Cash averts famine in Somalia

Cash averts famine in Somalia

SIM cards loaded with cash handed out across the country have been credited with staving off a Somali famine after warnings of an impending crisis in February. Roshni Majumdar reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Clockwise from top left: Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland; a young woman plays basketball at Socsa (Somaliland Culture and Sports Association); a woman selling gold from a stall in Hargeisa market sits behind a display case; Ahmed Yusuf Yasin the former vice-president of Somaliland; and a bride before her wedding sitting with her bridesmaids.

Country Profile: Somaliland

Political gatherings will be met with heavy-handed security from state-owned paramilitary groups; and the independence of civil society and media will be greatly restricted. Claire Elder reports on the status of Somaliland.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Introducing Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

The former New York municipal employee became president of the problem-plagued Federal Republic of Somalia.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017
Clockwise from top left: Children play in the street outside the ruined Italian Cathedral in Mogadishu; two young women paddle in the Indian Ocean for only the second time in their lives; new recruits training for the National Army of Somalia in the Ministry of Defence compound; President Hassan talks to the press over a bench loaded with swordfish at the opening of a new fish-processing factory.

Country Profile: Somalia

Somalia today is more like a political marketplace than a modern nation-state, writes Claire Elder.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017
How Somalia's coastal communities called time on the pirates

How Somalia's coastal communities called time on the pirates

Diaspora uncles and 'fathers against pirates' were as decisive as the frigates in ending the piracy scourge. Jamal Osman speaks to Hazel Healy.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Girl-friendly: new toilet facilities at the Ga’an Libah school in Somaliland.

A toilet makes a difference

Girls in Somalia now have a better chance of completing their education. Katharina Wecker explains.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Ocean robber or saviour of the sea?

A pirate's life for me

Jatin Dua investigates the ever-blurry line between protector and pirate in coastal Somalia.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Pirate patrol: German troops in Djibouti prepare to join Europe’s anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia.  The fight against pirates has been a handy way for countries like Germany and Japan to shrug off postwar constitutional constraints.

Empire strikes back - where counter-piracy is going wrong

Pirate hijackings off the coast of Africa have spawned a lucrative protection industry. With private security guards taking to the oceans in ever increasing numbers, Hazel Healy asks whether this is really the way to ‘safer seas’.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Too little, too late? Children walk past an African Union Mission soldier from Uganda at a food distribution centre in Mogadishu.

Who is to blame for the Somali famine?

Is it the US government? Is it Al Shabab? Is it the UN? Sally Healy argues it is the result of a collective failure.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011

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Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
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