From the monthly archives: April 2021

There is one simple action that would transform humanitarian access and help provide civilian protection in Tigray. Switch the internet back on.

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By Nisar Majid and Khalif Abdirahman

A Two-Year Presidential Extension in Somalia?

Somalia’s President and Lower House of Parliament have just extended their terms in office by two years, after many months of wrangling. Many – but far from all – of Somalia’s international partners have been vocal in their criticism of this […]

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During a pandemic of an infectious microbe, the idea that we are at ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’ or ‘invader’ is pervasive. It’s a routine figure of speech for politicians and commentators, even some public health officials. Echoing the elaborate metaphor used for the body’s immune system’s response to an unfamiliar bacterium or virus, the […]

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This transcript provides testimony from Eyewitness A, a woman originally from Axum, a small city in Tigray, Ethiopia. She had moved to the US many years ago, and returned to visit family in Fall 2020. She was in Axum when Eritrean forces invaded and became an eyewitness to atrocities.

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