Somalia


Trump’s Muslim Ban: How It Affects Individual Rights And US Cultural Minorities

The colloquially-termed “Muslim ban” is an executive order signed by Donald Trump, current President of the United States, on March 6th of this year. It places travel limits to the US on individuals from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen – all countries with Muslim-majority populations. The ban also […]


Mogadishu’s Neighbourhood Watch Programs Fill In Nation’s Security Gap

In 2002, several NGOs in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, came together to establish neighbourhood watches to fill in the security gap needed to secure communities and properties amidst the Somali conflict. The Somali conflict, which is one of the longest ongoing conflicts, stems from the mounting dissatisfaction from Somalia’s […]


Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

A clash over food aid in Somalia led to the death of fourteen civilians on Friday, June 9th. According to the Associated Press (AP), soldiers reportedly attempted to steal sacks of food intended for refugees in the city of Baidoa. The capital of the southwestern Bay region, Baidoa is the […]


President Trump’s Policy On Airstrikes In Somalia

On June 11th, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike in Southern Somalia targeting al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is an extremist group operating in Somalia officially since 2007 and has the capability to attack neighbouring countries due to its radical networks in the Horn and East Africa. According to the Pentagon […]


America First, But At What Cost?

“The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the UN to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance,” a UN representative commented in response to President Trump’s budget plan for 2018. Currently, the US contributes 25% and 28%, respectively, of the UN’s […]


The World’s Worst Famine: Solutions

Hunger, for the privileged, refers to an uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite, simply solved with a trip to the fridge. Unfortunately, in many countries around the world (a great majority consisting of underdeveloped countries) the solution to hunger isn’t quite simple. Famine is a […]


Counterterrorism Laws And The Prevention Of Humanitarian Assistance In Somalia

Current U.K. and US counterterrorism laws are deterring NGOs and humanitarian organizations from providing vital medical aid and supplies in Somalia. The robust laws and lack of clarity from donor governments have left many in fear of being prosecuted or having their organizations closed. Somalia has been suffering from severe […]