60 million people at risk of famine in sub-Saharan Africa as El Nino strengthens
The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has warned that the El Nino weather cycle could cause severe drought in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 60 million people are facing a food crisis due to failed crops. The Pacific Ocean phenomenon has a global impact on weather patterns, which can cause heavy rains in some parts of the world and drought elsewhere.
Forget Somalia — this is the new sea piracy hot spot
It’s early in the evening on Saturday, Aug. 8, and the Singaporean oil tanker “Joaquim” is on its way from the Indonesian port city of Tanjung Pinang to the small Malaysian island Langkawi, bearing 3,500 metric tons of fuel oil. The shipment never reaches its destination.
Bill Shorten says refugee raped on Nauru should be allowed to come to Australia for an abortion
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says he is "deeply shocked" by reports a 23-year old Somali refugee who says she was raped on Nauru cannot come to Australia for an abortion and has described her case as a "travesty of justice".
CPJ condemn the arrest of Universal TV journalists
Nairobi,--Somali national security forces raided the offices of the privately owned broadcaster Universal TV in Mogadishu on October 2 and arrested Abdullahi Hersi, the station's East Africa director, and Awil Dahir Salad, a producer, on the same day, according to local journalists and reports.
US authorities, community work together to counter extremism
When Andrew Luger became the United States Attorney for Minnesota in February 2014, the problem of young Somali men in the community leaving America to join the radical Islamist insurgent group Al Shabab in the civil war in Somalia was easing off, only for a new form of terror recruitment to surface.
Hawala shutdown nearly crippled our economy -- Somalia minister
The closure of informal money transfer companies, commonly known as Hawala earlier in the year, locked out an estimated $ 5.4 million (Sh562.8 million) daily inflows into Somalia, a minister said on Friday.