Somalia

Farage Defends Jokes About Racial Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has defended a decidedly un-PC set by a comedian at the end of Ukip's spring conference, saying criticism could "kill all humour" in Brit...

Ethnic Conflict: Colonialism's Never-Aging Offspring

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK
Awoowe Hamza

Ethnic conflict as a term has become widely used as phrase to explain the majority (if not all) of the non-Western conflicts. Ethnicity itself has been used by political leaders to fuel conflict and consolidate political power and control over resources...

Bring Back Control Orders

Katie Hopkins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Katie Hopkins

Most of us do the right thing, most of the time. People like Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed need to be put back under a Control Order so tight it chafes. Most of all they need to sit down, shut up and behave.

Burka Terror Suspect Wants Compensation From The Government

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

First he gave the authorities the slip by dressing up in a burka. Now it turns out terror suspect Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed is suing the government for b...

'Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind' - The Mentally Ill in African Countries in Crisis

International Political Forum | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
International Political Forum

A 13-year-old boy in Somalia has been tied to a stick for over ten years. An 8-year-old girl in Nigeria has been kept with high-risk inmates at the lo...

Why Is Al Shabab Organising An Egg And Spoon Race?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Bizarre photographs have emerged showing an egg and spoon race organised by Somali terror group Al Shabab. The images, which also include a hotly-c...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tory Divisions On Europe? Again? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 6 October 2013... 1) TORY DIVISIONS ON EUROPE? AGAIN? REALLY? Every time the Tories think they've ach...

Western Forces 'Strike Al Shabaab Stronghold In Somalia'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

Western special forces raided a coastal town in southern Somalia controlled by al-Shabaab on Saturday against foreign fighters in the same southern So...

Ex-Briton Could Be Al Shabab Chemical Weapons Mastermind?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK

A former British citizen developed deadly chemical weapons for extremists who murdered dozens of people in the attack on the Kenyan shopping mall, it ...

Refugees in Yemen: First the Africans, Now the Syrians

Omar Mashjari | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Omar Mashjari

Even though Yemen is unable to feed its own population, it currently hosts at least 250,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Iraq according to the conservative figures of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Fool and the Fanatic: The Terrorist That Shared My Name

Abdi Ahmed | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Abdi Ahmed

Yesterday, someone rang my door and asked to speak to me by name. I went out to meet them as I had been cleaning and the place was not presentable. He told me he was a journalist and next to him stood a shorter man who kept looking at me suspiciously. The journalist told me that he was looking for people who knew a person by my name...

Jessica Elgot

'I Used To Be Proud, Now I'm Embarrassed To Be Somali'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Abdi Ahmed was in the middle of spring-cleaning his West London house when the doorbell rang. Worrying that the house was not presentable, the Somalia...

British Islamist 'Killed In Somalia'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

A British Islamist known as Osama al-Britani has reportedly been killed in Somalia after falling out with with the al-Shabaab group. The Foreign O...

Polio Outbreak in the Horn of Africa: The Red Crescent/Red Cross Key to Vaccinating Kids

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Siddharth Chatterjee

Six years after Somalia's last case of polio, the country has become the epicenter of a fresh outbreak in the Horn of Africa. 128 cases have been reported in Somalia, 13 in Kenya and one in Ethiopia.

Ten Years After the Baghdad Bombing the UN Must Do More to Protect Its Workers From Deadly Attacks

Ian Richards | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
Ian Richards

We're no longer the same UN. We're more and more in conflict zones. And we've taken certain decisions that mean we're no longer seen as neutral. The UN flag is now a target instead of a shield. That means we have to change how we go about things, because right now our colleagues and their families are paying too high a price.

Somalia 'Without A Health Service' As Medical Charity Pulls Out

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The medical aid charity, Médecins Sans Frontières, reputed for working in some of the world's most dangerous areas, is to pull out from Somalia, say...

Al Qaeda Group Burns £480k Of UK Taxpayer Aid In Somalia

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid worth £480,000 was captured by al Qaida-linked militants as they rampaged through southern Somalia. The supplies ...

Hawala and the Diminishing Humanitarian Space

Abdurahman Sharif | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK
Abdurahman Sharif

The repercussions of Barclays closing 80 accounts held by money remitters have the possibility of being extremely detrimental to millions of Somalis who rely on these funds to live.

Khat's Your Lot

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Khat, the herbal stimulant drug is to be banned by the Home Secretary, against the recommendation of the government's official drugs advisory body. ...

'Deplorable' Attack On UN Somalia Compound Kills 16

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK

An attack on a United Nations compound in Somalia by Islamist militants that left at least 16 people dead was "utterly indefensible", Foreign Secretar...

'Stop Handing Ransoms To Terrorists'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to urge all G8 leaders to commit their countries not to pay terror ransoms in an international effort to cut off extremists' funding....

G8 or Too Late: Obama, Cameron and G8 Heads Must Tackle Ivory Poaching Crisis Now

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Philip Mansbridge

Today the illegal wildlife trade is worth in excess of $10 billion annually and the surging demand for ivory from the rapidly growing economies of China, Vietnam and Thailand resulted in over 40,000 elephants being killed in Africa in 2012, or one every 15 minutes.

What If It Was You? My Friendship With a Somali Refugee

Karen Campbell | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Karen Campbell

Glasgow, the city in which I grew up, has the largest amount of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Although mostly pushed to the periphery, this new wave of Glaswegians are quietly weaving themselves in to the fabric of the city - and none more so than my friend Farida.

Time to Build a Brighter Future for Young Somalis

Tony Baldry | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

The reality is that two-thirds of Somalis are under 25. A huge number of these young people are fed up with living in conditions of grinding poverty, with little prospect of work. The challenges facing Somalia are enormous.

Don't Let Conflict Be a Smoke Screen, Obscuring Humanitarian Needs

Johan Eldebo | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Politics
Johan Eldebo

Audiences the world over are captivated by images of violence. Rolling news runs round-the-clock footage of troops and tanks fighting harsh battles in some of the world's most inhospitable places. This deserves our attention and thank goodness these pictures stir the public and their political leaders to tackle pressing security issues.