Somalis Mark 53 Years of Independence

Amid signs of renewed hope, Somalis all over the world marked the country’s 53rd independence day. On July 1, 1960, the British-occupied northern territories and the Italian-ruled colonies formed a union to become the Somali Republic. As the country comes together on the path to recovery after a two-decade war, here’s how Somalis reacted on… Continue reading…

Images Of Changing Mogadishu

Sunrise in the Beach

I had come to visit a friend in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. His second-floor apartment was in a building by the Indian Ocean. It was an idyllic setting: a kaleidoscope of colors. The apartment’s balcony was recently painted pink; the roving eye also took in the earth-brown of the former lighthouse. Further on the horizon was… Continue reading…

Top 10 Most Followed African Presidents on Twitter

Twitter

As Twitter usage continues to expand in Africa, presidents and politicians in the continent are leveraging the unique power of the micro-blogging site to disseminate their political agendas, instantly communicate with a vast majority of people, recruit citizens to help in their campaigns, and create a space for dialogue and participatory democracy. Here is Sahan… Continue reading…

Tullow Oil Considered Bribing Museveni in Tax Dispute

Top officials from British oil firm, Tullow Oil, considered paying $50 million to meet the “short-term needs and demands” of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to help settle a tax dispute against a rival firm, UK High Court heard on Thursday. The allegation was revealed during a legal battle to reclaim $313 million tax payment that Tullow Oil… Continue reading…

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