A Somali Woman Struggles Alone for a Better Somalia
Development economists debate whether institutions or infrastructure is more important for a nation's development. Edna Adan, a retired Somali politician has done both, by building Somaliland's first proper hospital and working to train a new generation of medical professionals. At 76 years of age, Edna Adan has more energy than a woman half her age. The nurse-turned-U.N.- diplomat-turned-former foreign minister of Somaliland retired in order to launch the Edna Adan Hospital in Hargeisa, which aims to provide competent medical care for those living in the region.
Tiyeglow officials vow to avenge women's murders with the law
Residents of Somalia's Bakol region are shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of seven womenin Tiyeglow district last week, but local officials have warned citizens not to take the law into their own hands and perpetuate the cycle of violence and revenge.
Swedish man gets four months in prison for attempting to frame a Romanian beggar with iPad theft.
A Swedish man has been sentenced to four months in prison after he stole a tablet computer from his son's preschool and handed it to a Romanian beggar in an attempt to frame her for theft.
Kenya Suspends Licenses of Some 500 NGOs, Some Tied to Terrorism
The Kenyan government announced Tuesday it was suspending licenses and freezing the bank accounts of some 510 Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs; 15 of which have been accused of having ties to terrorist groups and money laundering.
Seychelles court of appeal acquits 3 suspected Somali pirates
Victoria, Seychelles - The Seychelles Court of Appeal has acquitted and ordered the repatriation of 3 Somali pirates back to their homeland. The highest court in the land overturned a previous ruling delivered by the island nation’s Supreme Court citing “insufficient evidence that proves that they were indeed pirates.”
Hon. Abdalla Jama Saleh is the Minister of Maritime Transport, Ports and Counter Piracy for Puntland. He is charged with leading the country’s counter piracy efforts by working with the international community to fight piracy inland and along the coast of Puntland. He spoke to Defence IQ about the decline of piracy off the Somali coast and how that has given rise to new maritime challenges in the Gulf of Aden…
ISIS is trying to build an Islamic caliphate in in Iraq and Syria, but it is also luring Westerners, including American teenagers, to its cause. The terrorist group has attracted many through use of social media and predatory online techniques.