The Humanitarian Disaster Before Us: COVID-19 in Somalia

June 06, 2020

For months, analysts have warned that Somalia is one of many African countries at the highest risk for the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV2. Now, that forecast is turning quickly into a grim reality. Somali authorities have confirmed over 2,100 cases of COVID-19 — the disease...

This Bilingual Somali Newspaper Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

April 15, 2018

A Somali community sick of negative headlines decided to start their own local newspaper and write their own stories. A Somali community in the north of England is using the power of the press to beat the media at its own game. Sick of seeing negative headline after negative headline, they...

Threat of Piracy Heightened Off Somalia and Yemen

December 18, 2017

The increased threat of piracy off Somalia and Yemen since the Aris 13 hijacking in March is set to continue due to heightened insecurity in the High Risk Area. Reports of pirate activity in the High Risk Area (HRA) region have increased by more than five times over the past 12 months, totaling...

Africa This Month: Famine Fears After Drought and Flood

March 31, 2017

Climate change, droughts, floods, growing populations, civil strife, slowing economies and flailing states are putting lives of millions at risk. As these authors have pointed out earlier, Africa’s landscape is on uncertain ground as the global economy experiences a downturn. Of course, some...