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World Press Freedom Day 3 May. 2017 Theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

World Press Freedom Day 3 May 2017 Theme: Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies Arbaco May 03, 2017| Arlaadi Oline “On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all.” — António Guterres, […]

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1.4M children in Somalia acutely-malnourished: UN body

1.4M children in Somalia acutely-malnourished: UN body United Nations Children’s Fund warns situation may be far worse than 2011 famine when estimated 260,000 children died By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya The estimated number of acutely-malnourished children in Somalia has risen by 50 percent to 1.4 million since the beginning of 2017, according to the United […]

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Somalia: 2016 – 2018 Humanitarian Strategy

Somalia: 2016 – 2018 Humanitarian Strategy WHAT DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THREE YEARS? The complex, inter-linked and multi-dimensional humanitarian challenges in Somalia requires correspondingly complex solutions, from a development and a humanitarian perspective. The three-year humanitarian strategy for Somalia for 2016 to 2018 will aim to lead to significant long-term reductions in the […]

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The world wakes up to the strategic significance of Somalia

The world wakes up to the strategic significance of Somalia African press review April 2017 By Michael Fitzpatrick Somalia is suddenly back in the limelight. Regional newspaper the East African reports that a number of high-level visits in the past few weeks signal a renewed interest by the international community in the country that had […]

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President Kagame holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia | Kigali, 28 April 2017

President Kagame holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia | Kigali, 28 April 2017 ” Learning when people have a vision of where they want to go is a priority. Then have a strategy of how you want to get where you want to go. Once you have learning and […]

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The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance

The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance Here we are again. Famine is back in the news. Following drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, the Disasters Emergency Committee has recently launched an appeal for East Africa. We have been reminded that we have one last chance to stop utter devastation in […]

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TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s Famine Part 1. But what factors have led Africa to this point? And what kind of action can be taken in the fight against Africa’s famine?

TALK AFRICA: Fighting Africa’s Famine Part 1 But what factors have led Africa to this point? And what kind of action can be taken in the fight against Africa’s famine? The UN renewed its call to donors for more funds saying it has only received 21 per cent of the USD4.4 billion needed to avert […]

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Gambia: Barrow’s first 100 days marked by impatience

Gambia: Barrow’s first 100 days marked by impatience Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow celebrates his first 100 days in power                                                       FILE PHOTO – Gambia’s president Adama Barrow By […]

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Merkel urges ‘constructive dialogue’ with Turkey

  Merkel urges ‘constructive dialogue’ with Turkey German Chancellor asks Ankara to address European concerns over constitutional changes By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday urged “constructive dialogue” between the EU and Turkey, amid an ongoing row over Turkish constitutional changes approved in the April 16 referendum. Addressing lawmakers in German parliament on […]

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Piracy was never eradicated from Somali waters: Experts

Piracy was never eradicated from Somali waters: Experts Causes of piracy such as drought, lack of jobs for young people, illegal fishing, remain unaddressed FILE PHOTO- MOGADISHU, SOMALIA By Hassan Isilow and Felix Nkambeh Tih JOHANNESBURG Experts have told Anadolu Agency that while recent media reports talk about a resurgence of piracy off the coast […]

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