A new US-backed military offensive against Islamist militants in Somalia could undermine the massive international effort to help millions of people threatened by the worst drought there in more than 40 years, aid officials in the unstable east African state fear.
I’m thinking of Solange’s song “F.U.B.U.” as I watch more than 250 young Somalis and East African allies at the Rainier Arts Center last Saturday. Loud music — a mix of hip-hop, R&B and Somali — burst out of the speakers and fill the dimly lit auditorium as people come together to raise money for the devastating drought in Somalia.
Gourmet camel cheese, musical history, youth advocacy and more. After a 3 year hiatus, The 4th TedXMogadishu talk held in Somalia continued to offer proof that the war-weary capital is on the path to recover and even normalization.
Ethiopian troops previously assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) were suddenly withdrawn to Ethiopia a few days after the Ethiopian government declared a six-month emergency in early October.
When Aden Haji was 8 years old, he and his family were on the cover of the Burlington Free Press. Haji and his parents, two siblings and uncle were the first Somali Bantu refugees to resettle in Vermont, on July 23, 2003. They left their refugee camp in Kenya and traveled for two days before arriving at Burlington International Airport, where a welcoming party greeted the family and gave them small American flags.
President Paul Kagame and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame this morning arrived Djibouti for a two-day State visit, as Rwanda looks to strengthen ties with the country in the Horn of Africa.
All nine children were unvaccinated, state health officials say