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AMISOM Countries Once Again Accused Of Ignoring Calls To Implement Charcoal Ban In Somalia Due To Al-Shabaab

A new report by the United Nations Monitoring Group claims countries a part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have continually failed to enforce the ban on charcoal exports out of Somalia, which is the primary source of funding for al-Shabaab. Who is al-Shabaab and why is there […]


Odinga: Kenya’s Presidential Re-election A “Mockery of Democracy”

Kenya’s opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared that his National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition will not accept the result of last week’s controversial presidential re-election, and has vowed to begin a political campaign to “restore democracy in the country.” This declaration came on Tuesday, a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta […]


After Kenya Election Re-Run—What Next?

Kenya’s electoral process has once again been thrown into chaos—the country’s election authorities have indefinitely delayed attempts to hold the vote in certain opposition areas, Reuters reported early Saturday morning. The repeat presidential vote was called by the Supreme Court after the results of the August election were successfully challenged […]


Education Not Mutilation In Masaai Communities

New rituals are being established in Southern Kenya’s Masaai communities to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FMG). Although FMG has been formally outlawed in Kenya since 2001, a majority of girls from semi-nomadic tribes like the Masaai and Samburu still undergo the traditional treatment. According to Kenya’s Demographic […]


Pervasive Terrorism In Africa And Peacekeeping

The Mogadishu double truck bombings in Somalia carried out on Saturday, October 14 that killed 358 people and injured hundreds more is the deadliest single attack in Somalia’s modern history. The initial bombing destroyed the Safari hotel, several vehicles, and caused damage to Qatar’s embassy in Somalia. The Somali government […]


Recent Truck Bombing In Somalia Is The Single Deadliest Attack In The Horn of Africa

On 14th October 2017, a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital left at least 276 people dead, with many bodies burned to ashes and relatives declaring about 70 people missing. The bomb, which exploded very close to a busy junction in central Mogadishu, was said to have targeted a crowded street […]