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DP World Commits $3 Billion to Transform African Ports by 2029

(Bloomberg) -- DP World has earmarked $3 billion for new port infrastructure in Africa over the coming 3-5 years, aiming to tap into a growing market driven by the rising demand for essential mineral exports.“Logistics and supply chain expenses are exorbitant across Africa compared to other regions,” said Mohammed Akoojee, the CEO and managing director for sub-Saharan Africa at DP World, during a Bloomberg Television interview. The firm is expanding operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and recently evaluated harbors in…

Scattered by Aamna Mohdin: A Riveting Journey of Survival

A journalist's deep dive into her family's tumultuous odyssey from Somalia is both surprisingly raw and candidAamna Mohdin. Photograph: Alice Zoo/The GuardianIn her debut book, Guardian scribe Aamna Mohdin unravels her Somali clan's refugee saga across Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, and Britain, confronting manifold identities along the way. Resting in a hotel post-visit to the Kenyan beach where her pregnant mother landed after fleeing Mogadishu’s chaos, she ponders Faulkner’s notion: “The past is never dead. It’s…

WHO Unveils Lifesaving Initiative to Aid 900,000 Climate-Stricken Somalis

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled a fresh initiative on Wednesday, aiming to provide life-saving aid to close to 900,000 people by 2024.The focus is on aiding Somalis who are grappling with the enduring effects of extreme climate shifts like floods and droughts."This initiative will bolster referral connections between communities and healthcare facilities, enhancing quality, accessibility, and reach of essential medical care. This encompasses in-patient treatment for severely malnourished…

Somalia’s Interior Minister Welcomes Ambassador Daccò Coppi with High Honors

Somali politician reminisces Italy's profound markToday, the Italian Ambassador Pier Mario Daccò Coppi was warmly welcomed by Somalia's Minister of Transport, Fardowsa Osman Egal, in Mogadishu.The Minister evoked the significant influence Italy has had over the past decades, evident in both the infrastructure and the still-prevalent Italian vehicles on Somali roads. Reflecting on the era when Alitalia operated Somali civil aviation, the Minister acknowledged the massive contributions from the Italian Agency for Development…

Family in Garowe Denounces Son’s Burial, Demands Justice for Fatal Security Forces Encounter

Housing the body at Garowe General Hospital was not an option, forcing the family to shell out around $200 per day for a private refrigerator.Northeastern State's security forces recently declared an operation against contraband weaponry and narcotics, which ended in casualties and injuries. They admitted accountability. Yet, the deceased's kin allege the security personnel stonewalled their appeals and brushed off discussing the incident.Hiiraan Online inquired, and Garowe General Hospital's management explained that the…

Desperate Somali Doctor Begs for Aid in Heart-Wrenching Viral Plea Amid Libyan Trafficker Torture

In a gripping, one-minute-and-thirty-seven-second clip, Dr. Mahad reveals his nightmare: "I'm a Somali lad stuck in Libya for five months now. They're torturing and beating me, broke my hand, and zapped me with electricity. My family’s broke, they can't pay the $15,000 ransom. For Somali solidarity's sake, I beg for your help to escape this hellhole." The video has ignited a social media push to gather funds and amplify awareness for his release. Dr. Mahad, an obstetrician and gynecologist, hails from a dirt-poor rural…

Federal Fraud Trial Takes Shocking Turn: Gift Bag of Cash Leads to 5 Convictions

Prosecutors alleged the defendants pilfered millions meant for child nourishment programs. An intriguing twist came when a juror was swapped out after being dangled a $120,000 carrot to sway the verdict. Joe Thompson, Assistant U.S. Attorney, spearheaded a news presser after the verdicts rocked Minneapolis. His team unveiled the outcomes of the Feeding Our Future fraud case last Friday. On Friday, a Minneapolis federal jury found five individuals guilty of siphoning off millions from government programs designed to feed…

Somalia Confronts Misinformation and Violent Unrest in Pivotal Forum Headlined by Information Minister

The symposium shone a light on the menace of misinformation to social cohesion, advocating strong actions to curb falsehoods and halt their violent consequences. Minister Aweis underscored the forum's significance, urging collective opposition to fake news and misinformation for the nation's welfare. Findings from the forum will forge a holistic strategy to tackle misinformation and aggression, fostering a unified national effort to safeguard and bolster societal unity. This Ministry of Information initiative represents a…

Somalia Demands Complete Withdrawal of Ethiopian Forces by December

Somalia plans for all Ethiopian forces to exit the nation by late 2024, coinciding with the African Union Transition Mission's mandate wrapping up in December, as per Somali National Security Adviser Hussein Sheikh-Ali.In a recent broadcast on national media, Ali mentioned Ethiopian soldiers would not join the new African Union forces, being organized with international allies, to safeguard vital areas in Somalia starting from January 2025 for a one-year period.Ali's remarks arise amid worries from Somali regional officials…

Government Troops Encircle Al-Shabaab Militants in Middle Shabelle’s Ruunirgood

Mogadishu (AX) — Security squads in Middle Shabelle encircled Al-Shabaab militants in Ruunirgood on Monday. Their mission: to eject them from fortified positions. An army spokesperson revealed that troops are currently poised in Ruunirgood, awaiting higher-up directives to press forward. A number of Al-Shabaab combatants have reportedly fled their posts in Ruunirgood. Already, the militant group has lost significant territories in Middle Shabelle, regions they dominated for an extended period. Security chiefs are optimistic…

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