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Return To Somalia

This summer a new documentary series will reveal the true story of life in Mogadishu by following three Somalis from the Diaspora returning home to the Somali capital. BUT we need your help; we are looking for contributors in the UK, North America and East Africa who are looking to relocate to Mogadishu this summer … Continue reading

A new Egypt in the making

I am so proud of what Egypt has achieved in last two years; it went from a dictator lead nation to a nation with elected president. From government that tortures and kills its own citizens in the name of security to hopefully one that respects human right. This is a right every single human being … Continue reading

Tunisian Ruling Islamist Leader: “We Fought for Freedom, not Sharia Law”

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist Al-Nahda Movement, speaks to Al-Asaad Ben Ahmad about Salafis, Sharia and the creation of a new society Tunisia’s next parliamentary elections should be held before June 2013, the country’s Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali, said in an interview published on Wednesday in the Tunisian newspaper La Presse. While head … Continue reading

Somalia: Istanbul Conference Wraps Up, Communiqué Released

document Istanbul — World leaders gathered in the past tow-days at Istanbul II conference, made a declaration to Somali’s future. 1. The Second Istanbul Conference on Somalia, under the theme “Preparing Somalia’s Future: Goals for 2015,” took place on 31st May and 1st June 2012. Maintaining the multi-dimensional and multi-layered approach of the first Istanbul … Continue reading

INSIGHT-Turkey tries out soft power in Somalia

INSIGHT-Turkey tries out soft power in Somalia * Ankara wields soft power, hard cash in stricken state * Famine in Somalia sparked huge Turkish relief effort * Somali PM calls Turkey “Holy Grail” for his country * Somalia part of Turkish Africa strategy By Richard Lough MOGADISHU, June 3 (Reuters) – In a sprawl of … Continue reading

Somalia ’90 days from the most momentous event in its recent history’

Piracy, hunger and al-Shabaab are just some of the issues Somalia must deal with as the country prepares to form its post-transitional government by August Source: Clar Ni Chonghaile in Nairobi guardian.co.uk, Years of conflict and political in-fighting have left some Somalis cynical about the political process. Photograph: Stuart Price/AP Time is running out for … Continue reading

Rageh Omar: Inside Iran

Somalia needs stimulus to recover

Somalia needs more international support during and after the transition process, leaders of the international community agree. Building a domestic security force is a priorty for the country to sustain peace and development Politicians from Somalia and the international community discussed the post-transition period in Somalia to end decades of unrest in the country. The … Continue reading

Starving and Broke: Yemen’s worsening state

Starving and Broke: Yemen’s worsening state by Ramzy Baroud Source: tripolipost.com Yemeni forces continue to push against Islamic fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda. Their major victories come on the heels of the inauguration of Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi, who is now entrusted with the task of leading the country through a peaceful transition. A new constitution … Continue reading

Somalia and the vanishing bees: the incoherence of hate and chaos and the beginning

Warsan Cismaan Saalax The disappearance of bees is creating a scientific controversy in the West. According to the vanishing bees’ website if they continue disappearing at their current alarming rate, it is estimated that by 2035 there could be no honeybees left in the USA. The world’s worry is in a context, as we all … Continue reading