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In show of solidarity, EU organizes air bridge for WHO to deliver critical life-saving supplies to flood-affected areas in Somalia

In show of solidarity, EU organizes air bridge for WHO to deliver critical life-saving supplies to flood-affected areas in Somalia

Wednesday June 3, 2020The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Somalia conducted another special flight for the WHO country office in Somalia to airlift lifesaving medicine and other emergency hospital supplies to Jowhar, Kismayo and Baidoa ‒ are…

UN warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Somalia

UN warns of looming humanitarian crisis in Somalia

Wednesday June 3, 2020Women lined up for food last month at a camp outside Mogadishu, Somalia, after fleeing drought-stricken areas.Credit…Farah Abdi Warsameh/Associated PressMOGADISHU, June 2 (Xinhua) — The UN on Tuesday called on the internation…

Do not evict Somali IDPs in the pandemic, agencies warn landlords

Do not evict Somali IDPs in the pandemic, agencies warn landlords

Tuesday June 2, 2020

Any forced evictions of internally displaced persons in Mogadishu or other parts of Somalia would risk spreading Coronavirus among the most vulnerable populations, agencies have warned.
Dr Amina Said, head of the National Commiss…

Somaliland Investment Minister Mohamed Awad tests positive for COVID-19

Somaliland Investment Minister Mohamed Awad tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday June 2, 2020HARGEISA (HOL) –  Somaliland Minister of Investment Mohamed Ahmed Awad has tested positive for COVID-19 becoming the senior most official in the break-away region to contract the disease.Awad announced in a twitter post he ha…

Duale survives Uhuru’s axe on Ruto’s allies

Duale survives Uhuru’s axe on Ruto’s allies

Tuesday June 2, 2020Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale on Tuesday survived the purge being undertaken by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the ongoing Jubilee party leadership changes.Ads By Google In the changes announced by Uhuru at Stat…

Bristol’s only Somali foster family call for others to help

Bristol’s only Somali foster family call for others to help

Tuesday June 2, 2020The only Somali foster carers in Bristol have called for others from the same background to join them.The Burale family said more Somali foster homes were needed because of the “importance of matching a child’s cultural and religi…

Egypt could face blowback from Somalia weapons deal

Egypt could face blowback from Somalia weapons deal

Tuesday June 2, 2020Policymakers in the United States have a bifurcated approach toward Egypt. On the one hand, human rights abuse under President Abdel Fattah el Sisi upset scholars, Congress, and even privately some diplomats. On the other hand, th…

Islamic State in Somalia suffers setbacks despite uptick in claimed activity

Islamic State in Somalia suffers setbacks despite uptick in claimed activity

Tuesday June 2, 2020During the course of May, Somalia witnessed a relative uptick in Islamic State claimed attacks compared to recent months. However, this activity was offset by significant setbacks dealt to the organization across the country.In to…

Choking on diesel costs, Somali firm turns to solar for cheaper power

Choking on diesel costs, Somali firm turns to solar for cheaper power

Tuesday June 2, 2020A new solar power plant in Mogadishu should quadruple the city’s generation capacity and cut bills, the owners said, providing relief to businesses facing crippling costs from diesel-generated electricity.newsibsudeBECO, Somalia’s…

Kenya Airways plans to resume passenger flights from June 8

Kenya Airways plans to resume passenger flights from June 8

Logistics Update Africa Tuesday June 2, 2020Kenya Airways plans to resume passenger flights from June 8. While domestic airlines in Kenya like Safarilink, Air Kenya and even Kenya Airways’s subsidiary Jambojet will remain on the ground until the movem…