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Uhuru, Farmaajo agree to restore Nairobi-Mogadishu flights, open two border points

Uhuru, Farmaajo agree to restore Nairobi-Mogadishu flights, open two border points

Kenya and Somalia have agreed to resume direct flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi in two weeks and opentwo points along the border to ease movement. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the announcement on Thursday during a visit by Somali leader Mohamed Farmaajo. Farmaajo is in the country for a three-day state visit, his first since taking office last month. “We have ...

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Somalia campaign for THY aid plane reaches $2M mark

Somalia campaign for THY aid plane reaches $2M mark

A social media campaign to raise $2 million for starving Somalis reached its goal yesterday after Turkish Airlines (THY) pledged to fill a plane with humanitarian aid as campaigners demanded. Social media sensation Jerome Jarre launched the campaign that called for filling a Turkish Airlines plane with humanitarian assistance last week and soon garnered support from Hollywood actor Ben Stiller ...

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Somalia’s Puntland in Port Talks With DP World, President Says

Somalia’s Puntland in Port Talks With DP World, President Says

The government of Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland may award a concession to DP World Ltd. to develop the port of Bosaso, President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said. Ali traveled to Dubai last week to discuss the concession, he said in an interview March 21 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where he was on an unofficial visit. Michael Vertigans, a ...

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Somali troops repel Al-Shabaab fighters in key town Barawe.

Somali troops repel Al-Shabaab fighters in key town Barawe.

Somali officials said Thursday that at least 8 militants were killed as Somali government troops repelled an attack in the southern port town of Barawe by heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters. Witnesses said the army hardly fought the militants and defended the city although Al-Shabaab fighters were able to enter several parties of the city from different directions. “They used both ...

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Somalia aims to tap vast offshore fish stocks with country’s first fishmeal plant

Somalia aims to tap vast offshore fish stocks with country’s first fishmeal plant

Somali businessmen are planning to build Somalia’s first fishmeal plant. Should the plan go ahead, the East African country could reap benefits from rich fisheries offshore, until now primarily fished illegally by foreign vessels. According to sources close to the Somali government, the fishmeal plant will be built with a $600,000 investment. Investors in the plant are Somali businessmen, and ...

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BREAKING: Police officer ‘stabbed at UK Parliament.

BREAKING: Police officer ‘stabbed at UK Parliament.

A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said. He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident. Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said ...

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Thousands flee to Somalia’s cities as drought claims more lives

Thousands flee to Somalia’s cities as drought claims more lives

Thousands of people in drought-stricken Somalia are heading to cities in search of food, water and medical help, as the crisis continues to claim lives. In cities like the capital Mogadishu, authorities are struggling to help the new arrivals. “We are welcoming our brothers and sisters with whatever we can,” Mogadishu mayor Hussien Yusuf Jimale told reporters on Tuesday. According ...

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UN okays 22 mln USD loan to prevent famine in Somalia

UN okays 22 mln USD loan to prevent famine in Somalia

The United Nations agricultural agency will be further scaling up its activities in drought-hit regions of Somalia thanks to a 22-million-U.S. dollar loan approved this week by the UN emergency response fund. “More than 2.9 million people are at risk of famine and many will predictably die from hunger if we do not act now,” the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian ...

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Ben Stiller joins YouTube stars to fight Somalia famine

Ben Stiller joins YouTube stars to fight Somalia famine

Ben Stiller is leading a star-studded campaign to raise $2m to fly food and water to Somalia through Turkish Airlines. After raising $1m in less than 24 hours thanks to the power of social media, the Zoolander star is now reaching out to other celebrities to donate funds to the campaign. The movement was started by French Vine and Snapchat ...

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UPDATE 2-Car bomb near presidential palace kills four in Somali capital.

UPDATE 2-Car bomb near presidential palace kills four in Somali capital.

At least four people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint less than a kilometre away from the presidential compound in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said. Security officials at the scene told Reuters the checkpoint was rammed by a car bomb driven by a suicide attacker, causing a blast outside a theatre. “At least four ...

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