Table of contents


  1. GLOBAL: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture
  2. SOMALIA: Thousands flee to Mogadishu after Afgoye fighting
  3. Climate change: Tinkering with the science
  4. HORN OF AFRICA: Drought warning prompts call for early action
  5. SOMALIA: Mogadishu terror continues, despite Al-Shabab "withdrawal"


GLOBAL: Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture
WASHINGTON، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture. full report
SOMALIA: Thousands flee to Mogadishu after Afgoye fighting
NAIROBI، 28/2/2012 (IRIN) - A renewed offensive against Al-Shabab insurgents by Somali government forces, backed by Ethiopian, Kenyan and African Union troops, has sparked another influx of civilians to the capital Mogadishu, locals told IRIN. full report
Climate change: Tinkering with the science
NAIROBI، 29/2/2012 (IRIN) - Huge mirrors in space, petrifying carbon dioxide, algae farms, and lots of white paint - these are some of the ideas being proposed to offset global warming amid fears that temperatures might rise by more than two degrees Celsius by the end of this century. full report
HORN OF AFRICA: Drought warning prompts call for early action
KIGALI، 29/2/2012 (IRIN) - Drought is likely to return to Somalia and other parts of the Horn of Africa over the next three months, say regional climate scientists meeting in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The forecast comes just weeks after the UN declared the Somali “famine” over. full report
SOMALIA: Mogadishu terror continues, despite Al-Shabab "withdrawal"
NAIROBI، 1/3/2012 (IRIN) - Although Al-Shabab insurgents announced their withdrawal from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in August 2011, insecurity in the city has continued, as evidenced by the targeted killing of a journalist and a bomb blast in the past week. full report