Source: UNICEF Somalia |

Japan gives US$3 million to keep Somalia’s drought affected children healthy, in school and protected

The new funding will be used to monitor grave child rights violations, as well as provide support to 1,250 survivors of abuse, and to children who were previously involved with armed groups

The Government of Japan is providing generous funding to UNICEF to support children with proper sanitation facilities in schools, keep them in education and provide abused women and children with support services, UNICEF said today. The US$3 million grant will, over the course of the next year, help some of…

Source: British Embassy Addis Ababa |

UK’s Armed Forces Minister visits East Africa

Armed Forces State Minister Mark Lancaster has reiterated the UK’s commitment to Africa following his East Africa visit

Rt Hon Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces of UK visited Eastern Africa from 6 to 13 April to witness the full spectrum of UK Defence activity across the region. During his tour he visited Rwanda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Mr Lancaster’s visit to…

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Source: Innovate Ventures |

Applications open for the third cycle of Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland

Building on last year’s success, this year’s program will accept 12 startups and will invest up to $30,000 in the teams with the highest potential

Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so) pioneer in the Somali start-up space, has just opened applications for the next round of its Hargeisa-based tech accelerator. To date, the programme has graduated 25 startups and has invested almost $50,000 in its graduates. Building on last year’s success, this year’s program will accept 12 startups…

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

With €3 million euro funding, the European Union continues its vital support to women and children affected by prolonged drought in Somalia

Some 5.4 million people continue to require humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million children

The European Union, through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department, has provided €3 million euro toward UNICEF’s humanitarian response for children and women caught in Somalia’s prolonged drought. After several failed rainy seasons and a massive loss of crops, livestock and livelihoods, on 2 February 2017, a…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia

No civilians were killed in this airstrike

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Forces conducted an airstrike against Al-Shabaab militants near El Burr, Somalia, the afternoon of April 1, killing five (5) terrorists and destroying one (1) vehicle. We assess no civilians were killed in this airstrike. U.S. forces will continue to use all…

Source: The Republic of Uganda - Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Ugandan Scientist Scoops Award at Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda

The 2017/2019 winners emerged from Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Niger, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Guinea, DRC, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria, and Mali

Dr. Justus Masa, a Ugandan Lecturer at Kyambogo University and Senior Group Leader of Electrocatalysis and Energy at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany is among the 17 NEF Fellow award winners at this year’s Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. The event currently taking place at Kigali Convention Centre…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security

Urgent support is needed to assist pastoralists as forecasts point to below-average rains in April-June

In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought -  60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the country's food security situation, which remains critical in the central and northern pastoral areas, FAO warned today. With forecasts pointing…

Source: UNICEF Somalia |

Huge measles campaign in drought-hit Somalia aims to protect children and save lives

This week the campaign targets 2.7 million children in the southern and central states, along with 1.1 million children in Somaliland

A nationwide campaign continues in Somalia to protect millions of children against the potentially deadly effects of measles. WHO, UNICEF, national and local health authorities aim to reach more than 4.7 million children aged from six months to 10 years during the overall campaign. This week the campaign targets 2.7…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Secretary's Meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday in Nairobi and highlighted long-standing U.S.-Kenya cooperation on counterterrorism, regional security, and trade. He welcomed the joint announcement between President Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as a positive step toward healing Kenya’s…