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Climate change: Somalia’s pastoral living affected

The effects of climate change affect the world at different levels and certainly not equally. In Somalia, recurring floods at the coastal region have greatly affected people negatively, displacing about 2.9 million. Back-to-back droughts have also plagued pastoral living, causing a huge threat for sustainable traditional living. Looking at the recent waves of locust infestations, …

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Somalia To Hold Indirect Elections Within 2 months

Somalia To Hold Indirect Elections Within 2 months

In a meeting held at the Aden Abdulle International Airport, a definitive agreement has been successfully signed by Somalia‘s key political stakeholders which stipulates that indirect elections will be held within two months. This followed former Ghanaian President, John Mahama, quitting as African Union’s envoy to Somalia. It points to the fact that polls will …

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Ex-Ghana President Pulls Out As AU's Somalia Envoy

Ex-Ghana President Pulls Out As AU’s Somalia Envoy

The former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama who was appointed as envoy to Somalia by the African Union (AU) earlier this month, has now withdrawn his acceptance. As the high representative of AU to Somalia, his responsibility was to help mediate between stakeholders who are yet to agree on an electoral calendar as well …

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Kenya Suspends Somalia Flights After Restoring Diplomatic Ties

Kenya Suspends Somalia Flights After Restoring Diplomatic Ties

Qatar recently mediated the restoration of diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya. But before the wave settles, Kenya is already suspending flights to Somalia with no explanation. On Tuesday, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) officially announced that commercial flights to and from Somalia would be paused for three months with no reason following the …

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SOMALIA Hotel Explosions

SOMALIA HOTEL EXPLOSIONS: Another Al Shabaab Attack

On Sunday, the 31st of January,2021, there was a suspected suicide car bomb explosion in Somalia‘s capital of Mogadishu. The explosion was followed by a shootout between militants and security forces at a hotel, causing an initially unknown number of casualties. According to reports, a vehicle loaded with explosives crashed into the entrance gate of …

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Somalia: Shock as lawmaker wants marriage of girls at 10 legalised

A bill introduced in Somali parliament by a presidential ally caused a storm of criticism from other lawmakers when they realised it wants to legalise marriage at puberty – as early as 10 for some girls. According to reports by Reuters, Deputy speaker Abdiweli Mudeey, who presented the bill, did not return  various calls seeking comments …

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