Somalia: Piracy and the Policy Vacuum

AfricaFocus Bulletin
Nov 22, 2008 (081122)
(Reposted from sources cited below)
Editor’s Note

“While the responsibility for this crisis [in Somalia] lies first and foremost with the Somali leadership, the international community, principally the U.S. government and members of the UN Security Council, has also failed … They have failed repeatedly to take a principled engagement to solve the crisis, acknowledge the power realities on the ground, support peace negotiations without imposing external agendas, or provide independent humanitarian assistance.” – Refugees International
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NEWS from AEFJN

April 2009 N. 32

GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE: A PRESENT DANGER
http://www.africafiles.org/atissueezine.asp

By Anene Ejikeme

Resource scarcity and conflict in Africa are both caused and exacerbated by climate change. As the author shows in examples from Sudan and Chad, where these are present the burden on women and the violence they suffer clearly increase. Positive examples from Kenya and Senegal also show the strength and resourcefulness of African women and what they are doing to tackle the adverse effects of climate change. Continue reading NEWS from AEFJN