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Somalia Rainfall Forecast – Issued: 27 March 2020

The Gu 2020 rains continued to be spread across the country in the last few days with moderate to heavy rains being recorded in the northern regions and light …

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UN IN SOMALIA CONFIRMS THAT AN EMPLOYEE OF A COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS

Mogadishu  – The United Nations in Somalia confirmed that an employee of a commercial contractor engaged by the United Nations has been diagn…

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Rapid Suppression of COVID-19 Transmission ‘Must Be Our Common Strategy’, Secretary-General Stresses in Virtual Briefing to Member States

Solidarity ‘First Line of Defence’, Stresses General Assembly President, Joined by Security Council, ECOSOC Principals

Solidarity is “the firs…

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Announcing Centre of Excellence in Crisis Preparedness

Toronto Centre’s Centre of Excellence in Crisis Preparedness strengthens supervisor and regulator crisis management response

TORONTO, March 26, 2020

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Somalia receives medical supplies from Jack Ma to fight COVID-19 pandemic

MOGADISHU,(SONNA)-: Somalia’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed receiving medical supplies from Chinese business magnate Jack Ma…

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New dawn for Somalia: Arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group cleared

Mogadishu(SONNA)- Arrears on loans owed by Somalia to the African Development Bank Group have been cleared following the payment in full of $122.5…

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Sudan’s defense minister dies of heart attack in Juba

Khartoum(SONNA): – Sudanese Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Jamaleldin Omar died of a heart attack on Wednesday in South Sudan’s capital Juba, where he was taki…

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Somalia to Receive Debt Relief under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s International Development Association have determined that Somalia has taken the nec…

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Coronavirus – Somalia: Debt relief milestone in Somalia, as World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), call for global payment suspension in light of COVID-19

The development is welcome news for Somalia – which is carrying $5.2
billion of debt – as it prepares for one-person, one-vote elections
later this y…

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National Army captures Senior Al-Shabaab member

“On 23 March 2020, the elite 1st Danab Advanced Infantry Battalion, conducted an operation that resulted in the capture of a high-profile senior al-Shaba…