Who Shot Upstart Somali Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji? 

A former Somali refugee who returned to his troubled nation specifically to help with reconstruction and development was shot to death by government security officers in a strange incident near the presidential palace. Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji was traveling in a vehicle with two other government officials and an armed security detail.…

Dr. Vera Songwe Assumes an Important Post 

A Prestigious Appointment Recently, Dr. Vera Songwe was appointed as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa (the “ECA”). An economist with extensive experience directing policies relating to the World Bank’s activities in West Africa, she becomes the first African woman to hold the influential position. The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa issued…