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UNICEF photo   By Emmanuel Joseph

Global executions down more than a third, but death sentences at record high

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.

The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

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.

How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

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 […]

Starvation looms for 6 million children in Horn of Africa

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.

Trump signs new executive orders at the Pentagon

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.

With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

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.

No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

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.

One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

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.

Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

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.

President Erdogan supports Uganda’s fight against terrorism in the region

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.

Kenya to close down Dadaab camp hosting Somali refugees

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.

Kenya announce plan to close down two refugee camps

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.

Back to square one!

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.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

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.

Somalia: See how our beautiful game, football, is awakening the joie de vivre for many Somalis

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

Rehabilitating Women in Post Conflict Scenarios: Developing Institutional Responsibility

  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.

Girls For Sale: Child Trafficking in India

  By Padmini Dutta Sharma As a human rights activist I routinely visited the villages and slum areas of India and other adjoining countries. I was stunned to see the paradigm shift in lifestyle of some families when I visited them over the course of just one year. People who literally lived in dungeons, all […]

How mobile money is helping Africa to save $2bn annually

  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.

Ugandan rebel group leader Jamil Mukulu arrested in Tanzania

  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.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Efforts to Consolidate Peace in War torn Africa

  By Anant Mishra Introduction “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams” – African Proverb.

Kenya: Where is the evidence of extrajudicial killings of Muslim clerics?

  By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.

Be aware Nkaissery, what happened to Ole Lenku could happen to you

  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.

The buck stops with you, Mr. President Uhuru Kenyatta

By Joe Khamisi Once again, Kenyans are asking questions about their safety. And the questions are genuine. Angered by the latest attack in Mandera in which 28 innocent Kenyans were murdered by Al Shabaab, the citizens are, once again, raising pertinent queries about their Government’s ability or inability to deal with terrorism.


  By Anant Mishra Around the world, hundreds of thousands of lives, societies, and economies have been devastated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. When disease strikes, children are one of the most vulnerable.


  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 […]