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In the news: Flooding sweeps Kenya, displacing thousands

Thousands of people have been forced to flee flooding in western Kenya after the River Nzoia broke its banks on Saturday following several days of heavy rains, with torrents of water submerging homes and uprooting trees. Rains have lashed west, central, and…

Medical and Health

Somalia: COVID-19 Impact Update No. 4 (As of 4 May 2020)

The exponential rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia continues. From 26 April to 3 May, confirmed cases rose from 390 to 722, with 32 deaths and 44 recoveries. The new cases are largely due to community…

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Ethiopian Survivors of Migrant Container Truck Tragedy Repatriated

GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration reports it has helped repatriate 11 Ethiopians who escaped death after having been locked in the container of a smuggler’s truck.  They and dozens of other migrants who did not survive were discovered…

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Amnesty Publishes Report on Egyptian Media Clampdown

Sunday is World Press Freedom Day and a global human rights group has marked the observance by publishing an overview of Egypt’s assault on journalists and other media workers.  Amnesty International said in its report that “This clampdown on media not only violates journalists’ right to…

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Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by intimidation and arrest by what they call hostile leaders.  Cautiously celebrating World Press Freedom Day,…

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Prime Minister’s Message On International Workers’ Day

Mogadishu(SONNA)-Today, we stop a moment to reflect on the remarkable services Somali workers have rendered to citizens since inception. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we celebrate and acknowledge the massive role played by workers throughout our Nation’s…

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Somalia receives medical aid from Turkey to tackle the Corona virus

Mogadishu(SONNA)- The Minister of Health and Social Care of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Dr. Fawziya Abikar Nur, on Saturday received a shipment of medical aid from the sisterly Republic of Turkey to confront the epidemic of the Coruna virus…

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Turkey to send medical aid to Somalia to fight coronavirus

Ankara(SONNA)- Turkey will send medical supplies to Somalia to help the country combat the coronavirus outbreak, the Turkish presidential spokesman said on Friday. “Today, by instructions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, a cargo load of medical supplies, masks, overalls, test kits…

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Somalia: Spate of Arrests, Intimidation of Journalists

(Nairobi) – Somali authorities have been stepping up their intimidation of journalists as the country faces a growing number of Covid-19 cases. Since mid-April 2020 alone, authorities arbitrarily detained three journalists, accused two of various crimes, and prohibited a local radio station…