UN warns Somalia on verge of food crisis, urges uptick in humanitarian funding
Still reeling from a devastating famine which struck the countryside in 2011, Somalia once again sits on the brink of another humanitarian crisis as a poor rainy season followed by severe bouts of floods threaten local harvests, the United Nations agriculture agency warned today.
World Bank turns to biometrics to aid Somalia’s recovery
The World Bank has helped implement a biometric verification system for civil servant salary payments in Somalia as part of state-building efforts, with the technology hoped to improve transparency efforts.
The Ankara-based think tank organization Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) has organized a panel on Thursday with the participation of Somali Ambassador for Turkey Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdirahman, Turkish Ex-Ambassador of Turkey to Somali Federal Republic (2011-2014) C. Kani Torun and SETA Researcher and the author of the report "Turkey's Involvement in Somalia: A State-Building Progress" Dr. Mehmet Özkan. The panel aimed to evaluate and analyze Ankara's policy in Somalia as well as providing a chance to discuss the report written by Dr. Mehmet Özkan.
Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset
Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
We’re not out of the woods yet, says Somali minister
Internal strife and prolonged civil unrest have pushed Somalia to the brink in the past few years. The country’s leadership is split between fighting terror groups like Al Shabab on one side and working to build institutions, improve public security and establish a powerful army.
Girls' jihadi quest stirs Muslim communities' fear
The strange journey of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria has many in their close-knit east African community worried about whether their own children will be the next to be lured to terror.