In October 2013 at least 311 Africans drowned near the Italian Island of Lampedusa, trying to reach Europe. The incident sent shock waves around the world and, in particular the European Union (EU), which pledged to do whatever it takes to ensure that such tragedy would never happen again. During the 4th EU-Africa summit, a year after the tragedy, both EU and African Union … [Read more...]
What is the definition of terrorism?
In the aftermath of events at the Westgate shopping Mall in Nairobi Kenya there is an awful lot of soul searching and reflection as to how this could have happened, who knew what as well as what happens now. Further questions are to do with what impact if any these attacks will have on Somalis who call Kenya home and community cohesion broadly. I too, found myself in a … [Read more...]