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African Development Bank Provides $18 Million to Support Somalia’s Climate Change Resilience Efforts

In Nairobi, during the African Development Bank's yearly gathering, Somalia's Finance Minister, Bihi Iman Egeh, and the bank's Vice President, Dr. Beth Dunford, inked an agreement. Egeh stressed the significance of the funding, highlighting its crucial role in combatting the nation's frequent droughts. "We are thrilled to have secured $18 million from the African Development Bank. The overall budget for this initiative is $35 million. Somalia has already received over half of the funds, which will be utilized to address…

South Africa’s Most Hotly Contested Election Post-Apartheid: A Battle for Change

If the ANC falls short again, they'll have to partner with smaller parties to govern. This is uncharted territory for a democracy long dominated by one party. However, the ANC is still likely to win the majority vote, keeping President Cyril Ramaphosa in power unless internal challenges arise due to poor performance. Voter discontent over high unemployment, crime, power outages, and corruption has tarnished the ANC's reputation. Over 27 million South Africans are set to vote at thousands of polling stations. They will elect…

UNDP Bolsters Efforts to Combat Climate Crisis in Somalia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Somalia is exploring new avenues to enhance its efforts in addressing climate change impacts in a country known for experiencing natural disasters caused by climate change. Somalia has faced extreme climate conditions such as droughts and floods, leading to mass displacement, unemployment, competition for limited resources, and security threats. In a country where 73% of the population are young people, the UNDP aims to involve them in climate change initiatives to make a…

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…

Pioneering Somali Mother Leads Mothers on Path to Transformative Change

UNICEF Somalia/Mumin Educating mothers on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for six months is a key focus of the support group led by Nadihifo Ahmed, a mother of five in her community in Galkayo. Nadihifo, a 46-year-old community leader, hosts monthly meetings for the Mother-to-Mother (m2m) support group consisting of 12 women. She underwent training by the Northeastern State Minority Women Development Organization (PMWDO), a UNICEF partner, to coach mothers on healthcare and feeding practices for infants. The…

Sanbalolshe Institutes Overhaul at Somalia’s Intelligence Agency: New Leadership brings change

Somalia's intelligence agency, NISA, is undergoing a significant overhaul as the new director, Abdullahi Sanbalolshe, makes key leadership changes to strengthen the organization in the face of security challenges. The reshuffle includes the appointment of Muhiyidin Warbac as the new deputy director, bringing his expertise in counterterrorism to enhance strategic objectives. Abdifitah Shawe has been named head of the Benadir region, focusing on improving security in Mogadishu. Abdikadir Hayow is the new head of security at…

Somalia Struggles to Survive: Battling the Devastating Effects of War and Climate Change

Under the punishing sun and amidst tin shacks in Galkayo, Somalia, mothers worry about feeding their children, a struggle echoed across the country where rains have failed, leading to severe drought and subsequent flooding. "The Somali people didn't cause climate change, but they are suffering from its effects," says El-Khidir Daloum, the wfp's country director for Somalia. Samawade, a small settlement like many in Somalia, reflects the nation's fragility due to conflict and extreme weather events. Nearly 4 million…

Combatting Climate Crisis: Mohamed Okash’s Mission in Somalia

Somalia faces various obstacles, including climate change, affecting security and humanitarian efforts. There's a growing understanding among Somalis that more needs to be done, and Mohamed Okash is among those leading the way. Born in Mogadishu in 1992, Okash pursued education amidst civil unrest. He obtained a Diploma in Education and then a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master's in development studies. His educational pursuits have always been aimed at improving community life. Okash co-founded Rays…

Experts warn of dire impact on Somali children amid conflict and environmental crises

Children who have been displaced inside Somalia stand outside in a temporary camp outside the capital city of Mogadishu on June 12, 2009. A photograph taken by REUTERS. Within Somalia, experts estimate that around four million children have been impacted by the conflicts within the nation and its changing climate. This comes as Somali forces begin the delicate process of taking over security responsibilities from African Union peacekeepers after 17 years of safeguarding civilians and international organizations. During a…

Revolutionizing Work Trends in East Africa: Urging Change and Innovation

Authored by Honorable Sadik Warfa on Thursday, May 9, 2024, the establishment of International Workers' Day, or May Day, in the 19th century aimed to inspire workers and push for fair conditions, just pay, and an eight-hour workday. This day, celebrated at the start of May, carries great importance for East Africans, featuring several events organized by trade unions, labor groups, and government bodies. Nevertheless, the immense influence of workers on society might warrant more than just a single day of acknowledgment.…

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