Tag: Somalia

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Attack On Government Building in Mogadishu

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Somali militant group al-Shabab has launched yet another complex attack in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses, and officials say. A car bomb blast rocked the Shangani district of Mogadishu early Saturday. Witnesses said the explosion targeted a building housing the ministries of Labor and of General Works, Reconstruction, and Housing. The...

Somalia: Rwandan Court Convicts 15 On Terror-Related Charges

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A Rwandan high court on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years in jail after convicting them of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and providing them support. The court in Rwanda's southern Nyanza area acquitted 25 others after the...

Somalia: Grim Picture As Drought Bites

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Over 4.2 million people, including 2.5 million children, need humanitarian assistance and protection. Over 1.5 million people are expected to require emergency nutrition support and treatment, with 903,100 children aged under-5 projected to be acutely malnourished from August 2018 to September 2019, including 138,000 severely malnourished. By December 2018, over...

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attack in Somali Capital Kills at Least 10

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By Mohamed Olad Hassan Militants stormed Somali government offices in Mogadishu on Saturday after setting off a car bomb, and officials said at least 10 people were killed, including a deputy minister. Authorities of Mogadishu's only free ambulance service said they had collected nearly 10 other wounded civilians. According to...

Somalia: Jubbaland President Unveils Election Officials

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Jubbaland President Ahmed Madobe has unveiled the officials who will take charge of the semi-autonomous region's elections set for July. The President through a decree made the decision, setting the stage for early preparation for the elections. The committee members are Hamza Abid Barre, Ahmed Omar Mohamed, Samsam Farah Abukar...

Somalia: Ministry of Labor Offices in Mogadishu Under Siege From Militants

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Two Car bomb explosion followed by intense gunfire has taken place in Shangani district of Mogadishu There were reported deaths but the number could not be ascertained as the area was still a battle zone. After the car explosion, armed men stormed the Ministry of Labor offices. As at the...

Somalia: Mogadishu Engineer Killed in Car Blast

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A young engineered who had just returned to Mogadishu with hopes in rebuilding the country has been killed in a car bomb. Mohammed Abdi Kariye succumbed passed on at the hospital while undergoing treatment for the injuries sustained after an explosive device fitted to the vehicle exploded at the busy...

Somalia: Italy Boosts Infrastructure Development With Additional €1 Million Funding

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The Italian Government has signed an agreement for an additional €1 million contribution to the Multi-Partner Somalia Infrastructure Fund. Established by the Bank in October 2016, the Fund is one of the financing windows under the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility of the New Deal Compact for Somalia. It aims...

Kenya: Somalia, Kenya Headed Back to Court After Failed Mediation Over Oil Blocks

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President Farmajo and Uhuru Kenyatta. The two have failed to agree on the location of oil blocks Kenya-Somalia dispute over their common border has hit a snag, paving the way for a legal battle at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Earlier in the month, the parties failed to reach...

Somalia: Puntland, EU in Partnership to Boost Education

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The European Union jointly with the Government of the Puntland State of Somalia launched the third phase of the Puntland Education Sector Support Programme worth 7.3 million Euro. The initiative called 'Waxbarashadu Waa Iftiin' ('Education is Light') is implemented by CARE and Save the Children and in close coordination with...