The Mathematics of Crisis: Adding Up the Facts for Action
In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which belonged to young children. The financial cost of this was at least three times more than it would have been had early preventive action been taken. The Guardian dubbed it
UN fears repeat of Somalia food shortages when thousands died
Famine is stalking Somalia after a year of poor rains and heavy fighting, with more than a million lives at risk and little sense of urgency from the international community, the top UN envoy to the country warned.
Firm angles for Sh180b Somalia remittances with virtual banking service
Nairobi; Kenya: A local company Rapid Communications Ltd has ventured into to the Somali market after acquiring a 16 per cent stake in Nationlink Telecom, along with a banking services licence. The stake has enabled the company to roll out virtual banking services in Somalia.
Kenya detains two Iranians on suspicion of planning attacks
Kenyan anti-terror police have detained two Iranian men using forged Israeli passports to enter the East African country, on suspicion that they may have been involved in a plan to carry out an attack there, officials said on Friday.
DNA mismatch of Westgate terror suspect deepens mystery
DNA samples collected from bodies of suspected terrorists said to have been killed at Westgate Mall during the terror attack a year ago have failed to match with the family of the man believed to have led the group of terrorists, The Standard on Saturday can reveal.
Three years after Somali famine, new hunger crisis looms
When African peacekeepers and Somali troops launched an offensive against Islamist militants in Somalia's small seaside town of Marka, Rukia Nur and her 10 children joined the stream of thousands who have fled to the capital in past months.
International court schedules hearing for Kenya-Somalia maritime border case
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has scheduled the first hearing into the maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya to be held next week, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Friday (September 19th).