Hopelessness is a dangerous dead-end. As in people, nations need sense of hope to exist and to deal with inevitable challenges throughout their development and indeed existence. But that sense of hope must be grounded on reality; otherwise, it turns into delusion.
With the so-called election being around the corner in Somalia, it is fair to say that this systematically eroding nation is in the thick of that season of delusional self-assurance.
Most dangerous week ever? In one sense, it’s the least dangerous week ever, or at least since this blog came into existence: Osama bin Laden is dead. Even al-Qaida admits it. Not just dead, but killed by men in American uniforms. I ...
A neat but expensive glimpse of a possible VR future. PlayStation VR Worlds is a compilation of experiences and games to show off the potential of virtual reality. It partly succeeds in that mission, but is limited by the fact that ...
It's not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across Africa.
Learning of the famine in Somalia left me searching for a better understanding as to how the famine developed and how mass starvation could still exist in modern society.