Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

United States Statement on Situation in Somalia

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these brave service members

During an operation on June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack. Out of respect for the family of the fallen, we ask that everyone respects…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

British Ambassador hosts a welcome reception for Somalia Chevening alumni

Ambassador David Concar welcomed scholars back home, urging them to use the knowledge and experience acquired to help rebuild their country

The British Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. David Concar, hosted a welcome home event for young Somali alumni who had spent a year studying in some of the UK’s top universities, with support from the prestigious Chevening scholarship scheme. During the event, held at the British Embassy in Mogadishu on Tuesday…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

UN Migration Agency Helps Somali Migrants Return Home from Libya

Through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), IOM has tracked over 660,000 migrants in Libya

Yesterday (30/05), IOM, the International Organization for Migration, in collaboration with the Libyan and Somali Governments and with support from the European Union, facilitated the voluntary return to Mogadishu of 150 Somali migrants stranded in Libya. The majority of them had been held in Government-run detention centres. Migrants in Libya…

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Source: Allan & Associates |

Djibouti: Any port in a storm?

‘Djibouti offers an attractive environment for investors in the Horn of Africa, but be careful how you tread,’ says Allan and Associates

As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programmes to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable option in a volatile region. But are there risks? A new report by political and security risk consultancy Allan & Associates (www.Allan-Assoc.com) offers guidance. Download the study: https://goo.gl/xydCWe When African Development…

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Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean

WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Somalia to establish first Internet Exchange Point

The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access

Ministry of Post, Telecom and Technology is facilitating the establishment of Somalia’s first Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Mogadishu (MogIX). The IXP will allow local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to connect their networks and exchange Internet traffic locally, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency access. Nisha Goburdhan, an IXP expert from Packet…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes Review Visit and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on a Third Staff-Monitored Program with Somalia

For 2018, growth is projected to increase to 3.1 percent from an estimated 2.3 percent in 2017, and inflation is expected to ease to under 3 percent from around 5.2 percent in 2017

The Somali authorities and the IMF reach a staff-level agreement on a new 12-month Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) covering the period May 2018-April 2019 (SMP III). The IMF supports the authorities’ initiative to reach out to donors to mobilize the needed support and funding to launch a new national currency. IMF…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland |

Ireland provides €3m funding to Somalia humanitarian crisis

It is estimated that 5.4 million people in Somalia, almost half of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance

- Somalia “is one of the most challenging environments for humanitarian aid operations” - €3 million funding provided to UN Somalia Humanitarian Fund The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D, and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today…

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

DRC, East Africa: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Briefing Notes

DRC, East Africa: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Briefing Notes: DRC Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has announced an immediate US$2 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in the DRC fight and contain…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals: I join my U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) colleagues in congratulating the Office of Food for Peace and the USAID-led Power Africa initiative, both of which are finalists for…