A recent news story by the United Nations stated that Al-Shabaab, an insurgent group seeking to establish an Islamic state in Somalia, contributed to a 60% increase in civilian deaths between 2021 and 2022. Due to their violent methods of control, the group exerts a large amount of influence on the Somalian public. Specifically, they Read More…
An Assessment of Looming Humanitarian Crises and Canada’s Response
Ryan Atkinson discusses Canada’s efforts to address looming humanitarian crises around the world.
Famine in South Sudan: A Food Security Crisis
With the first famine in six years being declared in South Sudan, Jacqueline Hicks examines its causes as well as the greater global food security crisis.
In Review: My Son the Jihadi; How one family’s experience with extremism is not extreme.
My Son the Jihadi is a short documentary about Thomas Evans, a UK born man who travelled to Somalia to fight for Al Shabaab in 2011 at the age of 21. The film focuses heavily on the tremendous grief that the Evans family faced when they lost their son and brother to the Al Qaeda Read More…
Floating Armouries: A Precarious and Imperfect Solution to Piracy
Jeremy Paquin discusses floating armouries and their role in countering maritime piracy.
For Somalia, there’s MasterCard
MasterCard is now the first international banking institution to enter Somalia
The Threat From Within: Dadaab Refugee Camp
Victoria investigates the rhetoric surrounding the threatened closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, alongside an interview with LWF Livelihood Officer, Hilda, who currently works in Kakuma, Kenya.