• An African reports on Africa for the UK: ‘It’s the best of both worlds’April 18, 2013

    Somali journalist Jamal Osman, a judge for the One World Media Awards, on the advantages of identity and trustAs an African journalist reporting Africa for the British media, there are certain challenges. Notably, western audiences have been seeing negative images of Africa for years and challenging that perception is not an easy task.When I decided to try a […]

    Jamal Osman

  • Tributes paid to Somali human rights lawyers killed in al-Shabaab attackApril 15, 2013

    Prof Mohamed Mohamud Afrah and Abdikarin Hassan Gorod represented journalist jailed for interviewing alleged rape victimMedia workers in Somalia have paid tribute to two human rights lawyers who were among at least 35 people killed in the deadliest Islamist militant attack in years in Mogadishu.Prof Mohamed Mohamud Afrah, head of the Somali Lawyers Associati […]

    David Smith

  • Somalia supreme court attack kills at least 20April 14, 2013

    Militants fire guns and set off explosions during suspected Al-Shabaab assault on main court buildings in MogadishuAt least 20 people were killed in Mogadishu after al-Shabaab extremists stormed the Somali capital’s main court buildings, firing guns and setting off explosions during clashes with security forces.The assault was the most serious in the ca […]

  • How Turkey is emerging as a development partner in AfricaApril 10, 2013

    Turkey provides assistance for relief aid and reconstruction, but also works as a business partner and invests in youth educationTurkey has emerged as a generous donor for humanitarian crises across the world over the past five years, especially in the context of Africa.In 2011, while official development assistance (ODA) fell in 16 DAC countries, Turkey […]

  • Convicted rapist was unlawfully detained, ECHR rulesApril 9, 2013

    Human rights court orders UK to compensate Mustafa Abdi after finding that his right to liberty was violatedA convicted rapist should be compensated after being unlawfully detained for two and a half years while awaiting deportation, the European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled.Mustafa Abdi, jailed for eight years in 1998 for rape and other offences, […]

    Owen Bowcott

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