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Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

Al-Shabab Attacks Kill 17 In Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group launched a series of attacks since Saturday that led to the death of at least 17 people in Somalia. Lower Shabelle region officials told VOA Somali that the militants attacked the town of Qoryoley late Saturday using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing nine people. The town’s Mayor Sayid Ali […]

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

United Nations And World Bank Group Call For Sustained Funding To Relieve Suffering In Somalia

On a mission to Somalia, the Emergency Relief Coordinator and senior officials from the World Bank and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office say that early action and joined-up approaches are key to ending the country’s cyclical crises With the latest analysis showing that Somalia’s main harvest was the worst since the famine in 2011, Under-Secretary-General […]

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn’t wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more beautiful. But the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) left her in agony, bedridden for a week then with painful periods every month and […]

African Development Bank Group Signs $28.8 Million Grant Deal With Somalia For Road And Water Projects

African Development Bank Group Signs $28.8 Million Grant Deal With Somalia For Road And Water Projects

The African Development Bank Group on 27 August 2019 signed two grants for $28.8 million for road and water supply projects to improve livelihoods in Somalia and boost resilience. The grants, approved by the Bank’s Board on 19 July 2019, confirm sustained efforts, especially by the African Development Fund, to tackle fragility in the Horn […]

UN Calls For Greater Role Of Women In Humanitarian Work

UN Calls For Greater Role Of Women In Humanitarian Work

The United Nations has called for more involvement of women in humanitarian activities in Somalia, highlighting the contribution made by women humanitarians to peacebuilding efforts in the horn of Africa nation. Werner Schultink, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a joint statement issued on Monday evening after celebrations to mark the World […]

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

Kismayu Airport Locked-down Ahead of Elections

The Somalia’s state of Jubbaland on Tuesday evening shut down its main airport in Kismayu, ahead of the scheduled local presidential elections due Thursday. The decision means no aircraft will be allowed to land at the facility until after the vote. The authorities indicated the airport will reopen on Friday, August 23, possibly locking out […]

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

Car Bomb And All-Night Hotel Siege Kill 26 In Somalia’s Kismayo

The Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which is linked to al Qaeda and is trying to topple Somalia’s central government, said it had carried out a suicide attack Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on […]

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

What’s new? Women form an important social base for the Islamist Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Some help it recruit, generate funds and carry out operations. These understudied realities partly explain the insurgency’s resilience. Why does it matter? Understanding what Al-Shabaab offers Somali women, despite its brutal violence, patriarchal ethos and rigid gender norms, and, in […]

Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader Of Islamic State In Somalia

Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader Of Islamic State In Somalia

The deputy leader of the Islamic State group in Somalia has been killed in an airstrike, a Somali regional minister told VOA. Abdisamad Mohamed Gallan, security Minister of the Puntland region, told VOA Somali the airstrike that killed Abdihakim Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Dhoqob, took place Sunday between the villages of Hol Anod and Hiriro. […]

70 Somali Businesswomen Seek To Boost Their Businesses Via Training In Jubaland

70 Somali Businesswomen Seek To Boost Their Businesses Via Training In Jubaland

Approximately 70 Somali businesswomen have been taken through a forum to support access to finance for women-led enterprises, attended by esteemed ministers from the Jubaland Ministry of Women, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Fishery and Marine Resources, and Ministry of Trade and Commerce. The event provided an opportunity for women to hear about […]

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