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Farmajo Lauds Somalia’s Achievement On Debt Relief

Farmajo Lauds Somalia’s Achievement On Debt Relief

President Mohamed Farmaajo has commended both the country’s achievement to reach interim debt relief. In a statement, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said the decision by the World Bank and IMF was critical for reforms in Somalia. “This debt relief decision by IMF, WB, IDA and the support from friends of Somalia, is a timely boost […]

Somali Rapist And Murderer Pays 75 Camels To Escape Death

Somali Rapist And Murderer Pays 75 Camels To Escape Death

The release of a Somali man on death row for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl after he paid 75 camels undermines a landmark law to curb gender violence and promotes a culture of impunity in the East African nation, women’s rights groups said. Aisha Ilyes Aden was abducted from a market in […]

Somalia Executes Two Men By Firing Squad For Girl’s Gang Rape and Murder

Somalia Executes Two Men By Firing Squad For Girl’s Gang Rape and Murder

The killing triggered demonstrations calling for authorities to enforce a law to secure justice in the East African nation, where rape victims are stigmatized Somalia executed two men by firing squad on Tuesday for the gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, a government official said, adding it would serve as a warning to […]

Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First Lady Meets Representatives Of The Global Somali Diaspora Organization

Turkey’s First lady Emine Erdoğan has met with representatives of the Global Somali Diaspora Organization following a NATO summit in London, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Mrs Erdoğan met with members of the House of Lords, Conservative Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Liberal Democrat Lord Qurban Hussain as well as Labour member of Parliament […]

Over 500,000 People So Far Affected By Floods

Over 500,000 People So Far Affected By Floods

Flooding in Somalia has affected 574,000 people, displacing 370,000 of them, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday. The October flooding, which was unusual for this time of year, has taken humanitarian agencies aback as there are less funding and flexibility in the humanitarian operation, said the OCHA. Prior to […]

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

Mobile Phone Warnings Set To Aid Climate-Vulnerable Somali Nomads

In central Somalia’s Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Shabelle River burst its banks. Across the district, 230,000 people were driven from their homes, the U.N. refugee agency […]

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 […]

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