BURAO, Somaliland — Hussein Dirie stands alone in a village he has known and lived in all his life. Outside of Somaliland’s bustling towns and cities, a pastoralist’s life is destroyed by a drought more unrelenting than he has ever known.
NAIROBI — Despite dire warnings recently from humanitarian agencies, thousands of children remain severely malnourished and remain vulnerable to cholera, diarrhoea and other diseases in Somalia; the international community is not prepared.
NAIROBI – Conflict in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region, along with increasingly authoritarian behavior by governments, has caused a rapid decline in human rights in countries across the region, a new report says.
Amnesty International’s annual report on human r...
Gay, lesbian, transgender and other people who represent gender or sexual diversities face enormous stigma in their communities, by one estimate undermining the potential economic contribution these people could be making worldwide by $100 billion annually.
Casual readers who pay attention to politics across sub-Saharan Africa may be forgiven for assuming many government leaders tend to give up power very reluctantly, often only after some kind of violent conflict.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a controversial election amendment into law on Monday, requiring back-up plans to count votes if electronic voting systems fail during the election in August, according to media reports.
LONDON — After a Conservative MP said that the U.K. Department for International Development’s (DFID) cash transfer projects in Pakistan are “exporting the dole,” Prime Minister Theresa May staunchly defended Britain’s foreign aid commitments and reaffirmed the effecti...
Even as President Obama, speaking today at the United Nations, urges the world to do more in response to the massive global refugee crisis, critics say one U.N.-backed scheme in Kenya is simply a disguised effort to give the boot to the displaced.