How Foreign Aid Hurts Famine Relief in Somalia

By Ibrahim B. Anoba The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that Somalia is at risk of experiencing their third famine within 25 years. In 2011 famine killed over 260,000 people, but once again the country is facing a humanitarian crisis. Half of all Somalis are in need of urgent assistance. In response, the United Nations …

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Crossing the Congo Is a Journey Across Hell on Earth

by John Tamny “Our hearts just broke – they just wanted to get out of their lives,” but “we had to drive off with Charlie and me hanging off the car literally beating the guys away.” Those are the words of Mike Martin about midway through Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a …

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The ban on ivory sales has been an abject failure

Marshall Murphree, University of Zimbabwe The issue of trade in African elephant ivory will dominate the 2016 CITES Conference of the Parties meeting. Debate will revolve around maintaining or lifting the ban on trade, but with little chance of addressing the overarching human element. For example, what impact has the trade ban had on local …

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Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered from the Panama Papers

This excerpt of “Those Who Are (and Are Not) Sheltered from the Panama Papers” is republished with permission of Stratfor. Summary On April 3, the Panama Papers hit media outlets around the world, and the fallout was swift. A prime minister lost his job, and other global leaders are under mounting pressure to account for …

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Africa News Headlines – Special ‘Panama Papers’ Edition – 4 April 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from the past 24 hours about the ‘Panama Papers’ scandal Who is who on the list? Notable Africans in the leaked ‘Panama Papers’ Source: The News Hub The Panama corruption papers and the Sierra Leone connection Source: Sierra Leone Telegraph Ex-miners swindled E1.2 billion in offshore scandal Source: Times …

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