The Horn of Africa continues to experience a devastating drought, creating a historic food crisis in the region. Food insecurity has hit Somalia ... particularly hard, where some 7 million people have been affected. But President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s recent deal on khat imports has made many question his priorities.
It’s not the first time that Kakwenza, who was named 2021 International Writer of Courage by PEN was arrested. The award came after a year in which he was arrested twice, allegedly tortured and detained for authoring a satirical novel titled The Greedy Barbarian whose main character Kayibanda has been decrypted to be Museveni.