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UN dispatches emergency team to Beledweyne as floods displace scores

The United Nations has dispatched her multi-agency team to central Somalia following unprecedented floods that caused havoc in over 115 villages. River Shebelle broke her banks forcing over 160,000 people out of their homes. The affected population is in dire need of food, medicine and cloths. Federal Goverment through Prime Minister Hassan Ali asked for assistance from international community, observing ...

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Business council calls for boosting Turkish-Somali trade ties

Somalia’s Planning, Investment and Economic Development Minister Jamal Mohamed Hassan (L) with Daily Sabah’s Mustafa Kırıkçıoğlu. Officials and businesspeople from Turkey and Somalia emphasized developing economic ties between the two countries and called for more initiatives to enhance cooperation in every field. Speaking at a Turkey-Somali Business Council meeting organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) on Wednesday, the ...

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Over 270,000 people displaced in Somalia floods: UN

More than 273,000 people have been displaced due to severe flooding across Somalia in October, according to figures by UN agency on Friday. The vast majority of those displaced people by flooding are in the Baladweeyne area due to the flooding of the Shabelle river. This brings the total number of people displaced by a combination of drought, floods and ...

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ON AFRICA YOUTH DAY, UN ENVOY HAILS THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN SOMALIA

Mogadishu – As Africa celebrates its youth, the United Nations envoy to Somalia today recognised the immense potential of young Somali women and men to contribute to peace and prosperity in Somalia. “In my regular discussions with young Somali women and men, I have been impressed by their energy and ideas. They must be afforded an opportunity to have a ...

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Somalia inks roadmap to end recruitment, use of child soldiers

Somalia has signed a roadmap detailing measures and practical actions to prevent violations against children, release children associated with armed forces, and reintegrate them into communities. The deal which was witnessed by visiting UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, saw Mogadishu recommit to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers. This comes ...

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Qatar, Somalia ink network agreement

On the sidelines of the ongoing Qatar IT Conference & Exhibition (Qitcom 2019), HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti witnessed the signing of a preliminary agreement between Qatar and Somalia. The agreement for the ‘Mutual Inclusion of Each Other’s Territories in the Service Areas of their Satellite Network’ was signed by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority ...

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UN issues alert on tropical storm to hit northern Somalia

The United Nations food agency on Tuesday warned against imminent tropical storm heading to northern Somalia, more than a year after tropical cyclone caused massive destruction in the Horn of Africa nation. The forecast by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)- managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) said the tropical storm dubbed Kyarr is ...

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Khalilzad: Another Round of Afghan Peace Consultations Completed

Fourth round of Afghan peace consultations between US, Russia and China have taken place. Pakistan joined group for second time. In a statement issue late Monday night, the US Department of State said that envoys from Pakistan, Russia, US and China in their recent meeting on peace in Afghanistan reaffirmed their support for Afghanistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. “The ...

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Thousands of students join anti-government protests in Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi students took to the streets across several provinces on Monday to join ongoing anti-government demonstrations. Protesters have been rallying since Friday, demanding the government’s resignation, the dissolving of parliament and early elections. The rallies have been met with tear gas, hot water, sound bombs and batons as security forces try to disperse the crowds. The crackdown has ...

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President Farmaajo signs the Revenue Management Bill into law

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has signed into law the Revenue Management Bill as part of Somalia’s endeavours to improve revenue management and processes as well as enhance good governance and financial transparency. The President stated that raising and effectively managing domestic revenue is key to Somalia’s sustainable development and in the national ...

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