I couldn’t even reach the end of that article without crying.. omg i’m fucking done
Somalia is the sixth country where the United States has used assassination drones to launch deadly missile strikes.
The US military has also used drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen.
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Somali students in a Quranic school using wooden slates to learn.
I have used Slates like these, with wooden pens and ink too. I was a child back then. It brings out beautiful hand writing. It would be a chore to wash ‘em off though :)
What a waste of time. I mean, school itself is full of bullshits, at the end of it we know so little about the world, it’s just indoctrination.
(Ph: Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)
Israel-Kenya deal to help fight Somalia’s al-Shabab
Israel has offered to help Kenya secure its borders as it tackles Somalia’s Islamist group, al-Shabab, the Kenyan prime minister’s office has said.
It said Kenya got the backing of Israel to “rid its territory of fundamentalist elements” during Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s visit to the country.
Last month, Kenya sent troops to neighbouring Somalia to defeat al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda.
It blames the militants for a spate of abductions on its side of the border.
In a statement, Mr Odinga’s office quotes Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that “Kenya’s enemies are Israel’s enemies”.
“We have similar forces planning to bring us down,” he is is quoted as saying. “I see it as an opportunity to strengthen ties.”
At least 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing on an Israeli-owned hotel in the Kenyan coastal resort of Mombasa in 2002.
Four years earlier, more than 200 people were killed in co-ordinated bomb blasts on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Al-Qaeda carried out the attacks, with some of its senior members operating from Somalia.
Mr Odinga - who is accompanied on the visit by Internal Security Minister George Saitoti - said Israel could help Kenya’s police force detect and destroy al-Shabab’s networks in Kenya.
you got to be kidding me
That is 212 famine stricken Somali’s killed in one week by United States drone attacks.
212 Somali CIVILIANS killed by US and US allies in 1 week.
Somali’s part of the 99% being killed by the 1%. OWS Stand up!
I wonder how the US will answer for “Killing innocent civilians that were already dying due to starvation and drought”
Drought crisis in horn of Africa has been the worse in 60 years, affecting mostly Somalia. UNICEF called the Somalia drought and resulting refugee crisis “the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world”. Many people (mostly children) have fallen dead on the long, dry journeys to a refugee camp. Why aren’t many people aware of this crisis? As I always say, no crisis is any less or greater than the other. The least we can do is pray for them.
There are many things that distract us from making this world a better place. We could make Tumblr a voice for real action and change, instead we seem to concentrate on things that only keep the oppressive structures in place, or we concentrate on things that actually really don’t matter and are only available for the rich few.Horn of Africa tested by severe drought
“Millions of people in the Horn of Africa are facing severe shortages of food as the worst drought in the region for six decades withers crops and kills livestock…
It often takes pastoralists at least two years to recover from a severe drought, particularly where it means building up a milking herd again.
This year’s drought has hit hard when many people have not yet recovered from the last serious drought in 2009.
And the more marginalised the communities - and many of them are - the more likely people are to be pushed over the edge.
On top of this, the cost of food is higher than at any time since the price crisis of three years ago.
This deeply alarming combination of factors has resulted in acute malnutrition affecting 35-40% of children under five in a lot of places, according to aid officials - twice the threshold that requires an emergency response.
Icaro Doria, a Brazilian man, working for a magazine in Portugal started this campaign using real data from the UN and flag images, he’s created whats known as Meet the World. The colors within the flags from its respective country are used to represent current, geographical relevant issues. Take a look.