Cyclone strikes Puntland - Somalia

November 13th, 2013
Just as the world was trying to come into terms with the tragedy in the Philippines, tropical cyclones have struck Puntland, region of Somalia, with devastating consequences. The disaster is the worst in the region’s history, however, received little attention in the international media. Three days after nature’s fury swept away entire villages in the affect…

Beyond Borders Media visits HIRDA in Somalia

November 7th, 2013
The deadline of the eight millennium goals is approaching. By 2015 the eight agreements, drawn up by the UN to reach improvement in the developing world, have to be reached. Beyond Borders Media, a Dutch communication agency production agency, travelled to eight developing countries across the world to see the progress that has been made so far. The aim is t…

Lilianne Ploumen meets HIRDA at Africa Day

November 2nd, 2013
Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Cooperation, visited HIRDA at Africa Day. For the second time Ploumen opened the annual event for political and social debate about international cooperation. Foundation Max van der Stoel organised Africa Day this year that took place in the Royal Tropical Institute on November 2nd. HIRDA was proud to be …

Now or never for Somalia

October 29th, 2013
During the last few months negative news about Somalia prevails. However, the country is more than the headlines in the media suggest, states Fatumo Farah in Vice Versa...
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