Somalia urged to unite behind stable government London conference seeking solution to 20-year conflict calls for dissolution of weak transitional regime in Mogadishu World leaders have pledged more help to combat terrorism and piracy in Somalia, but demanded that its politicians form a stable government and backed this up with a threat of sanctions against anyone deemed to be stalling … Read More
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Rapper 50 Cent visits impoverished areas in Kenya, Somalia Rap star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson visited Kenya and famine-hit Somalia this week to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues.
For all their jingoism and arrogance, I felt humbled by their intrepidness. We call ourselves travellers today, but catching a flight over to the other side of the world for a quick jaunt up to Machu Picchu, or a guided tour round a wildlife park, doesn’t compare to the terrifying adventure into the unknown these individuals must have endured for the sake of commerce.
Famine ‘over’ in Somalia, UN says Famine conditions have ended in war-torn Somalia six months after they were first declared but the situation remains serious, the UN says.