IGAD to establish international arbitration center in Djibouti
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which consists of member states Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, will establish an international arbitration center in Djibouti focused on resolving business disputes in the region. The decision to create the center was made at the General Assembly of IGAD’s Business Forum held on February 14-15, 2015, in Djibouti.
Somalia: People with disabilities exploited, raped and abused
More than two decades of conflict, inadequate health services and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and repeated forced evictions, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
UN envoy condemns attack that killed security personnel, civilian bystanders
The United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned yesterday's attack in Baidoa town in the Interim South West Administration, which resulted in the death and injury of security personnel and civilian bystanders.
AU, UN officials meet in Ethiopia to discuss security challenges in Africa
Officials from the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday held an annual meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa to discuss security challenges facing Africa.
Somalia’s economic recovery is finally getting into shape. The country now requires true economic partners that can increase its export volumes. Somalia requires real partners who can sustain its economic growth and development. It requires an expansion of the few existing markets, and creation of new ones. The country’s economy is in dire need of a true trade partner.
A new homeland: OSU advisor's return to his native Somalia reveals a nation on the rebound
Ismail Warsame still bears a scar over his eyebrow from when he was 6 years old living in Beledweyne, Somalia, and he woke up to a 7-foot warhead plowing through his house and exploding next door — killing several people.
Canada could end up treating Muslims as it did Jews in the ’30s and ’40s
In a dramatic speech Tuesday evening, the leader of Canada's Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, criticized the Canadian government for its rhetoric over the threat of Islamist-related terrorism – and compared the country's treatment of its Muslim minorities with restrictive policies against Jews prior to and during World War II.