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October 19, 2017 Somalia: Not Only a Somali Tragedy
"I think it's really quite tragic that a strategy run from Washington, D.C., and from
the European headquarters in Brussels pays so little attention when over 300 people
are killed, massacred, and another 500 people are struggling for their lives, and
that very little support comes from the United States and the European Union to help
the Somali government clean up this, help the people who have been injured or people
who have lost their parents or their children." - Dr. Abdi Samatar
November 17, 2016 Somalia: Rising Threats to Dadaab Refugees
"The priority of donors and UN agencies should be on improving
conditions in Somalia, not succumbing to political pressure from
Kenya to speed up the pace of returns through monetary inducements.
Kenya faces very real and very serious security challenges. But it
is harmful and wrong to blame the Somali refugee population – people
who themselves fled to Kenya seeking refuge from violence,
persecution, and turmoil at home." - Refugees International
April 8, 2015 Garissa: Not Just Numbers
"I want to go to a place. A piece of ground, also a place online,
where we can find the names of all those who have died for Kenya
since 1963. I want to know their names. I want to walk and walk,
listen and witness, know the lives of those no longer visible to me,
but whose blood mattered." - Binyavanga Wainaina
February 24, 2015 USA/Somalia: Rising Threat to Remittances
May 19, 2014 Kenya: Refugee Crackdown "Counter-productive"
February 5, 2014 Somalia: Threat to Remittances Lifeline
Nov 15, 2012 USA/Africa: A Rare Policy Success
Sep 16, 2012 Somalia: New Start, Stubborn Realities
Nov 3, 2011 Somalia: Economies of War
Aug 5, 2011 Somalia: Updates and Reflections
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Refugees and Camps
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Local Crisis, Global Crisis
Mar 30, 2010 Somalia: Situation Reports
Mar 30 2010 USA/Somalia: Engage or Disengage?
Mar 30 2010 Somalia: Somali-Led Peace Processes
Sep 15, 2009 USA/Somalia: Slippery Slope
Feb 16, 2009 Somalia: First Steps in a New Direction
Dec 14, 2008 USA/Somalia: Obama's First Africa Test
Nov 22, 2008 Somalia: Piracy and the Policy Vacuum
Apr 6, 2008 Somalia: "Most Neglected Crisis"
Nov 15, 2007 Somalia: Journalists and Civilians under Attack
Aug 22, 2007 Somalia: Shell-Shocked
Jun 24, 2007 Somalia: Blind Alley, Mounting Casualties
Apr 9, 2007 Somalia: Escalation and Human Rights Abuses
Jan 16, 2007 Somalia: Creating Another Iraq?
Nov 30, 2006 Somalia: Getting It Wrong, Again
Jun 19, 2006 Somalia: Renewing Diplomacy
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
October 13, 2020 Africa/Global: The Future's Not in Plastics
August 3, 2020 Africa/Global: Preventing the Next Pandemic
July 6, 2020 Africa/Global: Not Pessimism or Optimism but Possibilism
June 22, 2020 Africa/Global: Fossil Fuel Viability to Decline Sharply
June 8, 2020 Africa/Global: Thinking Post-Covid-19
May 25, 2020 Africa: Remote Learning with African Storybooks
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