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Southeast Asian security on surer footing, In defense of referendums – but reformed, The misconception of lone wolf far-right terrorists, A fresh start for Somalia?, The resonance of Obama's farewell speech.

A roundup of global commentary for the Feb. 27, 2017 weekly magazine.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

In South Africa, a protest against foreigners turns violent. Why was it allowed to go ahead?.

South African authorities are under fire for allowing an anti-immigrant march of hatred' to go ahead in Pretoria Friday, just days after a series of violent attacks against Somalis, Nigerians and other foreigners. The results were predictable: Police arrested 136 people, many of them protesters...

- Los Angeles Times - US

DHS report casts doubt on need for Trump travel ban.

, Feb. 25 : A Department of Homeland Security report assessing the terrorist threat posed by the citizens of the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's travel ban has expressed doubt on the necessity of the order.The document, as reported by the Washington Post, was prepared at the request of the acting ...

- Sify - IN

South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march.

Tensions have been rising over migrants from Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Somalia.

- Daily Nation - KE

Mobile health teams providing crucial services for Ethiopian pastoralists.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Ethiopia Mobile health and nutrition teams were set up over a decade ago in Somali region as a unique component of the emergency health service delivery system to reach nomadic families.By Rebecca Beauregard GASHAMO, SOMALI, 15 February 2017 – Mutas does not look at his mother. He is ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

UAE- Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, Somali President discuss cooperation, latest developments.

UAE- Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, Somali President discuss cooperation, latest developments...

- MENAFN - JO

#TshwaneUnrest: We are inherently anti-drugs, says Somalian shop owner.

Shops owned by foreign nationals were shut as police dispersed protesters with rubber bullets and water cannons in Tshwane on Friday.

- Mail & Guardian - ZA

$4.4 billion required to prevent famine, says U.N chief.

February 22, 2017 - The United Nations needs at least $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, its newly-appointed Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

As famine threatens, an unprecedented global challenge – and response.

The challenge is unprecedented. Twenty million people in four countries face famine in the next six months, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned this week, unless the world steps in with $4.4 billion. Millions of people are barely surviving in the space between malnutrition and death' in war-wracked Yemen, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Week in Pictures: From Dakota pipeline to Somalia blast.

From scenes of protests in the United States to images of Iraqis fleeing their homes, here is the week in pictures.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Who is Hassan Ali Khaire, Somalia's new Prime Minister?.

A newcomer to politics, Khaire has experience in both the humanitarian field and oil sector.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

'Threat of famine looming' in Yemen amid import blockade

The UN World Food Program says more than 20 million people in Yemen, north Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are at risk of dying from starvation within six months.

- ABC News - AU

Kitui police hunt down suspected Somali bandits

Some 14 suspected raiders have been arrested and two guns seized.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kitui police hunt down suspected Somali bandits

14 suspected bandits have been arrested and two guns seized.

- Daily Nation - KE

In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees – and their host countries

Somalis have experienced one of the world's longest and most intractable refugee crises. They have confronted xenophobia in South Africa and the threatened closures of Kenyan refugee camps – but have also seen the power of the courts as allies.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Somalia must tread warily

The popular new president will have to negotiate a minefield to fulfil expectations.

- Mail & Guardian - ZA

Somali President Appoints Oil Firm Executive As PM

Somalia's newly elected president appoints the country director of British firm Soma Oil and Gas as the new prime minister.

- Rigzone.com - US

Hassan Ali Khaire, an Oil Executive, Is Picked to Be Somalia’s Prime Minister

Mr. Khaire, who is also a former aid worker and who has dual Somali and Norwegian citizenship, was appointed just a day after the president’s inauguration.

- New York Times - US

In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees – and their host countries

For Casiman Abdullahi, Jan. 30 was a very good day. After four years, this was to be one of the very last steps in his application to leave South Africa, where he had been a victim of xenophobic violence, for the United States. Recommended: Think you know Africa?

