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Obama's Africa rhetoric: Beware!
President Obama's symbolic visit to Africa will not usher any paradigm-shifting policies, writes Abdi Samatar.
Abdi Ismail Samatar
Last updated: 27 Jun 2013 12:24 GMT
Architectures of violence: Famine and profits
The widespread scarcity of food is mistakenly viewed as a crime without a culprit.
Last updated: 16 Aug 2011 08:21 GMT
Dual track policy in Somalia misses the point
The US approach to statebuilding has inadvertantly led to more clan divisions, but youth groups are pressing for unity.
Afyare Abdi Elmi
Last updated: 09 Jun 2011 14:12 GMT
Al-Shabab: A regional threat?
We ask if the group is taking its fight beyond Somalia and into the Horn of Africa.
Last updated: 22 Jul 2010 07:55 GMT
Somaliland vs Somalia
Why has Somaliland succeeded while mainland Somalia tops the list of failed states?
Last updated: 24 Jun 2010 12:39 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
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The outlaw state of Israel, part II
Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie
Why aren't college presidents writing letters of concern about Salaita?
In Pictures: Manipur's 'custodial killings'
Irom Sharmila's release has once again put focus on extra-judicial deaths at hands of army in northeastern Indian state.
In Pictures: Pakistan's street children
An estimated 1.5 million children living on streets are vulnerable to sexual abuse and drugs on daily basis.
Black youth bear brunt of drug cocktail
Young men and women are hooked to third-grade heroin mixed with rat poison, detergents and HIV/AIDS medicine.
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