Somalia


Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Offices And School In Mogadishu

Six people were pronounced dead, including two children, and fourteen others were critically wounded after a deadly suicide bombing Sunday, September 2nd. Among the injured were Ibrahim Hassan Matan, the deputy district commissioner, and six children. The attack occurred at a government office in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Three who died […]


Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia: “Not a human rights issue, but a human lives issue”

On July 17, two days after undergoing a traditional Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) operation, 10-year-old Deeqa Dahir Nuur bled to death, in the first confirmed fatality from FGM in years. Nuur was taken to a traditional cutter in her village of Olol on 14 July to undergo the surgery. In Somalia, […]


Dozens Killed In Violent Attack Against The Southern Somalia Military Base

Dozens were killed in a violent attack by the jihadist militant group al-Shabaab against the Bar-sanguni army base in southern Somalia. The al-Qaeda-linked organization set off a car bomb this past Monday before charging the army base and sustaining heavy gunfire before the base was retaken by officials, reports BBC. […]


Iran Environmental Crisis: Four Killed In Violent Protests After 230 Poisoned 1

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday, July 7, protesting severe water shortages in the Bushehr province of Iran. Protesters were furious about “inefficiency” and “incompetence” and called on authorities to step in and solve the problem, Iran’s Radio Farda reported. Just one week before, four were killed […]


Grenade Attack During Rally Held By Ethiopian Prime Minister Results In Casualties

Soon after the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia finished his speech on June 23rd at the Meskel Square, a grenade was denoted causing 10,000 supporters to run in fear of their lives. His supporters were eager to hear about his new reformist agenda. As a result of the attacks, […]


EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx Of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]


The Role Of Youth In Peace And Conflict In Africa

On December 9th, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted one of the most ground-breaking resolutions in its history; UNSCR 2250 (2015) recognized the need for youths to play an “important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace security.” UNSCR resolution 2250 identified five key […]


Recent Death Of Ethiopian Migrants Off Yemeni Coast Echos Regional Pattern

At least 46 people have died, and another 16 gone missing, off the Yemeni coast following the capsizing of a smuggler’s boat carrying 100 Ethiopian migrants looking for work in Yemen, according to the BBC. These casualties, which occurred on Wednesday June 6, are part of a larger regional pattern […]