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The best way to aid Africa

New York—Drought in Somalia threatens the lives of almost half the population, according to Somalia’s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire. Over a two-day span, at least 110 people died of hunger in just a single region in the country. This highlights the tremendous needs Somalia and other African countries have for immediate help. In the …

Cesar Chelala

AU succession battle looms in Kigali

Crises, such as South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi, are clamoring for attention at the upcoming African Union summit. So, too is the thorny question of who should succeed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as AU Commission chair.

Deutsche Welle

 Is the US against children’s rights?

By Dr Cesar Chelala In the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Somalia recently became the 195th state party to ratify the convention. As South Sudan is expected to ratify the Convention later his year, the US would be the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC. The Convention is an …

Daily News Egypt

Migrant boat sinks off Italy, several dead: Report

AFP – Several people were reported killed on Monday after a boat packed with around 400 migrants sank off the coast of southern Italy, Italian media reported, adding that around 200 of the passengers had already been rescued. ANSA news agency said the incident happened some 100 nautical miles (185 kilometres, 115 miles) from the …

Daily News Egypt