Failure to pay soldiers threatens Somalia’s war on Islamists
Somalia's inability to pay and even feed its soldiers threatens to undermine years of hard-won military gains against Islamist al Shabaab rebels, with corruption sapping morale and weakening the army in the war against the militants.
Somalia now tops CPJ’s list of countries where journalists are murdered with impunity
For the first time since 2008, Iraq isn’t at the top of Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual Impunity Index. The annual report details countries where journalists are killed with no resulting convictions. This year, the top spot went to Somalia.
'Black Lives Matter' Movement Pressing For End to Police Brutality
The Black Lives Matter movement is renewing its call to end police brutality and pushing for criminal justice reform across the United States. The movement, made up of mostly young African American activists, is trying to influence public opinion and pressure politicians to take up their cause.
Appointment of Francisco Madeira as the New Special Representative of The African Union for Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today, appointed Ambassador Francisco Caetano Jose Madeira, of Mozambique, as her Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), in replacement of Ambassador Maman Sambo Sidikou of Niger.
Reporters Without Borders condemn the arrest of Universal TV Staff
Reporters Without Borders condemns the indefinite closure of London-based Universal TV’s East Africa offices in Mogadishu and the arbitrary detention of East Africa director Abdullahi Hersi Kulmiye and programme presenter Ali Dahir Salad.
State Rep. Phyllis Kahn, DFL-Minneapolis, is no stranger to challenges from her own party. Over the past few election cycles, Kahn has faced either a primary and endorsement challenge in the heavily Democratic district.
New assessment confirms major drop in remittances to Somalia
The conclusions of a new assessment shouldn’t be overhyped, but it’s clear that something is wrong with Somalia’s remittance lifeline. Governments need to take action now to help families meet their everyday needs.
Kenya lobbies world to back Somali refugee relocation
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has complained over the slow repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya. He says despite a commission being formed in April this year to implement the process in line with November 2013 Tripartite agreement between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Somalia government, nothing much has been done.