Perspective Hate speech versus free speech in the time of Trump and the media’s challenge

Perspective Hate speech versus free speech in the time of Trump and the media’s challenge

Since the presidential election of Donald Trump last month, white nationalist Richard Spencer has been getting a lot of media attention. This week, news crews turned out in force to cover a protested speech he gave at Texas A&M University. Advertisment “I’m trying to normalize ‘racism,’ as you call it,” he told ABC’s Juju Chang. […]

Report launch on 13 December: How to ensure humanitarian aid in Somalia reaches those most in need

Report launch on 13 December: How to ensure humanitarian aid in Somalia reaches those most in need

Transparency International, the anti-corruption organisation, together with Humanitarian Outcomes will publish a report on 13 December examining the main corruption risks in humanitarian operations in southern Somalia. Advertisment At a time when the scale and complexity of humanitarian emergencies around the world is increasing, often in fragile states with inefficient public institutions, there is an […]

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec. 28

Somalia’s political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on Dec. 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation. Advertisment Presidential polls had been pushed back to Nov. 30, but the electoral commission last month announced they would be in December instead. In a statement issued after political […]

AU chair contenders meet in historic debate in Addis Ababa

AU chair contenders meet in historic debate in Addis Ababa

Five candidates competing to succeed the outgoing African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will today engage in a historic town hall debate to present their plans if elected to the continent’s topmost diplomatic post. Advertisment The debate is scheduled for 19:30 EAT (16:30 GMT) at the AU’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an […]

AU hails Jammeh for conceding defeat, hopes for peaceful transition – Daily Nation

AU hails Jammeh for conceding defeat, hopes for peaceful transition – Daily Nation

The African Union on Tuesday commented for the first time on Gambian elections, focusing more on praising strongman Yahya Jammeh for conceding than the winner of those polls Adama Barrow. Advertisment The AU’s Peace and Security Council hipped praise on Jammeh, who had boasted of ruling the tiny West African country for a billion years, […]

Yemeni passenger ship with 64 passengers on board sinks

Yemeni passenger ship with 64 passengers on board sinks

A passenger ship carrying more than 60 people sank in the Indian Ocean off Yemen’s Socotra Island, the war ravaged country’s fisheries minister said Wednesday. Advertisment Rescue ships managed to save at least two people from the ship, which was sailing from the Hadramout provincial capital, Mukalla to Socotra Island with 64 passengers on board. […]

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announce new plan to curb ‘terrorist content’ – AFP

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announce new plan to curb ‘terrorist content’ – AFP

Major US tech firms announced Monday they would work together to curb the spread of online ‘terrorist content,’ responding to pressure from governments around the world. Advertisment The announcement by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google-owned YouTube aims to use ‘digital fingerprints’ to block or remove violent content or efforts to recruit social media users for […]

Somalia Tackles Illegal Fishery as it Adopts Tough Measures

Somalia Tackles Illegal Fishery as it Adopts Tough Measures

The Ministry of Fishery and Marine Resources has taken several steps to counter the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities which poses significant challenges to both livelihoods and marine resources across Somalia. Advertisment It amended the regulations governing the fishery sector, increased maritime coordination and joined in regional organizations and taskforces to […]

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