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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,…
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 …Continue
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Hello, hope all is well!
This week’s conflict reports will be a little thinner than usual, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple days and haven’t been reading as extensively as normal. Please be sure to add anything I have missed in the comments below or send via email to email@example.com.
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By James M. Dorsey
While Al Qaeda is projecting a kinder, gentler image by
distributing aid to famine victims, its local Somali affiliate, the Al Shabab,
are ensuring strict adherence to a
five-year old ban on women's sports.
The emphasis on women constitutes an expanded enforcement of
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Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day designed to raise public attention about mental health issues whilst also encouraging open and honest discussion about the topic.
This year’s theme is “investing in mental health” which seems highly apt given that the World Health Organisation estimates that the resources allocated for mental health are “inadequate especially in low resource countries”. “Low- and middle-income countries spend less than two per cent of their health budget on…Continue
September 2, 2011
Jan Oberg, dr.hc., peace researcher
Director of TFF, The Transnational Foundation in Sweden
Manuscript finished on August 15, i.e. a few days before the Libyan rebels moved into Tripoli
Part II - What Should Have Been Done Before the NATO/US Decision to Bomb?
The following is…Continue
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I knew the real story about the famine in northern Kenya and Somalia would probably never be told…
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Somalia, racked by civil war and famine, is seeking soccer players and fan support from the country’s large Diaspora to rebuild shattered infrastructure in advance of 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The recruitment and fundraising campaign follows military setbacks in which the country’s Al Shabab, jihadist insurgents associated with Al Qaeda have lost their control of a majority of the capital Mogadishu to forces of the Transition…Continue
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