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Chris Bashinelli

UN Youth Expert, Bridge the Gap Executive Director and Host

July 23rd, 2012, Civil Society, Development, English, Migration and Integration, North America, North America, Somalia, Subsaharan Africa, USA, Youth Issues

Chris Bashinelli

Chris Bashinelli is a United Nations Youth Expert and the executive producer and host of Bridge the Gap, a television series that fosters intercultural dialogue by highlighting stories of everyday life from the around the world on film. Chris travels the world as a Youth Expert for the United Nations, meeting with people and finding out [...]

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Experts debate Nigeria’s Islamist threat

January 17th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the bombing of three Nigerian churches on Christmas Day, as well as an earlier attack on the country’s U.N. headquarters.

Experts J. Peter Pham, Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos and Jeremy Binnie analyze the sect’s rise in prominence and what it means for Africa’s most populous country.

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MEDIA ALERT: Deadliest terrorist attack in Mogadishu

October 5th, 2011, Media Alerts

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – A car bomb killed more than 70 people on Tuesday, October 4 in Somalia’s capital.

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Afyare A. Elmi

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Asia, Defense and Security, Doha, English, International Relations, North Africa and Middle East, Qatar, Somali, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, War and Conflict


Dr. Afyare A. Elmi, a Somali-Canadian political scientist, teaches international politics at the Qatar University’s International Affairs Department. He is specialized in international security, conflict and peacebuilding, political Islam and African security and development.

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Alfonso Armada

March 2nd, 2011, English, Europe, Europe, Journalist/Commentator, Madrid, Portuguese, Spain, Spanish, Subsaharan Africa, War and Conflict


Alfonso Armada is reporter and Director of the Master in Journalism in ABC, based in Madrid. He is also editor of a digital magazine, He studied journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), as well as acting at the Escuela de Arte Dramatico of Madrid.

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Somalia in Shambles

November 8th, 2010, Comment & Analysis, Videos

Somalia has been gripped by almost two decades of ceaseless violence. Riz Khan, Al Jazeera anchor and Global Expert, discusses the political stability and security situation inside this Horn of Africa nation, and discusses what can be done to help the fractured nation recover.

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