How fighting fake news hurts free speech

Governments across the world are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the mountain of related challenges, fake news has become a source...

Great Power Rivalry Hinders Horn of Africa Democratization

Africa is facing major demographic changes and will double its population by 2050 to around 2.5 billion, half of whom will be under 24...

The Impact of COVID19 on Food Security in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of economies globally. Here in Africa, the crisis has drastically impacted food security. Supply chains, food and...

Should Somalia hold elections during Covid-19?

Once considered as a failed state by many, for the first time in half a century, the president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, announced...

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Somalia will make things worse

As Somalia braces for the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, debt relief will not help prepare it for the financial and political catastrophe ahead....
The Continent Issue 3

The Continent – brilliant free African journalism

The Continent is a brilliant new venture from Simon Allison and the team at Mail&Guardian. It brings together fantastic writing from African journalists across...

Book Club: Fighting for Peace in Somalia

In the latest of our popular #BookClub feature, Paul Williams shares the key lessons of his important new book, and argues that fighting without...

Why it’s time for an amicable divorce between Somalia and Somaliland

Should other countries recognise Somaliland’s bid to become fully independent? It has a good case, argues Bill Snaddon, but many obstacles remain. Somaliland declared independence...

Somalia: African solutions to African problems?

What can regional peacekeeping interventions like that of AMISOM in Somalia tell us about the reality of '"African Solutions to African Problems"? In a...

DIA BOOK CLUB: We do not have borders: Greater Somalia and...

As EU countries and the United States fortify their borders against refugees and illegal immigrants, Keren Weitzberg explores in her new book, We do...