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November 17, 2016 Somalia: Rising Threats to Dadaab Refugees
"The priority of donors and UN agencies should be on improving
conditions in Somalia, not succumbing to political pressure from
Kenya to speed up the pace of returns through monetary inducements.
Kenya faces very real and very serious security challenges. But it
is harmful and wrong to blame the Somali refugee population – people
who themselves fled to Kenya seeking refuge from violence,
persecution, and turmoil at home." - Refugees International
April 8, 2015 Garissa: Not Just Numbers
"I want to go to a place. A piece of ground, also a place online,
where we can find the names of all those who have died for Kenya
since 1963. I want to know their names. I want to walk and walk,
listen and witness, know the lives of those no longer visible to me,
but whose blood mattered." - Binyavanga Wainaina
February 24, 2015 USA/Somalia: Rising Threat to Remittances
When President Obama addressed the White House Conference on
Countering Violent Extremism last week, the media buzz focused on
his message that it was a counterproductive error to equate Islam
and terrorism. Some critics also pointed out the contradictions in
trying to win hearts and minds by parsing language while continuing
to fuel terrorism with drone strikes and collaboration with
repressive regimes. Virtually invisible, however, was the deep
collateral damage from the "financial war on terror," which
continues to impede remittances from Somali immigrants needed both
for survival and economic development in their homeland.
May 19, 2014 Kenya: Refugee Crackdown "Counter-productive"
February 5, 2014 Somalia: Threat to Remittances Lifeline
Nov 15, 2012 USA/Africa: A Rare Policy Success
Sep 16, 2012 Somalia: New Start, Stubborn Realities
Nov 3, 2011 Somalia: Economies of War
Aug 5, 2011 Somalia: Updates and Reflections
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Refugees and Camps
Jul 24, 2011 Somalia: Local Crisis, Global Crisis
Mar 30, 2010 Somalia: Situation Reports
Mar 30 2010 USA/Somalia: Engage or Disengage?
Mar 30 2010 Somalia: Somali-Led Peace Processes
Sep 15, 2009 USA/Somalia: Slippery Slope
Feb 16, 2009 Somalia: First Steps in a New Direction
Dec 14, 2008 USA/Somalia: Obama's First Africa Test
Nov 22, 2008 Somalia: Piracy and the Policy Vacuum
Apr 6, 2008 Somalia: "Most Neglected Crisis"
Nov 15, 2007 Somalia: Journalists and Civilians under Attack
Aug 22, 2007 Somalia: Shell-Shocked
Jun 24, 2007 Somalia: Blind Alley, Mounting Casualties
Apr 9, 2007 Somalia: Escalation and Human Rights Abuses
Jan 16, 2007 Somalia: Creating Another Iraq?
Nov 30, 2006 Somalia: Getting It Wrong, Again
Jun 19, 2006 Somalia: Renewing Diplomacy
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
August 8, 2017 Africa: Bridge to Education, or to Nowhere?
July 31, 2017 Africa: Visa Openness on the Agenda?
July 10, 2017 Africa/Global: Following the Money
June 19, 2017 Africa/Europe: Mediterranean Trajectories
May 17, 2017 Africa/Global: Whose Energy?
May 8, 2017 Africa: World Bank Financing Land Grabs
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