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Empowering Garissa: Governor Initiates State-of-the-Art Hospital to Fight Maternal Mortality

At the groundbreaking event for Garissa County Referral Hospital, Governor Nathif Jama revealed plans for a state-of-the-art facility with more than 400 beds. This hospital will cater to Garissa, as well as the entire Northern Kenya region, nearby counties, and even Somalia. Governor Jama shared statistics indicating a significant improvement in maternal mortality rates from 2013 to 2018, crediting devolution for this progress. He expressed confidence that the new hospital will further decrease these numbers upon its…

Empowering Somali Youth: A Vibrant Summit Illuminates Urgent Topics

Abdirahman Mukhtar understands the power of a simple chat in finding solutions to complex problems. With two decades of experience as a youth worker in Minneapolis, he's witnessed firsthand the challenges facing Somali youth. In the mid-2000s, Mukhtar worked at Brian Coyle Community Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. He played a crucial role, guiding the youth through sports and activities. Many looked up to him as a brother and mentor. Now in his mid-40s, Mukhtar has watched some of the young people he mentored…

Empowering Unity: Strengthening Peace in Border Communities between Kenya and Somalia

A non-profit organization, Woman kind Kenya, alongside partners, is working on a project to boost peace, stability, and economic growth in the border regions of Kenya and Somalia. During a workshop in Hulugho town at the border, Woman kind Kenya director Abdullahi Mohamed stated that they are implementing the Sustainable Cross Border Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation Project for a year. Mr. Mohamed mentioned that the main aim is to improve peace and resolve conflicts among communities in Hulugho, Bodhai, and…

Empowering African Nations: Encouraging Private Sector Investment in Higher Education

African nations are advised to seek private sector partnerships to fund higher education Experts urge African countries to attract private investments for tertiary education and skill development for the youth. At a recent event in Nairobi, former Tanzanian President stressed the importance of government support in attracting private capital for education. To build a solid tertiary education system, experts recommend investing in early learning, primary, and secondary education to create a skilled workforce. The African…

Empowering the Horn of Africa: U.S. and Kenya Forge Strategic Alliance

Back in December 2002, George W. Bush hosted leaders from Kenya and Ethiopia at the White House post the 9/11 attacks to discuss fighting terrorism. Bush hailed them as allies against terrorism, emphasizing the need for global cooperation. Moi and Zenawi expressed their support for the cause, with Zenawi's rhetoric being more forceful, stating that terrorism represented outdated values. Zenawi was then chosen as the key player in the fight against terrorism in the Horn of Africa, particularly focusing on Somalia. However,…

AfCFTA: Catalyst for Empowering Inclusive Economic Development Across Africa

In Nairobi, African experts emphasized the crucial impact of fully implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for promoting inclusive growth across the continent. This was discussed at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Nairobi, Kenya. They highlighted how boosting continental trade would lessen Africa's reliance on traditional Western markets. Vincent Nmehielle, the AfDB Group's secretary general, expressed that by liberalizing trade throughout…

Empowering Kenya to Combat Maritime Piracy

European Union Ambassador Henriette Geiger gave a press statement at the end of bilateral training between European Naval Force, Kenya Navy, and Kenya Coast Guard Service on May 23, 2024. During the training, it was discussed how the United States and the European Union are teaming up to combat the growing presence of militant groups on the high seas. Kenya has been selected as the second country, following Seychelles, to prosecute suspects involved in maritime crimes. Concerns have been raised by top economic nations…

Empowering Ancelotti Prioritizes Fitness and Rhythm amidst Villarreal’s Resurgence against Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, wasn't bothered by Real Madrid's loss of a three-goal lead against Villarreal. He was more focused on staying injury-free and maintaining their flow. Goals from Guler, Joselu, and Vazquez had Madrid at 4-1 against Villarreal. Yet, Sorloth scored three goals in eight minutes leading to a 4-4 draw. Although Madrid faltered, Ancelotti was content with their effort. He looked forward to the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1 at Wembley. According to him, the goal was not just to…

Empowering Somalia: Diaspora Investment Forum Igniting Economic Growth in Mogadishu

In Mogadishu, the Somali Diaspora Investment Forum kicked off to explore the diaspora's impact on the nation's economic growth. Hosted by the International Bank of Somalia and arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Diaspora Communities, the event attracted government officials, business leaders, and representatives from the community. Minister Ahmed Moallim Fiqi underscored the crucial role of the Somali diaspora, which contributes around $2 billion yearly in remittances—making…

Empowering Somalia: WFP Launches $228 Million Campaign to Combat Hunger and Improve Nutrition

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is urgently in need of $228 million to amplify its humanitarian operations in Somalia to combat widespread food shortages and malnutrition affecting millions. Securing this funding is crucial for the period spanning from April to September of this year, with a staggering $208 million needed for life-saving interventions. Recent evaluations depict an alarming scenario where approximately 3.4 million individuals will grapple with acute food scarcities between April and June. There…

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