Articles about Somalia

Building peace through border control in Puntland, Somalia

By Osman Nuur: In response to escalating regional violence, the Puntland administration has tightened its borders and imposed a ban on trucks. What does this mean for the local economy? What does this mean for peace and stability in northern Somalia? Osman Nur explores. Read more »

Somalia: will its refugee and displacement crises ever be solved?

By Abdiwahab M. Aliand Badra Yusuf: A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss the difficulties. Read more »

Empty threats or serious steps? Kenya’s plans to evict Somali refugees

By Jared Wright: Kenyan authorities revealed last Friday plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year and relocate all refugees outside of Kenya. Read more »

Building peace through development in Puntland: progress and challenges

By Osman Nuur: Osman Nur discusses peace and statebuilding in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region. Read more »

That sinking feeling in Somalia? The trouble with NGOs in the Horn of Africa

By Abdiwahab M. Ali: With international aid money flowing in the Horn of Africa, and the potential for corruption increasing, how are local NGOs affected? Read more »

Clans, conflicts and devolution in Mandera, Kenya

By Aden Abdi: A mixture of robust conflict management, good governance and addressing historical injustices are key to a durable solution, not just in Mandera but also across the whole of northern Kenya. Read more »

May 2014

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s edition features articles and resources on local peace courts in DR Congo, cooperation between locals and internationals, and more. Read more »

Impact and humanitarian action in Somalia: is there a place for critical reflection?

By Hannah Vaughan-Lee: With the focus on shrinking humanitarian space, the impact on humanitarian assistance has taken centre stage in Somalia, while the impact of humanitarian action has become an unknown. Read more »

Somali women and peacebuilding

By Mohamed Haji Ingiriis: The powerful role women have played in promoting peace in Somalia. Read more »

Somali civil society discusses Somalia's future

By Ladan Affi: A conference provided a rare opportunity for Somali civil society to come together and to talk about issues facing the country. Read more »