Stories from the Horn #155
June 21, 2022
Here is a fun clip of old times in Djibouti, the 1970s. Djibouti gained independence from France in 1977. She turns 45 next week.
18.4 million people facing food insecurity in the Horn of Africa
Important video from UNFD (a local women’s organization) on fighting FGM (female genital mutilation). The video is in French.
How Heat Affects the Body. This is relevant already for Djibouti, but increasingly for the rest of the world. This week it was 117 degrees (here’s my car thermometer) and I don’t want to talk about the heat index. From our heat wave to yours…
Former Chelsea footballer joins team in Djibouti
US military builds a swing set at Chebelley children’s village
US under secretary of state for political affairs visits Djibouti
Somaliland and Somalia
Ethiopia loses its 19% share in Somaliland’s Berbera port
Kenya apologizes to Somalia for using Somaliland flag at political event
and the Somali contingent stormed out of the meeting
Somaliland writer Said Jama Hussein passed away
Dying children reflect the severe consequences of the drought
We buried him and kept on walking. A devastating piece.
Mogadishu shutters shops as prices soar
There are many more articles you can read about the drought.
What does it mean that the US has re-entered Somalia?
200 killed in Ethiopian fighting
Have a great week