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Somalia's Major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Event came to a close with new product launches

Attended by thousands of the general public, the event provided an unprecedented networking opportunity for the youth who had interactive discussions with the leaders of the sector both from the private and the public

Somalia’s first Information and Communications (ICT) exhibition came to a close late Wednesday after two days of successful product launches, networking events, lucky draws, and panel sessions that brought out in-depth debates and fresh ideas on the ICT ecosystem trends that charted the achievements and new direction of the ICT…

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

Somalia’s first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exhibition opens in Mogadishu

More than 60 exhibitors from telecom, technology, education and government sectors have gathered at the Expo to demonstrate new products and services in their respective fields

Somalia’s first and largest ICT exhibition has today kicked off in Somalia`s capital, Mogadishu, showcasing the development Somalia is making in the field of communications and technology. ICT Expo Somalia is aimed at becoming a key event and essential part the country`s ICT sector with the technical support of the…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Media Advisory | October 15, 2018 Telephonic Press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims on World Food Day

Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of World Food Day, including USAID’s Feed the future program

EVENT: Please join us on Monday, October 15 at 09:00 EDT | 15:00 SAST for a telephonic press Briefing with USAID Bureau for Food Security Assistant Administrator Beth Dunford and USAID Food for Peace Director Matt Nims.  Assistant Administrator Dunford and Director Nims will discuss food security issues in Africa in advance of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

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

U.S. forces will continue to use all authorized and appropriate measures to protect U.S. citizens and to disable terrorist threats

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Kunyo Barrow, Somalia, on October 6, 2018.  We currently assess one (1) terrorist was killed in this airstrike.         We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this…

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Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal

Merck foundation will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” will be conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary; 14 African First Ladies, 20 Ministers of Health and More…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

UK Minister for Africa makes maiden visit to Somalia

Minister Harriet Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, announced new packages of support for Somalia

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, made her first trip to Somalia over the weekend, visiting Mogadishu. Minister Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, during which she announced new packages of support for Somalia, to help progress…

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UK deepens ties across East Africa

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region. Uganda In Uganda, the Minister announced up to £210 million to help Uganda support half a million refugees, who have fled from conflicts including in DRC or…

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UK urges donors to support African Union Mission in Somalia

UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia bring together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms on 27 September 2018

Today the UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia brought together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms. Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin co-hosted the meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad of Somalia, State Minister Hirut Zemene of Ethiopia…

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Nigerian President calls for global action on climate change, Lake Chad crisis

A variety of “festering” causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday, speaking on the first day of the high-level portion of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate

“Most crises usually have a variety of festering causes and effects,” he explained. “It is the failure to address them early and effectively that lead to out-of-control conflicts,” he argued, noting that solutions include collective national and international actions. Speaking about the fight against international and local terrorism, “Boko Haram…

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

Today, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.  They exchanged views on the recent positive developments with regard to peace and security in the region, notably in South Sudan and Somalia.  The Secretary-General noted the commendable mediation efforts of Kenya and the Intergovernmental…