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Presidents Museveni, Muhamed discuss security in Somalia

Presidents Museveni, Muhamed discuss security in Somalia President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart, the newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have today held a bilateral meeting during which they discussed the security situation in the horn and development in Somalia. The two leaders met in Nairobi ahead of IGAD summit on refugees President Yoweri […]

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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come? The African Global Economic and Development Summit took place at the University of Southern California from March 16th to 18th. None of the approximately 60 invited guests from Africa were able to attend. The problem was that none of the African delegates were […]

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The highest number of Women Ministers in the history of Somalia

The highest number of Women Ministers in the history of Somalia By: Yasminah For the first time, the Somali government has broken the record in appointing the highest number of Women Ministers in the history of Somalia’s cabinet. Given vital roles in many important stance in the government, we hope these Sisters will fulfil their duties, achieve […]

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Peace Operations and Prevention for Sustaining Peace: The Restoration and Extension of State Authority

Peace Operations and Prevention for Sustaining Peace: The Restoration and Extension of State Authority 24 Mar 2017 By Youssef Mahmoud and Delphine Mechoulan for International Peace Institute (IPI) According to Youssef Mahmoud and Delphine Mechoulan, peace operations shouldn’t just focus on preventing the repetition of violence. They should also be designed and implemented to help […]

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Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor from Detroit, could be America’s first Muslim governor

Abdul El-Sayed, a doctor from Detroit, could be America’s first Muslim governor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed believes he’s living the American Dream. Born to two Egyptian immigrants in the Detroit metro area in Michigan, the 32-year-old has done it all. El-Sayed became a doctor, educator and civil servant all before the age of 32. Now, he […]

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Somali leader urges help to avert famine

Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is urging the world to help avert a massive famine saying almost half the population is facing acute food shortages and 15 percent are facing famine now. Mohamed told the U.N. Security Council by videolink from Mogadishu Thursday that Somalis are resilient and would be the last to ask for […]

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10 killed in clashes between Somali army and al-Shabaab

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in fierce fighting between Somali government forces and al-Shabaab militants early Thursday morning, police and military officials said. Mohamed Ali, a police captain in the town of Barawa in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle region, told Anadolu agency over the phone that the fighting began after […]

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Letter from Africa: How poetry is taking on state censorship in Sudan

In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudan’s young poets are reviving the nation’s tradition of lyrical resistance. In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudan’s young poets are reviving the nation’s tradition of lyrical resistance. President Omar al-Bashir’s government likes to keep […]

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Why Africa is less happy than the rest of the world

Why Africa is less happy than the rest of the world As part of the celebration of the International Day of Happiness on March 20, the United Nations released the 2017 World Happiness Report and Africa is less happy than last year. Africa is also the least happiest continent in the world with: lowest GDP per […]

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Malaysia Sending Troops to Somalia on Aid Mission

Malaysia is sending troops to Somalia as part of the humanitarian mission to avert famine and save the lives of thousands of people, Somali government officials and diplomats said on Saturday. “I can confirm the report and the details will be given when the delegation led by Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte, which […]

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