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Escape to Safety: Celebrating World Refugee Day with Sudanese Families Seeking Refuge

The ongoing dispute in Sudan involving the military and the Rapid Support Forces started on April 15, 2023. This conflict has led to a massive humanitarian crisis, with over 9 million people being displaced. Among them, more than 650,000 have sought refuge in South Sudan. These individuals have fled horrific events, only to arrive in one of the most destitute nations in the world, where relief workers are facing difficulties. Our reporter Olivia Bizot interviewed some of these refugees at the border between Sudan and South…

Somalia’s Bilan News Triumphs with 2024 One World Media Press Freedom Honor

Bilan kicked off by the UN Development Programme in '21, has bagged EU cash since '24. Nestled in Somalia, a perilous spot for scribes, they've become paragons of gritty, untarnished reporting. "The Bilan squad is bridging gaps with locals, uncovering untold stories, and boldly keeping folks in the loop," said Achim Steiner from UNDP. "By narrating Somalia's pivotal tales and staying true to facts, they show how women must help craft the country's new saga." Bilan’s editorial autonomy lets them tackle pivotal matters…

U.S. Bestows $37 Million Lifeline to World Food Programme, Empowering Vulnerable Refugees in Kenya

In the past two months, refugees have endured living on less than half the necessary food for a healthy existence, all due to persistent funding gaps, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced.On Wednesday, the UN's WFP expressed gratitude for a hefty $37 million infusion from the USA, designed to supply essential food and nutrition aid to Kenya's refugees.WFP's chief in Kenya, Lauren Landis, disclosed that this money would enable the organization to boost food rations for at-risk refugees and reinstate cash transfers in both…

Eriksen: Completely Immersed in the World of Football

Christian Eriksen shrugged off past woes, sparking Denmark's charge at Euro 2024. June 12 was a somber reminder of Eriksen's frightening collapse during Euro 2020's opener, which resulted from a cardiac arrest. Miraculously revived by Copenhagen's medics that day, Eriksen resumed his career by joining Brentford seven months later. Poignantly, on Sunday in Stuttgart, the 32-year-old notched the first goal against Slovenia, marking his first Euro tournament goal. Eriksen, now Denmark's most venerable scorer at major…

DP World Commits $3 Billion to Transform African Ports by 2029

(Bloomberg) -- DP World has earmarked $3 billion for new port infrastructure in Africa over the coming 3-5 years, aiming to tap into a growing market driven by the rising demand for essential mineral exports.“Logistics and supply chain expenses are exorbitant across Africa compared to other regions,” said Mohammed Akoojee, the CEO and managing director for sub-Saharan Africa at DP World, during a Bloomberg Television interview. The firm is expanding operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and recently evaluated harbors in…

World Bank Predicts Surging GDP Growth for Somalia and Ethiopia

Somalia and Ethiopia Forecasted for Robust GDP Growth, Says World Bank MOGADISHU, Somalia - The World Bank anticipates that Somalia and Ethiopia, despite being low-income territories, will see impressive GDP gains and potentially stand out in Africa. The June assessment predicts Somalia's GDP at 3.7 percent, up from last year's 3.1 percent. Ethiopia could clock in at 7 percent. These figures shine brightly across the…

World Bank Forecasts Robust GDP Surge for Somalia and Ethiopia This Year

Ethiopia's growth rate clocked in at 7.0%, a slight dip of 0.2 points from last year's data. In comparison to January's review, the forecast has lifted by 0.2 and 0.6 percent, signaling brighter economic skies for the first and second quarters of this year. Somalia's growth is pegged to firm up at 3.9 percent next year, while Ethiopia's rate is expected to stay at 7.0. Broadly speaking, economic expansion in low-income countries (LICs) hit the brakes last year, slowing to about 3.8 percent. However, the lender predicts a…

Botswana Triumphs Over Somalia in World Cup Qualifier Clash

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AX) - Somalia's dreams of reclaiming glory in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers were muddied after a 3-1 thrashing by Botswana at Estádio do Zimpeto on Monday. This defeat relegates Somalia to the bottom of Group G, leaving them still grasping for their first points of the campaign. The Ocean Stars initiated the clash with fierce determination, yet Botswana quickly wrestled control. Thabang Sesinyi shattered the nil-nil stalemate in the 10th minute, foreshadowing a difficult contest for Somalia. Despite…

Real Madrid Announces Entry into Club World Cup Following Ancelotti’s Remarks

Real Madrid will indeed participate in the forthcoming Club World Cup, despite earlier confusion caused by Carlo Ancelotti's remarks. The prestigious Champions League victors confirmed their commitment on Monday, rectifying misunderstandings stemming from Ancelotti's interview with Italian newspaper Il Giornale. In the interview, he criticized FIFA's compensation for the club in the upcoming 32-team tournament. "FIFA can kiss that idea goodbye, as players and clubs will boycott the tournament,” Ancelotti was reported as…

Somalia Aims for Historic Victory Over Botswana in World Cup Qualifiers

Mogadishu (AX) — On Monday, June 10, Somalia will throw down with Botswana in a pivotal 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Estádio do Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique. Seeking redemption from a string of lousy outcomes, the Ocean Stars are hungry for their first triumph in Group G. Due to safety issues and shoddy stadium setups, Somalia has been staging its 'home' contests in neighboring Mozambique. Their journey's been rough, with setbacks against Algeria, Uganda, and Mozambique, pushing them to the bottom of the group. In their…

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