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Ethiopia: Tigray’s Capital Reawakens from the Devastation of War

Mekele's Slow Revival from War's Shadow Emerging from Conflict: Mekelle's Slow Path to Recovery MEKELLE, Ethiopia - Mekelle's once quiet streets are now alive with the buzz of cafes, thriving markets, and the drone of factory machines. Roads are under repair, and banks are back in business. Tigray, Ethiopia's northernmost corner, remains engulfed in a humanitarian abyss. However, the pulse of life is returning to Mekelle, the capital, nineteen months after a peace pact halted one of modern history's…

Digital Devastation: Somalis Struggle with Exploitative Online Scams and Wagering Applications

Leyla Mohamed (Ugbaad), a phone user, tells the story of Ahmed Hussein Ali's family in Elasha-Biyaha, who fell into poverty overnight due to losing savings to an online scam called Trade Bot. Ahmed invested his entire $400 savings into Trade Bot after falling for their promises of wealth. Unfortunately, the website went offline shortly after, leaving Ahmed with nothing. He regrets not being more cautious and wishes he could go back to running his roadside stall. The family now relies on relatives for food, as they used to…

Devastation and Brutality: The Impact of Floods on Kenya’s Most Vulnerable Citizens

Winnie Makinda weeps as she recounts the tragic death of her son, Ian Otieno, due to a bulldozer in Nairobi on May 8, 2024. The Kenyan government recently ordered the destruction of buildings that are within 30 meters of rivers. In Nairobi, Kenya, Winnie Makinda, 35, expresses her distress over the government's handling of floods that devastated her community. Raging floods and mudslides wreaked havoc, claiming hundreds of lives and affecting thousands of people due to heavy rain during Kenya's rainy season. Vulnerable…

Devastation in Kenya: Flood-Related Fatalities Soar to 228

Gaze upon a bloated river by a safari lodge after heavy rains in the Talek region of Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok County, Kenya on May 1, 2024. Secure Licensing Permissions.The death toll from the floods and other consequences of the intense rains hammering Kenya has climbed to 228, according to the interior ministry on Sunday.The heavy rains, causing extensive flooding and landslides nationwide in recent weeks, are projected to intensify in May.In an announcement, the ministry warned of more flooding in low-lying,…

Brutal Clash Claims Ten Lives in Galgaduud: Uncovering the Devastation of Inter-Clan Strife

Ten individuals perished in clashes between rival clans in the Galgaduud region. Residents witnessed a skirmish between militias from Abudwak and Heraale districts, fueled by clan vendettas and territorial disagreements. Galmudug government troops intervened to quell the violence, but tension lingers as both factions remain in the conflict zone. The region has a history of clashes over grazing rights and land ownership, with revenge attacks not uncommon. Two months earlier, a well-known elder, Abdi Dahir Daud, fell…

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