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Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 17, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 17, 2017)

“Largest humanitarian crisis” in 72 years, says UN UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien announced this week that a humanitarian crises across four countries has become the “largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN” in 1945. UN officials have been asking world governments and donor nations to speed up food assistance and livelihood support for some 20 million in …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 10, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Mar. 10, 2017)

110 people die from drought in one region of Somalia Over 100 people have died from drought conditions in Bay region, of southwestern Somalia, new Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said. Prime Minister Khaire made the announcement to the National Drought Committee, which is tasked with coordinating drought relief efforts nation-wide. The UN estimates that some 6.2 million Somalis need …

‘Lack of trust’ at epicenter of Somalia conflict

‘Lack of trust’ at epicenter of Somalia conflict

By Ismail Hussein  Somalia’s historical problem started in the early 1960s, when diverse Somali clans who were autonomous were put together into a single national government. This came as a legacy of colonialism. These diverse clans united on a political 'wind' to get rid of the 'colonizers'. This approach worked to unite Somali clans, but only for a temporary period. In history, this …

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 24, 2017)

Somalia Week in Focus: Top Stories (Feb. 24, 2017)

Somalia President nominates oil executive as Prime Minister Somalia’s new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo nominated a political newcomer, Hassan Ali Khaire, as the country’s next Prime Minister. Commentators note that Mr. Khaire, a Somali-Norwegian national, has no political experience, but has been working in Somalia in different capacities for the past 10 years. He worked for years …

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