Editorial

DRC: 271 Groups Urge Prompt Human Rights Council Action in DR Congo

0 Visits: 185 | Thursday June 01, 2017 - 17:35:56
GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council should urgently establish a commission of inquiry into the situation in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 262 Congolese and 9 international nongovernmental organizations said today. The 35th session of the…

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Somalia AG Summons Union Impersonator, Minister Cites Corruption in Defense

0 Visits: 1560 | Wednesday May 31, 2017 - 22:37:00
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The office of the Somalia's Attorney general has on Tuesday summoned an impersonator of Somali Journalists' union (NUSOJ) who have several occasions held illegal meetings, after defying high court ruling on the matter, meanwhile Minister jumped for defense…

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Kenya's Rift Valley: Old Wounds, Devolution's New Anxieties

0 Visits: 249 | Tuesday May 30, 2017 - 17:16:15
The Rift Valley is the crucible of Kenya's intercommunal conflicts and often the site of confrontations among rival ethnic political blocs.

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A Game Changer— The Prospects and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Somalia

0 Visits: 334 | Friday May 26, 2017 - 19:12:37
MOGADISHU — Mobile payments herald financial opportunity in Somalia. But for whom? And for how long?

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MENA: Peace Ambassadors Exploring Alternative Forms of Peace Talks

0 Visits: 229 | Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 18:44:58
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Egypt hosts PEACE HACK MENA, a five-day international initiative that is taking place from the 21st-25th of May, 2017, where peace innovation ambassadors are utilizing the power of innovation hubs across the MENA region as tools for open dialogue revolving around building and sustaining…

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Sudan: Women and Girls Lack Access to Aid in Nuba

0 Visits: 227 | Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 16:19:50
NAIROBI — Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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UN Envoy Michael Keating: Five Big Challenges Facing Somalia (VIDEO)

0 Visits: 420 | Monday May 22, 2017 - 09:13:20
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The United Nations Special Representative for Somalia Michael Keating explains five big challenges facing Somalia during a policy briefing at the Royal Institute of Chatham House in London.

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The World Is One Family And Let's Treat Each Other That Way

0 Visits: 286 | Sunday May 14, 2017 - 11:34:16
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY - I am a mom. But to me that has never meant only caring for my three daughters. I knew that to be true even as I fled my Somali homeland with my girls following the assassination of their father by Somali warlords.

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Full Communique: The London Conference on Somalia

0 Visits: 389 | Friday May 12, 2017 - 10:11:16
LONDON (Somali Update Online) — On Thursday 11 May the UK co-hosted a major international conference with the United Nations and Federal Government of Somalia.

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FULL Speech by Somali President at the London Conference on Somalia

0 Visits: 451 | Thursday May 11, 2017 - 14:52:36
Your Excellency, The Right Honourable Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, His Excellency, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations His Excellency, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the African Union Commission Heads of States and Governments in attendance, Representatives…

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