Abdiwali Gaas elected new President of Puntland

The former Prime Minister of Somalia, Abdiwali Mohamed Ali Gaas, has become the president-elect of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland Somalia, in a hotly contested parliament vote. He will be the fifth person to hold the post. Abdiwali Gaas, garnered Read on! →

Gold Rush: Striking inequality in rural Tanzania

The United Republic of Tanzania is one of the largest producers of gold in Africa. Small-scale mining is responsible for a sizable percentage of all exports, but with a distinct lack of regulation in this sector communities are exposed to Read on! →

Puntland politicians to pick new President

Puntland is a tiny semi-autonomous region in eastern Somalia, the only and first administration under the new federal government in Somalia. It is roughly a third of the country, and has a population of 3.5 million, enjoying relative stability in Read on! →

Terrorists on Twitter: Should extremists be on social networks?

The attacks on the Westgate Centre in Nairobi by Somali terrorist group, al-Shabaab have brought into focus an age old question about how liberal western democracies handle extremists who use mass media as a propaganda tool. Al-Shabaab were probably the Read on! →

Nakumatt Westgate in Westlands, Nairobi

Kenya: Westgate siege unifies shocked nation

The hostage situation this weekend in the Westgate shopping centre has hit global headlines in a way very few events in Sub-Saharan Africa ever do. At least 68 people have been killed and many more injured in an attack by Read on! →

The International Criminal Court in the Hague

Kenya: William Ruto on trial at the Hague

Suited and media-savvy, it seems at first look as if William Ruto, the Deputy President of Kenya, is an average politician. However, today he faced the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He’s the first serving political figure to do Read on! →

Brahmi at a protest, on the far left

Tunisia: The second assassination of a secular opposition leader threatens to derail Tunisia’s political transition

On Thursday 25th July 2013 Mohammed Brahmi, a secular opposition figure, was gunned down outside his home in Tunis. The killing is reminiscent of the assassination of Chokri Belaid in February, another leading figure in Tunisia’s leftist opposition and an outspoken critic of the ruling Read on! →

Doctors of the World has launched a harm reduction project with Tanzanian institutions and the local community at the start of 2010.

Tanzania: The forgotten youth

The United Republic of Tanzania is home to one of the largest youth populations in the world. A generation of this size brings with it an abundance of raw potential, and the opportunity to cultivate their abilities as a vital Read on! →

Pro-Ennahda protesers demonstrate in 2011

Tunisia: What happened to secularism?

Not long ago, Tunisia was considered a shining example of the secular Arabic state. But since the Arab Spring, it is now the governing Islamic party which is oscillating between the secular opposition and its own more radical members. The Read on! →

The coffee industry is especially bug in East Africa, but much of it is processed in Europe instead of inside Africa.

Intra-African Trade: A first step to a continental free trade zone

Africa is touted as the continent of opportunities, where there are endless resources available for economic growth and transformation. But for Africa to take its rightful position in the world’s global economy, then it must dream of becoming borderless in Read on! →