OP / Editorial

Somalia: How Remittances Help the Poor But not the Most Vulnerable Somalis

0 Visits: 459 | Thursday October 05, 2017 - 17:25:31
One year ago, we did not know how many Somalis were poor and how programs and policies could help to reduce poverty or at least build resilience against falling deeper into poverty.

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New Communication Act to Contribute 11 Percent to Somalia's GDP

0 Visits: 635 | Wednesday October 04, 2017 - 14:56:45
MOGADISHU — After more than two-and-a-half decades of crippling conflict, Somalia faces the considerable challenge of rebuilding its economy and institutions.

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How to Ensure a Credible, Peaceful Presidential Vote in Kenya

0 Visits: 186 | Monday October 02, 2017 - 17:11:16
Kenya must hold repeat presidential elections before 1 November, after the country's Supreme Court annulled a first vote that took place in early August.

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Somalia: How a Fisher-woman is Making Living in a Male Dominated Field (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 404 | Monday October 02, 2017 - 11:16:45
EYL, Somalia (Somali Update Online) — It's an uncommon site to see women in fishing boats at sea in Somalia, making a living by hauling in the region's bountiful seafood. But in the coastal town of Eyl, one prominent fisherman is actually a fisherwoman.

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Ethiopia: Child Mortality Dropped by Half in Just Eight Years by Creating Army to Tackle It

0 Visits: 466 | Sunday October 01, 2017 - 11:04:34
When I joined the Ethiopian ministry of health in 2002, we were using a health system designed for other countries. Our tiny number of highly trained health providers was concentrated in big cities, far away from the 85% of our people who live in rural areas.

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Right to Know Day 2017: Progress on The Right to Information Around World

0 Visits: 213 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 21:15:46
Fifteen years ago today, civil society organisations decided to create International Right to Know Day as a way of increasing public awareness of their fundamental human right to information (RTI), and to pressure governments to make this right a reality.

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Somalia: Speaker Jawari's Speech At China Day Celebration in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 297 | Thursday September 28, 2017 - 14:54:45
Address by the Speaker of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament and Acting President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hon. Mohammad Sh. Osman Jawari - for the function to celebrate the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.

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World Tourism Day: Tourists are Heading to Somalia to See the Ruins of a Two-decade Civil War

0 Visits: 322 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 20:12:35
For a trip to the Puntland region in northeastern Somalia, Christian Matzenauer didn't know what to expect. After traveling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia he flew to the Somali city of Bosaso in January, drove along the coast to the towns of Alula and Bareeda, before finally…

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Cameroon: Military Deports 100,000, Torture and Abuse in Remote Border Area (HRW Report)

0 Visits: 333 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 15:21:05
ABUJA – Cameroon's military has carried out a mass forced return of 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in an effort to stem the spread of Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Rwanda: Kigali to Host 5th Edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference

0 Visits: 177 | Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 17:24:35
KIGALI, Rwanda — Kigali, the capital of Rwanda will this week host the 5th edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) on the 28th and 29th September 2017 at the Serena Hotel.

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