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Somalia's first forensic lab targets rape impunity

The new freezers at Somalia's only forensic laboratory can store thousands of DNA samples, although for now there are just five. The big hope is that they could be the start of a revolution in how the troubled Horn of Africa country tackles its widespread sexual violence -- provided some daunting hurdles are overcome. Show More Summary

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

Turkish TV series attracts Somali cinema audiences as Ankara's soft power spreads across the Horn of Africa country.

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns

Hailemariam Desalegn's resignation comes amid political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country.

Rhino poaching dips slightly in S.Africa

The number of rhinos killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped in 2017, but more than 1,000 were still slaughtered, the government said on Thursday. South Africa is battling a scourge of rhino poaching fuelled by insatiable demand for their horn in Asia. Most of the demand emanates from China and Vietnam, [...]Show More Summary

Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds

Latest research shows a lack of overarching coordination or the involvement of any "kingpin"-style monopolies in the criminal operations illegally transporting people from the Horn of Africa into Northern Europe via Libya.

One Take on Djibouti: 'World War III Will Start Here'

The US has a single full-scale military base in all of Africa: It's in Djibouti, and we have more than a few neighbors there. Politico takes a look at the small country in the Horn of Africa (it's the size of New Hampshire ) and the continually expanding military presence...

Islamic State-affiliated fighters in Somalia release first official video

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

The Horn of Africa nation has a small but growing presence of Islamic State-affiliated fighters.        

Somalia: The Informal Economy of an Anarchist State

Created in 1960 via the union of newly independent British and Italian Somaliland, the coastal country in the Horn of Africa has a long history of instability, insurgency, and anarchy. Less than a decade after its creation, the elected...Show More Summary

Legalising rhino horn trade—don't charge in blind

Between 2008 and 2016, poachers killed more than 7100 rhinos in Africa. South Africa, which has nearly 80% of Africa's rhinos, was the worst affected country, with more than 1000 rhinos killed each year over the last four years.

New Rumblings In The Horn Of Africa Over Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Tensions are rising between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s Grand Renaissance Dam. Cairo recently reiterated its longstanding position that it’s against Addis Ababa’s constructionShow More Summary

What Do We Call “The Middle East”?

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Author Adam Valen Levinson tells us, it depends how well you know roses. Column by Adam Valen Levinson I’d written a book about the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia and Egypt and the Levant and the Horn of Africa and pockets of modern Mesopotamia — and it needed a subtitle. Show More Summary

I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger

I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness. Fifteen years ago, my husband and I did the riskiest thing we could imagine and took a job in the Horn of Africa. People often responded by asking, “Are you...Show More Summary

US strikes Islamic State in Somalia for first time, killing 'several terrorists'

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

  The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military’s Africa Command said in a statement. Show More Summary

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

BEIJING (Reuters) - Troops serving at China's first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encouraging them to promote a good image.

A legal trade in rhino horn could be twice as big as illegal one

Legalising the trade in rhino horn from South Africa could match black market supply and maybe even double it, with the aim of driving poachers out of business

A legal trade in rhino horn could be twice as big as illegal one

Legalising the trade in rhino horn from South Africa could match black market supply and maybe even double it, with the aim of driving poachers out of business

14 brutal, beautiful images from this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

The winning photo from the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is dark and bloody: A black rhino lies dead on the ground in South Africa's Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park game reserve, its horn brutally sawed off. Other winning photos...Show More Summary

At Awash Ethiopian Restaurant in Miami Gardens, Taste the Horn of Africa

There are many ways to eat raw beef, but Ethiopians do it best. At Awash Ethiopian Restaurant (19934 NW Second Ave., Miami Gardens; 305-770-5100;, the national treasure called kitfo ($12.99) arrives on a gleaming metal platter heaped with finely diced raw beef and seasoned with clarified butter perfumed with...

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300, scores remain missing

More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years.

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