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Somalia Ramps Up Anti-Insurgency Efforts Amid Al-Shabaab’s Resurgence

In Mogadishu, the Somali authorities have instigated a fresh sortie against al-Shabaab, marking the third phase of their anti-militant endeavors in Galmudug and Hirshabelle. Between April 20 and May 24, the surge in political strife led to 432 fatalities across 207 separate episodes. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) reported that Lower Shabelle saw the densest outbreak of violence. The Mudug and Middle Juba areas witnessed the highest devastation, tallying 105 and 70 casualties respectively.…

IMF Allocates $10 Million to Somalia, Praises Impressive Reform Efforts

In a recent move, the IMF's Executive Board approved a $10 million disbursement to Somalia for budget support under the ECF program, bringing the total amount received to $50 million. Following the completion of the first review of the ECF arrangement for Somalia, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, the Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, praised the Somali authorities for their strong commitment to reform after meeting the requirements of the HIPC Initiative in December 2023. Ms. Sayeh highlighted Somalia's impressive…

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…

UN Allocates $2 Million for Cholera Relief Efforts in Somalia

In Somalia, the UN relief agency is providing 2 million U.S. dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to address the urgent cholera outbreak. This funding will assist 60,000 individuals with critical health, water, sanitation, and hygiene needs in Northeastern State and Central Southern states, as stated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA stated in Mogadishu that this support will not only save lives but will also help prevent the spread of cholera to neighboring…

Fresh Global Diplomat Lands in Somalia to Propel Peace Initiatives

The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNSOM, James Swan, landed in Mogadishu to bolster stabilization efforts. His main focus is to assist the Somali government and its people in advancing peace, security, development, and state-building priorities. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Swan on May 14. Before arriving in Mogadishu, Swan had detailed meetings with UN headquarters leadership. He previously served as the special representative for Somalia and head of UNSOM from…

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…

Southwest CEO Calls for Action to Aid Cyclone Ialy Relief Efforts

President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed from the Southwest regional state paid a visit to the headquarters of the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) in Mogadishu on Tuesday. This visit came after the agency issued a warning about the approaching Tropical Cyclone Ialy in the southwestern and southern areas. During his visit, the regional leader held discussions with the agency's Commissioner, Mohamud Moalim Abdulle, about the humanitarian efforts being made and the potential impact that Cyclone Laly could have on specific…

South Sudan Accuses UAE of Not Disrupting Sudan Mediation Efforts

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not undermining Sudan mediation talks, according to South Sudan. Recent conflicts between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) prompted the allegations. Juba denies the claims against Abu Dhabi, calling for accountability on both sides. South Sudan has been leading the mediation talks, closely watched by the world. Mubarak Ardol accused a UAE official of visiting rebel areas in South Kordofan after Juba, trying to disrupt an agreement on delivering aid. Minister…

Intensifying UN Action to Combat Lethal Cholera Outbreak in Somalia: Death Toll Surges to 120

The United Nations humanitarian agency has intensified its efforts to combat the cholera outbreak in Somalia, with the death toll rising to 120 since January. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 10,647 new cases of cholera in seven states, resulting in a case fatality rate of 1.1 percent. Additional funding is necessary to address the needs of those affected, according to the OCHA's report released in Mogadishu, Somalia. The OCHA warned that heavy rainfall in the country could…

Somali Support for AUC Nomination Thwarts Kenya’s Diplomatic Efforts on Behalf of Raila Odinga

In a heated competition, Fiqi raised concerns about Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, accusing him of supporting Somalia's division in the past. Fiqi stressed the importance of Somali unity behind Adan. Fiqi's comments come amidst rumors of diplomatic talks, with Kenya reportedly pushing for Somalia to withdraw its nomination in favor of Odinga, who is vying for the East African Community's endorsement. Despite Kenya's efforts, Somalia enjoys support from nearly 30 African nations in the Organization of Islamic…

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