Somalis have traditionally engaged in pastoralism: a form of livestock production in which subsistence herding is the primary economic activity relying on the movement of herds and people. (Photo...

Zaineb Majoka |

As countries all across Africa recognize International Day of the African Child today, I thought it would be a timely opportunity to blog about the progress of under-five child mortality rates...

Dereje Ketema Wolde |

I am standing in a camp near Dollo Ado, in southern Ethiopia near the border with Somalia. The camp is an open site on hard rocky land: the only vegetation is grey, thorny scrub. An endless wind...

Greg Toulmin |

I recently visited Dadaab, Kenya’s third-largest and fastest-growing city, having grown from 250, 000 residents a few years ago to more than 400, 000 today. Dadaab is not an ordinary Kenyan city....

Johannes Zutt |