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Floods kill 25, injure 47 in Somalia: WHO

Floods have killed at least 25 people and injured 47 others as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Somalia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The WHO said the heavy rains pounding several parts of Somalia have displaced more than 270,000 people, destroying livelihoods and infrastructure in the country. “Heavy rains have led to displacement of over 270,000 people, ...

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Arab League calls for energy support in Somalia

Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called on Arab League member states and regional financial institutions to support technical and energy assistance in Somalia. Ahmed Aboul Gheit said it is important to train people working in the technical bases and energy to improve their skills. The Secretary called on the aim of alleviating power problems in ...

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Somalia Ministry Of Finance Announces Highest Ever Revenue Collection In 5 Years

The Ministry of Finance has announced a 17 percent revenue increase for third quarter of the year ended September 2019. Where as the total revenue collected last as at the same time last year, was 198 million Us dollars, this year the government netted 233.3 million dollars. The results shows that the raft of measures put in place by the ...

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U.S. Embassy Statement On The Visit Of AFRICOM Commander To Mogadishu

The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on November 5 as part of his trip to the African continent. General Stephen Townsend met with the President of Somalia, the U.S. Embassy Mogadishu Chargé d’Affaires, Brian Neubert, and senior US and Somali military leadership in Mogadishu. The visit offered an opportunity to meet with the troops and assess the progress ...

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Somalia To Launch First Oil Licensing Round In December

Somalia is planning to launch its first-ever oil and gas licensing round in December, its oil minister said on Tuesday, as the frontier market looks to attract new investment after decades of civil strife. At least three mortar bombs were fired last month at Mogadishu’s international airport, the latest attack in a wave of violence that has afflicted the Horn ...

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Africom head Stephen Townsend met Somali President Mohamed Farmajo

The top general for U.S. military operations in Africa visited Somalia Tuesday to meet with leaders and discuss the fight against extremists in the Horn of Africa nation. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said he would “assess the progress” of the U.S. military campaign to keep pressure on the Islamic State terror group and ...

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Azerbaijan ready to continue support to those in need in Somalia.

zerbaijan is ready to continue its support to those in need in Somalia and other countries of the region, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Contact Group on Somalia in Doha, Trend reports Nov. 4. The minister said that it is necessary to increase efforts to find long-term solutions for refugees ...

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THE CASE FOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS IN SOMALIA

hortly after Somalia’s Auditor General published the annual government audit and compliance report (Annual Performance Report 2018) followed by an interview with the Minister of Finance in response to the report, the Somali public started to discuss the merits of the report and the ministerial rebuttal. An Auditor General passes a judgment on how public finances are managed on the ...

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Turkey, Russia start second joint patrols in N.Syria

Turkey, Russia conduct second military patrol east of Euphrates River in N.Syria as part of Sochi deal Turkish and Russian troops have started second joint ground patrols east of Euphrates as part of the Sochi deal on northern Syria, according to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry on Tuesday. “Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi ...

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Shabaab suspects handed jail terms by Mogadishu military court

Eight Al-Shabaab suspects among them one woman were sentenced to between eight years and life imprisonment for their membership of the group and conducting bomb attacks in Mogadishu. Ahmed Abdulkadir Ahmed was sentenced to life while five others Abdirahman Nur Mohamed Jimale, Safi Issei Awoh, Yasin Mohamed Abtidoon, Abdishakur Ali Mohamud and Farhan Adan Yusuf Wehliye were handed 15 years ...

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