European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) Somalia
Source: European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) Somalia |

EU NAVFOR Commander meets Key Leaders in Mogadishu

The meetings took place at the International Campus and at the UN Compound, near the Mogadishu International Airport

EU NAVFOR Force Headquarters Commander, Rear Admiral Hernández arrived in Mogadishu today, where he met with colleagues of some of the international bodies working in Somalia. The meetings took place at the International Campus and at the UN Compound, near the Mogadishu International Airport. During the Commander’s visit, he met…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Somali Forces & U.S. Africa Command Conduct Airstrike Targeting Al-Shabaab

Airstrikes are one part of the U.S. strategy to support Somali forces in their commitment to the Federal Government of Somalia’s advancement of economic development, governance, and their military institutions

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in the vicinity of Garowle, Lower Shabelle Region, Somalia, on April 11, 2019. Airstrikes are one part of the U.S. strategy to support Somali forces in their commitment to the Federal…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

More than half of children remain excluded from pre-primary education in Ethiopia, despite impressive gains made in increasing enrollment – UNICEF

UNICEF’s first-ever global report dedicated to early childhood education highlights a lack of investment in pre-primary education by the majority of governments worldwide

UNICEF has today released a global report on early childhood education that shows that Ethiopia’s commitment to promoting pre-primary education has led to an increase in gross enrollment from less than two per cent in 2000 to more than 45 per cent in 2017. However, despite these impressive gains, more…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK Ambassador presents his credentials to Somali President

Ambassador Ben Fender arrived in Mogadishu in February taking over from his predecessor who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment

British Ambassador Somalia Mr. Ben Fender, presented his credentials to President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H. E President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo. Ben arrived in Mogadishu on 14th February 2019, taking over from his predecessor Ambassador David Concar, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Ben…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Health and Nutrition programme launches in two regions of Somalia

The UK-funded programme has the potential to be a catalyst for major change and progress in the Somali health sector

The Somali Health and Nutrition (SHINE) programme comes at a critical point in Somalia’s history with the aim of improving the health and nutrition status of Somalis, with a particular focus on women and children. The UKAid funded programme commenced in 2016 and will run through to 2021. With a…

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A magnificent launch in Baghdad: More than 90 exhibitors from 16 countries display their products, solutions and technologies at the first iraq agrofood & plastprintpack 2019

The event enjoys the strong support of the Ministry of Trade of Iraq and its subsidiary institutions

Three key figures to characterize the Iraqi market: Value of own food and beverage production US$ 2.917 billion, food imports US$ 6.333 billion and hundreds of millions of US$ invested annually in modern processing technology; EUROMAP country cluster plastics confirms high double-digit annual growth for Iraq. It’s been only a…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Cholera Vaccination Campaign Begins In Mozambique

Following Cyclone Idai devastation, nearly 900,000 people will receive the vaccine from the Gavi-funded stockpile

An oral cholera vaccination campaign to protect survivors of Cyclone Idai begins today in Beira, Mozambique. Funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the campaign will be carried out by the Mozambique Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, including UNICEF, the International Federation…

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Tackling piracy : EU’s role crucial for maritime security in the Horn of Africa

Maritime security is a priority for the EU as the world's largest trading bloc and as a global security provider

13 March 2017… A group of Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia with eight sailors on board. Less than four days later the crew was safely back on land, thanks to the EU's military operation EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta and the key support of the…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Humanitarian funds release US$45.7 million for life-saving assistance in Somalia

Despite improvements in the humanitarian situation in 2018, the food security situation in Somalia has deteriorated

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) released a combined US$45.7 million today to scale up life-saving assistance in Somalia, where over 4.2 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance this year, including 900,000 acutely malnourished children. “These allocations will enable humanitarian agencies in…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visits Ethiopia

The Princess met with President Sahle-Work Zewde and other ministers to discuss on ways of further strengthening bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Denmark

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Ethiopia this week (March 25-27). She was accompanied by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ms Ulla Tørnæs. The Crown Princess met and held talks with President Sahle-Work Zewde as well as the Minister of Women, Children and Youth, Mrs Yalem…