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Beledweyne Parents and Principals Rally Against Hirshabelle’s Grade Eight Exam Fees

Beledweyne (AX) - School heads and parents in Baledweyne town are up in arms against the fees slapped by the Hirshabelle State Ministry of Education on eighth-grade primary school students. The Ministry, organizing the class eight national exams for the 2023/2024 academic session, has decreed a $25 certificate fee per pupil before exams commence— a new mandate. Without handing over the cash, the students won't be allowed to sit for the test. Educators and guardians have denounced this edict as unlawful. In a collective…

Shabelle River Overflows, Triggering Devastating Floods in Beledweyne

In Beledweyne, floods ravaged the town due to heavy rains causing the Shabelle River to overflow, inundating homes and forcing residents to find safety on higher ground. Government warnings about the intense rains urged people to evacuate, yet the flooding still overwhelmed several neighborhoods, leaving houses partially underwater and families displaced. Commissioner of the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA), Mahamuud Moallim, discussed with the head of OCHA in Somalia about the coordination of the Humanitarian…

Victorious Beledweyne Locals Brave Through Shabelle River Deluge, Triumphantly Reclaim Their Homes

In Beledweyne, residents affected by recent floods are making their way back home despite the obstacles presented by the floodwaters and debris still lingering. The Shabelle River inundated parts of the city, particularly Kooshin and Hawa Taako, displacing many families. Bundaweyn and Wohlwadaag also saw flooding. Even though the roads are mud-covered and cluttered with debris, some families have decided to return. One resident from the Radar branch of Kooshin shared, "We rather return despite the mess as the places we…

Initiating High-Level Discussions: NISA Chief and Legislative Leaders Convene Talks with al-Shabab in Beledweyne

In Beledweyne, the Director of NISA, Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbalolshe, engaged with locals and elders to bolster the fight against al-Shabab. Sanbalolshe, along with parliament members and elders, arrived in Beledweyne before Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan Ugas Khalif's inauguration on May 13. The gathering centered on the security situation in Hiran and strategies to escalate operations against al-Shabab. Sanbalolshe stressed the need for cooperation between the government and the community to combat terrorist threats. Federal…

Beledweyne Steps Up Security for Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan’s Hawadle Clan Inauguration

Beledweyne, the capital of Somalia's Hiraan region, is gearing up to host the inauguration of Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan Ugas Khalif, leader of the Hawadle clans, on May 13.The ceremony has attracted a notable influx of dignitaries, including delegates from the Hawadle communities in Somalia's Federal Parliament and Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbaloshe, the head of the National Security and Intelligence Agency (NISA). A plethora of participants have also arrived in the city.Nevertheless, the choice of location for the event has…

Prominent Leaders and Tribal Elders Converge in Beledweyne for Ugas Yusuf Ugas Hassan’s Official Swearing-in Celebration

In Beledweyne, the ceremony to swear in Ugas Yusuf Ugaas Hassan Ugaas Khalif, leader of the Hawadle elders, is set for May 13, 2024. The event will draw a large crowd, with attendees such as federal lawmakers, NISA director Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Sanbaloshe, and clan elders descending on the town for the festive occasion. To ensure safety during the event, armed forces maintain a strong presence in Beledweyne's streets due to past attacks by al-Shabab. Situated approximately 300 kilometers north of Mogadishu, Beledweyne has…

Shabelle River threatens Beledweyne with floods, displacing 37,000 in Somalia.

In Beledweyne, the Shabelle River is experiencing higher water levels, raising concerns about potential floods. The latest report from the Somali Ministry of Environment and Climate Change advises residents living near the river and other water bodies to stay away to reduce the risk of flooding. According to the most recent update from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the ongoing Gu rains have affected more than 163,400 people and displaced a minimum of 37,120 individuals in Hirshabelle,…

Beledweyne Town Endures Second Day of Flooding Amid Relentless Downpour

Fleeing persists in Beledweyne as floods from heavy rains continue for a second day. The Koshin neighborhood, especially Raderka and Kutiimbo villages, remains heavily impacted. Families stuck in homes for 24 hours due to overwhelming floods describe the terrifying experience. One stranded resident in Kutiimbo neighborhood recounts how water flooded in while they slept.  Local officials and rescue teams are aiding those affected by floods in Beledweyne, with no casualties reported.

Devastating floods compel mass evacuations in Beledweyne community

In the heart of Somalia, families evacuated Beledweyne due to heavy rain sparking floods. Villages like Kutimbo and Radeerka were hit hard. "The rain caught us off guard, flooding our homes. With our children, we fled to higher ground, battling the cold. Our homes remain underwater, so we can't go back yet," shared a resident. Thankfully, there have been no casualties as local authorities and rescue teams work to help those impacted. Beledweyne, the capital of Hiiraan region, is 300 kilometers north of Mogadishu.

The increasing water levels of the Shabelle River are causing concern among the residents of Beledweyne.

Mogadishu, Somalia - The river in Beledweyne, the capital of Hiiraan, swelled from heavy rain, alarming locals. Heavy rainfall in Hiiraan and Ethiopian Somali overflowed the Shabelle River, nearing peak levels. Reports show the river flooded areas near Jowhar, affecting regions like Baarey and Kukaay. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Hirshabelle, Mohamed Bashir Qasim Daqare, stated that floods have hit areas including Mandere and Bayahaw. SoDMA warned of flooding in districts like Jowhar, Buulaburde, and Dolow. East…

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