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Five things you should know about financial support for Canadians during the pandemic

Five things you should know about financial support for Canadians during the pandemic

Sunday March 29, 2020In an effort to get even more cash into the economy, small companies are being allowed to take out up to $40,000 in bank loans that will be interest-free for the first year. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said up to 25 per cent of…

Kenya police under fire over ‘excessive force’ as curfew begins

Kenya police under fire over ‘excessive force’ as curfew begins

Sunday March 29, 2020
photoj1Police force ferry passengers to lie down after firing tear gas and detaining them in Mombasa, Kenya [The Associated Press]
Human rights groups have condemned the “unnecessary and excessive use of force” by Kenyan police …

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high

Sunday March 29, 2020Rome (CNN) When Milan resident Antonia Mortensen was pulled over by police while driving recently, it wasn’t for a traffic offense. It was to instruct her fellow passenger to sit in the back of the car and to check that both were…

AU Commission Chairperson remains in self-isolation, despite testing negative for COVID-19

AU Commission Chairperson remains in self-isolation, despite testing negative for COVID-19

Sunday March 29, 2020Image: ReutersMahamat is self-isolating after a staff member at the AU Commission in Addis Ababa tested positive for COVID-19.The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat says he is self-isolating, although…

First working NHS surgeon dies from coronavirus

First working NHS surgeon dies from coronavirus

Saturday March 28, 2020Dr Adil el Tayar had worked around the world Photograph: NHSAn organ transplant specialist has become the first working NHS surgeon to die from coronavirus.Adil El Tayar, 63, died on Wednesday at West Middlesex univer…

Somalia Debt Relief – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Somalia Debt Relief – Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

by Abdi Musse Saturday, March 28, 2020
Abdirahman D. Beileh, Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Somalia with World Bank President David Malpass. Photo credit TwitterEver since Somalia debt relief process surfaced there were common question…

Somalia grounds local flights, extends global flights ban in COVID-19 response

Somalia grounds local flights, extends global flights ban in COVID-19 response

Saturday March 28, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – All local flights within Somalia will be halted starting Sunday, the government has said while extending the international flights ban which was set to lapse this week.The Ministry of Transport and Aviation sa…

Unmanned land borders and sea a channel for COVID-19 import to Somalia – Health Minister

Unmanned land borders and sea a channel for COVID-19 import to Somalia – Health Minister

Saturday March 28, 2020MOGADISHU (HOL) – Somalia remains at risk of importing COVID-19 cases because of poorly manned land borders and sea, the Minister of Health Fawziya Abikar.Ads By Google Dr. Abikar said in an interview with VOA Somalia the count…

Shabaab leaders split over funds control

Shabaab leaders split over funds control

Saturday March 28, 2020Infighting among the top leadership of Somali-based militia Al-Shabaab over finances is threatening to split the group, an intelligence report seen by the Nation shows.Ads By Google Late last month, the group’s leader Ahmed Dir…

Somalia sending 20 doctors to help Italy fight virus

Somalia sending 20 doctors to help Italy fight virus

Saturday March 28, 2020Somalia is sending over 20 doctors to help fight coronavirus in Italy, the country where the virus has claimed the most lives.Ismail Mukhtar Orongo, a Somali government spokesman, told Anadolu Agency over the phone on Friday th…

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