Month: December 2017

Edna Adan Ismail’s Interview with Kirsty Young of BBC Radio 4

Edna is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs – a radio program broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Edna Adan Ismail is a midwife and campaigner. As a 12-year-old growing up in British Somaliland, her dream was to build her own hospital. It took her some 50 years and all her savings to realise her ambition, Continue reading “Edna Adan Ismail’s Interview with Kirsty Young of BBC Radio 4”

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Smuggling Migrants from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia

This report examines the smuggling migrants networks facilitating irregular migration from the Horn of Africa to countries in the Arabian Peninsula, also referred to as the Gulf. In addition to analyzing the structure and modus operandi of migrant smuggling networks, the author considers the extent to which these networks are involved in other forms of organized criminal activity, such as arms and narcotics trafficking. Continue reading “Smuggling Migrants from the Horn of Africa to Yemen and Saudi Arabia”

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Somaliland Applies Global Resilience Expertise to Drought Response

Hargeisa, 10 December 2017.  Somaliland authorities are carrying out a “Drought Impact Needs Assessment” (DINA), based on a Global Resilience Expertise, that is identifying long term solutions to recurrent cycles of drought, which are to be delivered in parallel to life saving humanitarian relief. The DINA is being led by the Somaliland Government and supported by the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).   Continue reading “Somaliland Applies Global Resilience Expertise to Drought Response”

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Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Election: Interview with Chief Observer of IEOM

In this extended interview by Edward Paice, Director of Africa Research Institute, Michael Walls reflects on IOEM’s mandate, the performance of the National Electoral Commission, the positives and negatives of the election, campaigning, voter registration and the increasing monetisation of politics in Somaliland. He also looks ahead to parliamentary and local council elections in 2019. Continue reading “Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Election: Interview with Chief Observer of IEOM”

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