Since the early 1980s, Somalis (of Kenyan and Somali origin) began to settle en masse in Eastleigh, a low income area in Nairobi. Today, it is seen as an area dominated by Somalis and their myriad of business enterprises.
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By early August 2011, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization noted the East African famine as the worst in 60 years, devastating parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya with 12.4 million people at risk from hunger.
Banadir Hospital is a women and children’s hospital, run by Somali doctors. The hospital has no regular source of funding, but receives periodic donations and supplies from several different sources, including the governments of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Germany.
International Relief and Development and Its Partners Provide Life-Saving Support to the Horn of Africa
More than 13 million individuals are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti, known as the Horn of Africa.
Originally posted on the website of the Center for Global Development, Jake Grover analyzes the slow international response to the famine in the Horn of Africa.
This week, world leaders are assembling in New York to review progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). If past gatherings are any indication, we can expect to hear countless speeches and media stories about how Sub-Saharan Africa remains woefully off-track and that billions of dollars in new aid packages are required. These types of blanket statements perpetuate the misguided myth that Africa is a monolithic land of depravity and development disappointment. One cannot deny that such localized places exist – such as Somalia or Zimbabwe. However, these hot spots increasingly have become isolated islands of instability on an otherwise surging continent. Let us put aside the African cliché and instead focus our lens on the stars – the MDG Trailblazers.
AIDS activist Tamara Banda of Malawi and businessman Miguil Hasan-Farah of Djibouti were there. Journalist Aminata Kane-Kone, who champions women’s rights in the Ivory Coast, was there, as was Tumie Ramsden of Botswana, host of the radio show, “The Real Enchilada.”
Freedom of expression is under assault in many regions of the world. The right of citizens and media to openly express opinions without fear of retribution is increasingly under threat from repressive regimes and non-state actors. Sadly, parts of the East and Horn of Africa, specifically Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda are no different. With upcoming elections looming, there have been increased efforts to repress or restrict voices of opposition, including legislation aimed at thwarting the rights of the media, as well as more traditional forms of restrictions namely threats, increased surveillance and censorship of key actors. Next week, Freedom House and Human Rights First, two U.S. based human rights watchdogs are bringing together, human rights defenders, dissidents, NGOs and government officials from all over the world to Washington, DC for the 2010 Human Rights Summit, to address these growing threats and come up with an action plan for the Obama Administration and other democracies.