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Somalia Market Update: April 2020 Update (Issued May 13, 2020 )

Inflation: SoSh (Somali Shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI), measured thorugh percentage changes in the cost of the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB), increased mildly (by 1-8%) in April 2020 compared to March 2020 in Somali Shilling using regions of central, northeast…

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DTM Somalia: Cross Border Movements – Somalia (April 2020)

In April 2020, a total of 11,654 movements were observed at various Flow Monitoring Points (FMP) across Somalia. Bosasso (25%), Harirad (21%) and Cabudwaaq (17%) contributed to the highest inflows for the month while Bosasso (39%), Dhobley (20%), Buuhoodle (15%)…

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid orders aid flight to Somalia in support of COVID-19 response, flood relief efforts.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered an aid flight to support the delivery of ventilators and other critical supplies as well as relief items to Somalia. The aid…

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African youth in forefront in the fight against coronavirus

(SONNA)-As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe with the World Health Organization predicting that Africa could be hardest hit, the youth across the continent are not sitting idly waiting for the worst, instead they are in the forefront…

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AfDB approves additional $3.2 million funding for geothermal project in Djibo

In a release this weekend, the African Development Bank announced that its Board of Directors approved, on January 15, additional funding of USD 3.22 million for the geothermal exploitation project in the Lake Assal region of Djibouti. This financing is…

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Somalia’s internal revenue mobilization galvanised by UA 5.5 million grant from African Development Bank

The Federal Republic of Somalia (FGS) revenue mobilization strategy received a boost with a UA 5.5 million grant from the African Development Bank. The strategy aims to ramp up revenue collection through enhanced tax revenue and a more efficient collection…

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Shabelle river floods into Beleweyne city, causes large displacement

Beledweyne(SONNA)-Shabelle river has on Tuesday flooded into Beledweyne city, the capital of Hiiraan region in central Somalia and forced residents to leave their homes while some are still trapped, SONNA reported. SONNA learned that most of residents were displaced by…

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Conversion to Islam not forced, says rescued Italian

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped by gunmen in Kenya 18 months Photograph: ITALIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFA Rescued Italian aid worker Silvia Constanza Romano, who has embraced Islam, says she converted on her own will and…

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Long road to recovery for young Somalia girl

DHOBLEY – Eight months ago, few people had hope that Naima Mohamed Baale would live. The two-year-old had tipped over a pot of boiling water that was on a fire at the family’s home in Hosingo town, Jubaland State. By the…

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How Will COVID-19 Impact Africa? The WHO Releases Pandemic Projections

So far, COVID-19 hasn’t hit Africa as hard as other regions, but a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts the worst of the pandemic is yet to come for the continent, and it may “smolder” for years. The WHO…