By Amnesty International The number of executions around the world last year fell by more than a third compared to the previous year, human rights NGO Amnesty International stated, with 1,032 executions in 23 countries in 2016 compared to 1,634 in 25 countries in 2015.
Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’
Khaled Abdullah/Reuters By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.
Emmanuel Dunand/AFP By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]
Feisal Omar/Reuters By Katy Migiro Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished drylands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts, a charity has stated, with spring rains also predicted to be poor.
UPI photo By Kanwal Abidi President Trump, on Friday at the Pentagon, signed an Executive Order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that terrorists cannot get into the United States.
Antonio Parrinello/Reuters By Umberto Bacchi After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.
Aris Messinis/AFP By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters By Temesghen Debesai One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.
UNICEF photo By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.
By Gloria Nakiyimba Turkey has pledged to support Uganda’s efforts to pacify Somalia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the pledge during his two day visit to Uganda that he concluded earlier this week.
Kate Holt / EPA / Care International By Dukhan Jundit Further to the announcement earlier this week from the Kenyan government with regard to a plan to close two refugee camps, a decision has now been made in wake of mass condemnation to close only one.
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters By Dukhan Jundit The Government of the Republic of Kenya has moved to close down soon the Kakuma and Dadaab refugees camps.
By Shakeel Haider It’s no more a unipolar world but a world with a total breach of peace and harmony. History either repeats itself or not but the world situation looks like very much like the decade of the 1980s.
By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.
By Anant Mishra Introduction “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb.
By Adisa Amanor Wilks In the news for all the wrong reasons, but elsewhere, football is restoring hope to a disillusioned generation in the boomerang-shaped east African country– Somalia
By Anant Mishra Introduction The United Nations has been involved in conflict resolution since its inception after the Second World War in 1945. However, its role as global peacekeeper does not conclude with the end of violence.
By Joe Khamisi Unless something unthinkable happens – either he turns down the appointment or Parliament refuses to approve – Joseph Nkaissery is certainly headed to the Office of the President as the second Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordinator of the National Government.
By Niyi Aderibigbe Mobile phones have proven to be potential game-changers in boosting access to financial products and services to people in Africa. This is particularly true for those at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid as seen in East Africa.
By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.
By Anant Mishra One year ago, Somalia was gripped by famine. It was the first time since 1991 that famine was declared, a term that is only used when more than 30 percent of children are suffering from acute malnutrition, the most dangerous and severe form of malnutrition. In these conditions, every minute counts.
By Anant Mishra The extraordinary rise of global food prices in early 2008 posed a major threat to global food and nutrition security and caused a host of humanitarian, human rights, socio-economic, environmental, developmental, political and security-related consequences. In particular, it presented challenges for low income food deficit countries, and severely affected the worlds […]
By Sylvain Muyali Jamil Mukulu, head of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF / NALU) rebel group, has been arrested in the locality of Kagezi, situated on the border between the Republic of Kenya and Tanzania.