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

EU NAVFOR meets Global Somali Diaspora in London

Global Somali Diaspora is a non profit organisation that aims to advocate, promote, connect and organise Somali diaspora communities globally

Meeting with members of the Somali community is important for EU NAVFOR. It is an opportunity for the Somali community to learn the relevance of counter-piracy operations to their country and themselves, but also an opportunity for them to ask questions directly to EU NAVFOR. Representatives of the Global Somali…

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U.S. Hands Over $4 Million in New Medical Equipment and Medicines for Developing Regions

The project will also train Ethiopian health center staff on how to properly use and maintain the new equipment

The United States handed over more than USD $4 million (approximately 115 million ETB) worth of new medical equipment and medicines to the Ministry of Health for use in hospitals and health centers in the regional states of Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and Somali. The equipment was provided by the United…

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

Ethiopia participates in a Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) dialogue on Peace and Security

Ministers and senior representatives of more than 20 African countries exchanged views on the implementation of the outcomes of the Beijing Summit

A Ministerial-level Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative was held on Wednesday (February 6) in Addis Ababa. The dialogue, hosted by Forum on China Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) co-chairs, China and Senegal, as well as by the African Union, was organized to facilitate implementation of the outcomes…

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Germany and UNICEF hand over 30 vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition services for children in Afar and Somali regions

The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in the two regions to reach children in remote and hard-to-reach areas with essential lifesaving services

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The Somali Region received 19 vehicles and the remaining 11 went to Afar. The vehicles…

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In 2019, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet

$940 million required to meet urgent needs of food-insecure people in more than 30 countries

As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world's most food-insecure populations. In 2019, FAO is hoping to reach over 32 million people who rely on agriculture for…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Immediate and durable solutions to the displacement crisis in Africa needed, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Sub-Saharan Africa hosts over 18 million displaced people

African governments need to do more to protect and support vulnerable people on the move, irrespective of their legal status and irrespective of their reason for leaving their homes. This was the message delivered today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at an African…

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Service and sacrifice of African peacekeepers ‘at the forefront of our minds’: UN chief

The UN chief’s praise for the work of Blue Helmets and other peacekeeping personnel was part of his address to Heads of State gathered at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has thanked African Member States and the African Union Commission for supporting peace operations in Africa, saying that the service and sacrifice of African peacekeepers is “at the forefront of our minds.” The UN chief’s praise for the work of Blue Helmets and other peacekeeping personnel…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas Project

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini will visit Kenya on 12 February 2019

Event: Launch of the Collaboration in the Cross Border Areas Project by the European Union's High Representative/Vice-President, Ms Federica Mogherini on the occasion of her visit to Nairobi, Kenya Date:      Tuesday 12 February 2019 Venue:    United Nations Office in Nairobi, Conference Room I, Gigiri Time:      2 pm to 4:45 pm…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook to Open Its First Content Review Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

It will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year, who will support a number of languages, including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa

As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we are opening a new content review centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Al-Shabaab Degraded by U.S., Federal Government of Somalia

This precision airstrike is part of a larger effort to support the Somali National Army (SNA) as it increases pressure on the terrorist network and its recruiting efforts in the region

To support the Federal Government of Somalia's continued efforts to degrade al-Shabaab, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike near a terrorist encampment location in the vicinity of Shebeeley, Hiran Region, Somalia, on January 30, 2019. This precision airstrike is part of a larger effort to support the Somali National Army (SNA)…