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Somaliland, Where One NGO Law Fits All?

Somaliland issued a new NGO law this month to curb NGO activities.  It establishes a legal framework for local and international organizations operating inside their jurisdiction.  It’s a decent attempt to limit the presence of international NGOs, transfer responsibility to local … Continue reading

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While You Were Away, Djibouti Had Elections

As the world watched events in Libya, Ivory Coast and Nigeria unfold this past weekend, Djibouti quietly held presidential elections on Friday without much international attention or coverage. And it had all the drama you could think of, making it … 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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If Libya’s Gadhafi Goes – What’s Next for Africa?

As events continue to unfold in Libya, questions are quickly arising about what Gadhafi’s departure will mean for Sub Saharan Africa.  During the course of his forty-one (41!) year rule, Gadhafi has gone out of his way to redefine his … Continue reading

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The Power of Twitter in Africa: Sudan, Ivory Coast, Tunisia & Nigeria

“The Revolution Will be Tweeted.” – One of today’s tweets after what’s been a very busy week in Africa. #Sudan #Nigeria #Ivory Coast #Tunisia The power of Twitter is simply amazing when you look at what’s happened this week in … Continue reading

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Sudan 365 – Every Day, All Day

Did you know? Sudan’s referendum will officially kick off in less than an hour. And the global Sudan365 campaign has been telling you for over a year now – through beats, tunes, and the most delicious drum beat you will … Continue reading

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Sudan’s Struggles: Lessons for Africa?

Just ahead of Sudan’s historic referendum, Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, issued an op-ed, “Sudan Is  A Warning to All of Africa“.   From Egypt, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Ivory Coast, to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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Finally…

This is the last hour of 2010.  Thought I’d get an early start on my New Year’s resolutions. For the longest time, I swore I’d start this writing thing.  Op-eds, blogs, articles, or even a book, I’ve imagined myself as … Continue reading

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