Browsing Tag

and

Turkey and US Seal Deal on Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets Acquisition

Turkey and the U.S. Ink Deal for F-16 Jets ANKARA, Turkey (AX) — New Agreements Solidify Military Ties Between Turkey and U.S. In a pivotal move, Turkey has inked an agreement with the United States to buy F-16 fighter jets. This significant deal, made public on June 13, marks an important chapter in the alliance between the two NATO members. "Contracts are signed, and teams are ironing out the specifics," revealed a Turkish defense ministry insider during a briefing in Ankara. "Once finalized, details will be…

UNHCR Reveals Nearly 40,000 Vulnerable Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Somalia: A Majority are Women and Children

The latest from UNHCR shows that a whopping 66% of these displaced souls — mainly women and kids hailing from Ethiopia and Yemen — have set up camp in Somalia's northern urban and semi-urban nooks, particularly in Woqooyi Galbeed and Bari.Diving deeper, 47%, tallying up to 18,559, hold refugee status. Another 20,727 folks are waiting on asylum. Meanwhile, Somalia grapples with relentless attacks from the militant faction, al-Shabab, fueling the dire circumstances.Since December 2014, UNHCR has lent a hand to 95,181 Somali…

Somali Government and Jubbaland Forces Launch Aggressive Assault on Al-Shabaab in Badhaadhe

The allied contingent is gearing up to snatch Badhaadhe district, a region long held by Al-Shabaab. At the crack of dawn on Wednesday, Al-Shabaab militants skedaddled from most of their positions after catching wind of the military's arrival in Badhaadhe. Tuesday saw joint forces capture Bulo Haji, an area previously under Al-Shabaab's thumb, earning accolades from Somalia's Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre. While much of Jubbaland remains a bastion for Al-Shabaab, the federal government and Jubbaland authorities are now…

Somali Leader and Norwegian Premier Forge Stronger Economic and Security Partnerships

Oslo (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre converged in Oslo this past Tuesday for a chat on their nations' relations and collaborative ventures. They delved into forging tighter bonds in economic and security domains. Concurrence on boosting cooperation was reached. A communique from Mogadishu's Presidential Palace revealed the two leaders also broached the topic of Ethiopia's encroachments on Somali independence and regional peace. President Mohamud briefed Prime…

WHO and Action Against Hunger Deliver Critical Health and Nutrition Aid in Drought-Stricken Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia – Abdia Adan makes her way back to Garasbaley Health Centre in Kahda district, Banadir Region. This time, it’s for the final check-up of her 8-month-old son, Mohamed. Unlike previous visits, there's a spring in her step; young Mohamed is thriving. Back in November 2023, Abdia rushed him to the center, feverish and vomiting. Diagnosed with pneumonia and malnutrition, Mohamed's turnaround owes much to Abdia’s care and the top-notch medical attention he received here. Nestled in the Sodonka camp of Kahda, a…

Urgent Call: Somalia Seeks $230 Million for Vital Flood Recovery and Aid for 2.5 Million People

The latest Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report, jointly prepared and unveiled today by the Government with support from the United Nations, World Bank, and the European Union, lays bare the staggering US$176 million in damage and loss inflicted by the 2023 Deyr floods across sixteen districts. The catastrophe claimed 188 lives and displaced over 2 million individuals. The report highlights that direct damages to critical sectors like agriculture, water and sanitation, and education topped US$126.6 million, with…

WHO and Somalia Join Forces to Fortify Disease Outbreak Defenses

 Mogadishu (AX) — Battling a gnarly humanitarian fiasco, Somalia's on thin ice for disease flare-ups. To tackle this, the country’s rolled out the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system, marking a big leap in public health response.Joining forces with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and WHO's Somalia outpost, Somalia's beefed up its disease surveillance game. The IDSR system pulls real-time health stats via District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2).…

Northeastern State’s Leader Deni Calls for Immediate Direct International Aid and Budget Support Amidst Federal Clashes

Garowe (AX) - Said Abdullahi Deni, the head honcho of Northeastern State, has called on Somalia's international pals to cook up a new system for multilateral development banks. This would allow them to directly dish out humanitarian assistance, development aid, and budget support to Northeastern State, especially as the political mudslinging between Northeastern State and the federal bigwigs escalates. On Sunday, President Deni fired off a letter to the global community, pointing fingers at the federal government for…

Yasin Faray: Al-Shabaab’s Double-Pronged Assault in Eeldheer Ends in Crushing Defeat

Faray revealed that Al-Shabaab launched a dual-pronged assault on the district but failed to penetrate the defenses set by government forces and local allies at Eeldheer's outskirts. "The skirmish, which raged for nearly four hours, saw Al-Shabaab retreating with significant casualties," Faray reported.The Somali authorities announced Saturday that their troops, aided by clan militias, thwarted a terror attack on a military outpost in central Somalia, killing around 47 Al-Shabaab militants and injuring many others.Galmudug's…

Is the Somali Federal Government Falling Out of Favor and Losing Political Influence?

Federalism was crafted to set up a system for sharing power and resources among different regions, but it’s been a wild ride. States flex their independence, clashing with the central powers. Take Northeastern State, for instance. It’s decided to handle its own business until a national vote, highlighting the power tug-of-war.There’s the 4.5 clan system, a formula doling out political goodies among Somalia's main clans and minorities. It has brought some calm, allowing elections and smooth power swaps. Yet, it also fuels a…

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More