- Yahoo! News - US

Somali president names Hassan Ali Khaire prime minister

President Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, appoints political newcomer Hassan Ali Khaire as the county's prime minister.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

Somalia's president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has sought to downplay soaring expectations of his new administration at his inauguration, warning it would take decades to fix the nation's many ills.

- News24.com - ZA

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister,...

- Townhall.com - US

Hassan Ali Kheyre named as new Somalia prime minister

Hassan Ali Kheyre, a former aid worker and oil executive, was named prime minister of Somalia on Thursday by the country`s new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

- Zee News - IN

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he...

- Townhall.com - US

New Somali prime minister named

Hassan Ali Kheyre, a former aid worker and oil executive, was named prime minister of Somalia Thursday by the country's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed

- The Daily Star - LB

World › U.N. needs $4.4 bil for famine relief in four countries

U.N. aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, Guterres told a…

- Japan Today - JP

Somalia's new president appoints prime minister

MOGADISHU, Somalia " Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated.Somali-born...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The East African Migrant Smuggling Trail

Michael Scott MooreSmugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?

- Pulitzer Center - US

Middle Eastern Reactions to the U.S. Travel Ban

President Trump's January 27 executive order on "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" drew much ire at home and around the world. The order's provisions -- which bar entry by all refugees for four months, by all visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen for three ...

- The Washington Institute - US

News24.com | 2 men sentenced for hate crime attack against Somalis

Two southwest Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali that a federal judge said flies in the face of everything cherished in this country.

- News24.com - ZA

Famine tragedy must not become a catastrophe, UN chief warns

The United Nations needs €4bn by the end of March to prevent devastating hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just €86m has been collected so far, the world body's chief has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Young Somali refugees share their changing perception of America under Trump

Over 100,000 Somali refugees have fled to the U.S. since 1991 to escape decades of civil war

- CBS NEWS - US

U.N. urgently seeks $4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen

UNITED NATIONS - More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

The UN's top diplomat issued a clarion call Wednesday for world leaders to pitch in more than $4 billion to stave off near certain famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen -- all of which are beset by food insecurity because of escalating human conflict.

- Newsday - US

Somali president says no quick fix for nation's woes

Farmajo called on Al-Shabaab to surrender.

- Daily Nation - KE

UN needs $4.4 billion for famine relief in four countries

Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are in dire need of food aid.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion - UN

Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials today calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international ...

- UN - INT

Young Somali refugees share concerns about Trump, travel ban

The U.S. has long accepted refugees fleeing violence and famine in Somalia, a policy now in jeopardy following President Trump's efforts to restrict immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mark Strassmann spoke with four young Somali refugees about their concerns for the country.

- CBS NEWS - US

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 - UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN chief calls for increased access, funding to address risk of famine in Africa and Yemen

Source: UN Secretary-General, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen "One of the biggest obstacles we face is funding," said António Guterres, as he joined other top UN officials today calling to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

£3.5bn needed to avoid catastrophic Sudanese famine but just £74m collected, UN

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said the UN needs £3.5 billion by the end of next month to prevent 'a catastrophe' of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

UN: 20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Just $90 million has been collected so far.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN: 20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon

UNITED NATIONS " Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Just $90 million...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why is UAE building a military base in Somaliland?

The United Arab Emirates is building a military base in Berbera in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland.

- BBC - UK

Uhuru pledges support for war-torn Somalia during swearing-in

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise visit to war-torn Somalia and pledged continued support.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Stability is essential for Somalia's rise

Election of Mohamed latest and strongest indication change is coming.

- Daily Nation - KE

In solidarity with Somalia

President Kenyatta's visit demonstrates commitment to helping stabilise the country.

- Daily Nation - KE

Uhuru attends inauguration of Somalia leader, vows continued support

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Feb 22 - President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday attended the inauguration of the new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and pledged Kenya's continued support to the Horn of Africa country. President Kenyatta assured the new Somali leader that Kenya would remain steadfast in supporting efforts that ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

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