Horn of Africa
When baby Jackson started struggling to breathe, his mum Maximilla searched frantically for help in Lodwar County Hospital
Climate change strikes again.
We know that humans first started to migrate our of Africa around 60,000 years ago, what we’ve never been entirely sure of
Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.
The athlete looked up at the sky when he crossed the finish line, and made an X shape above his head with his wrists. The stadium cheered, a new moment in history was made. Later when he took to the podium with 'Ethiopia' written across his top to collect a medal for the marathon he had run, he made the gesture again.
The new Chinese leadership has, over the last 18 months, shown itself to be very different from that of successive Post-1980 reformist administrations. The 'market reform' rhetoric is still there. The assertions about Communist Party supremacy and dislike of Western democratic values, are still there...
How many Westgates do we need to realize that US policy in the Horn of Africa is a major contributor to bolstering support for groups like Al-Shabab amongst Somalis and foreign fighters alike?
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.
School meal programmes, no doubt, are a lifeline and shock absorber for millions in such situations. This is why the case of children dying in India's eastern state of Bihar as a result of contaminated meals, is such a tragedy.
On May 8th 2013 President Guelleh of Djibouti visits London. The situation in Djibouti and it's importance does not receive much attention in London. It should.