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Safaricom Ethiopia Enhances Services in Somali Region Backed by Government Support

JIGJIGA, Ethiopia (AX) — Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC is spreading its wings in the Somali region, rolling out network services and launching community projects with a nod from local authorities. At a recent meet in Jigjiga, CEO Wim Vanhelleputte of Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC, and Vice-President Ibrahim Ousman Farah of the Somali Regional State, ironed out plans for more network sites. The aim? Better coverage throughout the Somali region. Farah pledged to back these efforts. Jigjiga, the…

Daesh/IS Gains Strong Foothold in Bari Mountains of Northeastern State State

In Northeastern State, Somalia, the Islamic State faction has expanded its territory, engaging in clashes with al-Shabab. The Emirates Policy Center report reveals a series of clashes between the two groups since early 2023, with a particularly intense battle in March 2023 resulting in the deaths of 46 individuals, including key figures from both groups. IS claimed control over the Bari region by seizing the Al-Miskaad mountains from al-Shabab, resulting in the deaths of 50 fighters, including important commanders in April…

Somali Government Ramps Up Vaccination Campaign, Aims to Reach 1.5 Million Children by 2024

In the heart of Mogadishu, the Somali authorities are poised to inoculate 1.5 million children, encompassing both undosed youngsters and those yet to finish their vaccine regimen, now including kids up to the age of five. At a recent gathering to mark World Immunization Week in the same city, Health Minister Dr. Ali Haji Aden unveiled plans to introduce Pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines within the year. Pneumococcal vaccines fend off grave illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis, while rotavirus vaccines combat the…

Al-Shabaab expands tax sequence bases, claims

Al-Shabaab is expanding its tax collection bases, claims Somalia's opposition MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somali government has once again been alerted to allegations that al-Shabaab militants are now controlling large parts of the country in the midst of an ongoing stalemate before the election, which has literally brought many activities to standoff in the country. In a harsh…

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