Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thousands of Somalis Risking Their Lives To Flee Drought

“We heard that you could get free cooked food in some of the districts in Mogadishu…and that is the reason we preferred to reside in Bondhere.” The Horn of Africa is facing an impending drought which is already beginning to … Continue reading

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Is the Washington Times Promoting Ignorance & Idiocy On Africa?

Shame on you, Washington Times.  Shame.On.You. Not only do you allow someone with no experience living or working in Africa (hunting doesn’t count) to write an op-ed on Africa, but you allow him to publish some of the most ignorant … Continue reading

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Egypt Opens Its Borders for Somali Refugees Fleeing Libya

Today, Egypt’s newly formed government announced that it will open its borders and accept Somali refugees who are fleeing Libya. As explained by Somalia’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: “Also we discussed the matter with other countries bordering … Continue reading

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The Resilience of Somalia’s Women: A Snapshot

The Horn of Africa has a number of humanitarian, political and economic challenges – but its people are not short of resilience, strength and collective power. As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, below is a collection of figures that … Continue reading

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Women In Times of War & Peace, Quote from Martti Ahtisaari

“To protect women in times of war, we must first make sure women receive equal rights in times of peace.” – Martti Ahtisaari, The Elders

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The Glamorous Gaddafi, Africa’s Gangsta Fashionista

There’s just so much to say when it comes to Colonel Muamar Gaddafi’s style of dress.  Where do you begin? Is it fashion? Is it flair?  Or is it some type of desperado-meets-dictator faux pas? Just as his agenda in the Middle … Continue reading

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Libya Cares About Somalis! No Wait – They Care About Us!

(Note: If you or a refugee or migrant you know needs assistance in Libya, call the UNHCR hotline for refugees & asylum-seekers in Libya  at +218214777503) In the most ironic turn of events, Libya’s political and humanitarian crisis has somehow … Continue reading

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