All Blog Posts Tagged 'Somalia' (51)

Steering Youth From Violence: Lessons Learned

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Aparna Ramanan…

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Added by Viola Gienger on July 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Somalia Slated for First U.S. Ambassador in Two Decades

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

President Barack Obama will nominate an ambassador to Somalia for the first time in more than…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 4, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

U.N. Envoy Warns Somalia Progress Is In Peril without Stalwart Support

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here.

By Emily Fornof

United Nations Special Representative Nicholas Kay warned that the significant progress Somalia has made…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Sierra Leone Sends Women Peacekeepers to Somalia

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view the post on the USIP web site here:

By Debra Liang-Fenton

Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers. Half of the 50 Sierra Leone military personnel participating in a…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Peacemaking and Placemaking: The Untold Story of Runaways and Stowaways

A young man recently was discovered to be a stowaway in the wheel well of a jet flying from San Diego to Hawaii.  The media wondered mostly how he got past security and how he managed to survive.  There was little attention paid to asking, “Was there something he was fleeing from?”

 

An elderly…

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on April 28, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Dying to Be Men: Symposium Digs for Roots of Gender Violence

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Al-Shabab’s Kenya Attack – Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Military Response

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Dominik Balthasar…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 29, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Somali Compact: Building a state to save a nation?

Brussels, September 16, 2013, the government of Somalia and European Union (EU) co-hosted the Somalia New Deal Conference during which the international community endorsed the…

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Added by Joseph N Sany on October 27, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Taking a Stand With Kenya and Somalia

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view this post on the web site, click here.

By Johnnie Carson

Last weekend’s attack by al-Shabab militants on Westgate shopping mall in Kenya should be a wake-up call that more work is needed to stabilize Somalia and prevent it from falling back into…

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Added by Viola Gienger on September 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

TransConflict - July 2013 Review

Dear All,

Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during July. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please …

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Added by TransConflict on August 1, 2013 at 12:10pm — No Comments

TransConflict - July Review

Dear All,
 
Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during July. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
 
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Added by TransConflict on August 1, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

Conflict transformation in Kenya

Dear All,

 
TransConflict is pleased to present a variety of insights into conflict and conflict transformation in Kenya:
 
Kenya – mitigating, managing and transforming conflict - by Roselyn Mungai - The challenge facing peacebuilders is not how to eradicate conflict, but how to mitigate, manage and…
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Added by TransConflict on July 17, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

TransConflict - June Review

Dear All,

 
Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during June. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
 
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Added by TransConflict on July 2, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Somaliland: 21 years of peace, by Muhyadin Saed

This post originally appeared on Insight on Conflict - the leading online resource on local peacebuilding in conflict zones.

In May 2012, Somaliland commemorated 21 years since declaring independence from Somalia. Although not recognised as an independent state by the international community,…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on June 11, 2012 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

Bigger than Kony: An Open Discussion

Sharing a link to my storify-ed livetweets from last night's panel discussion on foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda and the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. Panelists included Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of …

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... March 6th-13th, 2012.

  • A new American initiative to improve the notoriously poor LGBT rights in sub-Saharan Africa is reportedly inspiring a large backlash. Sub-Saharan Africa is marked by widespread homophobia as well as chronic dependence on foreign aid, in particular from the US, and the idea that the two issues might now be linked seems…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 13, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 28th-March 6th, 2012.

  • A lawyers group claim that police arrested a carpenter on Wednesday who questioned whether Zimbabwe’s President still had the strength to blow up balloons at his 88th birthday celebrations, under a law making it an offense to insult the President.
  • The top UN envoy to Libya expressed…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 6, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 21st-28th, 2012.

  • Experts say the increasing trend of illicit financial flows are posing a great threat to Africa’s fragile growth as they pump back more dollars to developed countries than those send to poor African states.
  • The Open Society Media Program released background papers earlier this month on Mapping Digital…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2012 at 8:07pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 14th-21st, 2012.

  • The West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has just launched a new book on election management in West Africa.
  • The African Union Chairman announced on Saturday he will visit some of the continent’s conflict areas including Sudan, South Sudan, Mali and Libya for…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 21, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 7th-14th, 2012.

  • The UN and Interpol discussedtransnational organized crime in West Africa, including illicit drug trafficking and the proliferation of illegal arms, as well maritime piracy in Lyon, France on Monday.
  • An anti-homosexuality bill is being once again resurrected by the Parliament in Uganda with…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 14, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

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