Somalia

H.E. President John Mahama Appointed As AU High Representative for Somalia

The Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has announced the appointment of H.E John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, as his High Representative to Somalia. By Kester Kenn Klomegah As the High Representative for…

The Brutes Haven’t All Been Exterminated

Sometimes I struggle to explain why none of the endless wars can ever be ended. Are they just too profitable? Is the propaganda self-fulfilling and self-believing? Is the bureaucratic inertia that powerful? No combination of semi-rational motivations ever seems sufficient.…

Somalia: historical look as ISIS makes recruiting inroads

Fighting amongst neighboring peoples has been endemic throughout the history of humanity. From biblical clashes in Assyria to the civil war raging in Syria today, there is always turmoil brewing between two or more rival ethnic groups. They can take…

The roots of terrorism in Kenya: colonialism, once again…

No one is left without a sensation of horror at last week’s awful attack on Garissa University College, Kenya in which it seems that the dead number more than 150 young students who had their whole lives ahead of them.…

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis The Dutch government should not deport Somalis to any part of south-central Somalia, including Mogadishu, until security improves substantially, and the UN refugee agency has issued new guidelines, Human Rights Watch said today.…

Uganda to Pull Out of Somalia, CAR, DRC

Uganda has decided to pull out of all its international peacekeeping missions in DR Congo, Somalia and Central African Republic (CAR). The “irreversible” decision comes a few weeks after a UN leaked report accused Uganda and its neighbour Rwanda of…

Condemnation of Kenyan military killings in Somalia

KENYAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON CIVILIANS KILLING 6 AND INJURING 2 A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldier has been accused of deliberately killing 6 civilians at a village 50km North West of Al-Shabaab’s stronghold port city of Kismayo. The incident…