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Experts Call for Enhanced Support for Somali Parents Navigating Educational Hurdles in the UK

London, UK (AX) — Somali parents in the UK are grappling with hurdles in aiding their children's schooling owing to clashing cultures and unawareness of regional regulations, as per specialists. Free education is accessible, yet these obstacles result in developmental lags among Somali kiddos. Dr. Noor Hassan, a heavyweight lecturer in London and scribbler of two tomes on the matter, called for a united front. "In 2010, as a neophyte lecturer at a college in southeast London, I embarked on a PhD in sociology at the…

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…

Colombia’s Decisive Victory Serves as a Stark Wake-Up Call for Team USA, Asserts Coach Berhalter

Gregg Berhalter, the coach, declared the 5-1 shellacking by Colombia not just a defeat but a "wake-up call" for the United States team. They faced a thrashing at FedEx Field on Saturday during a pre-Copa America friendly match. Under the bright lights of international play, the U.S. squad seemed to pale against Colombia, a formidable team from South America. Jhon Arias, Rafael Santos Borre, Richard Rios, Jorge Carrascal, and Luis Sinisterra all scored, turning the match into a debacle, especially as three of those goals…

Somalia Rejects Call for Tanzania to Mediate Ethiopian Troop Withdrawal

Somalia Denies Requesting Tanzania to Mediate Ethiopian Troop Withdrawal MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somali government has flatly rejected rumors that it sought mediation from Tanzania over Ethiopian forces' presence post-ATMIS, branding the circulating letter on social media as 'fabrications'. A document allegedly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested Mogadishu had contacted Tanzania to help resolve a conflict involving recent comments on the necessity to expel ENDF personnel under the…

Revitalizing Garowe: World Environment Day 2024 Sparks Urgent Call for Tree Planting

World Environment Day 2024 in Garowe: Reflecting on a City in Need of Tree Planting Efforts June 5th rings in World Environment Day, urging us to safeguard Earth. For 2024, the spotlight's on fixing up land, fending off desert creep, and toughening up against droughts. These issues spell life or death for our world’s ecosystems, myriad species, and people’s jobs. Each of us—people, communities, nations—must own up to the task of revamping land, halting desert spread, and boosting dryness defenses.…

Phone Call Between Somali President and U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Sparks Diplomatic Dialogue

In a recent call, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed various topics, including combating terrorism and the future plans of the Somali government post-ATMIS forces. The conversation also touched on the security and stability of the Horn of Africa and the important role played by the United Nations Office in Somalia (UNSOM). UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed James Swan on May 14 to lead UNSOM. Swan, a seasoned diplomat with years of experience, previously…

San Jose’s Energizing Wake-Up Call for Los Angeles FC in Thrilling Match Against FC Dallas

Denis Bouanga feels the loss to San Jose was a much-needed wake-up call for Los Angeles FC as they gear up to face FC Dallas this Saturday. LAFC suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Earthquakes on May 5 but have since won all six of their subsequent matches and kept clean sheets in their last five games. They continued their winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota United at home, narrowing the gap to Real Salt Lake, who lead the Western Conference by just three points. Bouanga commended the team's response, noting that…

Deciphering Somalia’s Ongoing Election Dilemma: A Call for a Pragmatic Evaluation

On June 8, 2023, I had the honor to visit Villa Somalia for a discussion with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud about crucial national matters. This followed the National Consultative Council's controversial decision regarding the electoral future of Somalia. This decision, which received backlash, proposed extending the terms of the Federal Member States, switching to a presidential system, eliminating the Prime Minister's position, restricting national political parties to two, and putting forward a single election…

A call to action: AFDB urges BRICS alliance to expand its footprint in Africa

The African Development Bank Group's leadership is urging the expansion of the BRICS alliance in Africa for trade and investment opportunities. Prof. Vincent O. Nmehielle emphasized the potential growth opportunities for the continent with the inclusion of emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. At an event during the African Development Bank's 2024 Annual Meetings in Nairobi, Nmehielle highlighted the importance of BRICS Plus, which now includes new African members Egypt and Ethiopia, as…

Boosting China-Africa Collaboration: Provoking Change Through FOCAC Initiative

Chinese and Ethiopian officials emphasized the need to strengthen collaboration between China and Africa within the framework of FOCAC. At the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, people are checking in at the new domestic terminal on May 18, 2024. The call for enhanced cooperation was made during a high-level conference in Addis Ababa titled "Revisiting Ethiopia's Role in FOCAC and the Way Forward." Eshete Tilahun, from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, praised FOCAC for promoting infrastructure…

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