Boom for Kenyan miraa traders as shortage hits Somaliland – Daily Nation

Boom for Kenyan miraa traders as shortage hits Somaliland – Daily Nation

Miraa traders from Kenya are cashing in on a shortage being experienced in Somaliland following the disruption of the business by conflicts in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions. Ethiopia supplies most of the miraa consumed in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Djibouti but recent ethnic conflicts have cut off transport from the miraa growing areas. In Ethiopia, […]

Coastguard Chief Speaks Of Sorrow Over Lost Colleagues Ahead Of Return From EU Secondment – Afloat

Coastguard Chief Speaks Of Sorrow Over Lost Colleagues Ahead Of Return From EU Secondment – Afloat

Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds has paid tribute to the lives lost in the Rescue 116 and Kilkee tragedies ahead of his return from secondment in Somalia. “The Coast Guard has lost five colleagues to accident and one, Daithi O’Cearbhallain, to cancer. I’ve lost six good friends,” said Reynolds, according to The Irish Sun. […]

Iranian president goes after Trump, denounces ‘ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric’ – LATimes

Iranian president goes after Trump, denounces ‘ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric’ – LATimes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, sharply questioned President Trump’s authority to single-handedly scrap the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear accord, saying the pact “belongs to the international community in its entirety, and not only to one or two” governments. “It would be a great pity if this agreement were to […]

Trump Administration rejects study showing positive impact of refugees – NY Times

Trump Administration rejects study showing positive impact of refugees – NY Times

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department of Health and Human Services that found that refugees brought in $63 billion more in government revenues over the past decade […]

REPORT: Countering Al-Shabaab Propaganda and Recruitment Mechanisms in South Central Somalia – UNSOM

REPORT: Countering Al-Shabaab Propaganda and Recruitment Mechanisms in South Central Somalia – UNSOM

Somalia has been at war since 1991, when clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other. This civil war led to the collapse of the rule of law and governance structures. This situation became a breeding ground for radicalisation and militia groups who gained control of parts of the country. The […]

Bridging the gap: Ottawa’s Nimao Ali named to advise on province’s Black Youth Action Plan – Ottawa Citizen

Bridging the gap: Ottawa’s Nimao Ali named to advise on province’s Black Youth Action Plan – Ottawa Citizen

On the morning of July 24, 2016, a shaken Nimao Ali surprised herself by picking up her cellphone and shooting a video. From the balcony of her Hilda Street apartment, Ali aimed her camera below at two Ottawa police officers crouched next to a handcuffed and bleeding Abdirahman Abdi. Only later did Ali notice her […]

Somalia parliament opens probe into handover of citizen to Ethiopia – AfricaNews

Somalia parliament opens probe into handover of citizen to Ethiopia – AfricaNews

Somalia’s parliament, the House of the People, has instituted a body to investigate the government’s decision to handover a Somali national to neighbouring Ethiopia. Their position was contained in a press release issued on Monday September 18, 2017 from the office of the Speaker of the House. It comprises 15 persons whose mandate is to […]

Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for ‘changing business as usual’- The washington Post

Trump pushes reform in United Nations debut, calls for ‘changing business as usual’- The washington Post

NEW YORK — President Trump called on the United Nations to enact reforms to the world body, pledging Monday in his debut here at the annual General Assembly meetings that he and his administration will be “partners in your work.” Speaking at the opening session of the four-day conference, Trump said the organization founded in […]

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